Ava Satnick, M.D.

Ava Satnick, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Ava Satnick is a board certified pediatrician who specializes in integrative medicine. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook University and pediatric training from New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital of New York. Post-residency she worked as a clinical instructor at Columbia University and as a general pediatrician in private practice. In 2019, Dr. Satnick moved to California to specialize in Integrative Medicine at Stanford University. She is currently affiliated with Stanford University and sees patients in her private practice, Holbrook Health PC.

Dr. Satnick’s expertise is in nutrition, obesity prevention and mind-body medicine. She values a holistic approach to patient care with an emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship.

Latest Articles by Ava Satnick, M.D.

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Sleep Disorders

Just How Sleep-Deprived Are You?

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Pain Management

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Sleep Disorders

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Sleep Disorders

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Sleep Disorders

How Internet Addiction Harms Your Brain, Health, and Sleep

Do you find yourself browsing the internet at all hours of the day (and night)? When you get a spare moment or two, do you find yourself reaching for your phone or tablet for a quick online fix? If so, you may be suffering from internet addiction. Th...

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Sleep Disorders

8 Questions to Ask Before Taking Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

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Sleep Disorders

These Popular OTC Supplements May Cause Insomnia

Check to see if any supplements you’re using come with a hidden side effect of insomnia.

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Sleep Disorders

Why Reducing Exposure to Blue Light Improves Your Sleep

People spend anywhere from 3 to over 8 hours looking at the screens of various electronic devices, which produce blue light and disrupt sleep. Here’s how to combat this.