Alexander Nickolayevich Ruchenkov, MD

Alexander Nickolayevich Ruchenkov, MD

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Accepts Insurance
  • Accepts Medicare
  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 510-243-4600

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

I work in the Family Medicine department at Kaiser, Pinole , East Bay and I accept patients ages 12 and up into my practice. Please, note,this is NOT a private concierge level Functional Medicine practice paid by Kaiser insurance. I work as a regular Kaiser primary care physician, who provides traditional primary care to my panel of patients. For those of my patients, who are interested in Functional and Alternative medicine, I give additional guidance in these areas. Since Kaiser doesn't recognize Functional Medicine as a specialty, I can not provide Functional Medicine consultations for patients of other Kaiser providers.
Visit my Kaiser web page for more info about my practice and my education.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

My personal approach is an integration of Western medicine, Functional medicine, herbal medicine and healing traditions, where Functional Medicine provides framework and connection between the other systems of medicine.
This approach represents my personal interests and training, not the Kaiser approved services. I hope you will respect this distinction. We will still have to work within the Kaiser standards of care,consult with Kaiser specialists, use Kaiser lab and respect 20 min time limit for the visits. If you prefer not to be limited by the constrains of the western medicine managed care, you may wish instead to pay out of pocket for the private practice Functional doctor consultation and testing not covered by your insurance.

Medical Specialties

  • Alternative Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Family Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Practice
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Urology

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders
  • Weight or Metabolism concerns

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Graduate School Education

Residency training 2000 - 2003 at La Grange memorial Hospital, Chicago. Medical School - graduated in 1992 with Internship in Internal Medicine from Pavlov Medical Univercity, St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional Associations

ABFP - certified by American Board of Family Practice, ABIHM-Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, completed 2 herbal apprenteceships.

IFM Coursework

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module