Call us: (212) 634-4233

About the practice

We have a chronic illness epidemic in the western world with increasing use of medications in adults and children. The “one size fits all” medical system is a bandage approach to health. A personalized “patient focused” approach is the key to true health from the source and real preventive medicine.

Whole Gut Health combines the best of modern medicine with ancient traditions, natural health and true prevention to provide patients with the best possible holistic total body care.

Dr. Shustina and the staff at Whole Gut Health take the time to listen to each patient, evaluate each patient’s unique conditions and goals and develop an effective treatment plan addressing the root cause of the problem. We see patients for in person consultations and via telehealth.


Meet Dr. Shustina

Dr. Shustina is a board certified Gastroenterologist and Internist. She completed her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where she learned all the best western medicine has to offer. She also studied Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, a holistic approach emphasizing the connection between structure of the body and its function and dysfunction. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in St. Vincent’s hospital, a historic hospital in downtown Manhattan and did her Gastroenterology training in Garden City Hospital in Michigan.

She worked in many hospitals in New York City and around the country teaching young physicians, taking care of the critically ill and has performed thousands of colonoscopies and endoscopies. During her training and hospital work, she was disappointed that she was not able to help her patients with chronic illnesses with the standard methodology she was taught. She then completed additional advanced training in functional medicine, visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy, lymphatic drainage, herbology, and energy medicine.

She also has an advanced research degree in Molecular Biology and uses her scientific background and critical thinking skills to get to the root of the problem. She is passionate about a natural approach to chronic illness and has a particular interest and in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease/Heartburn
  • H. Pylori
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky Gut
  • Liver disease
  • Parasites
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcers
General Health
  • Adverse effects from medications
  • Brain Fog
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s health and fertility
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Memory issues
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure


  • Consultations
  • Second Opinions
  • Personalized Nutrition
  • Custom herbal supplements
  • Energy Medicine
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Mind-Body Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy

Our Testimonials

"Thank you Dr. Shustina Practice all that you have done. The Doctor is really knowledgeable and has helped many of my friends and family. Many doctors just don’t give you the same level of attention anymore. Dr. Shustina really does care and has the experience to solve more complex problems. Thanks!!!!"

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"I have seen Dr. Shustina several times and was very impressed by her professionalism, knowledge and bed-side manner. She helped tremendously by giving me a detailed plan which helped me to lose weight, get fit and alleviate my knee pain. I recommend her for any person who wants to achieve real health."

Google icon - Louis Wilmer

New York: 5.0 15 reviews on Google *

Miami: 5.0 45 reviews on Google *

* as of 11/23/2021

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1. Do you accept insurance?

We provide itemized receipts/superbills in order for patients to submit for out of network reimbursement from their health insurance companies. We are not part of any insurance network, Medicare or Medicaid.

2. Is the practice accepting new patients?

Yes. Please call the office at (212) 634-4233

3. Does the doctor prescribe medicine and do procedures?

The doctor is a board certified and fully licensed physician with the ability to prescribe medications and perform medical procedures. Our focus is a holistic natural approach to health while minimizing invasive medical therapies and procedures.

4. I would like to book the doctor to speak for my community. How can I do that?

The doctor can be booked for speaking engagements by emailing

5. I have seen a doctor previously and would like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion. Do I need to repeat my tests?

We see many patients as a second opinion. The doctor will review previous records in detail and will only order tests as needed.

6. Are you seeing patients via telehealth?

We are offering virtual visits for local and out of state patients. We use private video conferencing providing integrative and holistic consultations in the convenience of patient’s home. If testing needs to be done we can direct patients to local laboratories, have at home blood draws or ship lab kits to patient homes as needed. We have started doing this because of necessity and continued because of success.


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3661 S Miami Ave Suite 604. Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (212) 634-4233

635 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 634-4233