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DR. ANDREA SILVA

Addiction Medicine Specialist & Family Doctor

Hello there. Please enjoy exploring around, where you can learn about my background, experience, skills, hobbies and current projects.

About Me: Nice to meet you
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ABOUT ME

Call me Andrea, Andie or Dre.

What gets me up in the morning? Well, other than the aroma of a freshly brewed medium-roast coffee, I live to help people.

As a California kid born and raised in Fresno, I spent my childhood exploring the fields around our country home with my identical twin sister (who is also a Dr. Silva!) and our younger brother (who is wise beyond his years). We had our share of challenging times, as many families do, but I was privileged with good health, friends, and education.


After my high school AP calculus teacher suggested I would make a good doctor since I was a "people person", I went on to study Neurobiology at the University of California, Davis as a premedical student. 

Nearly a decade would go by before I would get my opportunity to attend medical school, as I dedicated myself to clinical and translational research at UC Davis and UC San Francisco. 

For sake of brevity, and to keep at least a few good stories to tell on a night out, I graduated from medical school, went on to complete family medicine residency, and moved to Boston for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study addiction medicine.

Coming full circle, I am excited to be back in the Central Valley of California practicing as an addiction specialist and family doctor. I aim to mitigate health disparities in marginalized communities, such as gender-diverse, LGBTQ+, those experiencing homelessness and people with substance use disorder.

I hope to meet soon.

About Me: About Me

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

As you would imagine a soft-butch lesbian from California to spend their time. Find me tending to a vegetable garden in the summer and knitting a dog scarf in the winter. Throw in a wild night of sautéing exotic mushrooms for dinner, while sipping a hard Kombucha. Oh life, you can be great sometimes.

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COOKING & BAKING

I credit my culinary skills to my Portuguese grandmother who shared her love of the kitchen with me.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

I aim to capture photos that make a heart race, even if for just a moment.

View my Photo Gallery here.

GOLF

My grandpa (my dad's dad) is a professional golfer. He taught me to play when I was a kid, and yes, I played on my high school golf team.

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KNITTING

My newest hobby. Was surprised to learn I am not the youngest person at the yarn store. #millenial

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HIKING NATIONAL PARKS

Off to a pretty great start already, I'm trying to see them all.

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GARDENING

I will admit, my gardening has taken a hit while living in Boston. I try to at least have something green growing.

FUR BABIES

Life wouldn't be the same without these crazy little pups.

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TRAVELING

There is nothing like the thrill of traveling, filled with that excitement of experiencing a new culture.

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About Me: Interests
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About Me: Services
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THE CURBSIDERS: ADDICTION MEDICINE

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