Dr. Damon Raskin, M.D.

  • Board Certified Internist at Cliffside Malibu
  • Cliffside Malibu
  • Malibu and Pacific Palisades, California   
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Damon Raskin, M.D. is a board certified internist who has dedicated his career to helping his patients through both minor and major medical interventions. Before he became a top-ranking physician, Dr. Raskin had a successful career as a child actor who used his earnings to fully finance his college and medical school costs.

Along with his own private practice in the Pacific Palisades, Raskin is the supervising MD for Ageless Men’s Health, a nationwide facility dealing with men’s health and anti-aging issues. Dr. Raskin is very interested in men’s health issues; he says that as an internist, he is generally the first doctor that men will go to when they feel their health is off, including issues of sexuality. A change in libido, mood swings, weight gain, depression are all associated with low testosterone.

As a doctor with many older patients, Dr. Raskin treats a variety of conditions and has taken on more gerontological ailments including Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, etc… because of this, he has been asked to give numerous pharma lectures evaluating drugs that treat these issues including Aricept and the Novartis’ Exelon drug. And if that isn’t enough, he is the medical director of two nursing facilities in Los Angeles including Fireside Convalescent Hospital which is the only 5-star rated facility of its kind in Santa Monica, CA.

And, for the last 16 years, Dr. Raskin has been an addiction specialist. Dr. Raskin first became involved with addiction medicine when he was hired as a consultant at a rehab center in Southern California before moving on to famed, Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center as one of their medical specialists. At Cliffside Malibu he works closely with patients who are going through detoxification. Dr. Raskin believes that the detox process can be very dangerous and he stresses it is important that the addict doesn’t stop using suddenly as it can be as harmful as their actual addiction. Dr. Raskin recognizes that it is beneficial for the addicted patient to slowly and calmly re-train their bodies to function without drugs for optimal treatment.

There is a fine line between treating underlying legitimate cognitive issues with medicine and actual substance abuse, and that is where Dr. Raskin is most skilled. After the initial detox period, Dr. Raskin understands that sobriety is an on-going process and he feels gratified that he can help so many people achieve this goal.

Dr. Raskin grew up in Los Angeles before moving up north to attend Stanford University for his undergraduate degree. After graduating with honors, he went to medical school at George Washington University, where again, he graduated with “distinction.” He then moved back to Los Angeles to finish his internship and residency at UCLA.

Dr. Raskin is married, has two young children and two dogs. And, while he is too busy to have a major hobby, the family, dogs included, enjoys long beach days in Malibu or hiking on the Pacific Palisades trails.

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Drug Addiction

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Digestive Health

Prevent stomach aches and abdominal pain in your child
Use kegels to prevent and treat urinary incontinence
Kegels can help frequent urination and healthy bowel movements
Learn how to manage Crohn’s disease both physically and emotionally
Get help if you suffer from chronic indigestion, GERD, or acid reflux
Maintain a healthy liver with diet and exercise to prevent disease
Know what to do if you are diagnosed with celiac disease
Bloated, heartburn, or bitter taste after eating? It might be GERD
New treatments for Crohn's disease can help you manage the symptoms
How fitness can help you maintain your overall digestive health
Treat and manage symptoms of GERD to help keep you healthy
Important tools for identifying and monitoring GERD
Preventing heartburn is easy to do with simple lifestyle changes
Take control of acid reflux with good dietary and lifestyle habits
What to do and when to seek help when you get kidney stones
The surprising causes of stomach ulcers and how you can prevent them

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
A supportive gynecologist can help you overcome ovarian cancer

Heart Attacks and Strokes

Know what to do if you or someone you know is having a heart attack
What to do if you think you are having a stroke
What you do during a heart attack could save your life

Eating Disorders

How to stop binge eating and live a healthier life
Support your loved one to help them overcome an overeating problem
Treat compulsive eating by taking the power away from food
Expert advice to help you address anorexia and bulimia
Navigating insurance coverage for the treatment of eating disorders
Midnight snacking out of control? It's called night eating syndrome
Overcome compulsive, binge, and over-eating with this advice
Athletes are more susceptible to eating disorders: Get help now
Advice for avoiding midnight snacking
How to end emotional eating once and for all
Lose weight by breaking free of emotional eating
How athletes can beat anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Food and sugar addiction: Why you can’t stop eating
Control your appetite and binge eating using supplements
Bulimia nervosa: Help your child overcome their eating disorder
To maintain a healthy diet be aware of how you eat and what you eat
The role of genetics and overeating: Find individualized treatment

Pregnancy

Nutritional advice for you and your baby while pregnant
Hypnosis can remove stress and hormonal cravings when pregnant
Successfully treat postpartum depression after having a baby
Your wife needs your support to help her beat postpartum disorder
Prevention and treatment for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders
Cope with the loss of a baby after having a miscarriage
Help surviving a summer pregnancy and staying cool in the heat
Have a healthy baby and pregnancy with this expert advice
Holistically treat post-pregnancy nutritional deficiencies
Control the risk factors of autism and ADHD prior to pregnancy
Collect and store cord blood to protect your newborn's future health
Treat common pregnancy ailments at the first sign of discomfort
Reduce and treat pregnancy swelling in your feet and ankles
An online baby registry is a great way to get the gifts you want
Avoid developing gestational diabetes to ensure a healthy pregnancy
How you should prepare for pregnancy when you have diabetes
Exercising while you are pregnant is healthy for you and your baby
Varicose veins can be prevented during and after pregnancy
How to recover after experiencing a traumatic birth
Reduce the worry, anxiety, and stress experienced during pregnancy
Adjusting to life after having a baby and coping with postpartum
Exercising while pregnant is safe and eases recovery after delivery
It is important to protect your back and spine during pregnancy

Healthy Immune System

How to keep a healthy immune system
Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy
Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health
Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system
Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis
How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system
Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system
Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health

Kids with Eating Disorders

Coping with a teenage daughter suffering from an eating disorder
Help your child struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia
Supporting your child with an eating disorder is vital to recovery
Advice for parents to help their child overcome an eating disorder
Advice for parents to help their child who binge eats
I think my child might have an eating disorder. What should I do?
What parents should do if they think their child has anorexia
Helping your child with an eating disorder move towards recovery
Helping children who may be struggling with an eating disorder

Dieting

Use hypnosis to lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals
Avoid weight cycling to achieve long term weight loss
Use self-hypnosis to satisfy cravings, eat less and lose weight
Advice for the busy mom on healthy eating and losing weight
Using self-hypnosis to control cravings and loose weight
Stop overeating to more effectively lose weight and live healthier
Lose weight, feel great, and get rid of the peri-menopausal muffin top
Help your partner lose weight without harming your relationship
Lose weight with a gluten free diet and balanced meals
Deal with physical side effects of weight loss and enjoy your new body
When losing weight make lifestyle changes to avoid yo-yo diet trap
A vegetarian diet can help prevent child obesity
Cope with the mental challenges of weight loss and embrace your new body
Women: Lose weight the healthy way with this expert advice
How to lose weight with long-term healthy eating habits
Master your mindset for weight loss results that last a lifetime
Holistically lose weight by finding a program that is personalized for you
How to curb your 9-5 cravings with healthy eating habits
Men: encourage healthy and efficient weight loss to feel your best
Lose weight the healthy way and stop the obsession with being skinny
Healthy weight loss will keep the pounds off for the long run
Skinny habits that easily help you reach your weight loss goals
Enjoy your life while losing the weight and keeping it off
Become friends with your bathroom scale when losing weight

Heart Disease

A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease
Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure
Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure
Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health
Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation
Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health
Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack
Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes

Tobacco Addiction

Successfully quit smoking by knowing what to expect in cessation
Nicotine gum can help you quit smoking and chewing tobacco
Stop smoking cigarettes with help from hypnosis
Convince yourself that now is the time to beat your nicotine addiction
Nicotine patch can help you quit cigarettes and chewing tobacco
Stop smoking cold turkey without using nicotine replacement therapy
Meditation and quitting smoking: how nicotine hijacks your brain
Practicing mindfulness to help you break the habit of smoking
Quit smoking and resist the cravings with a strategy that works

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Respiratory Diseases

Recognize the symptoms of COPD and get the help you need
Know the differences between COPD and asthma to get the help you need
Breathing techniques for people with chronic lung diseases like COPD
Advice for treating and managing COPD symptoms during the winter

Thyroid Disease

Have a thyroid disorder? Work with a health coach to help you heal
Thyroid disease does not have to stop you from losing weight
Problems losing weight with thyroid disease? Follow this advice
How to find the best thyroid doctor for you
Thyroid 101: What is thyroid disease and how does it affect you?

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children
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