New Patient Information
Welcome to my practice, I understand that you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare, and that is why myy goal is to provide excellent quality health at the most reasonable price I am able to. The health care I offer is individualized toward each patients needs. I integrate both the latest conventional (allopathic) and alternative approaches to preventive and therapeutic medicine. I would like to help my patients find the “Joie de Vivre” that will enable them to live more vital, healthier, and longer lives.
I am open to using nutritional supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, intravenous treatments, bio-energetic mind-body medicine, and spiritual techniques.
My office is a calm, supportive, and comfortable environment designed to promote healing.
I work with adult and children patients who have hormone imbalances, fatigue, nutritional, and energy deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, gut disturbances, and environmental illnesses and autism spectrum disorders. Assist them in living longer and healthier lives with quality and vitality.
Insurance & Payment Accepted
Preferred provider for Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. As a result I will accept their agreed payments and co-pays.
I also accept cash, checks, credit card, CareCredit (a healthcare credit card that helps make the health, wellness and beauty treatments and procedures you want possible) and Kumba Health (Kumba is great if you have a high deductible that you are unlikely to meet, if you’re uninsured, or if your insurance does not cover the services you require. Kumba patients generally benefit by saving money, the peace of mind that comes with knowing what their medical services will cost up front.)
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR WORK WITH DR. SWERDLOFF
FIRST VISIT – AT MY SANTA MONICA CLINIC
5. I may also suggest that you submit samples for laboratory testing; some of these tests are the same ones used by conventional clinicians (urine, stool, saliva, and/or blood tests) to aid your diagnosis, these tests are typically covered by your insurance.
Others are specialized tests that can help determine the causes of your illness. This might include genetic testing, which can show if the genes you inherited from your parents may make your more susceptible to certain types of health problems. Cost for genetic testing is $60 out-of-pocket, your insurance will not pay for it.
INTERPRETING YOUR RESULTS
Dr. Swerdloff will interpret all of your results to identlfy the cause of your health issues and plan your treatment. Some people can be completely restored to optimum function, while others can see substantial improvement in their condition. You can also take steps to help prevent your disease from worsening.
FOLLOW UP VISITS – Can be in office or via email/phone/Skype or Facetime
Together we will discuss your results and you are expected to be proactive in the design of your own treatment plan. This allows you to really be in charge of improving your own health and changing the outcome of disease.
I may suggest making some changes in your lifestyle: what you eat, your physical activity, how you deal with stress, your exposure to potentially toxic substances, and other factors. The point of these changes is that your genetic makeup, the genes that you inherited from your parents, are designed to work well in a specific environment. Sometimes, when genes are exposed to the wrong environment, they don’t work as they should, and this can lead to health problems. The good news is that, although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That means it is possible to change the way genes work in your body. So, changing your environment can make the genes work the way they were designed to, returning you to health.
In addition to lifestyle and dietary changes, Functional Medicine treatments may include combinations of herbal botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs. hormone replacement, and/or prescription medication.
BEFORE YOU VISIT
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METAL TOXICITY TREATMENT FORMS
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