About The Center for Whole Health
Dr. Dawn DeSylvia, MD, is a nationally recognized family medicine doctor with over 15 years experience in Functional and Integrative Medicine. After completing her training at UCLA, Dr. DeSylvia worked at the UCLA Malibu Clinic, Santa Monica Hospital, and served on the faculty at UCLA. In 2013, she opened The Center for Whole Health, where she works with patients to identify the root causes of disease and foster optimal health.
As founder and medical director of The Center for Whole Health, it is Dr. DeSylvia’s mission to:
- Provide exceptional integrative medicine that is consistent in care and integrity
- Bridge the work of advanced medicine with cellular biology, neuroscience, and contemplative wisdom
- Bring forth the most advanced interventions available in health and wellbeing
The Center for Whole Health houses diverse practitioners who provide:
- Functional medicine
- Naturopathic medicine
- Oxygenative therapies
- Ayurvedic medicine
- Regenerative medicine for pain and cosmetics (PRP, Prolotherapy, Prolozone, PRP facials and PRP for hair regrowth)
- Integrative pediatrics
- A full-service IV Center where nutritional immune and energy enhancing IVs are customized to meet your unique needs
What to expect as a patient:
- You will spend at least an hour with the doctor during your initial appointment in order for us to get a comprehensive understanding of the various factors contributing to your health and disease/disease risks
- Based on your story, our questions, and exam, advanced lab work will be performed to further identify root causes of your health and disease
- You will receive a tailored treatment plan, addressing the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, to ultimately restore you to optimal health
We are passionate about helping your body activate its own innate healing capabilities so you can live with greater health, energy, and vitality.
Schedule of Fees
At your initial consultation, we will discuss your current symptoms, health concerns, medical history, family history, emotional state and relevant personal experiences, stress level, diet, exercise, sleep habits, as well as any other information that will help us to understand your current state of health. At the end of the visit, we will recommend relevant lab testing along with a preliminary treatment plan based on your individual health needs and lifestyle factors. Due to variations in treatment style and approach, the structure and cost of the initial consultation is unique to each practitioner.
Dawn DeSylvia, MD ($700)
This includes a 1-hour initial consultation with Dr. DeSylvia and a 30-minute lab review appointment with our Karen Jacobs, PA.
Karen Jacobs, PA ($425)
This includes a 1-hour initial consultation.
We only recommend lab tests that are medically necessary and pertinent to your condition. As a courtesy, we will submit your insurance information to the laboratories so that they may bill your insurance company directly. Coverage for laboratory testing will depend on your individual insurance policy. For those without insurance, many laboratories offer reduced prices. Typically, patients will pay between $200-800 for their laboratory tests.
The duration/frequency of follow-up appointments will depend on your needs and the complexity of your condition(s).
30 minutes: $350
60 minutes: $700
90 minutes: $1050
Karen Jacobs, PA:
30 minutes: $215
60 minutes: $425
90 minutes: $640
IV Therapies: $75 – $275
IV Chelation: $100 – $200
Low Dose Antigen/Immunotherapy: $75-$225
PEMF Session: $50
Neural Therapy: $125
Ozone Insulflation: $75 – $125
The Center for Whole Health does not accept insurance or Medicare and we do not file insurance paperwork on your behalf. However, we will provide a detailed receipt with diagnosis codes for all billable services performed in our office for you to submit to your insurance carrier. Some insurance carriers may cover medical services and laboratory tests performed by the physicians. You may wish to contact your insurance company directly if you have concerns regarding insurance coverage for medical services rendered by an “out-of-network” provider. Payment in full by check, cash or credit card is due at the time services are provided.
What types of treatments do you offer?
All treatment plans are customized to each individual patient based on the doctor’s recommendations. We offer many different customized IV therapies, the highest-quality medical grade supplements, neural therapy and other in-office medical treatments, and extensive nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for the comprehensive care plans of our patients.
Are the doctors Primary Care Providers?
Due to the time-intensive nature of care and high demand for services, our patient appointment schedule is booked months in advance. For this reason, our practitioners are not available primary care and patients should always have an in-network primary care physician whom they can see for immediate acute care needs such as seasonal illness, injury, etc.
Do you take insurance?
The Center for Whole Health does not accept insurance or Medicare and we do not file insurance paperwork on your behalf. However, we will provide a detailed receipt with diagnoses codes for all billable services performed in our office for you to submit to your insurance carrier. Some insurance carriers may cover medical services and laboratory tests performed by the physicians. You may wish to contact your insurance company directly if you have concerns regarding insurance coverage for medical services rendered by an “out-of-network” provider. Payment in full by check, cash or credit card is due at the time services are provided.
Do you think you can help me with my health problem?
Our practitioners use an innovative systems approach to assessing and treating your health concerns. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic testing, we look beyond conventional diagnostic approaches to uncover food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances and/or underlying genetic predispositions that might be causing imbalance in the system. Using such advanced testing, along with individualized treatment plans, we see our patients prevent and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our practitioners are highly skilled in treating chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, allergies, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, mood and behavior disorders, heart disease, memory problems, and other chronic, complex conditions.
What sort of tests do you do? How much do they cost?
We only recommend lab tests that are medically necessary and pertinent to your condition. Testing is frequently done to assess nutritional status including amino acids, fatty acids, oxidative stress, vitamin levels, mitochondrial function, food allergies, and heavy metals. Many other tests are available, including genetic testing for a variety of conditions, hormone evaluations, bone health, gastrointestinal health, adrenal function, etc.
As a courtesy, we will submit your insurance information to the laboratories so that they may bill your insurance company directly. Coverage for laboratory testing will depend on your individual insurance policy. For those without insurance, many laboratories offer reduced prices for patients who pay for lab fees in advance. Typically, patients will pay between $200-$800 for laboratory tests.
Can the tests I need be done at The Center for Whole Health?
We perform blood draws in-office and utilize outside laboratories for all specimen processing. Some testing can be performed at home with test kits to collect urine, saliva or stool. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing.
Do I have to see the physician in person?
Yes, our doctor’s medical licenses require that they meet with a patient in order to provide an initial medical consultation, and there is no substitute for that initial doctor-patient connection. Follow-up appointments can be arranged by phone or in the office.
Do the doctors prescribe medicines?
Our doctors can and do prescribe medications whenever necessary. They are fully licensed and Board-certified.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our office has a firm 24-hour cancellation policy. You will be responsible for the full cost of a missed appointment with the doctor (or a cancellation less than 24 business hours in advance). You will be charged a $35 fee for a missed IV or blood draw appointment (or a cancellation less than 24 business hours in advance).
Can I bring lab results from other practitioners or done on my own?
Yes, we encourage patients to bring in any relevant lab test results or medical records from other practitioners. You can bring this to your initial consultation, or any follow-up appointment, or load it directly into your ChARM Patient Portal.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
- All of your vitamins and/or medications (in their original containers if possible, otherwise, as a list containing including detailed ingredients and dosages).
- Any recent lab test results and/or medical records (if possible these should be uploaded into your ChARM Patient Portal prior to the appointment).
- Your first morning urine of the day for lab testing purposes (in any clean disposable container such as a mason jar, plastic bottle, etc)
- Your Driver’s Licence and insurance card
Do I need to be fasting for my initial consultation?
If the appointment time is such that you are able to arrive fasting, that is highly recommended. For most patients, the doctor will recommend a fasting bloodwork panel (no food or drink other than water for 8 hours prior). If you arrive to your appointment fasting, we can do the blood draw immediately following the consultation.
Where are you located?
Our hours of operation are T-F 9 am – 4 pm (we are closed for lunch from 12pm -1pm and the office is closed to patients on Mondays).
Email: [email protected]