Whole Life Health MD
Founded in 2013 by board-certified and nationally recognized physician, Dr. Dawn DeSylvia, Whole Life Health MD is an integrative healing center bridging the gaps between modern medical innovation, ancient wisdom, and sound science. We provide a new model of patient-centered care, unique in the depth of attention given to the emotional and mental terrain of our patients and how profoundly this affects their health.
Guided by the understanding that body’s systems are intimately connected, Dr. DeSylvia and her team of specialists work to facilitate balance between the nervous system, brain, gut, and immune system. This whole-body approach to treatment and healing is led by two fundamental questions:
- What is really making us sick?
- What do both science and experience prove we can do, at a root level, to foster health, resilience, and longevity?
At Whole Life Health MD, we utilize the latest advancements in diagnostic testing, combined with medical expertise and intuition to uncover and address the root causes of illness, rather than merely suppressing the symptoms. Taking an individualized approach to treatment, our practitioners take into account each patient’s environmental inputs, mind-body elements, and genetic makeup. Our scientifically proven, natural treatments include:
- IV Nutrient Therapy
- Oxygenated Therapies and Prolozone
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)
- Medical-Grade Supplements
- Low-Dose Immunotherapy/Antigens (LDI/LDA)
- Nutritional and Lifestyle Coaching
- Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Techniques
At Whole Life Health MD we utilize an open-minded, science based approach to your health, combining the best of what alternative and conventional medicine has to offer. Specializing in functional medicine we work to identify and treat early disease markers and underlying causes for chronic diseases by assessing each patient’s unique chemical and genetic constitution. We also work to reveal the interplay of your immune and nervous systems and how this directly impacts inflammation and your overall health.
By better understanding and identifying what is compromising your health we will provide you with a tailored plan to:
- Remove what is in excess (poor diet, stress, toxins, potential allergens, infections, etc.)
- Restore and replenish what is deficient (sleep, nutrients, microbiome diversity, exercise, meaning, connection to others, hobbies, etc.
At Whole Life Health MD we take pride in the integrity of our care. We are committed to redefining the standard of modern medicine in order to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of our community and the world.
At Whole Life Health MD, Dr. DeSylvia and her team of specialists are highly trained in functional and integrative medicine. As diverse and unique are the medical needs of our population today, so is the care we provide. From general wellness and prevention to chronic and complex medical conditions, we act as your expert medical consultant, taking into account all of the components of your health and wellbeing and offering guidance and collaborative support in your journey to optimal wellness.
Some of the many conditions we treat are:
- Allergies (Food & Environmental)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD
- Detoxification and Healing
- Digestive Disorders (IBD, IBS, GERD/Reflux)
- Female Disorders (PMS, Menopause, Infertility, PCOS)
- Healthy Weight and Metabolism
- Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
- Sleep Disorders / Insomnia
- Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders
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 ($850)
This includes a 1-hour initial consultation with Dr. DeSylvia and a 1-hour lab review appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor, Sara Koorjee. (Note, the lab review takes place approximately 2 weeks after the initial consultation to allow for lab processing time.)
Ashley Salomon, MD ($800)
This includes a 2-hour initial consultation with Dr. Salomon, during which she typically does extensive muscle testing (ART) in tandem with the consultation.
Sara Koorjee, ND ($525)
This includes a 90-minute initial consultation with Dr. Koorjee.
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: $275
60 minutes: $450
90 minutes: $650
30 minutes: $200
60 minutes: $375
90 minutes: $525
IV Therapies: $75 – $275
IV Chelation: $100 – $200
Low Dose Antigen/Immunotherapy: $75-$225
PEMF Session: $50
Neural Therapy: $125
Ozone Insulflation: $75 – $125
Prolozone Injections: $250 – $500
Whole Life Health MD 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.
Whole Life Health MD
11695 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
M-F 9 am – 4 pm
(closed for lunch from 12pm -1pm)
*Note, the office is closed to patients on Thursday, though we are accessible for questions by email and phone.
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?
Whole Life Health MD 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 Whole Life Health MD?
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?
We are located at 11695 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Our hours of operation are M-F 9 am – 4 pm (we are closed for lunch from 12pm -1pm and the office is closed to patients on Thursdays).