Innovative Group Psychotherapy provides group therapy to children, adolescents and adults in an out of the box way. IGP is based on the premise that therapy can be fun, empowering and aligned with a person’s passion. IGP integrates group therapy with psychoeducation in CBT and mindfulness, expressive arts and mentorship from professional artists, musicians and actors. IGP is for any one who wants to use the arts to catapult themselves forward in the lives, develop new coping strategies to minimize negative emotional states and come together to work on developing meaningful relationships.
My name is Joseph Fair and I am a chiropractor serving the West LA area. In our office we focus on a Structural Approach to chiropractic. We notice that maternity and labor can be difficult on the mother and we help guide them back to a healthy spine and balanced system. We use Gonstead Chiropractic to make specific changes to the structure and foundation of each individual. We also use Active Release Technique to relax the muscles and release any scar tissue and adhesions that might occur from the body adapting to carrying the baby. Then, we use advanced rehab and strengthening techniques to maintain the structural corrections and ensure long lasting spinal health.
If you would like to make your pregnancy easier and recover faster from it, call our office and let us design a program that fits your specific wants and needs.
Agoura-West Valley Pediatrics provide pediatric and adolescent care to patients in the West San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley and adjacent areas. All of their physicians were trained at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Bromberg went to UCLA for his undergraduate studies. He went to medical school at Chicago Medical School, graduating in 1996, and completed his pediatric internship and residency at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) from 1996-1999. He was then elected Chief Resident of Pediatrics at CHLA from 1999-2000.
Dr. Tolcher was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and came to California at the age of 13. He graduated suma cum laude with College Honors from U.C.L.A. in 1988, and then graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in 1992. UCSF inducted him into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Tolcher completed his residency training in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in 1995, and was elected Chief Resident in Pediatrics from 1995-96.
Dr McLaren was born in Great Britain, grew up in London and studied medicine at King’s College and Westminster Medical School, London University. After graduating in 1972, he spent three years in postgraduate studies in England following which he came with his wife, Rima, to Los Angeles to complete a three year residency at Children’s Hospital. Dr McLaren is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians. The American Board of Pediatricians has a voluntary certification program to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care. Dr McLaren became a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in 1982 and became recertified in April 2009.
Dr. Spaulding grew up in Long Island, New York and attended Manhattan College and New York University School of Medicine, completing his education in 1972. He undertook his pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and entered private practice with Robert Millhouse in 1975. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and completed his Maintenance of Certification examination in 2009.
In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for twenty-four years.
In addition to treating patients, he participates in the training of medical students and residents, lectures all over the world, writes books, and writes a monthly column for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine. He has contributed to “New York Parent,” “Parenting” magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, and The London Times.
Dr. Gordon’s first book, the well-received Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow, offers a life-changing plan for families who want to make dramatic changes in health and fitness through nutrition. Brighter Baby, examines the positive effect that attachment parenting, combined with infant massage, has on children’s health and intelligence. Other releases include: Good Night! The Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed and Hug Your Baby, a gentle guide through the first year, which were released summer, 2002. He also published, Listening To Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn, which still gets great reviews from parents. His most recent book is The ADD and ADHD Cure, the Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child.
When the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Television and the Media named Dr. Gordon “the most influential doctor in America,” they were referring, tongue-in-cheek, to Dr. Gordon’s role, as the medical script consultant, in eliminating lollipops from the office of “Doctor Weston,” lead character on the sitcom “Empty Nest.”
After two years of consulting on television scripts, sets, and ideas, Dr. Gordon was named CBS TV’s Medical Consultant for Children’s programming. He also worked for five years on ABC Television as the on-air medical correspondent for the “Home Show,” and continues to consult regularly for television and movies. He’s appeared on Fox 11 News, ABC’s 20/20 and most recently on Larry King Live.
Dr. Gordon contributed and wrote the foreword to “Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child” and “The Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplements” (both published in 1999), is pediatric consultant for “Fit Pregnancy” magazine and a frequent contributor to “Parents,” “Parenting,” and other media outlets. Busy as he is, Dr. Gordon finds that his most challenging job is “being a good husband and the best possible parent to my daughter.”
Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been serving the Santa Monica and Westside communities since 1942, and since that time has earned a reputation for clinical excellence and award-winning care in a compassionate and tranquil healing environment.
Today, Providence Saint John’s is a nationally renowned 266-bed hospital with physicians, nurses, volunteers and support staff who work as a team to provide the best possible medical care to its patients and the community. Providence Saint John’s provides the latest in diagnostic technology and specialty care with a strong commitment to its core service lines: heart and vascular care, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. Saint John’s also is home to the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, dedicated to clinical research and medical advancements in cancer care.
Providence Saint John’s reputation for academically-based care guided by research and evidence-based medicine is due to the commitment to excellence by our physicians, nurses and caregivers. Our cancer surgeons care for patients in the Cancer Center and hold faculty positions at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and other teaching institutions in the community. Nearly every core service line at Providence Saint John’s participates in research or clinical trials. Read more ›
Dr. Robin Schaffran has been one of Beverly Hills’ top dermatologists for more than 10 years. While she treats both adults and children at her private practice, she has become an expert in child dermatology. A mother to three, she understands the concerns of parents when it comes to their children’s health.
“Dr. Robin Schaffran, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who has been treating parents and children in her Beverly Hills private practice for more than 10 years. She is an attending staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is an expert in caring for children’s skin. If you want to know about children’s skincare, Dr. Robin is an excellent source. She has even perfected a “zone” application technique to help children identify target areas and apply sunscreen themselves using the proper amount with a “dot application” process that helps evenly distribute sunscreen on the skin.” – CBS Local LA
Dr. Robert Eitches and Dr. Maxine Baum are considered two of the best allergy and asthma specialists in Los Angeles. They have patients from Beijing to Berlin, India to Indio and Bel Air to Bellflower. Both are Assistant Clinical Professors at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as attending physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. They deliver this care in an atmosphere in which the patient is treated with kindness and respect. The doctors and staff do what is necessary to ensure that the patient/family fully understand their condition and treatment plan. Their goal is to provide superb allergy care in a warm and nurturing environment.
Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry (part of Pacific Palisades Dentistry) is a welcoming environment that sets patients of every age at ease. With kid friendly teeth brushing stations, plenty of educational ops to learn proper brushing techniques, colorful kid-sized chairs in a kid friendly treatment area and lots of great prizes to choose from on the way out the door this practice makes visiting the dentist fun for every kid. Parents will be delighted to know that Dr Carrie Loewen and Dr. Eddie Surger are the best of the best – see bios below – with an exceptional practice utilizing cutting edge technology and staying up on the latest treatments.
Dr. Carrie Loewen is a very patient, caring, and gentle dentist. She enjoys helping children have a wonderful dental experience. Dr. Loewen believes prevention is an important component of pediatric dentistry. Her research in residency was a preventive tool, chair-side assessment of bacteria. Dr. Loewen is very intrigued by research, and incorporates evidence based dentistry in her clinical decisions. Dr. Loewen enjoys being volunteer faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, and being on the Cleft Palate Team at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Dr. Loewen is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. SEE FULL BIO ONLINE
Dr. Eddie Surger is passionate about practicing pediatric dentistry. He strives to create positive experiences and build a foundation of trust from his patients with his kind and gentle approach to dental care. He understands the importance of creating pleasant dental experiences for young children so that they can look forward to a lifetime of stress-free dental visits. Dr. Surger uses a family-centered approach to guide parents and their children in achieving optimal oral health. In addition to private practice, Dr. Surger enjoys teaching and has been selected as a member of the UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Faculty. SEE FULL BIO ONLINE
THEY WILL EVEN COME VISIT YOUR SCHOOL!
In an effort to help teach children about the importance of oral health, we offer two school programs for pre-school and grade-school aged children. We work hard to make the programs fun and interactive for your students while at the same time teaching them about oral hygiene and nutrition. We will talk about teeth, “sugar bugs,” brushing and flossing, healthy snacking, and what to expect when visiting the dentist. At the end of the presentation, each child will be given a dental goodie bag with a toothbrush and other dental supplies to take home.
Office Visit: We will schedule a time for your school/class to come to our office to meet the pediatric dentist. We will talk to the children about the importance of taking care of their teeth. The office visit can be very beneficial for young children as it familiarizes them with the dental office setting and many times gets them excited to come back for their own visit to the pediatric dentist.
School Visit: We will arrange for someone from our staff to visit your school/class and give a short interactive presentation to the children about their teeth, nutrition, and oral health.
If you are interested in scheduling a dental presentation for your school or class, or if you have any have any questions about these programs or other possible presentations, please contact us at Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry at: 310-459-3088, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Pacific Palisades Dentistry (part of the Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry practice) team has been serving the people of Pacific Palisades since 1987. Dr. Philip Kamins offers dental treatments ranging from general dentistry including teeth cleanings and exams, to cosmetic dentistry solutions such as teeth whitening, dental implants and veneers.
From the moment you walk through the door you will know that your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Family dentist Dr. Kamins achieves this by using state-of-the-art dental equipment such as intraoral cameras so you can see inside your mouth and digital x-rays to limit radiation exposure. Dr. Kamins utilizes air abrasion techniques and laser dentistry where possible and offers sedation options for patients who are interested in them.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing applicable information. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We encourage you to read more about Dr. Kamins and check out our dental videos page so that you will have the information you need to make informed decisions about your oral health needs.
A traditional MD with a homeopathic approach, Dr Blumstein has quite a fan club.
“I am proud to say that during my 7 yr old’s Kindergarten year, there were 2 students, who did not fall ill during flu season and my daughter was one; the other student was taking the same immune boosting supplement that Dr. Nancy recommends – Sambucus. We were diligent about giving our daughter the supplement every morning and I crossed my fingers sending her off to school. Luckily, she escaped whatever strain of the flu was going around the class. She will occasionally get sick but it’s a quick turnaround.” – Monica N. on Yelp
“Dr Blumstein is the best!!! She has been my son’s doctor since he was born at St. John’s (not sure if she still goes there). She is a mom first and her patient care shows that. She always first offered a homeopathic remedy to treat upset stomach or reflux, fussiness or teething. We did food elimination later for mucus and allergies. Always a natural solution before medicine, which was my first choice. She spaced vaccinations out as requested and together we decided my son’s immunization schedule. My son is now 7 years old and we moved offices with Dr. B and would follow her if she moved again” – Cassandra R. on Yelp