Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness
Glenna Tolbert, MD, QME 17609 Ventura Blvd., Suite 114 | Encino | 818-784-7197 | tolbertrehab.com Services Offered • Primary care & general medicine • Spinal cord medicine • Epidurals • […]
Glenna Tolbert, MD, QME
17609 Ventura Blvd., Suite 114 | Encino | 818-784-7197 | tolbertrehab.com
• Primary care & general medicine
• Spinal cord medicine
• Joint injections
• Trigger point injections
• Nerve blocks
• Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma injections
• Homeopathic injections
• Genetic medication testing
• Nutritional & weight loss programs
• Medical gym & physical therapy
What is unique about your style and technique?
“We help you heal without surgery! We provide 21st-century medicine techniques with regenerative injections. Blending traditional medical approaches with natural healing options, we offer personalized medicine and customized programs. We use all our tools at our disposal— from traditional treatments such as epidurals and joint injections to regenerative medicine treatments. We are great at diagnosing your problem. After a thorough medical evaluation, DNA (genetic) testing is performed to see if you are a good candidate and determine what your body needs to heal. We are available to patients as they rehabilitate in our medical gym with our trainer. Se habla español.”
What is most rewarding about your work?
“Colleagues often refer themselves, family members and patients who have been suffering with pain and function for many years. It is most rewarding to not only provide pain relief and restore function but solve the patient’s problem and help them heal.”
How do you assist your patients in navigating the health insurance industry?
“We remind patients that our medical recommendations are based on what will get them better, not limited to what their insurance will cover. For this reason, we offer transparent, affordable cash prices. Our programs are perfectly suited for Medicare patients. Private insurance is less predictable, so we encourage patients to avoid contracts that require pre-authorization before we can treat them.”
When patients need immediate pain relief, we perform traditional pain treatments for acute pain inside our office, including epidurals, medications, trigger point injections and steroid joint injections. These procedures, although effective for acute pain relief, do not heal or solve the underlying problem. In fact, if repeated too often, they may be harmful to the body. We also offer homeopathic pain procedures— a natural steroid alternative.
Re*gen*er*ate – verb – regrow (new tissue) – to replace lost or injured tissue.
Regenerative Injection Options: Stem Cell – This is the most powerful treatment and best for severe injuries, advanced arthritis or failed surgeries. Stem cells can become new cells. They can become new cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, etc.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – This treatment is great for stimulating healing without surgery.
Prolotherapy – A natural treatment for those nagging injuries that do not need surgery.
All injections are performed using ultrasound so the physician can see exactly where to inject.
Great news! Stem cell rehabilitation has arrived. We now have the ability to heal and restore patients’ damaged cartilage, torn meniscus, tendons and ligaments nonsurgically in our office. Stem cell, PRP and prolotherapy are designed to stimulate the patient’s immune system to heal damaged structures without the significant risks associated with surgeries, medications or traditional invasive procedures. These regenerative injections are designed to heal in addition to provide pain relief.