About Our Founder and Medical Director,
Dr. Shiva Lalezar
For over 15 years, Dr. Shiva Lalezar has been the leader in Functional and Holistic Medicine in Los Angeles. She is a pioneer in using glutathione IV and IV vitamin drip therapy for the treatment of complex conditions. Dr. Lalezar employs both conventional and alternative therapies in her scope of practice. She founded the Health and Vitality Center in 2008 to bring the highest quality holistic treatments to patients who often require precise testing to uncover the root cause of their chronic or complex health condition. Many of her new patients have gone for years without a correct diagnosis or effective treatment of their illness, even at other holistic offices.
Dr. Lalezar specializes in Family Medicine and has specific training in Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging. She is a member of:
- The American College for Advancement in Medicine
- The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- The American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Dr. Lalezar earned her Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree at Western University of Health Sciences, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She earned an undergraduate degree in Biology with high honors from UCLA. She also obtained specialized training in Spiritual Psychology, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki. Earlier in her career, Dr. Lalezar practiced at the Whitaker Wellness Institute where she specialized in treating severe chronic illnesses. Dr. Lalezar is certified in Chelation Therapy by the American College for Advancement in Medicine.