I am currently seeing Dr. Lalezar to get to the bottom of several issues including fatigue, premenopause, high cholesterol, and also to try to get off some medications for mood disorders. I am so tired of traditional doctors just giving you a pill for your symptoms. Dr. Lalezar is wonderful at examining the whole picture: hormones, nutrition, environment. I really feel that she is interested in helping me. Just for example, I changed my diet and started taking Red Yeast Rice per her advice, and my cholesterol went down 40 points in 3 months! The bio-identical hormones have also made a huge difference in my energy levels.
My only hesitation is the cost of the IV treatments that she prefers. While office visits and tests are mostly covered by insurance, the IVs are not, and they are expensive. I told her about my money concerns and she worked with me a little bit (spacing out the payments) but they really want the money up front. This is simply a “buyer beware” situation. You do NOT have to do them. Just say no if you can’t afford it. There are other things you can do.
Functional medicine requires more involvement and responsibility from the patient too. If you want to take control of your health, I recommend Dr. Lalezar and her capable staff as an option.
L. L. – Glendale, United States