May 24th, 2010 12:15 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Nationally Recognized Los Angeles M.D. Lauren Feder
Nationally Recognized Los Angeles M.D. Lauren Feder, Accepting New Patients
Known for her holistically minded approach of combining "the best of both worlds,` Dr. Feder specializes in homeopathic treatments, primary care medicine, pediatrics, chiropractic care, travel medicine, and gynecological care, while offering patients a choice in their treatment method.
As a general practitioner who is also board certified in homeopathic medicine, Lauren Feder, M.D., Los Angeles, is a truly distinct physician. Because she offers both natural and standard medicine remedies, Dr. Feder is able to work with her patients to develop a treatment plan that is specific for each individual.
As a holistic physician, I strive to offer my patients broad spectrum health information and prescribe natural and standard medicine when needed with the aim of doing no harm, " Dr. Feder says. I also acknowledge and respect a patient`s right for freedom of choice. "
The Medical Group of Lauren Feder M.D. offers homeopathic treatments for both acute and chronic conditions, primary care medicine for adults and pediatrics, chiropractic care, travel medicine, and gynecological care. The staff consists of Dr. Feder, Karen Jacobs, P.A., Kerin Asher-Galloway, C.N.M., and Rene Haarpaintner, D.C.
As the daughter of a renowned ENT surgeon, Dr. Robert J. Feder, Dr. Feder is no stranger to standard medicine. During her teenage years, she underwent two thyroid surgeries and was put on daily medicine. A decade later while in her residency in Los Angeles, she consulted with a holistic practitioner and was able to discontinue her medicine completely. It was this experience that led to her passion in homeopathy and holistic medicine, and her desire to give others the same exceptional results she herself received.
Homeopathy is a natural system of medicine that works by using a small dose of a substance to help stimulate the body`s healing forces. As a classical homeopathic physician, Dr. Feder spends approximately 1½ to 2 hours during the first visit with a patient, to learn the details of their current condition, past medical history, lifestyle, mental and emotional attitudes, and character, which enables her to choose a remedy that will both aid the body to heal itself and strengthen it from future problems. This method of practice allows for patients to have an actual choice when deciding what treatment is best, which isn`t always the case with other physicians.
The office is "patient centered` because since we offer broad spectrum treatments, we are there to serve the patients in a way that is right for the individual, " Dr. Feder says. My aim is that people who work with me feel they are being treated in a respectful manner, acknowledged for their concerns and beliefs and are treated in a holistic way that enhances the healing properties of the body, mind and spirit. "
PPO insurance is accepted for primary care medicine and courtesy billing is available for homeopathic visits, which can allow patients to receive reimbursements. It is recommended that a potential patient contact the billing office to verify insurance providers, deductibles and other information before scheduling an appointment.
About Dr. Lauren Feder:
Lauren Feder, M.D., is a nationally recognized physician who is in private group practice in Los Angeles specializing in primary care medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, pregnancy, natural childbirth, homeopathic medicine, holistic health, natural parenting, and chiropractic care. Known for her holistically minded approach and combining the "best of both worlds,` Dr. Feder is a frequent lecturer for parents and professionals and has been seen nationally on various health-oriented television and radio programs including most recently Oprah and Friends interviewed by Dr. Mehmet Oz. She is the author of Natural Baby and Childcare and The Parents` Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations, which was chosen as book of the month by the Holistic Mom`s Network.
The Medical Group of Lauren Feder M.D. is located at 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90048. To become a patient, please contact (323) 651-2254.
DrFeder.com is your resource on homeopathy, holistic medicine and natural parenting information. The website also carries a comprehensive list of homeopathic medicines, gemmotherapy herbs, immune boosters and other products.