MD, QME, FAAPMR
The Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness specializes in using nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures to help people enjoy long-term pain relief. Founder Dr. Glenna Tolbert is a dual board-certified physician who has worked in the medical field for 28 years. She teaches and publishes as an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Tell us about your practice.
We specialize in treating patients with regenerative medicine, which makes it possible to avoid surgery and pills and get back to an active lifestyle without pain. We have always been firm believers that we all have the power to heal and that it is important to get to the root cause of someone’s chronic pain—not just look to surgery and medication as the solution.
For example, I have been able to help patients avoid surgery using injectable platelet-rich plasma, dextrose prolotherapy and cell therapy. One of my patients Yelped, “If it’s good enough for Kobe, then it’s good enough for me!” I’ve also helped patients reduce burning nerve pain by simply correcting a vitamin deficiency.
What have been your proudest moments recently?
I am so proud of my staff’s resilience, flexibility and compassion toward our patients and one another. They respond with a smile and show up daily for patient care.
What services do your patients like most?
The most popular services are our exercise training and nonsurgical regenerative solutions for arthritis and sports injuries, such as stem cells, PRP, prolotherapy and DNA-based micronutrients testing.
What can we do to help fight disease?
A person’s immune system is a crucial factor in his or her ability to heal, survive an infection, manage chronic diseases and achieve optimal health after experiencing trauma. Correcting micronutrient and hormone deficiencies can not only slow down the effects of disease progression but may also help prevent future complications and promote recovery.
That’s why we use DNA-based micronutrient testing with all of our executive physicals at the Tolbert Center. These tests measure levels of more than 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells, which fight infection.