Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness

The Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, founded by Dr. Glenna Tolbert in 2005, is a Los Angeles-area medical facility specializing in nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques and procedures for the management of chronic injuries, illness and pain. The vision of the practice, which also has a second office in Beverly Hills, is to restore quality of life and wellness and optimize patients’ function. Dr. Tolbert has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years.

What is the secret to your success?

“Having fun, a listening ear, a compassionate heart and southern hospitality.”

What motivates you?

“The human spirit of my patients: The 60- year-old grandma who suffers from chronic burning nerve pain from chemotherapy, who is raising her grandson. The 72-year-old marathon runner. The Encino Little Leaguer protecting his body by using our natural treatments for sports injuries, who was drafted by the Dodgers. The 30-year-old lawyer who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident and awakens every morning at 5 a.m. to work out before putting in a full eight-hour day at the law firm. The 50-year-old poet and writer paralyzed from the neck down after a gunshot wound to the head, whose poetry sends chills down my spine.”

What do your patients say about you?

“Pam, a patient, wrote: ‘Here I am today, 60 years old and pain-free. I am a large-scale antiques collector, and I am once again able to walk the miles-long weekend venues. I did a movie recently, which required me to walk up a steep hill and fall headfirst into a well—and I was able to do it … a far cry from the me before you. Thank you, Dr. Tolbert, for giving me back my life.’”

What sets your practice apart from the rest?

“We specialize in treating patients with minor functional challenges and/or complex disabilities and problems, requiring a total person and individualized approach. We seek to find the root cause of the problem and reverse it whenever possible, and focus on repairing and rebuilding our patients after prolonged illnesses or injury.

We diagnose and treat nutritional, genetic and environmental risks that contribute to many chronic and degenerative conditions. We also provide power wheelchair and other durable medical equipment evaluations and prescriptions.”