Dr. Barry Lieberman and his team are always available to answer any questions you might have. As one of Dr. Lieberman's top priorities is providing excellent service, he strives to make sure all of his patients' inquiries are addressed quickly and promptly. Take the time to read the most frequently asked questions done to Dr. Lieberman and their answers.
You must abide with the following 3 simple points
1. If you have a fever (100.4°F or more), or the chills, you must call to reschedule. Do not respond via email.
2. If you have been vaccinated (for anything) within the last eight days, you must postpone your appointment until you are past the initial eight days. You must call to reschedule. Do not respond via email.
3. If you have had any type of radioactive procedures (including diagnostic procedures) or nuclear-medicine treatment within the last two days, DO NOT come into our office. Any appointment during the first two days after such a procedure must be rescheduled. Call to reschedule your appointment. Do not respond via email.
Who are you, doctor?
● In practice over 30 years.● Loves helping a person get well, and be well.● Grateful to provide a natural, non-invasive healing system.● Likes the challenge of solving your health puzzle.Also See: About Dr. Barry Lieberman, DC, ACN.
What do you do, doctor?
● Scan your abilities to perform simple physical tests.
● Compile the data.
● Study the patterns.
● Design a treatment plan.
● Discuss my findings with you.
Where do I park?
Free Parking @ 216 S Beverly Drive.
When are you in?
Appointments are during weekdays, but not weekends.
Why do you do what you do?
The reason is I believe every person can have hope regarding their health.
Why do people come to see you?
At the top of this page, under the About menu, is a link called Patient Reviews. If you look at those reviews, a lot of them mention what they were experiencing when they first came in. Generally, a person comes to see us because they are not getting health for many other doctors or many types of doctors. Sometimes a person wants to move forward in their health but bounces back and forth; it seems to get better, but then it isn't, over and over. This is the type of person we can usually help.
It can be so many different things, but the principles remain the same for everybody. If the human potential of the body is turned back on, there are no limitations to what can be accomplished. That's what we do, and that's why people come to see us.
Why should I choose you to be my primary health care provider?
The short answer is that you have the best chance of actually building your health with me as your primary healthcare provider instead of just covering all the symptoms and having health decline like most people. More than 50% of Americans have chronic conditions. That's terrible! The reason? People are going to the wrong doctors. If you can build your health instead of just pushing down symptoms, isn't that a better choice?
In the healthcare hierarchy, there is selfcare, healthcare (what we do here), and crisis care. You want to stay away from crisis care as best as you can. So that's the reason why you should choose me to be your primary healthcare provider over somebody who might be a disease care provider. By coming to me, you will be sticking with healthcare and, of course, self-care.
How soon can I get an appointment to see you?
When you are ready to set up your appointment, we can accommodate you within just a few days.
Do you take my insurance? I have "out of network benefits."
If you have an insurance plan, you'll probably want to use it. So, we will help you to use your insurance plan by completing all the insurance forms for you and then handing them to you so you can mail them directly to your insurance company. If there's a part of what we do that is covered by your insurance, they will reimburse you directly.
Fees: How will I know how much it costs to continue with you?
I will give you an estimate of my recommendations, and we will discuss this during the 1st half of your 2nd visit before we start with the therapeutic component of your care. The fee for your 1st visit is on the fees page and mentioned in your initial questionnaire.
How long will it take for me to experience results?
Some people start feeling results right away within the first few weeks. That's pretty fast, considering that we are not using any drugs, or toxins, and we are not blocking any symptoms. Actually, we are turning your healing potential back on. So, for the potential of people to start feeling results just in the first few weeks is pretty amazing.
For you to really get well and be well, it takes a little more time. Usually, at least a month to about three months. There are going to be some people that will take a little bit longer, depending on their condition when they first came in. Following your program, and following my directions, I'm sure you'll notice that this is the right thing for you within a very reasonable time frame.
How do I get the most benefit from the care in your office?
The most important thing for you to do is follow my directions as closely as possible. A lot of people (with good intentions) want to add things to their program and do a lot of things on their own. Well, run those by me. Ask me if that's a good idea. Sometimes taking too much actually holds you back.
There is a reason why the program that we recommend for you works. It's because our goal is to determine exactly what your body needs right now, and the closer we are, the better you will do. If you were taking something in addition to your current program that was generally very health-giving, it also might be something that your body could not really handle right now. So it could hold you back. Just follow my directions as closely as possible, and you'll see the greatest results in the best time frame.
What is the best way for me to refer my friends and family?
1. Bring them with you to your appointment: let them see what I do. 2. Refer them to my website: https://wholebodycures.com (copy and paste). 3. Tell them to call (310) 282-8882 to make an appointment.
I live too far from you. Does the doctor do Telemedicine, Phone, Zoom, or facetime?
When you ask the doctor questions on the phone, and it requires clinical decision-making, like getting advice on what to do or what to take, that advice requiring clinical decision-making is telemedicine. If you'd like to set up a zoom meeting or FaceTime or just talk on the phone, you can discuss things that require clinical decision-making with the doctor, but it would be charged as a telemedicine visit.
How can I know if I qualify to come to you? What kind of things would disqualify me from being accepted as your patient?
1. First and Foremost: If you absolutely know that it is not humanly possible for someone else to help you, but you decide to give us a try anyway to satisfy a request of someone who referred you, then, here's my advice to you: I don't want to challenge your beliefs. Don't come here to prove that you can't be helped. Don't come here at all. Please don't call me.
2. Expecting a quick fix. Forget it. We don't force anything to happen in your body. We focus on improving your own physiology where it needs help, not blocking your symptom. If you want immediate help, go to the emergency room.
3. Expecting me to help you without my initial detailed evaluation. That doesn't work. I help many people who have already been to many other doctors. Those doctors, even teams of university doctors, apparently did not fully understand the true nature of their patient's problems, which explains the marginal or minimal results they got with their patients. My initial detailed evaluation gives you a tremendous advantage. It is necessary, especially for me, to help those whose conditions have resisted previous approaches.
4. If you often hear yourself thinking or saying, "I can't afford it:" If you already know you will be hearing that voice in your head say "I can't afford it," it will be there and will get in your way when it is time to make a commitment to getting better. If you are a self-sabotager, you should correct that thinking before ever setting up an appointment with us. This mindset could even be a precursor to the health issues you have today. There are real costs involved in getting the targeted care you need, but the right care has much more value than the money you spend. Additionally, when initiating care with me, a person saves a lot of the money already being wasted on other things that really aren't working. The value makes it worth every penny.
Saying, "I can afford what works for me." is the opposite of you believing in the "I can't afford it" concept. Our plan for you will be clearly presented on your second visit, including estimated costs, so you'll know if it will work for you. Then, you can make your own clear decision.
5. You want to be the doctor. This is very different than being a well-informed and empowered patient (which I encourage!). You know what they say about too many chefs, right? It spoils the broth. The success of your case may largely depend upon which one of us is the doctor. If you know, you would tell the doctor, "I already know what I need, and what I really need is...[this or that]," or if you know, you would tell the doctor, "could you just do this, or just do that?" you would fall into this category. Do you want to take over the doctor's role? Go ahead; just not at my office, please, nor under my care.
6. You want another one of your doctors, who has never studied, been trained, nor become an expert in chiropractic, clinical nutrition, or functional medicine, to oversee my recommendations for you. That's the same as "too many chefs." No, thank you.
7. You are a doctor hopper, and without contacting me, would interrupt or stop your own personalized program—a program which we derived from your body's own physical responses—because someone else gave you their advice, even if it were an unlicensed practitioner who does not understand the fine nuances of the program I would design for you. This is sabotage. Please just hop past my office and don't bother.
8. You have a resistance to doing anything new or different or following new directions. This is like being a dogmatically positioned critic of the science of kinesiology (nothing can change your mind, no matter what). If this describes you, please stay away.
9. Your main concern is a symptom that you've had for only a few days. In my experience, acute care problems like that are better handled in a different way than making an appointment with me. I have seen too many people with an acute type of problem (one that has only lasted a short time) who are not serious about getting to the roots and making corrections in their physiology. If you only have a short-term symptom like a sore throat or a shoulder that just started hurting, it doesn't really interest me. Most people who see me have chronic conditions or conditions lasting more than two weeks.
10. If you generally think that people tend to take advantage of you, you are typically suspicious about people's motives, you tend to have poor loving relationships, and you feel like a victim, please, do not contact me. I wish you well, but you need a different doctor. Not me.
I'm also not the doctor for you if you think you are disabled and that nobody can help you, including me. This is very similar to point #1 above. Please don't come to me to prove that you are disabled. I will not support that kind of thinking.
11. You think you are in excellent health, but you only have terrible pain (of non-traumatic origin) lasting for a few weeks or more, and you just want me to make your pain go away for you. Well, unless you are willing to acknowledge that your terrible pain is a symptom produced by your own body and that a symptom so terrible is a reflection of your total level of health, please don't waste my time. Oh, do you say your pain is really not so terrible after all since your health is so excellent? Please don't waste my time.
If any of the above 11 describes you, then please rethink your desire to become my patient.
The questionnaire's last page says "and not for the treatment, or "cure" of any disease." If the purpose is not the cure, what is it? Does it mean that, once I finish the treatment, my issues are going to come back all again?
Stopping the symptoms of a disease with drugs (for as long as the drugs are taken) or forcing a reaction in the body (with a drug) that "cures" a disease is called a treatment of disease. This is different from improving your body's underlying condition and physiology by integrating your structure and function via chiropractic techniques and clinical nutrition. These don't force anything to happen like their drug therapy counterpart. Since we are not trying to force a reaction in the body, we don't use the words like "treatment" or "cure." However, we will help your body function better by giving it the things it needs (clinical nutrition, purification, a better functioning nervous system through specific chiropractic techniques, etc.). This is much more lasting than a temporarily acting drug, but it is not a forceful, one-time cure.
Most of the time, symptoms leave and don't return because a better level of functioning helps you have a better level of health. Sometimes a symptom can come back temporarily. This can happen, for example, if there is a food that a person needs to avoid, yet they had consumed that food against my advice or by accidental exposure. Naturally, if the person were still sensitive to that particular food, we would still expect there to be some reaction. Even if the reaction is much less than it ever was before, it is still a return of a symptom in this case. Eventually, even these kinds of reactions can disappear when the body has had enough time to heal.
So we don't say that we are "treating or curing disease" or that what we do is permanent, but it is the best way to help the body function at its peak potential and help you break out of the type of physiology that your body is experiencing right now.
I hope this is helpful for you to understand why those words are at the end of the forms.
I never eat those foods that you mentioned in your report to me, but your initial recommendation is to avoid them, or you are saying a food allergy or food sensitivity is part of my problem. But I never eat them, so how could they be a problem for me?
What if you were to eat one of those foods? What would you experience? During our testing, we are evaluating your body's response to contact with those foods. So, even though you never eat those foods, if you were to come in contact with them at this time, your body would have an adverse reaction.
Our recommendation is to avoid these foods until we find that they are no longer a threat to your health. This makes sense, right? We will address the reasons why you react to those foods in the first place. Soon, with the right nutritional and functional support, we will see if you can react less to those foods and possibly even stop reacting negatively to those foods.