Frequently Asked Questions
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1. Who are you, doctor?

2. What do you do, doctor?

3. Where is 260 S Beverly Dr, and where do I park? - Free Parking@216 S Beverly

4. Office hours are during weekdays, not weekends.

5. Why do you do what you do?

6. Why do people come to see you?

7. Why should I choose you to be my primary health care provider?

8. How soon can I get an appointment to see you?

9. Do you take my insurance? I have "out of network benefits."

10. How will I know how much it costs to continue with you? We discuss this at your 2nd visit.

11. How long will it take for me to experience results? see Dr. Barry Lieberman: reviews

12. How do I get the most benefit from the care in your office?

13. What is the best way for me to refer my friends and family?

14. I live too far from you. Do you do long distance consultations via email, phone, or skype?

15.How much for that?
      See our Fees and Flexible Payment Options page

16. How can I know if I qualify to come to you? What kind of things would disqualify me from being accepted as your patient?

Answer: These few uncommon things disqualify a person from being accepted as my patient:

These Things Disqualify You from Becoming Our Patient

1. First and Foremost: You absolutely know that it is not humanly possible for someone else to help you. But to satisfy a request of someone who referred you, you decide to give us a try anyway. 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. 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.
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 patients' problems, and that 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 kind of thinking first, before ever setting up an appointment. It 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 only 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 at your second visit, including estimated costs, so you'll know for yourself 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. You want to take the doctor's role? Go ahead; just not at my office, nor under my care.
6. You want another one of your doctors, who has never studied, been trained, nor become an expert in chiropractic, nutrition, or functional medicine, to oversee my recommendations for you. That's the same as "too many chefs." No way.
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 responses—because someone else gave you their advice; even an unlicensed practitioner who does not understand the fine nuances of your current program. This is sabotage. Please just hop past my office and don't bother me with this nonsense.
8. You have a resistance to do anything new, or different, or to follow my directions.  This is like being a dogmatically positioned skeptic of alternative medicine science (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 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, it doesn't really interest me. Most people who see me have chronic conditions, or at least lasting more than 2 weeks.
10. If you generally think that people tend to take advantage of you, you generally are 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. 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 that terrible is a reflection of your total level of health, please don't waste my time. Oh, your pain is really not that terrible after all since your health is so excellent? Don't waste my time.
If any of the above 11 describes you, then please rethink your desire to become my patient.

17. 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?

Answer: 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 than improving the underlying condition and physiology of your body 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, "treatment," or "cure." However, we are going to help your body function better, by giving it the things it needs (clinical nutrition, purification, better functioning nervous system through specific chirpractic 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 were a food that a person needed 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 then 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 disease," 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

18. 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?

Answer: 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 a negative 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 are able to react less to those foods, and possibly even stop reacting negatively to those foods.
In support of your health,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 -     310-282-8882
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Being a nutritionist is naturally part of the scope of chiropractic in California. Dr. Lieberman includes being a holistic nutritionist in his chiropractic practice in Beverly Hills. California, part of greater Los Angeles

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