Shera Raisen, MD
11704 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Dr. Raisen is a board certified Family Practice physician who provides Western and complementary holistic medical care to the whole family, including children, teenagers, and mature adults. Dr. Raisen earned her M.D. at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City and completed a residency program in Family Practice in Los Angeles. As a healer, Dr. Raisen believes in empowering her patients through personally tailored diagnostic and treatment plans in order to attain their optimal health. She wants her patients to enjoy a sense of well being in body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Raisen provides care, commitment, and communication to her patients to help them achieve their health goals.
Her philosophy includes an idea from Dr. William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine. He said, “It is better to know the patient who has the disease, than to know the disease that the patient has.” She interviews people extensively about their medical concerns as well as about lifestyle including diet and exercise, family, current love relationships, career, and how they express themselves creatively. She pays special attention to emotional and spiritual issues.
In your sessions with Dr. Raisen, she practices Integrative Medicine, which combines the “best of both worlds” of Western medicine and complementary therapies. She uses nutrition, herbs, mind-body practices, and health assessment through specialized functional medicine tests. Only a few doctors carry out these tests which can evaluate the function of hormones, adrenal, liver and digestive systems. She treats women’s issues, such as menopause, with an integrative approach including natural hormones. With regard to mind-body practices, she uses such practices as hypnotherapy, meditation, and yoga to help to heal the body and mind.
Dr. Raisen’s special interests are women’s health and preventative medicine. She helps with concerns such as the following:
- Well woman gynecology
- Nutritional counseling
- Immune system function
- Menopausal symptoms
- Gastrointestinal disturbance
- Stress reduction
- Skin conditions
In her free time she enjoys yoga, dance and the creative arts. She is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Practice. She has enjoyed travel and medical work experiences in Native American reservations, rural India, Nepal, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Central America, and Europe. Her other interests and skills include cyberspace, sustainable living, Hebrew and Spanish, and meditation.
Visit Dr. Raisen’s Website
Click here for information on Integrative Medicine.