Abundant beauty and natural resources top the list of things to love in this region, as do the many skilled and talented area health and wellness providers. Whatever health needs may arise, finding an expert provider to address concerns and keep us fit and healthy is a breeze. Here are a few of our favorites!
AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com focuses on providing consistent short- or long-term care, starting with making the right match between the care recipient and caregivers—something they excel in. They take the stress out of the process by helping to create practical solutions to caregiving dilemmas by taking the weight off your shoulders and putting it on theirs.
They offer a complimentary in-home or phone consultation and put together a plan of care that will provide the best outcome and maintain the best quality of life for loved ones.
They have been providing eldercare services in the area for more than 25 years. Their supervisor of direct care is a certified senior advisor and geriatric care manager. Additionally, they are state licensed, and all their caregivers are cleared on a state registry.
For more information call 805.322.8822 or visit AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com.
AME Medical Group
AME Medical Group, Inc. is a cohort of well-qualified providers, creating a knowledge base of world-class intellectual capital in urgent care. Established in 1997, AME Medical Group is structured to provide urgent care services to communities spanning across the Los Angeles County in eight different locations.
AME’s management and office staff allows providers to focus exclusively on performing evaluations, while eliminating the burden of administrative responsibilities. They offer same day appointments to patients and the wait time is less than 15 minutes. They accept Covered California, Medicare, Medi-Cal and all major PPO and HMO health insurances. Cash patients and walk-ins are welcome.
They are conveniently located in the Agoura Hills Medical Plaza at 29525 Canwood Street in Suite 200. As flu season is here, come in today to get a flu shot for only $15.99. AME Medical Group is your doctor after hours.
For more information, call 562.923.6060.
New gym. New experience.
Athletic Society is a fitness experience that caters to a variety of needs. The community offers easy access to personal training, studio classes, aquatics, wellness programs, rejuvenation, robust training programs, state-of-the-art equipment and much more. As a transformational athletic facility, they encourage members to achieve the highest level of sustainable fitness.
With locations in Westlake Village and West Valley, fitness classes include Pilates, hatha yoga, Latin jazz, gentle yoga, HIIT training, cardio dance, spinning, Vinyasa flow, Zumba, kickboxing, aquatics and barre.
For more information, call 805.778.0888; 818.884.5034; or visit AthleticSociety.com.
California Health and Longevity Institute
Dermatologist Dr. Ronald Moy, Jeffrey So PA-C, and Jillian Roy FNP-C from the California Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake Village are dedicated to making their patients look and feel their best.
At the California Health and Longevity Institute, the approach is simple: Be proactive about health. Embrace scientific innovation and time-tested healing traditions. Draw on experts from all fields. Enjoy the process. Here, integrative experiences incorporate both western medicine and eastern philosophies. They focus on delivering exactly what you need, so that you can focus on living well.
With services from general dermatology, cosmetics, bioidentical hormone replacement and more, they are confident they can customize a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
For more information, call 818.575.8000; or visit Chli.com
Conejo Hearing Center
Christine Wilson is the owner of Conejo Hearing Center in Westlake Village and has been a licensed Audiologist since 1999. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences in Audiology, both from California State University, Northridge. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.
Christine is committed to educating her patients and improving their quality of life through better hearing, using state-of-the art medical diagnoses and providing a wide variety of the best and most current hearing technology. By utilizing prevention, diagnosis and treatment, she helps children, adults and seniors to retain or recover their ability to communicate so they can lead full, confident and productive lives.
For more information, call 818.991.3800 or visit ConejoHearingCenter.com.
Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center
Doctors Duben and Erickson are able to use a combination of holistic therapies to help their patients reduce and control many symptoms. They aim to help patients understand what is causing their symptoms and find ways to address the issue in a holistic, natural manner.
They understand that the three main influences on the body are structure, nutrition and emotions. The body’s structure is sensitive to injury and will be thrown out of balance if an injury or illness occurs that creates inflammation and pain.
One of the most effective tools is nutrition. By eliminating foods that increase inflammation and adding whole food supplements, a person can begin the healing process and give the body the nutrients it needs to heal.
Emotion is also another key component in the healing process. Doctors Duben and Erickson can help patients uncover emotional imbalances that can hamper the healing process.
For more information, call 805.494.1339; or visit DocDuben.com.
At Harmony Place, the focus is on potential rather than pathology. They anticipate the issues inherent in living sober for individuals leaving treatment. Like most good addiction treatment centers, Harmony Place utilizes evidenced-based practices to deliver intensive individualized care to clients. Beyond that, they take pride in two other areas: An emphasis on daily one-on-one psychotherapy and their pointed aftercare planning. They strongly endorse clients to continue treatment in an outpatient setting and sober living. To that end, Harmony Place has an extended outpatient treatment program and transitional housing where they concentrate on key components for long-term recovery—productivity in life and in the workforce.
If you or a loved one is seeking freedom from the ravages of drug and alcohol addiction, or co-occurring mental health issues, the admissions team is here to answer questions and assist in the process of finding a placement where your full potential can be realized.
For more information, call 855.652.9048 or visit HarmonyPlace.com.
Home Helpers Home Care helps seniors that have reached the point in their lives where they need and deserve additional help from an experienced, professional caregiver to continue living independently at home. This help might include medication reminders, preparing meals, running errands, bathing, help getting dressed, companionship, memory and dementia care, light housekeeping and transportation. This assistance with everyday life helps seniors and their families feel comfortable and safe while they continue living in their own home.
Home Helpers has served the local communities of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County for more than 11 years. When people ask what sets them apart, the answer is simple: “We treat every client as if they were a member of our own family.”
Home Helpers strives to provide the highest quality caregivers. They are licensed and insured, and their caring staff is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, call 818.968.0992; or visit HomeHelpersHomeCare.com/ThousandOaks.
At HRC Fertility’s Encino and Westlake Village offices, their five fertility specialists are committed to giving patients every available treatment option to achieve their dreams of parenthood.
Robert Boostanfar, MD, FACOG; Diana Chavkin, MD, FACOG; Michael Feinman, MD, FACOG; Alison Peck, MD, FACOG; and David Tourgeman, MD, FACOG all provide the most advanced treatments available in a state-of-the-art embryology lab and surgery center, including successfully helping patients with failed cycles at other centers become pregnant at HRC.
Available services include intrauterine insemination (IUI); in vitro fertilization (IVF); genetic disease screening and gender selection; egg freezing; and options for third-party parenting, including egg and sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. The Encino clinic also has onsite acupuncture services as a complementary therapy to traditional fertility treatments.
For more information, call 818.788.7288 (Encino); 805.374.1737 (Westlake Village), or visit HavingBabies.com to learn about monthly seminars and webinars. Seminar and webinar attendees receive a free consult with the presenting HRC physician ($350 value).
Khanna Vision Institute
From the time we open our eyes in the morning until we close them at bedtime, our eyes play a very important role in our lives and well-being. So when refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia affect our freedom, an experienced, skilled surgeon like Dr. Rajesh Khanna of Khanna Vision Institute is essential to restoring your vision.
Dr. Khanna has more than 25 years of experience as a specialist performing thousands of successful vision correction procedures. He provides each patient with individualized care, offering various options like PIE, LASIK, Superlasik, ICL, Cosmetic Pterygium and strengthening cornea with cross linking.
Khanna Vision Institute, with offices in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, Inglewood and Oxnard, offers affordable no-interest monthly payment plans to help make the technology accessible to everyone who needs it.
Call 805.250.4530 to schedule a consultation or visit KhannaInstitute.com.
Los Robles Health System
Offering “world-class care close to home,” Los Robles Hospital has been the source for family health care for more than 50 years. With six locations—including a Level II Trauma center, the state-of-the-art Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, a dedicated Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as imaging and urgent care centers across the Conejo Valley—their dedication to you and your loved ones runs strong—#TOSTRONG.
In addition, as part of HCA Healthcare, Los Robles Health System is the gateway to clinical trials and expert knowledge from a collaborative network driven by physicians and nurses across the nation.
The main hospital campus of Los Robles Health System is in the middle of a major expansion that will see the Emergency Department grow from 23 to 36 bays in 2021. The more than $100 million investment will also result in enhanced imaging and surgery services, in addition to redesigned and refreshed floors throughout the hospital.
For more information, call 877.888.5746; or visit LosRoblesHospital.com.
Luminous Clarity Family Therapy
Brittney Henderson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is passionate about working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, complex trauma, PTSD, grief/loss and chronic mental illness.
Her formal education and practice over the years have given her the necessary tools, knowledge and experience to support and guide individuals through any debilitating issues and on to a brighter future replete with luminous clarity.
“Asking for help can be incredibly difficult,” Brittney says. “I commend you on taking this essential first step on your journey of healing, happiness, self-discovery and personal growth. My therapeutic work begins with compassion, understanding, and nonjudgment. I utilize an eclectic approach that allows me to draw from and utilize tools from various therapeutic modalities in order to meet each individual’s unique needs. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to create an individualized treatment plan that allows for maximum growth and healing to occur.”
For more information, call 805.267.1869; or visit Luminous-Clarity.com.
“Exercise disguised as fun.”
That’s what many customers of Pedego 101 Electric Bikes in Westlake Village have to say about their e-bikes. On an electric-assist bike you can pedal as hard as you like, but you can also relax if the going gets too tough. Do the ride you want, whether it has hills or not.
With comfortable seats and wider tires, Pedego e-bikes make riding more enjoyable, which means you’ll want to ride more often. Pedego has a variety of styles from super sporty e-mountain bikes to cool classic beach cruisers and everything in between. They also come in sizes to fit just about everybody, and the owners of the shop specialize in helping find the right bike for your needs.
Let the caring folks at Pedego 101 show you how an e-bike can make you healthier and happier all at the same time. Try one today!
For more information, call805.379.9245; or visit PedegoElectricBikes.com/dealers/westlake-village/.
Evan Litchfield started Pre|Post with office workers in mind.
“I worked in an office and heard all the complaints; people couldn’t do the things they used to do but felt stuck because of their lack of time and motivation and direction.”
Evan later earned his certification as a Personal Trainer through NASM and also found The Egoscue Method, which looks at the entire body because the site of the pain is rarely the cause of the pain.
“By getting rid of the pain, clients can look forward to goals they didn’t think were possible anymore—weight loss, muscle gain, mobility and easier daily activities,” Evan says. “I can help people with things like scoliosis, kyphosis, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis. People often feel like they are stuck with these diagnoses—that’s not true. They can still get help.”
For more information, call 805.479.6800 or visitPrePostWellness.com.
Q 360 Club
Q 360, a state-of-the-art healing center designed to foster optimal health in mind-body-spirit, uses a holistic approach to harness a wide range of energy fields to accelerate healing and amplify healing capabilities.
They offer full-body scans and analysis, providing valuable information about the state of an individual’s body in real time. The scan identifies almost any type of ailment by scanning and analyzing every function and body system, including the health of all organs, tissue, blood, chromosomes and metabolic functioning. It detects any type of infection, bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungus, toxins, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, as well as every possible metabolic state that might be classified as “disease” by allopathic medicine. Once health concerns have been identified, an algorithm is sent back to the compromised cells to correct discord and bring balance back to the body. DNA function can also be rejuvenated to improve skin vitality, helping clients look and feel younger.
RestoraVita Medical Group
As an OB-GYN, expert in Functional Medicine and the founder of RestoraVita Medical Group, Dr. Rosimar Torres-Leon—who is also a mother and wife—knows firsthand how fatigue and other debilitating symptoms can affect women striving to do it all.
The good news is that “you are not alone,” Dr. Torres-Leon emphasizes. “Treating these symptoms has healed so many patients in my practice.”
Common topics she deals with relating to menopausal changes involve hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, mood disorders, low libido, low concentration, skin changes, and the ability to metabolize fat, especially in the stomach area.
At RestoraVita Medical Group, women suffering from these symptoms and more undergo lab work to rule out certain factors to determine a diagnosis.
“They are well understood by functional medicine physicians… we are trained to diagnose and treat the symptom or syndrome accordingly to every single patient,” Dr. Torres-Leon says.
For more information, call 805.480.1810 or visit RestoraVita.com.
Philip Shindler, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Philip Shindler, DDS, believes everyone deserves an A-List smile! Offering a full range of dental and cosmetic services for the whole family, Dr. Shindler is a trusted local dentist with a reputation for excellence. He and his caring team of experienced, skilled dental professionals take pride in creating beautiful and healthy smiles for all ages.
Compassionate, expert care provided in a comfortable, welcoming dental office employing the latest state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology can be counted on at Philip Shindler Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Knowing that many people may feel anxious about visiting the dentist, the entire staff makes it their mission to ensure each patient’s visit is as pain- and anxiety-free as possible. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!
For more information, call 805.495.0187 or visit PhilipShindlerDDS.com.
St. Charles Spine Institute
At St. Charles Spine Institute, Dr. Spayde and his associates have been treating neck and spine problems with the latest technology and innovations. Dr. Spayde has been performing artificial disc replacement in the neck for more than a decade and he continues to provide the most advanced treatments for his patients. The key goals of cervical artificial disc replacement surgery are to relieve nerve compression while also maintaining motion at the repaired spinal level. Duplicating the natural disc’s form and function with an artificial disc is challenging and the technology continues to advance.
At St. Charles Spine Institute, Dr. Spayde and his associates are performing clinical trials and are excited to introduce a new artificial disc from Europe with better performance and replacement of normal disc function. Contact St. Charles Spine Institute to find out if you are a candidate for the newest cervical spine treatments.
For more information, call 805.379.2322; or visit StCharlesSpine.com.
Vibrance Health is at the forefront of the paradigm shift away from treating illness toward promoting optimal health. At Vibrance, they believe they can work with the wisdom of the body to maximize its natural healing potential, as opposed to simply managing symptoms. Studies indicate that 80% of illness is lifestyle-related.
Dr. Darren Clair takes the time to listen to his patients’ concerns and offer programs and lifestyle changes that fit each individual’s unique circumstances. Vibrance Health offers programs that include vitamin infusions, weight loss, natural hormone therapy, nutritional supplements, CVAC, meditation and breathing classes, as well as PEP stem cell infusions. It is their goal at Vibrance Health to help all of their patients attain and maintain optimal health at every age.
For more information, call 805.206.3992 or visit VibranceHealth.com.
Westlake Body Contouring
Since opening Westlake Body Contouring in 2015, Dr. Dianne Lalena Sandberg has provided the opportunity for hundreds of people to experience the amazing power of LED light therapy to essentially “melt” fat and dissolve inches.
Those who have undergone this body-sculpting technology include local celebrities and professional athletes.
“I enjoy seeing the look on my patients’ faces when they have just lost 3-6 inches after their first treatment,” says Dr. Dianne. “Finally, they see instant gratification and it’s a fabulous kickstart for them.”
In addition to the fat loss results, Dr. Dianne’s patients experience relief from various health conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis and joint issues.
“It’s extremely exciting and gratifying to see the light easing the pain and improving the quality of life for so many people,” says Dr. Dianne. “No other device on the market has this capability or power.”
For more information call 818.852.7352 or visit WestlakeBodyContouring.com.