Dr. GottliebWelcome to my medical practice

I want to make your experience with the rapidly changing medical care system as efficient and seamless as possible. Please navigate through the headings below to find detailed information about my practice.

Directions, Hours, & Parking

Since April, 2014 my office is in Suite 401 (just down the hall from my previous office) at 5901 W. Olympic Blvd. The building is on the north side of of Olympic Blvd, directly across from Olympia Medical Center. My phone number is 323-525-1101 and the fax is 323-954-1081.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointment Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The parking structure is located at the corner of Olympic and Genesee St., one block from the building. We do not validate parking. Metered street parking is available. Please be aware that there is no street parking on Olympic Blvd after 3 p.m. This is strictly enforced (Sorry…your car will be towed promptly at 3:00 if it is parked there).

Contacting The Office

My phone number is still 323-525-1101. The fax number is 323-954-1081. If you need to reach me by email please use the form on the website. For lab results my staff will send them to you by fax or email as a PDF. Sometime this year you will be able to access your lab results directly online. My medical assistants do not interpret test results so if you have questions about their significance or a plan of action please direct them to me. If you need the lab results interpreted, make an appointment with me to go over them, or if they are not critical I will review them with you at your next regular visit. I will phone you with any result that I feel needs immediate action.

Contacting the Doctor Directly

Please use the form on the Contact page to send me brief medical inquiries only. (However, please don’t send me routine requests for prescription refills, etc, through the contact form – see Prescriptions, below.) I hope you will understand that time limitations dictate that my replies will also be brief. Multiple issues usually require an office visit.

Appointments

Appointments can be made by calling 323-525-1101 and speaking with one of our receptionists or you may send an email to request a call-back for an appointment. Our electronic medical records system (EMR) phones reminders about your upcoming appointment. Please excuse the weird computer voice.

Prescription Refills

Patients are encouraged to anticipate their prescription needs as early as possible to allow for communication with their pharmacy. Please ask your pharmacy to request refills electronically or, if needed, by fax to 323-954-1081. We prefer you handle prescriptions in these ways or by emailing us.

Insurances

My practice accepts PPO insurances and Medicare and Medi-Cal. The practice does not participate in HMO or managed care insurance plans including Medi-Cal managed care. New patients and existing patients whose insurance has changed are encouraged to provide your new insurance information prior to your visit (fax to 323-954-1081) and bring your card to the visit so that our staff can confirm your coverage. Deductibles and co-payments will be collected at the time of service.

Hospitals

I am on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center. Dr. Vivian Shirvani, an internist and infectious diseases physician, provides hospital coverage for me at Cedars Sinai.

Evening and Weekend Coverage

The practice is covered 24-7. During the week I take my own night call. Weekend coverage is sometimes shared between myself and my colleague Dr. Phillip Musikanth.

References

At this time, you can find reviews of my practice at Vitals and Healthgrades.