If all you know about seizures and epilepsy comes from movies, chances are you picture a person shaking violently and foaming at the mouth after seeing too many flashing lights. While that’s one of the faces of epilepsy, the seizure disorder doesn’t always look that way.
Over the last 20 years as a licensed medical doctor and surgeon specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Tolbert has cared for a countless number of patients who have suffered pain due to unimaginable tragedy—surgical complications, gunshot wounds to the head, rape, spine trauma, cancer—and our Center has seen amazing results when regenerative injection therapies are added to traditional methods for treating pain.
The Tolbert Center is proud to announce that Dr. NaNotchka Chumley, D.O., MPH, will join the practice to lead our primary care services. Dr. Chumley has been practicing family medicine and urgent care in the Greater Los Angeles area for more than 20 years.
With nearly 2.5 million Americans said to be addicted to prescription opioids or heroin, there is no doubt that we are in the midst of an epidemic involving addiction to painkillers.
As of September 2016, 34 percent of the physicians in the United States were female, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and only a percentage of those physicians hold leadership positions. Here is a list of female physicians who have risen to powerful positions within hospitals, health systems and medical societies.