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About Glenna Tolbert M.D.

Dr. Glenna Tolbert is a double board-certified physician, who has specialized in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury medicine since 1993.

Dr. Tolbert has developed holistic comprehensive approaches, and programs, to treat persons with disabilities, subsequent trauma, or illness. Secondly, she teaches and published her approaches as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine. In addition, she is certified by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Examiner, (QME), for workers injured on the job.

WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DOES DR. TOLBERT HAVE?

As a rehabilitation physician, Dr. Tolbert has successfully completed one year of Internal Medicine training, and subsequently, a three-year PM&R Residency Program. She pursued additional training in Spinal Cord Medicine, and Interventional Pain Procedures.


WHAT CONDITIONS DO PM&R PHYSICIANS TREAT?

As a PM&R physician, Dr. Tolbert treats any disability resulting from disease or injury involving any organ system. The conditions that rehabilitation physicians manage span the entire spectrum, from the most complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes. Dr. Tolbert's goal is to decrease pain, and enhance performance without surgery.

General Medical Conditions (i.e obesity, low energy, weakness)

Carpal Tunnel
Neck Pain
Back Pain
Sports Injuries
Industrial/Work Injuries
Herniated Disc
Pinched Nerve
Arthritis
Stroke
Brain Injury
Concussion


HOW DOES DR.TOLBERT AS A REHABILITATION PHYSICIAN DIAGNOSE?

The specific diagnostic tools, same as those used by other physicians, consist of medical histories, physical examinations, and imaging studies, with the addition of special techniques in electrodiagnostic medicine like electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and somatosensory evoked potentials; and musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound. These techniques help Dr. Tolbert to diagnose conditions that cause pain, weakness, and numbness.

PRIOR TO FOUNDING THE CENTER, HER PAST POSITIONS INCLUDE:

Chief, Adult Brain Injury Service in the Neuro-trauma Division at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
Co-director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program for the UCLA Multicampus Program
Medical Director, Casa Colina Childrens' Center
Chief, Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Clinic at the Department of Veterans Affairs
Team Physician, Wheelchair Sports Department, Department of Veterans Affairs
Medical Disability Consultant, State of California

 

 

Glenna Tolbert M.D.