Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Services Questions

What is Angel Longevity Medical Center?

Angel Longevity Medical Center is a functional medicine center specializing in anti-aging medical services such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement and the treatment of autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses. Dr, Anju Mathur, our founder, has years of experience in the use of alternative medicine and has helped thousands of patients return to a much healthier and robust quality of life. She believes in finding and addressing the root cause of health problems, not the treatment symptoms. She also believes each patient is unique and thus specializes in the creation of personally tailored wellness programs with the range of medical services offered. 

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormones are the same hormones produced in the body, molecule by molecule. Derived mostly from plant material and modified in a lab, they are natural and accepted by the body because they identically match its own hormones.

What services do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of medical services aimed at helping our patients regain their health and youthful vitality. We are specialists in anti-aging services such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women. Additionally, we specialize in treatment services that get to the root cause of chronic diseases and auto-immune disorders. These include personalized nutritional programs, IV Therapies and natural hormone replacement therapy.

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How are IV therapies beneficial to the body?

Unfortunately the foods we eat and the compromised condition of most people’s digestive system leads to a problem of getting the body what it needs to rebuild and repair itself. IV Therapy is intended to bypass the digestive system and bring mega doses of much-needed vitamin, mineral and or essential fats to aid in the repair and healing of the body. Our patients benefit greatly from IV Therapies from our list of medical services.

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy delivers powerful antioxidants (EDTA) into the bloodstream intravenously to help remove plaque and calcium buildup from the arteries and veins, increasing blood circulation and reducing the risk of vascular disease.

How does the weight management program work?

Angel Longevity Medical Center customizes a weight loss and fitness plan for each individual that will help maintain a healthy weight. We design a program centered around balancing hormone levels, good nutrition, and proper physical activity to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing and health.

Are the physicians at Angel Longevity Medical Center experts?

Yes, all the doctors at Angel Longevity Medical Center are board certified and considered experts in their field. Dr. Anju Mathur is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and has helped hundreds of people achieve a better quality and quantity of life.

Are there any side effects to any of these therapies?

Fortunately, all the therapies we use are natural. Therefore, the risk of any side effects is quite minimal and in most cases nonexistent. However, there are contraindications to some of our IV Therapies and that is why it is essential to have a doctor’s consultation before having any IV Therapy. Our professional staff is the best in Los Angeles and we are proud to say that because of their professionalism and expertise our patients enjoy the best of what our therapies have to offer without experiencing any unnecessary side effects.

What kind of laboratory testing does Angel Longevity Medical Center conduct?

We offer a wide variety of testing for our patients. We use blood, urine, saliva and stool tests as needed to diagnose and treat your problems. We also refer out to specialists to perform additional tests as necessary. Our testing is very thorough and precise and Dr. Mathur is expert in the interpretation of your tests and using them to create individual treatment programs from our medical services.

Does hormone replacement therapy actually slow down the aging process?

Hormone therapy is designed to rebalance hormones to a more youthful level, return your vitality and help you enjoy the highest quality of life for the longest period of time. The aging process is sped up by a number of additional factors such as nutrition, environmental stress and spiritual and emotional stress. Our approach for those patients who truly want to slow down the aging process is the not only balance hormone levels but improve the patient’s overall health by addressing all the factors that speed us to poor health and premature old age.

Do you take insurance?

This probably our most commonly asked question. The simple answer is that we do not bill insurance. We do use a lab for certain blood tests that accepts virtually all insurance. However, we use several different labs depending on the test needed and not all of them accept insurance. For our non-lab related charges, we do provide a superbill which our patients can submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement and depending on the insurance coverage many of our patients receive reimbursement on a good portion of their treatment.

Dr. Mathur’s decision to not bill insurance is a decision that has not come lightly. The bottom line is she has made a choice that her patient’s health is more important than their insurance coverage. The hard cold truth is once you become an insurance based practice the insurance industry dictates what you charge, what treatment protocol is acceptable etc. What effectively happens is the insurance industry dictates your health care not your doctor. One prime example of this is the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Dr. Mathur is a highly trained specialist in this field and she firmly believes that specially compounded Bioidentical Hormones are far superior to synthetic hormones. However, insurance will not cover BHRT. So the choice is to do something that is detrimental to the health of the patient in order to collect insurance or do what is right for the patient. Dr. Mathur has made her business philosophy based on what is best for the patient.

We do understand that having to pay cash can be a hardship on our patients as many are used to going to doctors who accept insurance. However, what we find is the vast majority of those doctors, because of their training and the insurance orientation of their practice, are very limited in what they are able to do for their patients and the patient suffers health wise.

This is unacceptable to us. We want you well. In the long run coming to our practice and getting back to health is the most economical thing you can do. The statistics show very clearly that the out of pocket expense for people with insurance is going up and up because they are not really getting well. Our model is to get to the basic cause of your problem and get you back to a state of wellness where you do not need to continue to see a doctor due to deterioration of your health over time.

Take our alternative medicine challenge. Come see us, get back to health and see for yourself that even if your insurance ends up not covering anything that getting healthier and staying healthy ends up saving you money in the long run.