Myles Spar, MD, MPH, is Director of Integrative Medicine at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center. A clinical instructor in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Spar is actively engaged in research and writing about quality of care and integrative medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Spar obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University, and earned a Masters in Public Health from UCLA. He has served as a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders since 1991.
“I became a doctor because I wanted to ease people’s pain. At our Tuesday chronic pain management program, I get to do that every week. Many of our patients suffer from injuries incurred at jobs where they perform manual labor or repetitive movements. Reluctant to miss work for a doctor’s appointment, eventually the pain from the injury becomes debilitating.
Our patients are often skeptical that things like therapy, stress-management, or acupuncture can help them feel better. After experiencing the program, they become our strongest advocates, telling their co-workers and family members to come to the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center!
The ability to be healthy and pain free should not be based on income level. I am so proud to lead VFC’s Integrative Medicine Program, which serves as a model for other clinics and hospitals around the country who want to provide all patients access to truly comprehensive healthcare.”
– Dr. Myles Spar, MD, MPH, Director of Integrative Medicine, Venice Family Clinic