Doctor • Los Angeles
Dr. Jeff Egler, MD is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has completed the certification training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. His favorites include skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. His aspirations include learning to play guitar, martial arts and to surf.
Health information technology (HIT), advanced biomarkers and predictive analytics, preventive medicine, hormone health, brain/mental health and wellbeing.
Academic Medicine/Faculty Development at UCLA
Drexel University College of Medicine
University of Colorado in Denver
American Board of Family Medicine, Institute of Functional Medicine
Years of Practice
About Dr. Egler
Dr. Jeff Egler, MD is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has completed the certification training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. He graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency training at the the University of Colorado in Boulder. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Academic Medicine/Faculty Development at UCLA before practicing the full spectrum of family medicine in a group practice in South Lake Tahoe for 5 years. Jeff was an Assistant Clinical Professor and residency Director of Health Information Technology at the University of Southern California for 5 years while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology. His goal is to clearly identify the values and health priorities of his patients as well as their underlying challenges and together cultivate an effective, efficient and sustainable plan that addresses the physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual aspects of the individual. Jeff spends his time playing with his son, reading and watching educational media and diving into outdoor adventures whenever he can. His favorites include skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. His aspirations include learning to play guitar, martial arts and to surf.
Interests: Health information technology (HIT), advanced biomarkers and predictive analytics, preventive medicine (cardiometabolic, cancer, etc.), hormone health (thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone health), brain/mental health and wellbeing, nutrition and digestive health; immunology and autoimmune disease, detoxification, energy and performance optimization, exercise science and genomics
Frequently asked questions
Can Parsley Health be my primary care physician?
We are considered a primary care practice, so we treat all conditions that a primary care doctor would. We are not specialists. However, if you need to see an OBGYN, cardiologist, or surgeon, for example, you will be referred appropriately. The costs associated with the services provided by specialists or any other healthcare provider outside of Parsley Health are not covered by your Parsley Health membership. Beyond visits, the primary mode of communication with our care team is messaging. We answer quickly during the week (within 24 - 48 hours) and always have a doctor on call to address urgent issues on weekends and holidays. We are often able to take care of acute issues without the need for a visit. A few points to remember about your Parsley Health membership: 1. We do not take insurance. However, we can provide paperwork for you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance. You can also pay for your membership using FSA/HSA dollars. 2. We are not available for same-day emergency appointments. 3. If you have a medical emergency, we recommend that you visit urgent care or an ER.
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We do not accept any form of insurance. Parsley Health is classified as a primary care practice, but insurance companies don’t recognize our membership model. After each medical visit, a lab manager can provide a superbill that you can submit to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. Many members choose to pay for their plans using FSA/HSA dollars.
What is included with my plan?
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Do I need health insurance if I have a Parsley Health membership?
A Parsley Health membership does not replace health insurance. We advise all members to maintain a separate health insurance plan of their choosing. For blood work, insurance frequently offers full coverage. Please also note that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) includes a requirement that all U.S. citizens purchase health insurance. A Parsley Health membership does not meet this requirement.
Is testing included in my membership fee? What costs can I expect to see?
Your doctor will work with you to customize testing orders based on your health needs and personal preferences. Costs for blood work and specialty tests are not included in the membership price. Blood work is usually covered by insurance. Specialty tests range in cost from $100 - $350. These tests, however, are completely optional.
What types of diagnostic testing does Parsley Health perform?
We offer both standard blood work and in-depth specialty testing to help construct a comprehensive picture of your health and better inform treatment. A personalized testing plan will be recommended by your doctor. All tests, however, are optional. Some of our most frequently prescribed specialty tests assess allergies, cortisol, genetics, microbiome health, and toxic metal levels.