Shera Raisen - Parsley Health
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Shera Raisen

Doctor • Los Angeles

About Dr. Raisen

Shera Raisen, MD is an Ivy-league alumna, board-certified Family Practice physician who provides Western and complementary holistic medical care. Dr. Raisen earned her M.D. at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City and completed a residency program in Family Practice in Los Angeles. As a healer, Dr. Raisen believes in empowering her patients through personally tailored diagnostic and treatment plans in order to attain their optimal health. She wants her patients to enjoy a sense of well being in body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Raisen provides care, commitment, and communication to her patients to help them achieve their health goals. She is particularly interested in women’s health and preventive medicine, and treats women in menopause with bioidentical hormones, men with male hormones, and thyroid and adrenal issues.

In her free time she enjoys yoga, dance and the creative arts. Her interests include telomeres, swing dancing, Leonardo Da Vinci, yoga, hiking in the Himalayas, rhythm guitar. and Sherlock Holmes. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. And is on the Board of Advisors for Sun Chlorella and has lectured for groups such as MENSA. She has. enjoyed travel and medical work experiences in Native American reservations, rural India, Nepal, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Central America, and Europe. Her other interests and skills include public speaking, sustainable living, and meditation

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.

Is Parsley Health covered by insurance?

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?

What’s Included: Doctor’s visit(s) Health coaching visit(s) Online billing and scheduling Unlimited messaging with your care team through an online patient portal (Parsley Membership only) Prescriptions for medications and supplements (Parsley Membership only) In addition to our services, you’ll have access to: Our online supplement store at a discounted price Members-only events Exclusive access to and deals from our wellness partners - our favorite places to sweat, stretch, zen, and shop!

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.

Find out if Parsley Health is perfect for you. Schedule a free call with one of our health care advisors.