Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, MD

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, MD


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    Dr. Yehuda Handelsman is the medical director and principal investigator of the Metabolic Institute of America and an endocrinologist in solo private practice in Tarzana, California, where he developed and successfully utilizes a comprehensive and unique, multiple-intervention approach to the cardio-metabolic high risk patient, preventing and managing obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has been listed repeatedly in “Top Doctors of Los Angeles”, “Southern California Super Doctors” and “Best Doctors of America”. Dr Handelsman is the IP-President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Chancellor of the American College of Endocrinology. He is chair and program director of the annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease; chair of the International Committee for Insulin Resistance; and senior scientific consultant for the Metabolic Endocrine Education Foundation. He has published extensively, performed research, and is a frequent lecturer on diabetes and its comprehensive treatment, focusing on a comprehensive approach to managing diabetes - controlling obesity, HTN, lipids, and the prevention of kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. Handelsman has also been a national and international consultant, and recognized expert on insulin resistance, metabolic syndromes, pre-diabetes, incretins and gut hormones, the gut-brain connection, and multi-hormonal obesity. He has also consulted and lectured on lipodystrophy, thyroid and osteoporosis.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Endocrinologist (Diabetes & Hormones Specialist)

    Education & Training

    L A Co-Usc Med Ctr, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Nyu Downtown Hosp, Internal Medicine (Residency)

    Other Degree - Tel Aviv University / Sackler Faculty of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine



    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Endocrinologist (Diabetes & Hormones Specialist), like Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, may include:

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    Top Insurances

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

    • Cigna

    • Humana Health

    • Medicare

    • UnitedHealthcare

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    Metabolic Institute of America

    18372 Clark St. #212

    Tarzana, CA 91356

    (818) 708-9942

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    Handelsman Yehuda Office

    18372 Clark St

    Ste 212

    Tarzana, CA 91356

    (818) 881-8252

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 4 reviews

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    Office Experience

    90% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    100% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    80% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    100% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Yehuda Handelsman an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Handelsman has been rated and reviewed by 4 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Handelsman, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & CVD

    Chair, Founder, & Program Director


    American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Yehuda Handelsman accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Yehuda Handelsman is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Yehuda Handelsman offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Handelsman's office at (818) 708-9942 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Yehuda Handelsman offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Handelsman's office at (818) 708-9942 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Yehuda Handelsman speak?

    Dr. Yehuda Handelsman speaks English and Hebrew.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Yehuda Handelsman have?

    Dr. Yehuda Handelsman is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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