Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Internal Medicine
5620 Wilbur Avenue Suite 221
Tarzana, CA 91356 Get Directions
818.774.9225

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My practice is different from traditional primary care practices because it revolves entirely around you - your health, your goals, your needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I am able to work as your partner to help keep you as healthy as possible for as long as possible. I have the time to really get to know my patients, and nothing is more rewarding than helping them consistently reach their wellness goals.
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Dr. Kovar's Credentials

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Residency:
National Health Service Corporation
Winona, MO
Volunteer Physician 1972-1974
Kaiser Hospital/Sunset
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1974-1975
UCLA Sepulveda Veterans Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1975-1977

Internship:
USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
1971-1972

Medical School:
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1971

Undergraduate:
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1967

American Board of Internal Medicine
Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center
Member:
International Atherosclerosis Society
American Diabetes Association
National Lipid Association
American Medical Association
Volunteer:
Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps/L.A.
M.E.N.D.
Reading, gardening, float decorating City of Burbank, Tournament of Roses Parade
from Jack in CA March 30, 2017 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Dr. Kovar has been my personal physician for 35+ years. There is no one better. He has helped me through four kidney stones with ease and many other issues, making my good health a top priority!

from Ann Marie in CA March 24, 2017 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

I have been with Doctor Kovar for over 15 years, even before MDVIP.
He has always been there when I needed him for health problems and
gets me in to other specialists to address and solve my health issues.

I remember returning from a vacation with an infection that had been
active for over a week. It was a 4th of July weekend and I said i could
come in on Monday… See more

from Dorothy in CA March 24, 2017 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Dr. Kovar's patience and compassion is always apparent when I visit the office for a rare medical need. I'm very healthy, so I don't see him a lot but he was there for counsel and guidance as we got my husband, Tom, his 7 years since DX of Alzheimer's disease. Whenever there was a question, I knew I could call Jerry and he would offer advice or, if necessary, come and see… See more

from Philip E. in CA March 10, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Dr. Kovar has always been there for me whenever I needed him. He advised and comforted me through Prostate Cancer care and a By-Pass Operation from decision making to recovery. He has always been responsive and sensitive to my health care issues. He is a very caring doctor.

from Annette in CA February 18, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Had blood work done on a Friday. Received phone call from Dr Kovar on Sat.
at 730am informing me to get to emergency hospital room asap due to a 7.6
potassium, which is a medical emergency. He was there to meet me and I was
hospitalized for treatment. After one week my potassium is down to 5.0. I am
blessed with a doctor who care, pays attention and takes charge. I… See more

from Beth in CA February 10, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Kovar's since before he joined MDVIP. Although reluctant initially due to the cost of becoming a member of MDVIP I KNOW that Dr. Kovar is worth it. Between Kim and Sarah as well as Dr. Kovar, I have never had to wait to get an appointment !!!! I have never doubted that his medical expertise for my care would be overridden by someone else thinking solely… See more

from Marshall in CA February 7, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Jerry opened up a new world of proactive healthy living for me. I feel fortunate to have him as my personal physician,

from Shirley in CA February 6, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Dr. Kovar,

Bob and I find you deeply caring and proactive regarding our health issues. Thank you so much for giving us the reassurance that when we pick up the phone or visit the office we will have your complete attention and expertise.
You are the best!

from Norma in CA February 6, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

Who knew there was a National Doctor Day holiday. Just wanted to thank you for being there when I needed you. Wishing you good health, happiness and prosperity. Norma

from Laurie in CA February 5, 2014 for Gerald M. Kovar, MD

I have known Dr. Kovar for a very long time, even before he became a doctor with MDVIP. He was a good doctor even then. I love going to see him, we have a good time together, he makes me laugh, and his office staff is very friendly.

When I was sick last year, he called me twice at home to see how I was feeling and if I was doing okay. I don't know any doctors today who would even… See more

Annual Membership Fee

450.00per quarter
900.00per semi-annual
1,800.00per year
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