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Dr. Shira Miller

Internal Medicine
Sherman Oaks, CA
26 years experience female

Locations

Shira Miller, M.D. inc.

Agoura Hills, CA

Address

28047 Dorothy Drive #209, Agoura Hills, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Shira Miller, M.D. Inc.

Sherman Oaks, CA

Office

Sherman Oaks, CA

About

Bio

As a wellness, menopause, postmenopause, and anti-aging physician I would like to personally introduce you to my intimate and unique private practice where I will provide you the very best natural treatments currently available, optimize your hormone levels and overall health, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases—all in the setting of high-level customer service. - Shira Miller, M.D. Board Certified | Internal Medicine Specializing in hormone optimization for both men and women.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Endocrinology

Gynecology

Holistic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, but you want to make sure there isn't another cause, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, or diabetes. Go get checked out by your doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No.: If you are worried about going into menopause early, you can have a pelvic ultrasound done to evaluate your "follicle count.".
A member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes. : Whenever you start suffering with menopausal symptoms of estrogen or Progesterone deficiency, you may start to use bioidentical hrt. This may be sever... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Numerous.: Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, so the entire body suffers once in menopause (when estrogen and Progesterone pro... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and e... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Low/Normal: If lh and fsh are low/normal, and testosterone is on the low end, then a trial of Clomiphene citrate or HCG could be done to determine if they are abl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends.: It depends on what you mean by "old" men. Testosterone levels in men decrease by about 1% per year, starting at the age of 30. The usual lab ranges a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
FSH Test: It is best to find an integrative medicine physician who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to treat menopause appropriately with cyclic... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, includ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends. : There is primary and secondary hypogonadism. In men, primary hypogonadism is caused by testicular cancer, trauma, or genetic disorders. Secondary hyp... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Healthy vegetarian?: I don't recommend vegetarianism, but if you must do it then at least include eggs in your daily meals.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See a therapist. : I recommend discuss this problem with a therapist, in order to discover why you are finding yourself alone all the time. Also, consider getting a pet.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It can. : Yes, high iron levels can effect both pituitary and testicles. Seek out phlebotomy treatments to reduce your iron levels.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends. : Depends on the cause of your pain and their findings in physical exam. In general though, they manipulate and realign the spine in their treatments.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and e... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Your skin. : The more nutritious your food, the healthier your body becomes, including your skin-which may cause you to look younger.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and e... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Normal. : Exercise increases testosterone levels. Also, any friction against your penis or thoughts you are having while exercising may get you excited. And, de... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends. : Depends on your specific treatment and needs. Speak with your chelation doctor about it. He/she should be guiding you on this matter.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Menopause Is Forever: In natural menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone. If your ovaries were removed during ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Xanthelasmas : Xanthomas and xanthelasmas are classic signs of high cholesterol. However, just overweight and obesity are sometimes enough.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Low cholesterol. : Cholesterol is the main building block for the production of steroid hormones, including testosterone. Vegan or vegetarian diets that don't contain en... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes. : Clomid (clomiphene) works great for male secondary hypogonadism. Low risk of rare side-effects. Conversion to Estradiol is a possibility, but that oc... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Take: Take a little walk. It will expand your lungs. Prevent p-n-a.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No. : Testosterone levels in the 300s although within the normal range, are actually low.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Syphilis. : Make sure he gets checked for syphilis and other stds.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Many. : The symptoms of low testosterone are depression, weight gain, muscle atrophy, osteopenia, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and more. But, these ar... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes. : Low testosterone can cause hot flashes and anxiety in men.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It should. : Cyclic bioidentical hormone therapy, using Estradiol and progesterone, restores menstruation in menopausal women. The wiley protocol is one type of su... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It varies. : Symptoms can range from missed menstrual periods, hot flashes, and vaginally dryness, to fatigue, depression, insomnia, and more.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Definitely.: Hormones levels (estrogen and progesterone) are actually very low to nonexistent in menopause.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Bioidentical hormone: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman'... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Supplements after 50: Vitamin d deficiency is an epidemic at all ages, so i recommend checking your 25-oh vitamin d level and supplementing accordingly. Women go into me... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Talk to your mom.: The best predictor of when you will go into menopause is the age your mom went into menopause. You can also check your amh blood level and antral foll... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Natural hormones. : Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing tho... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No. : By definition, menopause is when the ovaries have died and can no longer ovulate.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Clomiphene. : If it is due to secondary hypogonadism then try Clomiphene citrate. It an help increase sperm and testosterone levels.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Natural HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, includ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
What for?: If you are ovulating normally then your body should be producing plenty of progesterone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes.: I think menopause at any age is dangerous because it reflects a double hormone deficiency. It means the body is no longer producing both estrogen (es... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not recommended.: The birth control pill contains non-bioidentical hormones and increases coagulation and inflammatory factors due to digestion in the liver. Menopause... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Blood draw. : She's right. Get your testosterone level drawn at around 8am. However, there could be other causes so go get checked out by an internist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Vitamins for Teens.: Vitamin d deficiency is an epidemic at all ages, so i usually recommend getting tests and supplementing and increasing sun exposure accordingly.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
DHEA: Dhea converts very well to testosterone in women. Also, eating animal fat helps as cholesterol is a building block of all steroid hormones. Dhea and t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Numerous.: Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, so the entire body suffers once in menopause (when estrogen and Progesterone pro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: During perimenopause, the 3-10 years before menopause, there are frequently missed periods.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nutrition. : Exercise doesn't really help with weight loss. Look into a low-glycemic diet, or paleo diet. Also, make sure you don't have any metabolic problems pre... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You: You can lose weight while dining out! just don't order or eat sugars or carbs.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lose: Lose weight. It's the best treatment for sleep apnea.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Put: Put a tennis ball in the back of your t-shirt so that you are reminded not to sleep on your back.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Afshin Rahimi
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Truly great doctor and passionate about her work. All of my referrals to her have felt the same way.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr Shira Miller is a revelation! She is not happy until she has dealt with every single aspect of your well-being, making you feel as alive and vital as it is possible to feel. With sensitivity and un...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Wellness checkup. I'm in the health care profession and have been for many years. I'm not a doctor, but am a clinician at a university medical center. I have been Dr Miller's patient for several mont...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! While I am not sure if sleep deprivation is a direct cause in my low testosterone, your comment and chart is extremely helpful is the importance of sleep as I do have ma...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I will definitely try to find one of those ! I have tried a number of medications and they have not helped.
HealthTap member
Was told it had nothing to do with TL. Was also diagnosed with DUB after TL & put on two rounds of hormones & bc pills, did not help! No ins

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Israel Institute of Technology, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Touro College
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - San Diego
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - San Diego
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Highland General Hospital

Residency

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

Awards

Docs to Watch in 2012, Concierge Medicine Today
Grant: Effects of Natural Vs Man-Made Trans Fats on Lipoprotein, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Howard Hughes Scholar, University of California, San Diego

Affiliations

American College for Advancement in Medicine
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Institute for Functional Medicine
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