120 S Spalding Drive, Suite 205, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021234.066244 -118.408575
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
At the end of February of 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage I DCIS II breast cancer. Not soon after my diagnosis, I decided to have a double mastectomy. After a referral from Dr. Jay Orringer, I decided to interview Dr. Kristi Funk at the Pink Lotus Breast Center. Everyone in the office is so nice and helpful. They made me feel at ease from the moment I stepped in for my appointment. It made me less nervous about the surgery knowing that I was in such good hands. From the time I met Dr. Funk, I felt completely at ease. Dr. Funk was very caring and very informative. She took the time to explain every part of the surgery and diagnosis to me (mastectomy and reconstruction). As soon as I had any blood test done, Dr. Funk would call me personally to let me know what the result was.
After the mastectomy portion of the surgery, Kristi came up from the surgery room and meticulously explained each part of the surgery and told my family exactly how the surgical procedure went. Whenever I go into the office for my post operative checkup (every 6 months checking on the lymph nodes), she always greets me with a hug and asks how I am doing. It is so comforting that she truly cares about all of her patients. She is such a wonderful surgeon! My scarring is minimal and I most importantly I have my health back,
With her wealth of experience, Dr. Funk made a bad experience better and I am so happy with the results so far.
There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe the brilliant and extraordinary Dr. Kristi Funk and her entire staff. I originally consulted with Dr. Funk when it was discovered that I carried the BRCA2 mutation. She sat down next to me and explained the potential risks as well as my choices, with the most compassionate yet completely confident bedside manner of any doctor I've ever met. My own personal choice was a prophylactic double mastectomy-- however in the course of my pre-surgical testing; an MRI discovered that I already had invasive breast cancer in my right breast. Again, Dr. Funk delivered the news with kindness and empathy-- but also in a very detailed manner (including charts and drawings and lists) so that I could understand what my journey would look like. She referred me to an excellent reconstructive surgeon as well as a wonderfully wise doctor of Chinese medicine who became part of my team-- and on January 4, 2104, I had my mastectomy. My experience with Dr. Funk and her team at the Pink Lotus Breast Center (from each and every nurse, patient coordinator, and receptionist-- absolutely EVERYONE) could not possibly have been a more positive experience. She is a genius surgeon filled with incredible humanity. I attribute her skill to be able to, just two weeks after my mastectomy, get back into my usual Sunday routine of climbing of Mt. Baldy!
Dr Kristi Funk and the staff at the Pink Lotus Breast Center are a godsend. When I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer a few years ago Dr. Funk was my surgeon. She was amazing - compassionate, super-competent, kind and informative. She helped me through one of the most awful times of my life. She took the time to answer all of my questions, reassure me and make sure that my "treatment team" (oncologist, radiologist, etc.) were the best.
Dr. Funk's staff is top notch. They are always caring and compassionate. I have had cranky mammogram techs in the past and it's no fun. Not the case with Dr. Funk's staff. AND you get an actual robe instead of one of those scratchy paper gowns. Dr. Funk and her staff know how to treat people, especially when patients are going though what can be devastating and terrifying events in their lives. They even have a buddy system where a new patient can get in touch with someone who's been through the whole breast cancer nightmare, survived it and wants to help someone else.
I highly recommend the Pink Lotus Breast Center.
Since I use internet reviews all the time to make decisions, I thought I should start contributing! My journey with breast cancer started with an irregular MRI in June, at which point I was referred to Dr. Taylor since my prior breast specialist moved out of state. Dr. Taylor is known to me as "Dr. No Worries" - at our first meeting, she had a positive, educated and holistic approach to what was perhaps the toughest couple months of my life to date. She is incredibly intelligent, up to date in her research, and gives in to my need to hug every doctor that could potentially save my life. She didn't want to put the "cart before the horse" so we got another review of the MRI and then an MRI guided biopsy. At each step, she called me with results as soon as they became available. I did indeed have high grade DCIS, and after discussing options and my family history (both of my parents are breast cancer survivors), I opted for a double mastectomy. When I was in the presence of Dr. Taylor, I felt her commitment to my survival and ultimate victory over this nasty bugger. I could always count on her smile together with an unspoken passion for the career she has chosen. Choosing a surgeon for this type of disease is SO very personal - you really do need to "connect" and sometimes this is hard considering the gravity of the disease. But if you, as a patient, can keep a good attitude and even a sense of humor (is that too much to ask? maybe for some, I know), you will see it reflected in those who care for you. I have read the reviews below and understand some of the issues and problems experienced. When I first went to Pink Lotus after it first opened, I too was upset with billing and reception. HOWEVER, I must say that this last experience which SAVED MY LIFE, was completely different. The front desk was welcoming, every nurse was pleasant (if not a little too happy in their pink outfit), and billing was as easy as it could be. They took care of all pre-authorizations and submitted all forms on my behalf. Sometimes the phones are difficult - the wait time can be long. But when you are in the position that I was in, I had no choice but to "hold" and sometimes go rogue by pressing a back line and then getting transferred. Of course I had to hold again ;) We do what we have to do to survive!
Bottom Line is that I feel that Pink Lotus Breast Center is a compassionate, cutting edge, and top of the line specialty center and I would recommend it highly to anyone who might need its services. Dr. Taylor gets two thumbs up and a huge hug. She has my deepest respect and gratitude.
I can't believe I was SO FORTUNATE to have had what I know to be the 'best of the best' breast care in the US with breast specialist/surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk and her amazing staff at the Pink Lotus. My fortune up to this time was not so great as I am Brca1 positive and lost my little sister at the age of 43 in 2011 and my mother at the age of 52 in 1980 to ovarian cancer. I thought I was being pro-active by having a prophylactic sapilingo oopherectomy in December of 2012 only to be told upon waking from surgery that I too had Ovarian Cancer. A week before this diagnosis another sister, who is also Brca1 positive, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer! My odds of 87% for developing breast cancer was all I needed to make my decision to have a double mastectomy when my chemo therapy for the ovarian cancer was completed. In April of 2013, a month before the end of my chemo, I read Angelina Jolie's all too familiar and sad story and immediately called the Pink Lotus from Montana for a second opinion. It was during the initial consult with Dr. Funk at the Pink Lotus that my husband and I knew we would be in fantastic hands to get me free from the threat of cancer and to the 'other side'! MANY THANKS to everyone at Pink Lotus and praise to our heavenly Father for the gifts he has given Dr. Funk and her caring staff!!
I have nothing but the best possible of things to say about Dr. Lesley Taylor and the amazing staff at the Pink Lotus Center. From the moment you enter the private facility, you are treated by positive, friendly and respectful staff members. Everyone there really does care for your well-being and you do feel that care emanating from them during your visits to the facility - they even know you by name. They really try to schedule you in for appointments to suit your schedule and needs and are often working late to do just that. Dr. Taylor is an amazing surgeon both in her actual skill and her tenderness during the often difficult conversations that come with diagnoses and treatment for cancer. She makes herself available to you before and after surgery and really takes time to talk to you about available options to you so that you are well informed. Her warmth is immediately noticeable by her ever present smile. She is on the ball about maintaining communication with the other doctors involved in your care and recovery to make sure all bases are covered. The surgery center in the same building as the Pink Lotus Office is private and extremely convenient. The surgical staff there is also first rate and really nurturing to you both before and after your surgery. I hope that others read this review and go to this amazing center whether it is for a mammogram or for more extensive medical diagnosis or treatment because it is THE BEST!
Words cannot even express our gratitude towards Dr Funk and her amazing team at Pink Lotus Breast Center. Before being diagnosed with Breast Cancer I had rarely even been to a doctor for a cold and was was not planning on looking into a mammogram appointment until I was older so when I heard about the news my husband and I had no idea of where to go or what to do. Luckily and thankfully a friend had just had a really wonderful experience with Dr Funk at Pink Lotus Breast Center and told us that it was THE BEST place to go for any and all breast related issues and care.
When we walked in we were greeted by the sweet receptionist Jamie and the other sweet staff Heather etc... and they, in an instant, made us feel welcome and comfortable. Then as soon as we met Dr Funk her compassionate, confident and steadfast attitude allowed us to immediately feel like we were in the most incredible hands ever and from that moment forward everything was going to be ok.
Before finding Dr Funk we did not know what we were going to do, all the information, decisions and choices all felt so overwhelming. But as soon as we found Dr Funk and her incredible team we knew that everything was going to be better than just OK...we were in top notch hands and were going to have the most stellar care. One of the many wonderful things about PLBC is that upstairs is where they do all check ups, mammograms etc and for surgical needs you just go right downstairs to their state of the art surgical center where it is peaceful without the sometimes impersonal hospital feel. Dr Funk's beautiful and peaceful office, sweet souled staff and her outstanding knowledge and talented skills make Pink Lotus Breast Center the best choice for any and all Breast care needs. Pink Lotus Breast Center is "The Breast"! We will always be forever grateful to Dr Funk and her loving staff for all they did to make our breast cancer journey as successful and sweet as it was:)
Thank You... – There are not enough kind words to say about Kristi. Not only is she an amazing doctor but a wonderful compassionate human being. She guided me through one of the toughest times in my life and was there without reservation for anything I needed. I knew I was in good hands from the moment I met her. Looking back I can
Worst Service Ever – I booked an appointment here for this morning at 8:15. I hadn't been here before but my radiologist had recently moved to this practice and I wanted the continuity. I was told to show up at 8 am, which I did. The woman at the front desk was on a personal phone call and barely glanced up at me. I told her I was there for an 8:15 appointment and needed to fill out the new patient paperwork. She nodded at me and I took a seat. 10 minutes later, after giggling on the phone the whole time, she got up and left and was replaced by another woman who didn't acknowledge me at all. I told her who I was and asked her if she had paperwork for me to fill out. She looked through a stack of files on her desk and couldn't find one for me. I tried to confirm that I had an appointment at 8:15 and she said she didn't know because her computer wasn't started yet. Seriously? It was now 8:12. I asked her if this was a real business. She looked confused. I told her I'd been there almost 15 minutes and was basically being ignored. She told me she had only met me 30 seconds ago so how could she have ignored me. If a business opens at 8 shouldn't the computer at the front desk be turned on and shouldn't the receptionist be prepared to greet people and sign them in. I said I had a lousy feeling about the place and walked out. Now I need to find a new place to get a mammogram. Only go here if you have all day to spend waiting for service.
Dr. Kristi Funk and Staff of PLBC are crusaders for breast c – I have very large breast and I am always feeling them for changes and lumps. One day after coming out the shower I noticed what I though was an indentation. Since I tend to have a very overactive imagination I started goggling everything about "dimple" and indentation. Bad move.... I was scared but researched breast specialist and stumbled on PLBC. What a wonderful place.....from the moment you dial and get a live person the tone is set...so nice, helpful, warm. then you walk into this non medicinal setting. Beautiful blonde wood with pink flower arrangements. Staff members in pink and black scrubs. filling out your with paperwork with a pink pen. The you are taken into the room and you don't put on a scratchy paper gown you're given an actual robe . Then in walks the beautiful, radiant, warm, intelligent Dr. Kristi Funk and all the pieces just fall into place. She put me at ease right away just by her being who she is.She checked my breast thoroughly told me I had overstrecthed ligament from have very large breast and to come back in 7 months when I turn 40. I have my mamo booked for Jan 5.2012. because I know if I should ever have to deal with any scare or the actual disease I would want her to be my wing woman. Dr. Funk and the staff of PLBC are doing a great thing. They have created a warm loving feminine enviornment to address the health of a woman's breast. You are doing yourself a disservice if you don't patronize PLBC.
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