Healthy Living 2023

Actor Joe Mantegna is Another Happy Customer of Mailbox Toluca Lake’s ‘Dr. Voice’ 

Customers of Mailbox Toluca Lake expect to see mailboxes, greeting cards and typical postal products (“Hello FedEx!”), but they might be surprised to also find remedies for ailments affecting the throat – tried and true products that professional vocalists and actors use.

“Our proximity to Universal and surrounding movie studios has given us access to the clientele that demand the best of the best. We have done the research and are able to bring to you the collection of goods that the pros use,” said Mailbox Toluca Lake owner Jonathan Kramer, known informally to the superstars as “Dr. Voice.”

Kramer has been helping his famous clientele for decades battle laryngitis, hoarseness and other maladies affecting the throat. He remembers how his mother and sister suffered with chronic coughs and how homemade throat lozenges from Switzerland brought them relief. Grether’s Pastilles is a recognized treatment and among the products that Kramer offers. They can help soothe a scratchy, sore throat – an ailment that many professionals experience as they return to stage and sound studios after an extended leave due to COVID, according to Dr. Leslie Childs, an otolaryngologist with the UT Southwestern Medical Center who is also a singer. Dr. Childs said that vocal cord muscles can become deconditioned due to lack of use and products like Grether’s and teas such as Throat Coat can help bring them back to optimum performance. 

Mailbox Toluca Lake proudly sells these products and so many others that address everything from stress, sleep issues and arthritis in addition to vocal challenges.

“We have the lozenge, spray, tea or syrup to help you,” said Kramer. 

For a complete line of products, visit and click on “PRODUCTS CATALOG.” Mailbox Toluca Lake is located at 10153½ Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake. Call (818) 505-9350 or email

Star of TV’s “Criminal Minds,” actor Joe Mantegna is an enthusiastic customer of “Dr. Voice” and the vocal health products sold at Mailbox Toluca Lake. Photographed at the Riverside Drive store are (from left) Jonathan “Dr. Voice” Kramer and Mantegna.
Photo by Jonathan KRAMER