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Primary Care

Your Health. Your Hospital

Based on primary care ethics, family medicine has its roots in the family, and is gronunded on the physician’s kowledge of the patient, in the context of the family and the community.

Extensive Training for Excellent Services

Our family medicine physicians are able to offer you and your loved ones reliable and well-informed advice

Primary care physicians dedicate their time and expertise to treat their patients. This type of approach will only function on the grounds of ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship and care. The ability to deal with the whole spectrum of medical problems is based on the extensive training that includes these major medical fields:

  • internal medicine
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • neurology
  • psychiatry
  • surgery
  • community medicine

In order to perform well when faced with unique cases, they meet on a daily basis, primary care physicians are also well instructed in fields such as emergency medicine, radiology, geriatrics, etc.

The primary care physicians and the associated care teams at Marina del Rey Hospital treat adult patients and provide care for a wide spectrum of medical conditions and injuries. Should the patient be in need of a different type of medical treatment, our medical services include coordinated testing and treatment with specialized experts.

Common medical conditions we deal with and treat include:

  • pregnancy care (including gestational diabetes) and postpartum depression
  • common breast conditions
  • injuries, sports injuries and accidents (including minor cuts, scrapes and skin wounds)
  • allergies
  • heart diseases and blood pressure problems
  • common infectious diseases
  • common skin disorders
  • common eye disorders
  • type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • obesity
  • common orthopedic disorders
  • joint and muscle disorders
  • medication management
  • anxiety, mental and emotional problems
  • substance abuse problems

Service and treatments offered by our board-certified, trained primary care physicians cover the full range, and include:

  • annual health and wellness evaluation for adults
  • flu shots, allergy injections and immunizations
  • intrauterine device placement and removal
  • Pap smears and evaluations and contraception, pelvic and breast exams
  • pregnancy care, low-risk vaginal delivery
  • physical exams for camps (summer and sports)
  • skin biopsy and treatments
  • diagnostic laboratory services
  • joint injections
  • preoperative evaluation
  • incisions and drainage of abscesses
  • minor surgery procedures (toenail removal, circumcision, vasectomy), casting and splinting sprains and broken bones
  • endometrial biopsy
  • care of chronic diseases
  • nutritional counseling and weight management
  • diabetes education and classes
  • treatment of high blood pressure
  • palliative care
  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • PFT (pulmonary function test)
  • X-ray
  • Lab testing
  • Colposcopy
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • MRI

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Primary care physicians help in managing common chronic illnesses, and also treat acute disorders such as flu, fever, abdominal pain, etc.

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A primary care physician will recognize your condition, and provide you with a referral to a specialist doctor for further treatment in cases of certain medical problems. Overall, your primary care physician will provide long-term care for all the members in your family.

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A family nurse practitioner is a nurse who holds a Masters degree in nursing and has undergone an internship in all the medical specialties with a major focus on primary care.

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In emergency situations do not hesitate to call us at 310.448.5200, even on a weekend or a holiday, as our physicians on call will be available to answer your questions and decide on what care you need.

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If you need attention from a specialty doctor you will be referred to the appropriate one.

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