primary care

Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2018
Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious viral illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs. It can be mild to severe, and even lead to hospitalization or death. As we head into flu season the best way to protect yourself and your family is to [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2018
Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on [...]
By Lizb • October 22, 2018
Imagine that it's 5:30 pm on a weeknight, and when you pick up your daughter from daycare, you realize that she's lethargic and her cough has gotten much worse. Or it's a Saturday morning, and you twist your ankle when you're out for a run and can barely hobble [...]
By uclahealth • August 16, 2018
It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back [...]
By uclahealth • August 13, 2018
As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits [...]
By uclahealth • August 3, 2018
Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there's one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that's to clearly define some [...]
By uclahealth • August 1, 2018
There are not sufficient words to express our gratitude for the many doctors and other medical personnel who have helped and currently help both John and me. We have both needed MUCH in the past 5 years. My personal "UCLA story" began in 1990 with Dr. Gerhard Fuchs when [...]
By jan90 • March 30, 2017
All women know the mammogram story. Show up, undress to the waist and put clothes in a locker, then go to a room with the technician and giant machine. Okay, did that... and then I was instructed to sit, while the technician wiped down the machine. And I thought: why [...]
By liz1 • March 24, 2017
I've been part of the UCLA system for only 4 or 5 years, and have had Medicare plus United Healthcare (and now Medicare plus Scan) but in that time, I've had two hip replacements, cataract surgery, and several regular physician visits. I interviewed my Primary Care Physician before signing on, [...]
By liz1 • March 23, 2017