Primary Care

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

September 16, 2019

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

By uclahealth uclahealth

In addition to the more than 180 primary and specialty care offices throughout the greater Los Angeles region, UCLA Health also has physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients in 17 community facilities and counting. Here is what you need to know about our hospitalist program: Always call your primary care office first Unless […]

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Tags: Hospitalists, primary care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, urgent care


Each Person Makes a Difference

August 28, 2019

Each Person Makes a Difference

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“We’re a community practice close to home,” declared Ukarjit Kaur, clinic manager of the UCLA Health Burbank Primary & Specialty Care clinic. “I think it’s more effective and more efficient patient care for patients to come here. If you live in the valley you don’t want to go to Westwood for a simple return visit, […]

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Tags: community practice, featured, pcp, People of UCLA Health, primary care, UCLA Health Burbank, ucla health clinic


'Love Coming to Work'

August 19, 2019

‘Love Coming to Work’

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“I’m a fourth-generation physician,” says Dr. Ashley Bateman who practices at the UCLA Health Malibu clinic. “Malibu is a little more isolated so we’re able to offer our patients what we call ‘one-stop shopping. If they get hit in the face with a surfboard, we can do a facial laceration on a Friday afternoon. If […]

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Tags: Dr. Ashley Bateman, featured, UCLA Health Malibu


Full Attention From Medical Assistant

August 19, 2019

Full Attention From Medical Assistant

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“When a patient walks in we give them all our attention,” says Linda Basulto, a medical assistant in the urology office at the UCLA Health Burbank Primary and Specialty Care clinic. “I love working with patients and I love helping people. In this office, I’ve started to get to know some of the patients who […]

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Tags: featured, medical assistant, UCLA Health Burbank


'In Good Hands'

August 2, 2019

‘In Good Hands’

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“I had some spots on my face,” says Hatsumi Nomura, a new patient at UCLA Health Pacific Palisades. “They recommended

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Tags: dermatologist, featured, UCLA Health Pacific Palisades


Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

July 17, 2019

Having a Primary Care Physician Can Make You Healthier

By uclahealth uclahealth

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) involving more than 70,000 Americans found that having a primary care physician (PCP) may improve long-term health. People with a PCP were more likely to have a preventive health visit in the previous year and to take prescription medicines routinely. They reported a […]

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Tags: chronic disease, pcp, preventive medicine


Community-based medicine starts with primary care

June 13, 2019

Community-based medicine starts with primary care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Community healthcare works best when patients can access medical care in a location that is easy to get to and close to where they live or work. UCLA Health now has more than 170 community practices located throughout the greater Los Angeles region, and more than three dozen primary care offices.

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Tags: healthy living, preventive health, primary care, The Checkup, wellness


Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

April 29, 2019

Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights UCLA Health has more than 170 medical offices throughout greater Los Angeles. A wide variety of services are offered in Santa Clarita, including primary care, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pain management, radiology and cancer care. Santa Clarita’s Tourney Road office offers weekend and evening hours and urgent care services. About three years ago, […]

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Tags: cardiology, patient story, pediatrics, primary care, Santa Clarita, The Checkup, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, urgent care


April 22, 2019

Trust & Confidence

By Grandpa Grandpa

My Primary Care Physician makes me feel I am her only patient at every exchange, whether in the office or through the portal. Her skill set is matched by her interpersonal skills. She has created a trust in her abilities as a Physician & confidence in her recommendations. She keeps my health care concerns to […]

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Tags: patient stories, primary care physician


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center