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Doctors in USC Engemann Student Health Center

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    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Los Angeles, CA that specialze in General Practice, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Allergy and Immunology

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Ratings & Comments

7 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of USC Engemann Student Health Center when asked is excellent. USC Engemann Student Health Center has been reviewed by 7 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at USC Engemann Student Health Center as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

USC Engemann Student Health Center
849 W 34th St
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Specialties

8 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Preventive Medicine

    A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
    These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Allergy and Immunology

    An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
    In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.

Doctors in USC Engemann Student Health Center

  • Dr. Lisa A Richardson MD

    Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

    Los Angeles, CA

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Jane L Davis MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Los Angeles, CA

    3.4
    (5)
  • Dr. Etan C Milgrom MD

    Family Medicine, Allergy and Immunology

    Los Angeles, CA

    3.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Jorge S Bernardez MD

    Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Dr. Dennis A Kelly MD

    General Practice

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at USC Engemann Student Health Center. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in General Practice, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Allergy and Immunology near USC Engemann Student Health Center Los Angeles, CA.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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