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Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is a family-oriented medical practice offering complete health care for children and adults, including obstetrical care for expectant mothers. Comprehensive care is provided by physicians, family nurse practitioners and psychologists, along with our dietitian, certified diabetes educator and pharmacologist.

Tucked into the heart of a residential neighborhood close to the School of Medicine, the Family Practice Center combines the convenience of a community health center with the technology and resources necessary to treat a broad range of illness and injury. Procedures performed at the Family Practice Center include casting and splinting, minor surgery, IUD fitting and vasectomy. We also provide diagnostic tests that include colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy (to view the colon), exercise stress testing, colposcopy (to study the cervix) and naso-pharyngoscopy (to examine the nose and throat).

Psychological services include individual, marital and family psychotherapy sessions. Sports medicine services are available through our partnership with the USC Sports Medicine Center. Lab, x-ray and pharmacy services are also available, as well as smoking cessation, diabetes education and weight loss classes.

We understand that keeping people healthy goes beyond our role of diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses. That’s why we put a strong emphasis on health maintenance, disease prevention, and patient education through classes, lectures, and public service activities.