Smokers Are Better Off After They Quit Even if They Gain Weight

FCS scored high on California’s 2017 Patient Assessment Survey

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The results of California’s annual Patient Assessment Survey (PAS) are in, and Family Care Specialists has scored well in four important areas:


Family Care Specialists

Statewide Average

Overall rating of doctor (PCP)



Doctor Explanations are easy to understand



Doctor listens carefully



Doctor shows respect



Juice Shouldn’t Be Offered to Infants, Says Pediatrics Group

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Isaac drinking a glass of water

Reprinted from NEJM Journal Watch, May 22, 2017

By Kelly Young
Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has expanded its recommendation against offering juice to all infants 12 months and under because it offers no nutritional benefit. Previously, the group advised against juice consumption in infants 6 months and younger.

Quality Improvement at the Family Health Center

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Family Care Specialists-Family Health Center (FCS-FHC) is dedicated to continually improving its patient quality of care. Our clinic site participates in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) accreditation. This nationwide initiative is a rigorous accreditation that looks at over 170 areas of clinic operations.

PCMH has a strong focus on “Population Health Management.” What does this mean? By using statistics generated from our Electronic Medical Record system and other methods, we are able to monitor the healthcare of ALL of our patients as a group and make adjustments to our overall clinic processes as necessary to provide the best care possible.

Family Physician Describes Dying Patient’s Complications from Measles

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“My child is dying because someone who chose not to be immunized exposed my vulnerable baby, and nothing can be done to save him.”

The testimony of Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH was read in this afternoon’s Assembly Health Committee hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 277, a bill to eliminate the state’s personal belief exemption for childhood immunizations. Dr. Forest, a California Academy of Family Physicians’ (CAFP) member, described the case of her four-year-old patient now dying in hospice care from complications of measles acquired at age five months, an age at which the patient was too young to be vaccinated. CAFP leaders strongly advocate for the protections that SB 277 would bring.

U.S. Breast-Feeding Rates Up

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Three-quarters of moms nurse their babies

by Nathan Seppa, Science News, 10:32am, February 12, 2013
Science NewsMore U.S. mothers are breast-feeding their newborns than were nursing roughly a decade ago. A national survey shows that as of 2008, 75 percent of babies born that year were breast-fed, compared with 70 percent in 2000. And more babies are being breast-fed to a later age.

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Centro de Salud Familiar

1701 Cesar Chavez Ave., Suite 230
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Highland Park

5823 York Blvd., Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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815 Washington Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640

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