October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Quality Improvement at the Family Health Center

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

“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

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.

Our Office Locations

We have four offices on the east side of Los Angeles.

Family Health Center, Suite 230

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

  • (323) 226-1100
  • (323) 226-1101 fax
  • Monday – Friday
    8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Boyle Heights, Suite 402

1701 Cesar Chavez Ave., Suite 402
Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • (323) 317-9200
  • (323) 317-9206 fax
  • Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday Closed

Highland Park

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

  • (323) 255-1575
  • (323) 255-8139 fax
  • Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    8:30 am – 12:00 noon


815 Washington Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640

  • (323) 728-3955
  • (323) 728-6905 fax
  • Monday – Friday
    8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    8:30 am – 12:00 noon