Family Medicine

Family Medicine 2017-04-14T11:25:34+00:00

Department of Family Medicine

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. As a specialty, family medicine provides continuous care across a patient’s entire lifespan, forming the foundation of all clinical care. The department prepares future generations of primary care leaders, while our faculty seek to discover new knowledge that will not only improve the health of individuals and communities, but also reduce disparities in health care access and services.

Advancing the quality of patient care remains at the heart of what we do. The exceptional team at the Department of Family Medicine combines high-tech, high-touch holistic primary care for patients of all ages — from newborns to seniors. As part of this mission, the department is devoted to providing and caring for older adults. We strive to shift the emphasis in clinical care from “illness” to “wellness.”

About the Department of Family Medicine

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“Our person-centered approach to care necessitates understanding not only the medical problems a person may have, but also their emotional and social circumstances so that we are able to share in a decision-making process.”
Laura Mosqueda, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Associate Dean of Primary CareChair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

The department’s inter-professional, patient-centered services include a commitment to the underserved of Los Angeles, ensuring all patients receive top-quality, compassionate medical care — whatever their needs or circumstances may be. Department Chair, Laura Mosqueda, MD, and other Family Medicine faculty are nationally recognized for their work with the elderly; the department houses the country’s only National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Department News

Nicole Glennon will graduate from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine on May 12

Commencement 2017: Nicole Glennon, Primary Care Physician Assistant

Nicole Glennon is a student dedicated to her Trojan family. She knew she was home from her first interview for admission. That feeling persisted through her completion of a medical mission with her peers to creating her own nonprofit in line with the mission of the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine
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Keck School Events

ZNI Seminar Series: "Visual Responses in the Mouse Superior Colliculus"

ZNI Seminar Series: “Visual Responses in the Mouse Superior Colliculus”

31/05/2017
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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