Family Medicine Specialist

For primary care visits in addition to diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions look no further than the family medicine specialist at Casa de Salud. Here, Dr. Akhavan works with patients throughout Los Angeles from two locations on East Washington Boulevard and South Vermont Avenue.

Family Medicine Q&A

What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine is a specialty which accounts for the health of the patients in general, and focuses on them throughout the entire course of their lives, regardless of age or time.

What Does a Family Medicine Physician Treat?

Family physicians offer an array of chronic, acute, and preventative medical health services in a patient oriented environment. In addition to diagnosing and addressing disease and medical issues, they also offer comprehensive general care such as; annual checkups, health-risk evaluations, immunizations and screening tests, and tailored counseling on healthy lifestyle maintenance. Family physicians also treat chronic illnesses, usually coordinating with a specialist. From cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure, to diabetes, asthma, and cancer, family care practitioners can provide continuing, individual care for a variety of serious health concerns. Most frequently, family medicine doctors will perform primary care exams for their regular patients.

What Happens During a Primary Care Visit?

Primary care visits should take place at least once every 12 months to ensure that overall health is being maintained. During the visit, the physician will assess the patient for any indications of a developing condition and applicable screenings will be performed. The physician will also:

  • Check vital signs
  • Collect medical and family history including allergies and medications
  • Inquire about smoking and alcohol use
  • Address concerns
  • Conduct a physical exam

The exam will be done to identify signs of a possible disease or issue. If none are found the patient will be done. The doctor will order any x-rays, medications, or lab tests required. If a follow up appointment can be arranged if needed as well.

Why is it Important to Undergo Primary Care Visits?

Visiting the doctor’s office each year is crucial because it is the best way to stay abreast of any changes in your health. When you have founded a relationship with your physician it will be much easier for him to take note of any changes since he will know you so well.

Insurance Accepted

Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please call the office with any questions. 

Aetna
All Care
Ameriben
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
Care1st
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareMore
Central Health Plan of California
CHAMPVA
Testimonials

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  • Yelp

    "I've had Dr. Akhavan as my physician for over 10 years. He has always taken care of me to his best ability."

    Ursula H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan was exceptional with my mothers care for years. He is very very patient and personable with his patients."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Akhavan's clinic in Vermont St. is always full and busy because of him... PT are willing to wait to been seen because of his tender love and care..."

    Vicky Casas
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