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According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, smoke from Creek Fire and Skirball Fire has caused poor air quality that affects all individuals in the areas of: East San Fernando Valley West San Fernando Valley Northwest Los Angeles County Coastal areas Southwest Los Angeles County Coastal areas and …

Physicians who need – or can provide – shelter, assistance, and resources, please contact: LOS ANGELES: Gustavo Friederichsen, CEO of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), at (323) 445-1105 or info@lacmanet.org. VENTURA: Mary Carr, Executive Director of the Ventura County Medical Association (VCMA), at (805) 484-6822 or (805) 760-6749. SONOMA: Wendy Young, Executive Director of …

As the impacts of climate change continue to intensify across Los Angeles County, clinicians can expect an exacerbation of many patient health problems ranging from respiratory illness to infectious diseases. Residents of LA County are especially vulnerable to health risks associated with increasing extreme heat events, declining air quality, longer …

In 2017, Covered California, California’s health benefit exchange, enrolled approximately 1.48 million individuals in qualified health plans. With a number of changes set to occur for 2018, it is critical that physician practices understand their participation status, which products are being offered and what changes to expect. Some of the …

Noridian, Medicare’s administrative contractor for California, continues to deactivate providers for not responding to Medicare revalidation notices, resulting in a gap in billing privileges and lost revenue for physicians. Noridian will send revalidation notices via email two or three months prior to the revalidation due date. Revalidation notices sent via email will …

Dr. Siamak Tabib is a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills that is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He believes all patients are unique and require expert individualized care and his attentiveness has reached thousands of patients who have witnessed his warm demeanor, compassionate care, …

This post originally appeared on the TigerText blog.  I was recently reading an e-book published by Google that details how they manage their worldwide server operations when I came across an amazing term they use internally – “Toil.”  Google describes Toil as “the kind of work that tends to be manual, repetitive, automatable, …

Beginning in June 2017, cases of hepatitis A were observed among persons in LA County who had recent exposure in San Diego or Santa Cruz County. LA County health officials declared an outbreak in September when hepatitis A was confirmed in two homeless LA County residents without any links to …

It takes years of training to become a doctor but that might not fully prepare physicians for the daunting process of starting your own practice. It takes an enormous amount of time, money and effort to start and run a private practice. However, once established, there are few things more …

To say that Dr. Vito Imbasciani wears many hats, would be an understatement. As an established urologic surgeon, Dr. Imbasciani has held office as an immediate past President of LACMA, as Secretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs and as Director of Government Relations at the Southern California Medical …