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Courtesy of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles Urban drilling is a dangerous industrial practice that is happening right next door to where people live, work, play, and learn. These operations are inherently hazardous to human health. They emit toxic contaminants into our communities, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals while …

LACMA is looking for participants to take part in a study about the controversial new Medicare policy, MACRA, and its effects on primary care practices in our area. The investigators want to learn what you think about this new policy so that they can advise Medicare on how to improve …

At a very early point in his career, Dr. Matthew Taon dedicated his life to the preservation of life and prevention of human suffering. He constantly seeks to combine his interests in innovation, invention, and advanced technologies with his passion for caring for the underserved, global and public health. He …

Homelessness is a serious health problem throughout the United States, and has shown to disproportionately affect Los Angeles County. Since taking office, Mayor Eric Garcetti has made it his priority to address the homelessness crisis. The administration has a three pillar approach: housing those who are homeless, preventing people at …

In a recent Monday Message, LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen talked about the House of Delegates as one great way to get involved in organized medicine and stay on top of legislative issues and other topics important to physicians. The House of Delegates will convene in October in Anaheim. Here’s more …
immigration and healthcare

What do immigration and healthcare have to do with each other? One of the fascinating things about the practice of medicine is that it touches everyone – no matter your socioeconomic status, age, race, level of education, sexual preference, gender, etc.  Everyone needs a doctor at some point in their …
Women in Medicine

The Women Physicians’ Action Committee at LACMA is pleased to announce the physician and healthcare advocates to be honored at the Celebrating Women in Medicine Luncheon. The awards will be presented at the luncheon on September 16th in downtown LA. Click here for more information or to RSVP. In the …

  The Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County is specifically designed to improve patient access to care, treatment and health education. In order to achieve this, the Patient Care Foundation supports the aspirations of medical students across LA County and promotes community service and mentorship. For medical students, PCF …

LACMA President William K. Averill, MD was sworn in on June 29, 2017. As we begin a new term at LACMA, we wanted to share some key points from LACMA President William K. Averill, MD. Dr. Averill is widely regarded as a leader who works to bring people together. One theme in …
Saving Private Practice

As part of Saving Private Practice, we spoke with three physicians in private practice who provided inspiration for the campaign. We’d like to share and thank the doctors who participated. We’re grateful to Boris Bagdasarian, MD, Jonathan Nissanoff, MD and Leila Yoonessi, MD, MPH for their time and helping to articulate …