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Thank you for helping to keep our members healthy with excellent patient care.

L.A. Care is pleased to announce our latest health care heroes, the 6th Annual Provider Recognition Award winners. These providers have made excellent patient care and management a high priority, with an unwavering commitment to the health care safety net in L.A. County. We are glad to celebrate these accomplishments during an in-person event on April 23, 2024.

The 2023 Top Practitioner awardees are:

  • Robert Azurin, MD – Women's Care
  • Eva Chan, MD – Pediatric Care
  • Salman A. Khan, MD – Direct Network
  • Mona Shah, MD – Chronic Care

The 2023 Top Performing Clinic awardees are:

  • Universal Community Health Center – Women's Care
  • Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. – Pediatric Care
  • CSC Health – Chronic Care

The 2023 Top Performing Independent Physician Association (IPA) awardees are:

  • PMA Axminster Medical Group – L.A. Care's Medi-Cal product (Large Group IPA)
  • Karing Physicians Medical Group – L.A. Care's Medi-Cal product (Small Group IPA)
  • Prospect Medical Group – L.A. Care's Cal MediConnect product and L.A. Care Covered product

The 2023 Health Equity awardees are:

  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers – Roland Palencia Safety Net Award
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation – Roland Palencia Safety Net Award
  • Inquilinos Unidos – Community Health Investment Fund Award
  • St. John's Community Health – School-Based Health Centers Award
  • Los Angeles County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Prevention Initiative – Maternal and Child Health Award
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L.A. Care appreciates the time and resources all of our providers spend every day caring for our members. We send a heartfelt thank you, and want you to know that we are here for you and for our members.

WHY WE  L.A. CARE PROVIDERS

 

JOSHUA

“We have cultivated a staff that's dedicated to providing high quality care. Our staff do more than just deliver knowledge, they also address the social determinants of health.

We have a very strong social services division that's able to connect our patients to social services in L.A. And then we have an incredibly strong behavioral health department. They are always readily available to address our patient needs.”

DR. JOSHUA TSENG
CSC HEALTH

 

 

EDGAR

“The focus is not about churning out visits or just seeing as many patients as we can see, the focus is more about providing quality care at a base and educating people that that's what they should expect, so that they have better health.

We try to foster an environment where people feel safe, where people feel that they can come in and not actually not just utilize us for what we call urgent or emergency care. We are their medical home.”

DR. EDGAR CHAVEZ
UNIVERSAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

 

 

MONA

“Listen more than talk. By listening to patients, we can achieve their trust immediately. By listening, we can understand where the actual problem lies.”

DR. MONA SHAH
PRIME MEDICAL, SAN PEDRO

 

 

ROBERT

“I always like to treat all my patients as if they're family. That's the way I grew up watching my dad practice. Just treat everyone as if they were your own family, as if they were your parent, grandparent, and you'll never go wrong. ”

DR. ROBERT AZURIN

 

 

JIM

“We've really been successful in building a team in a coordinated effort across the community, working within the communities, working locally with the physicians.

Over half of our employees are in our medical management department, so we provide a lot of support with case managers, social workers, community health workers, pharmacists to support the physicians who are providing the actual care, or manage maybe more challenging patients directly to make sure they get the care that they need."

JIM BROWN
PROSPECT MEDICAL GROUP

 

 

JAMES

“St. John's has been on the forefront of building and operating school-based health centers. Having community health centers housed at the schools, really gives us access to the students and their families, and their community members access to health care services.

So we've seen a tremendous improvement in attendance, tremendous improvement in health status, population health conditions for students who visit their community health center on campus."

JAMES MANGIA
ST. JOHN'S COMMUNITY HEALTH

 

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