L.A. Care is pleased to announce our latest health care heroes, the 5th 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 have celebrated these accomplishments during an in-person event in April 2023.
The 2022 Top Practitioner awardees are:
- Robert Azurin, MD – Women's Care
- Helen Koo, MD – Pediatric Care
- Reyadh Michail, MD – Direct Network
- Khai Tran, DO – Chronic Care
The 2022 Top Performing Clinic awardees are:
- San Fernando Community Health Center – Women's Care and Pediatric Care
- Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. – Chronic Care
- St. John's Well Child & Family Center – Health Equity
The 2022 Top Performing Independent Physician Association (IPA) awardees are:
- Providence/Axminster Medical Group – L.A. Care's Medi-Cal product (Large Group IPA)
- Southland San Gabriel Valley Medical Group – L.A. Care's Medi-Cal product (Small Group IPA)
- South Atlantic Medical Group IPA – L.A. Care's Cal MediConnect product
- Family Care Specialists Medical Corporation – L.A. Care's L.A. Care Covered product
- Healthy New Life Medical Corporation – Health Equity
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
“During these last two years of the pandemic, we focused a lot on how to maintain access, but how to do it in a safe way.
The other area had to do with member service and we bent over backwards to think about how to be of particular support to our patients.”
DR. DEBORAH LERNER
“We deliberately looked into some of the administrative challenges that physicians have been having.
We redesigned workflows to make it more easier rather than more difficult when they are already having challenges trying to meet the patient demands for care during the pandemic.”
DR. MUTHUKUMAR VAIDYARAMAN
PIH HEALTH PHYSICIANS
“If we put the patient first, everything else kind of falls in line. That’s our core belief here. Patient first.”
HIGH DESERT MEDICAL GROUP
“It’s all about prevention. I find it to be a very, very important measure, because it helps the patient, one, improve quality of care and two, prevents patients from going to the hospital, which makes health care very, very expensive.”
DR. NARCISO AZURIN
TWEEDY MEDICAL GROUP
“You were trained for this. You can handle this. You are stronger than you think. Our patients and communities need us and look to us for strength, guidance, and positivity. Keep your head up, what you do everyday matters more than you will ever know.
You are not alone; your fellow healthcare providers and patients are with you. This too shall pass, and we will come out better providers than ever before. We will be even more compassionate, more thankful, and more understanding."
DR. JESSICA KHANKHANIAN
QUEENSCARE HEALTH CENTERS
INFO AND RESOURCES FOR YOU
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COVID-19 Response Efforts
Helping support our members, providers and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our provider initiatives support professional advancement and improved patient care.
Elevating the Safety Net
A new $31 million initiative to address the physician shortage in Los Angeles County.
L.A. Care offers providers training opportunities and continuing education.
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