Family Medicine Specialist

Dr. Karbasi at Avicenna Medical Clinic in Reseda, California is board-certified in family medicine serving patients from throughout Los Angeles. Contact the clinic for high quality healthcare for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

Family Medicine Q&A

by Aref Karbasi, MD

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a branch of specialty medicine dedicated to treating patients of all ages, forming long term relationships, and providing preventive care. Unlike other physicians who specialize in the treatment of a specific organ or illness, family medicine physicians direct their care toward integrating prevention, diagnosis and treatment across ages, genders and backgrounds. In family medicine, practitioners focus on treating patients and their families across their lifespan with regular, ongoing care to maintain and improve health and wellbeing. Your family medicine doctor also advocates on your behalf within the healthcare system, ensuring that you get specialized care from other physicians and networks as needed.

What conditions are addressed in family medicine?

Doctors who specialize in family medicine are uniquely trained to handle widespread medical concerns for patients at every stage of life. Through their medical education and residency training, these doctors acquire the skills to diagnose and treat a range of conditions, from acute to chronic. Dr. Karbasi provides comprehensive medical services to address the needs of all patients, from newborns to the elderly. Plus, your relationship with Dr. Karbasi and the team of medical professionals at Avicenna Medical Clinic will be well-developed and intimate since you will see him more regularly for annual check-ups and wellness exams, than any other healthcare provider.

How often should my family see a doctor?

The frequency with which you visit Dr. Karbasi’s office will depend on your age, health background and family history. He is capable of conducting routine check-ups, administering immunizations, performing physical examinations and health screenings as well as offering patient education and counseling. Most people will see their family physician at least once per year for an annual exam. However, you may come back more often for acute care or for the management of chronic illness.

Contact the clinic to learn more about family medicine.

Insurances

Avicenna Medical Clinic accepts most major insurance plans. Please call our office to verify.

We accept the following HMO plans:

Regal Medical Group, HealthNet, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Easy Choice, Medicare

Aetna
BCBS
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Easy Choice Health Plan (California)
Health Net
Medicare
Regal Medical Group
United Healthcare
Location
Avicenna Medical Clinic
18445 Vanowen St
Reseda, CA 91335
Phone: 818-452-5534
Fax: (818) 654-6285
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818-452-5534