Family Practice

Family Practice Specialist
Located in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles in Southern California, Steven Popkow, MD, and the team at Skin Laser Center offer much more than just laser treatment, including medical care for the whole family. Dr. Popkow is not only a skin care specialist, but he’s also a skilled family practice physician. If you’re looking for health care for you and your family, make an appointment with the team at Skin Laser Center. Call the office or schedule your visit using the online booking feature today.

Family Practice Q & A

What exactly is a family practice?

Family practice, also known as family medicine, focuses on the whole body. It contrasts with other types of medical care such as internal medicine, which focuses only on the inside of the body; pediatric medicine, which focuses on children; and geriatric medicine, which focuses on the elderly.

Not only does it focus on the whole body, but family medicine also focuses on the whole person. Family medicine practitioners like Dr. Popkow ask about your physical symptoms as well, but also about your family life and community.

What types of services do family doctors offer?

Dr. Popkow and the team at Skin Laser Center perform a wide range of services that focus on aspects of your health like wellness, nutrition, weight maintenance, disease prevention, illness prevention and management, and more.

Some of the services Dr. Popkow offers include:

  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Preventive screenings
  • Health-risk assessments
  • Personalized health counseling
  • Chronic illness management

Getting regular checkups at skin Laser Center can help ensure your long-term health.

Why are physical exams important?

A physical, or a physical exam, is a type of preventive assessment Dr. Popkow performs to make sure you’re in good health. If he finds any signs of poor health or illness during your physical, he discusses the best plan of action to treat the problem.

During your physical, Dr. Popkow measures your height, weight, temperature, pulse, and breathing. He may also perform more specialized tests, depending on your personal health history. If you have a history of heart disease, for example, he will likely check your cholesterol.

Why should I choose a family practice physician?

Somewhere along the line, men and women got the idea that family practice doctors aren’t as good as specialty doctors. The fact is that family practice is specialized medical care.

Dr. Popkow and his team examine how all of the circumstances in your life are impacting your health. From discussing your stress at work, to conducting preventive tests if needed based on your family medical history, your family doctor looks at the whole picture with you.

As a family medicine doctor, Dr. Popkow doesn’t just treat symptoms or write prescriptions. Instead, he takes the time to develop an action plan with you to best manage any health problems. He and his colleagues at Skin Laser Center are a wonderful choice because they support and empower you.

If you’re looking for a new primary care doctor, look no further than Dr. Popkow and his dedicated team at Skin Laser Center. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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