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Thomas LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP

Thomas LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP - Torrance, CADr. LaGrelius has been a board-certified specialist in family medicine since 1977 and geriatric medicine since 1990. He completed his most recent family medicine board recertification in 2014 and his geriatrics recertification in 2010. Dr. LaGrelius graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, serving his internship and residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center. He is a staff member at two hospitals: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, where he served for six terms as chairman of the Department of Family Practice, and on courtesy staff at Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital.

Being a family physician is a great privilege, and he carries it with great responsibility. It is not a part-time job. It is a full-time calling to which Dr. LaGrelius has devoted his life – a decision he made as a youth. To him, it is the most interesting, challenging and rewarding of all professions. 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Family Medicine & Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Practice
FELLOW: American Academy of Family Practice
RESIDENCY: University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Internal Medicine & Board Review Courses in OB-GYN, Surgery & Pediatrics, UCLA
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
MEMBER: Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association, Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, INDOC-Independent Doctors Traditional Practice Association of the South Bay (founder, chairman emeritus, former president), Keck USC School of Medicine, Keck USC Clinical Instructor, American Academy of Private Physicians, American College of Private Physicians (chairman)
LICENSURE: California Physician & Surgeon

LANGUAGE: English & Spanish

PERSONAL: Born April 16, 1943 in Seattle, Washington and now resides in South Bay, Los Angeles County, since 1969. He and his wife, Patti, have three grown children, Piper, Michael and Kimberly, and two granddaughters, Ellen and Nora. Dr.  LaGrelius holds a commercial instrument pilot’s license. He is an active aviator and aircraft owner and enjoys flying, photography, exercise, public speaking, medical politics, writing and healthcare reform.

 

Nicole Lawrence, MD

Dr. Lawrence is board-certified in internal medicine and most recently completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at UCLA. She loves taking care of patients in a variety of settings, including the clinic, home, hospital and nursing home. She earned her MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine. During medical school, she was chosen to participate in an aging research program at Harvard Medical School, where she learned from the nation’s top faculty in geriatric medicine. She is currently a staff member at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Torrance.

Dr. Lawrence has a true passion for helping people live their best lives. She will go to any length to ensure that her patients have the care they deserve. She feels personally invested in her patients’ health and their lives as a whole. Being a physician is a calling for her, not just a job. That’s why she brings genuine energy and her positive spirit to every interaction with her patients.

She likes building long-term relationships with her patients and working toward the shared goals of optimal health. She believes that giving her patients the ability to contact her at any time is the healthiest, safest and most satisfying way to care for them. Her primary areas of focus include caring for older adults, managing chronic diseases and dementia, women’s health and weight management.

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
FELLOWSHIP: Geriatric Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
RESIDENCY: University of California, Irvine
MD: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
AWARD: Ohio Department of Aging Award, 2010
MEMBER: American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society
LICENSURE: California Physician & Surgeon
LANGUAGE: English & Spanish
PERSONAL: Born and raised in rural Minnesota by parents who were both teachers. During college, Dr. Lawrence spent time doing community service at a nursing home, which piqued her interest in geriatric medicine. She met and married her husband, Ryan, while she was still in residency. Ryan works at Millenium Space Systems in El Segundo, where he leads a team building a new satellite for the US Air Force. Together they enjoy taking long walks through different neighborhoods, watching cooking shows, playing board games and dancing.

 

Discover the most attentive concierge medical care at our family medicine clinic or schedule your first visit by calling us at 310.378.6208. Dr. LaGrelius and Dr. Lawrence welcome patients from Rolling Hills, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes and bordering cities in the South Bay, CA.

Periodic, scheduled, comprehensive wellness evaluations are an integral part of your direct care at Skypark. By insisting that each one of our members receives a detailed evaluation regularly, we can prevent serious problems or identify them early so we can deal with them more easily.

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Concierge Care

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Geriatric Care

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