Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP

Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP

Dr. 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 and 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: Dr. LaGrelius was born in Seattle, Washington and has resided in South Bay, Los Angeles County, since 1969. He and his wife, Patti, have three grown children, Piper, Michael and Kimberly, and four grandchildren, Ellen, Nora Lydia and Barrett. Dr. LaGrelius holds a commercial instrument pilot’s license. He is an active aviator and aircraft owner and enjoys flying, photography, sailing, exercise, public speaking, medical politics, writing and healthcare reform. He writes a bylined column appearing in a dozen or more newspapers titled “Senior Living.”

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