When you and your family need top-notch primary care services, look to Drs. LaGrelius, Lawrence and Karns, who are all committed to providing you and your family with the best available care, which includes:
We provide all the recommended immunizations, including tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pneumonia, whooping cough, shingles, HPV, meningococcal, SHINGRIX, PREVNAR 13®, MMR and influenza.
Our office is convenient and friendly when you need a minor surgical procedure, including:
- Skin biopsy
- Joint injections to painful, arthritic joints
- Endometrial biopsy
- Indirect laryngoscopy
- Skin cryosurgery
- IV push
- Nebulizer treatments
The above list is far from complete. Ask us about other procedures we routinely provide in the office for our members’ convenience.
Periodic Wellness Exams
We provide wellness physicals as a part of the membership. The scheduled periodic exam reviews your current medical issues, assesses your goals for the future and ensures that appropriate cancer screening is completed. We recognize that prevention is the key to a long, healthy life, so we make sure to focus on this at each scheduled periodic visit.
To keep you healthy, you will need appropriate follow-up with our physicians. You will be able to follow up with your personal primary care physician on a regular basis to recheck labs as necessary, discuss interim health problems and ensure that your treatment plan is continuing to work for you.
Urgent Care Visits
When you are not feeling your best, the last thing you want to do is struggle to make an appointment and wait in a doctor’s office for over an hour to see the doctor. We will get you into the office as soon as possible, assess your condition and prescribe appropriate treatment – even on nights and weekends. A house call can be arranged at the discretion of the physician.
We provide a multitude of in-office testing, eliminating the need for you to bounce around to get your necessary tests:
- Bladder scanning
- Bone density testing
- Digital X-rays
- Eye examinations
- Indirect laryngoscopy
- Lab tests
- Memory testing
- PAP testing
- Pulmonary function testing
- Sleep apnea monitoring
- Treadmill exercise testing
- 24-hour Holter monitoring
How We Help You Manage Your Weight
At Skypark Preferred Family Care, we take a measured yet effective approach to weight loss. Recognizing that arthritis, cancer, heart disease and diabetes are all worsened by obesity, we work hard to help you achieve the most appropriate weight for your height. We know that the “best” diet and exercise plan is the one that you can follow for the rest of your life, so we take a personalized approach to your weight loss journey. We have specific metrics to measure your fat percentage and daily caloric needs. We have a registered dietitian who works in the office and can help you understand your dietary needs. Finally, we often use medications to optimize weight loss if your health issues warrant such an intervention.
When necessary, we will make referrals to other specialists, such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, surgeons, oncologists, registered dietitians and physical therapists. We have an outstanding list of specialists in all areas of medicine to ensure that you will get the best possible care for your specific medical needs. We make referrals only to providers we trust, which enables you to feel confident that you will get the kind of care you deserve, even when you are outside of the primary care setting. Active coordination of your various specialty care needs is also an important function of our practice.
By placing more emphasis on preventive care, Drs. LaGrelius, Lawrence and Karns hope to help you avoid most preventable conditions. Just as they have done for patients from Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and neighboring communities in the South Bay. Some patients come from as far away as Mexico and Hong Kong.
For attentive primary care from an internal medicine doctor, call us at 310.375.1393.