AV Family Medicine & Urgent Care is a clinic that strives to provide excellent urgent
care and family medicine. We treat minor emergencies such as sprains, lacerations
& cuts as well as every day medical needs such as pediatrics, adult medicine, women's
health, and occupational medicine. We also offer adult and pediatric vaccinations.
Dr. Henry Leung is a board certified physician. Our location is proud to serve Orange
County, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Lake
Forest, Irvine, Tustin, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, Rancho
Santa Margarita, Dana Point, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, and Mission Viejo.
Family Medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care to people
of all ages. It is a primary care medical specialty along with obstetrics-gynecology
and pediatrics. Family Medicine physicians frequently treat the entire family from
the children to the parents and grandparents.
Who Do Family Medicine Physicians Treat?
Family physicians are board certified to treat patients of all ages from infants
to elderly patients. Family physicians are also trained to treat female medical issues
including prenatal care, gynecology-obstetrics, and family planning (birth control).
What is the difference between Family Medicine and General Practice?
Physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine complete a rigorous 3 year
residency following the completion of their medical school training. General practice
physician complete a 1 year internship following medical school. Even though both
Family Medicine physicians and General Practice physicians may treat patients for
similar problems, Family Medicine physicians are required to pass a board certification
which must be renewed. Board certifications are only renewed through completing
medical education conferences, reading up-to-date medical journals, and testing.
Which Board Certifies Family Medicine Physicians?
American Board of Family Medicine.
Physician who have board certification can be found on the website: www.theabfm.org
Phone: (888) 995-5700
What Kind of Training is Involved in a Family Medicine Residency?
Residency training includes rotations in internal medicine (cardiology, pulmonology,
gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology), dermatology, pediatrics, newborn nursery,
obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics.
Do Family Practice Physicians only work in Family Practice Clinics?
Because family practice physicians are trained in comprehensive medical care, frequently
you will find family practice physicians working in: private medical offices, urgent
care clinics, walk-in clinics, emergency rooms, in-hospital patient care, etc.
Are All the Physicians on your staff Board Certified in Family Medicine?
Yes, all of the physicians working in both our locations in Aliso Viejo and Pasadena
have completed a Family Medicine residency and are board certified by the official
licensing board of Family Medicine (American Board of Family Medicine).
Our goal at Aliso Viejo Family Medicine and Pasadena Family Medicine is to provide
the entire family with comprehensive medical care in a comfortable setting. Whether
it is for routine physical exams, chronic medical conditions, or urgent care matters,
Aliso Viejo Family Medicine and Pasadena Family Medicine is here for you and your
family. We will spend the necessary time to talk to you and answer all of your questions.