A HEALTHY PARTNERSHIP; LAKE LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS BENEFIT FROM NEW CLINIC.Byline: John Sanders John Sanders is the name of
Lake Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. residents no longer must travel 15 or 20 miles to doctors' offices in Lancaster or Palmdale.
A joint effort by High Desert Hospital and Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley Hospital, a new storefront clinic, provides children and adult patients with check-ups, physical examinations, preventive preventive /pre·ven·tive/ (pre-vent´iv) prophylactic.
pre·ven·tive or pre·ven·ta·tive
Preventing or slowing the course of an illness or disease; prophylactic.
n. health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract and treatment of illnesses.
``I think the whole idea was to improve access to medical care by placing a clinic in the community where it would be convenient for patients,'' said High Desert Hospital assistant administrator Tim Moore For other uses, see Tim and Moore (surname).
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The Lake Los Angeles Community Clinic at 16921 E. Ave. O, Space G, will initially be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m., but Moore said health officials hope to expand services.
The approximately 2,400-square foot clinic, which opened May 12, contains three examination rooms, one treatment and observation room and a laboratory.
The staff includes family practitioner family practitioner
n. Abbr. FP
See family physician. Dr. Lutful Akhanjee, a registered nurse, a licensed vocational nurse licensed vocational nurse
n. Abbr. LVN
A licensed practical nurse who is permitted by license to practice in California or Texas. and a nursing attendant.
The clinic is a partnership between Antelope Valley Hospital and Los Angeles County, which runs High Desert Hospital. The hospital is paying for the lease of the building, while the county provides for the clinic's staff and supplies.
``Now with the hospital partnering and paying for the rent and the county doing their services, it's a marriage that makes it work for everyone, and the community benefits,'' said Gary Cothran, director of media relations at Antelope Valley Hospital. ``We're committed to having something nice the community can be proud of, and feel comfortable and safe and that they can take their families to.''
This is not the first time the county and the hospital have had a partnership.
In January 1998, the two joined forces to start the Palmdale Primary Care Center, located at 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd. That clinic is now open seven days a week. Moore said the Palmdale clinic is about twice the size as the clinic in Lake Los Angeles.
Both organizations are planning a third clinic in Littlerock. No date has been established for that clinic to open.
PHOTO (1--Color) Registered nurse Alicia Lomeli takes the temperature of 4-year-old Lake Los Angeles resident Deserie Barry at the community clinic.
(2--Color) The staff of the Lake Los Angeles Community Clinic are available there Mondays and Wednesdays.
(3--Color) Dr. Lutful Akhanjee is the family practitioner on staff.
Jeff Goldwater/Daily News