Family medicine, by definition, is comprehensive, continuing medical care provided to a family unit by a physician.
To be certified as a specialist in family medicine, a doctor must be trained in the following areas of medicine:
To be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), a physician must complete a three-year family practice residency training program after completion of medical school. He or she must also pass a written examination administered by the American Board of Family Medicine and must be re-certified every 7 years.
Family Medicine Physician
Robert Rowley is a practicing family physician and healthcare information technology consultant.
Dr. Rowley has been in clinical practice for over 30 years, including experience as a Medical Director with Hill Physicians Medical Group and as a developer of the early EMR system Medical ChartWizard.
Shaula Kaufman received her bachelor degree in nursing at California State University, Channel Islands. She has two master degrees in nursing: (1) Clinical Nurse Specialist (Parent-Child) from California State University Dominguez Hills and (2) Family Nurse Practitioner from United States University. Shaula is a board certified family nurse practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Prior to obtaining her Nurse Practitioner certification, Shaula worked as nurse for 13 years and provided medical care to acute and critically ill patients in the hospital setting (emergency, med-surg, pediatrics, rehab and interventional radiology).
Julia Schrogin is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her first Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, San Diego, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Emory University. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Victoria Rivera received her Bachelor of Science from San Francisco State University and earned her Physician Assistant degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 1999. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Her professional background includes family practice, women’s health and functional medicine. She has additional training in holistic nutrition that focuses on diet, vitamins, and supplements to treat and prevent disease, as well as to maximize health.