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Jennifer Kwok, DO

UCLA Physician Jennifer Kwok, DO specializes in Family Medicine.
This primary care physician is accepting new managed care (HMO) patients. Physician availability is subject to change. Please call the physician's office directly to confirm
Specialty
Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
20A11416
Contact
(310) 794-9956
Fax Number
(310) 206-8237
PRACTICE LOCATION

Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 465-145
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Health Internal Medicine Suite
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1685
(310)206-6232
(310)794-2113 (fax)

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2012
EDUCATION
Residency
Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010 - 2012
Internship
Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009 - 2010
Degree
DO, Western University of Health Sciences, 2009
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Additional Information

Dr. Kwok is a board certified Family Medicine physician. She attended Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class, and went on to complete her internship and residency with UCLA Family Medicine, where she was also co-chief resident during her last year of training. Her training as a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)* allows her to practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Although she does not practice manipulative treatment, she enjoys focusing her attention on preventative health care, dermatology & dermatologic procedures, and treating families as a whole.

*What is a DO? (provided by American Osteopathic Association)
If you're like most people, you've been going to physicians ever since you were born, but you're unaware that some or all of them could have been osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs. You may not even be aware that there are two types of complete physicians in the United States—DOs and MDs. The fact is that both DOs and MDs are fully qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery.

DOs and MDs are alike in many ways:

  • Both DOs and MDs complete four years of basic medical education.
  • After medical school, both DOs and MDs obtain graduate medical education through internships, residencies and fellowships. This training lasts three to eight years and prepares DOs and MDs to practice a specialty.
  • Both DOs and MDs can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine—such as pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery or ophthalmology.
  • DOs and MDs must pass comparable examinations to obtain state licenses.
  • DOs and MDs both practice in accredited and licensed health care facilities.

While DOs and MDs have many things in common, osteopathic medicine is a parallel branch of American medicine with a distinct philosophy and approach to patient care. DOs can bring an extra dimension to your health care through their unique skills.

  • Osteopathic medical schools emphasize training students to become primary care physicians.
  • DOs practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole.
  • Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.
  • DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system—your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that makes up two-thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect other parts.

 Please visit the American Osteopathic Association for more information »

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