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New location for Keck Medicine’s downtown clinic

by Leslie Ridgeway
The location at 8:30 S. Flower St. will have a primary focus on internal medicine.
The location at 8:30 S. Flower St. will have a primary focus on internal medicine.

The Keck Medicine of USC–Downtown Los Angeles clinic officially opened its doors Dec. 9 in a new location with more services designed to make medical care more convenient for patients living and working downtown.

The new location, at 830 S. Flower St., adds new services, including cardiac stress testing, orthopaedic surgery, imaging and digital mammography, urology and pharmacy services to its current slate of medical specialties, including dermatology, internal medicine and an enhanced executive health program.

“We’re bringing more of our specialties and world-class care to the local community in downtown Los Angeles,” said Scott Evans, CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. “We will have a primary focus on internal medicine and because we are an academic medical center, we can rotate in many different kinds of specialists. And our new location offers better access and parking for our patients.”

The focus on internal medicine includes availability of same-day appointments and expanded hours to accommodate those who need to see their doctor after work.

For the past nine years, the clinic has been located at 333 Hope St. With this move, the clinic becomes a hospital-based outpatient department of Keck Hospital and USC Norris, located about five miles away from the downtown Los Angeles location.

“As a hospital-based outpatient office, we are able to provide an even higher level of quality and safety, and more integrated services so that our patients’ care is better streamlined,” said Laurie Johnson, executive director of ambulatory care for Keck Medical Center of USC.

The new location features nine exam rooms, one procedure room, one mammography room, one imaging room and one cardiac testing room, along with a pharmacy tailored to the needs of patients at the downtown facility.

According to Gregory Taylor II, medical director of Keck Medicine of USC, he and clinic staff have their eyes and ears open to the specific needs of downtown patients.

“Whether a patient has a cough or a cold or a difficult diagnostic dilemma, whether we serve as a one-stop event or an open door to specialists and high-level services at the Keck Medical Center of USC, our physicians and staff are eager to assist the community when they need our help,” he said.

The new location is 7,000 square feet; plans are already underway to remodel an adjoining area that will expand the new location by nearly another 7,000 square feet and enable the addition of more services, including an urgent care center, expanded diagnostics and minor surgical procedures.

Most physicians who practiced at the Hope Street location will continue to practice at the new location.

The new location is one of four Keck Medicine of USC locations in Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, La Canada, Pasadena, USC Engemann Student Health Center and the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Keck Medicine of USC also includes affiliated locations in more than 20 communities in the Los Angeles area.

 For more information on the new Keck Medicine clinic, call (213) 437-1000.

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