UCLA Health has made its world-class services more convenient for residents of the Venice-Marina del Rey-Playa Vista corridor with the opening of UCLA Health-Marina del Rey Primary Care. Featuring pediatric and adult primary care, the new practice complements UCLA Health’s Marina del Rey Immediate Care Center.

A board-certified family physician, Goldstein provides care for all ages, from newborns to the elderly. “Preventive health and family planning, including contraceptive management, are areas of particular interest to me,” he said. “I also focus on sports medicine and LGBT health.”

Jeon, board-certified in pediatrics, said she is passionate about getting to know each patient well to understand their unique needs, and providing both preventive and acute care through each stage of childhood to adolescence. “My priorities are providing evidence-based medicine and empowering families by addressing their concerns,” she added. “I feel incredibly privileged to be part of their care.”

Board-certified in family medicine, Zahirpour cares for patients of all ages, with a special focus on preventive medicine and patient education. “For me, it is so important to help patients understand how their lifestyle, family dynamics and unique backgrounds contribute to overall health,” she said.

Ardalan Haghighat, clinical director of the UCLA Health Community Physician Network, says the new medical practice gives Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and Venice Beach residents access to UCLA Health’s full spectrum of medical specialists. Physician visits are available in person or via telehealth for those who prefer the convenience of a telephone or video consultation.

“We’ve recently added a new feature where even first-time patients may schedule their appointment online,” said Haghighat. This is done through UCLA Health’s mychart app, a secure portal that enables patients to connect with their doctor’s office online to make appointments, check lab results, request prescription refills, ask questions or leave messages.

As with all UCLA Health medical facilities, the new Marina del Rey practice has taken steps to protect patients and staff from COVID-19.

“For everyone’s safety, we are screening patients, visitors and staff before they enter the building,” said Haghighat. “Some of our other safety measures include universal masking, physical distancing in our waiting room and enhanced disinfection and sterilization procedures.”

The new practice is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments may be made online or by calling 310-301-0230. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the building.

Submitted by Simi Singer