UCLA Health Primary Care

  • Torrance Skypark

  • Address

    2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 110,
    Torrance

  • Phone

    310-265-8422

  • Website

    uclahealth.org

  • L to R

    Dr. Mindy Goh, Dr. Chris Gornes, Dr. Joel Thomas, Dr. Charmi Shah

  • Special Section

    Health Professionals

Services Offered
  • Primary care 
  • Pediatric care
  • Immunizations
  • On-site phlebotomy
  • On-site radiology

“Having a primary care physician is like having a coach to help guide you through all the nuances of your medical care.”


PRIMARY CARE

UCLA Health primary care physicians (PCPs) are here for you in all stages of your life. As the point person for your health care, your PCP should always be your first point of contact. Whether you’re sick, injured or have a general health concern, you’ll receive outstanding, individualized care. Our primary care physicians deliver comprehensive care to you and your family. We offer everything from routine screenings and disease prevention to coordinated treatments for a wide range of health conditions. Our goal is to help you feel good and stay healthy. 


CHRIS GORNES, MD | FAMILY MEDICINE

Continuity of care is the process of physicians working with the patient and other physicians to provide the highest level of coordinated, quality medical care. When you have a PCP who knows you well—including your physical and mental health concerns—they are able to coordinate your care between specialists and make sure your health is optimized. Having a PCP is like having a coach to guide you through the nuances of your medical care. At UCLA Health, we have access to nationally recognized specialty care but also great primary care doctors who can help you navigate that system. For great continuity of care, communication is key—both between you and your doctors but also between the doctors themselves. Having all of your care within the UCLA Health system makes that so easy, especially with things like the MyUCLAHealth app to help you. This means everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goal: your health and well-being. 

Dr. Gornes sees patients of all ages. Her clinical interests include women’s health, pediatric neurodevelopment, health equity and global health.


JOEL THOMAS, MD | FAMILY MEDICINE

A PCP is someone you see regularly and is familiar with your medical history. If you are sick, injured or have a health concern, your PCP should be your first point of contact. Your PCP will also handle preventive care items, educate you about medical conditions and healthy lifestyle choices, and conduct regular screenings and tests to help detect symptoms early and before they become more severe.

Dr. Thomas is a primary care physician treating patients of all ages, and a clinical instructor at UCLA. His clinical interests include patient education and management of chronic medical conditions.


MINDY GOH, DO | FAMILY MEDICINE

Over the past year, kids have been under a lot of stress. It is important to acknowledge that it is normal to feel stressed. Give kids time and space to talk about it by actively listening to their thoughts and worries. Model healthy coping skills such as regular physical activity and relaxation techniques. Offer them outlets to relieve their stress, such as journaling, drawing or pursuing their hobbies. Sit-down family meals have also been shown to help build resilience and lower the risk of depression in children.

Dr. Goh provides primary care for patients and families of all ages. Her clinical interests include preventive medicine, women’s health, pediatrics and minor procedures.


CHARMI SHAH, MD | FAMILY MEDICINE

For many people, work, school and personal routines have changed over the last year. If you’re staying at home more than usual, it helps to have a routine to support your best health. Try to wake up and go to sleep at about the same time every day, and eat healthy, well- balanced meals. Try to get outside a bit every day, and exercise—even 15 to 20 minutes of vigorous activity will get those endorphins flowing. Find ways to safely stay connected to the people you care about, and either embrace new hobbies or bring back old ones.

Dr. Shah sees patients of all ages and performs a broad range of family medicine services. She has a particular interest in women’s health, adolescent health, public health and preventive medicine.