About Us

About Lew Medical 

Our board-certified physicians and friendly staff provide state of the art healthcare in a warm and welcome environment. We strive to partner with you to successfully manage your unique health concerns and needs. In our paperless office we integrate and coordinate your health information with appropriate specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, labs, and radiology departments through an advanced medical records system. We are conveniently located at the Adventist Health Glendale, and also have full admitting privileges at Glendale Memorial and USC Keck/Verdugo Hills Hospitals. We strive to be available for your urgent medical needs, while still maintaining an efficient and smooth office experience. 
Edmund H. Lew, MD
Edmund H. Lew, MD

Edmund H. Lew, MD

Edmund H. Lew, MD has been voted by the readership of the CV Weekly as the "Best Family Doctor in Glendale"from2012 to 2014, 2016-2017 and the Glendale News-Press in 2015, "Top Doc" by Pasadena Magazine in 2012-2017, and "Physician Hero of the Year" by the Adventist Health Glendale community for 2016.  For the first time in CV Weekly's history, Dr. Lew was chosen as Best Family Doctor and Lew Medical as Best Medical Group 2017.

These commendations are fitting, as Dr. Lew describes the most fulfilling part of his job as helping patients find workable solutions to their health issues in the context of their busy lives.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in the Silver Lake district by his parents who are of Chinese ancestry, Dr. Lew attended Loyola High School and attained a BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. After earning his MD degree from the Chicago Medical School, he returned home to complete a 3-year residency in Family Medicine at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in 1986.

Through his medical volunteerism, teaching, and practice accomplishments, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine. He is also board certified in Geriatric Medicine. He has held associate teaching appointments at USC Medical School and Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program.

As chairman of the Founding board of ComCare Primary Medical Group, Dr. Lew developed an innovative partnership of physicians working together to provide cost-effective, high-quality medical services to patients in the greater Glendale area. He has served on various medical quality assurance committees at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, local nursing homes, home health, and hospice agencies.

Currently, Dr. Lew serves as medical support for missionaries serving in the Arcadia Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Lew's approach to medicine is one of genuine interest and care not commonly found among busy physicians of today. In fact, one of Dr. Lew's initial inspirations as a premedical student came from a dream where he saw himself like the small-town, country doctors of old - treating people as he went farm to farm and paid in kind with poultry, eggs, and livestock.

Of this vision and its modern fulfillment as a primary care physician, Dr. Lew said,"I love the simple joy of healing people in need."Dr. Lew is a devoted family man who lives with his wife in La Canada.

Their oldest son is married and is a family medicine resident at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.  He will join his father as a physician at Lew Medical in 2019.  Of the two younger children, one is a high school biology teacher and the other is pursuing a career in health care.

His current hobbies include Cross Fit training, learning Mandarin online, and church service in the Chinese community of Alhambra.
Sunitha M. Gill, MD
     Sunitha M. Gill, MD

Sunitha M. Gill, MD

Sunitha M. Gill, MD was raised in Hyderabad, India, in a medical family where all three children followed in their father’s footsteps to become doctors. She completed her medical residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in 2000, and has practiced medicine in Brooklyn (NY), Palo Alto (CA), and London (UK).

Dr. Gill has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2000. For many years, she enjoyed serving broad-based needs of patients affiliated with the Veterans Administration (VA) facilities in Brooklyn and Palo Alto. As a staff member at the VA in Palo Alto, she also held an appointment as a Clinician Educator in the Division of General Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Her most recent experiences in London gave her a unique perspective into various coagulation and bleeding disorders, and an opportunity to publish a paper on osteoporosis in patients with hemophilia.

Dr. Gill relocated with her family to Southern California in 2014 and is proud to be part of Lew Medical since February 2015. She and her husband have three children and enjoy sunshine, beaches, hiking, reading, and traveling.  

Sunitha enjoys developing long-term relationships with patients in a primary care environment and believes that this facilitates continuity of care and contributes to greater patient and doctor satisfaction. She firmly believes that the best way to find happiness is to serve others.

Carmen Marti, FNP-BC
Carmen Marti, FNP-BC

Carmen Marti, FNP-BC

Carmen Marti, FNP-BC was raised in Glendale, California, by her parents of Mexican descent. She attended Glendale High School and volunteered in hospitals and preschools, ultimately deciding to go into the nursing field. “I wanted to be a nurse because I always wanted to help others,” Carmen said.

She attained her RN license at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. She received her BSN and MSN at the University of Phoenix in the Pasadena campus. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has over 5 years of RN experience in treating Pediatric and Medical Surgical patients in LAC USC Medical Center. She started as a new graduate NP at Lew Medical and now has been here over 4 years. She is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered in Mexico medical missions and community work.

Carmen says her volunteer work there helped her realize “…we are all humans in need of help, and even one person can impact the world.” Carmen’s desire is to help patients and their families understand their diseases in order to empower them to make the best choices.

“The most rewarding part of my career is being able to be there for someone in need and being able to guide them to a successful recovery and lifestyle,” said Carmen. She is a wife of a loving and caring husband and mother of a handsome toddler boy. She enjoys music, singing, and the beach.
Vladimir Camarce, AGNP-BC
 Vladimir Camarce, AGNP-BC

Vladimir Camarce, AGNP-BC

Vladimir Camarce is an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from San Diego, California. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked for 4 years as an acute care nurse at UC San Diego Health System.

During his time as an inpatient nurse, he began noticing that many of his patients had conditions and complications that could have been prevented by good primary care. Thus, in order to make a bigger difference in health care and the life of his patients, Vladimir decided to become a Nurse Practitioner.

He graduated at the top of his class from UCLA and is excited to join the team at Lew Medical. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He believes in creating a mutual partnership with his patients in order to promote health and prevent diseases. His clinical interests include Infectious Diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.

He is also especially passionate about global and international health, having done medical missions to Honduras, Panama, and Cuba.

Away from the office, you would find Vladimir spending time with his family and friends, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing tennis, watching concerts, and reading a good book.
    Tae Youn Kim, FNP-C 

Tae Youn Kim, FNP-C

Tae is a Korean American, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who attained her both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at UC Berkeley.

She was raised in the Bay Area, California by her Korean immigrant parents and first experienced the limited access of culturally and linguistically appropriate health care. While volunteering as a Korean health interpreter during her college years, she witnessed health inequity among many immigrant populations, which ultimately drove her to pursue education and career in nursing.  

Her experiences with diverse populations further expanded while she lived and worked in Baltimore, MD as a nurse, providing care to complex post-operative pancreatic cancer patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for over 2 years. She is excited to be back in sunny California, start her new career at Lew Medical as a nurse practitioner, and live close to her family. 

Tae believes, “Providing care is not about just tending the physical needs of patients. You have to talk to them, get to know them, and build rapport with patients in order to provide patient specific care physically, psychosocially, culturally, and spiritually.” 

Her clinical interests include diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hypertension, health promotion & prevention. 

In her personal life, Tae enjoys spending time with her family & friends, traveling, cooking, running, HIIT workouts/health fitness, hot yoga, and relaxing at the beach. 

Our support staff 

       

Jennifer Figueroa
Jennifer Figueroa, Receptionist
Ariana Garcia
Ariana Garcia, CMA
Lisa Whitcomb
Lisa Whitcomb, Receptionist
Mary Ktakian
Mary Ktakian, MA
Theresa May
Theresa May, CMA
Thammy Starr
Thammy Starr, CMA
                                                                                               Alicia Huidor, MA
Physician

What We Do

Family Practice Physicians (MD) are uniquely trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses. They're equipped to provide continuing, comprehensive, and preventative care to all patients, regardless of sex or age. The residency program in Family Practice includes training in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, and most areas of internal medicine such as gastroenterology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, and pulmonary medicine. Family Practice physicians have been trained to care for the medical needs of patients in the office setting, as well as in the hospital, and have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle 85-90% of all human illness. Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Internal Medicine Physicians are personal physicians who provide long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illnesses in adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory, and vascular systems. They're also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. An internal medicine physician's primary responsibilities include heath maintenance and disease screening, the diagnosis and care of acute and chronic medical conditions, management of patients with multiple, complex medical problems, and serving as consultants to other disciplines such as surgery, obstetrics, and family medicine. An internist's work is characterized by extensive knowledge and skill in diagnosis and treatment.

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are advanced practice nurses who have completed graduate-level education and training in the diagnosis and management of common as well as complex medical conditions. To become licensed to practice, nurse practitioners hold national certification in an area of specialty and are licensed through nursing boards rather than medical boards. Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health-care services. They treat both physical and mental conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, physical therapy, and ordering tests, and therapies for patients within their scope of practice. NPs can serve as a patient’s primary health-care provider, and see patients of all ages depending on their designated scope of practice.
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