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
"Top Doc" by
Pasadena Magazine in
"Physician Hero of the Year" by the
Adventist Health Glendale
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.