FamilyHealth Online

“Exceptional in Every Way” is our motto and in this digital age we know that most patients turn to the Internet for health information, answers and support. With this in mind, and with the launch of our new website, we have created “FamilyHealth Online,” a weekly blog for our patients, community members and clients to receive informative and interactive health education and content. We hope this blog will start a two-way conversation with the community, answer your health care questions and give you an insider’s look into FHCSD. Please bookmark this site, or sign up for our RSS feed, to learn more about health topics, such as immunizations, diabetes management and the importance of STD screenings; fitness and healthy eating tips; spotlights on our services and staff; and other important information. We hope you enjoy it!

July 24, 2017

The Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego is where San Diego greets the world. It is also a place where our community members work, play and connect. Through the reinvestment of revenue generated from the hundreds of businesses on our active waterfront, the Port has provided prosperity to the surrounding communities and local economy. Since its establishment…

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Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Fran Butler-Cohen

It Should Be Abundantly Clear by Now…..

  By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO The debate over healthcare is exhausting. Not sure how many plans have been authored by House representatives and senators…safe to say, a bunch. Each has their own unique twist and all are designed to frighten the bejesus out of hardworking middle and lower income…

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June 20, 2017
Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Fran Butler-Cohen

Why Do We Do This, Again and Again?

  By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Every three years Family Health Centers of San Diego is subjected to an intense review of our programs, services, and most of all, our clinical safety. For over two decades, we have invited The Joint Commission, the nation’s pre-eminent accrediting body for health care…

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May 26, 2017

Are You #HepAware?

  May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. With the recent hepatitis A breakout in the city of San Diego, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) encourages patients of all ages to protect themselves by becoming #HepAware. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis without knowing they…

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May 09, 2017
Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Fran Butler-Cohen

Proud to say we are at it again!

  By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Protecting the “littles” is a cornerstone of Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) mission. Children are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged when it comes to health care prevention.  Nationally, pediatric practices are challenged with retaining their patients after four months of age. Contributors…

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April 25, 2017

Healthy Habits Build Healthy Families

  This past weekend, families gathered at Sherman Heights Community Center for Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Healthy Heroes Wellness Fair. This second-annual fair provided kids and their families with the opportunity to learn more about the health care services available to them, along with ways to improve their health and make smart choices.…

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April 10, 2017
Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Fran Butler-Cohen

Inaugural Class Graduates Contribute to Addressing National Physician Shortage

  By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO On June 29, 2017, FHCSD will graduate our inaugural class of Family Medicine physicians, and in so doing, move one step closer to providing a solution for our organization to the national physician shortage. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, “Under every…

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March 28, 2017

Are You At Risk For Diabetes? Take The Test!

  March 28, 2017, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86 million Americans have prediabetes – and 9 out of 10 of those affected are unaware that they have it. The CDC also projects that 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes…

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March 08, 2017
Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO Fran Butler-Cohen

How Far Would You Go To Turn a Wrong into a Right?

  By Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego CEO If you knew that a certain segment of Americans had a suicide rate of 41% compared to the general public’s rate of 4.6% you might be shocked. It might be further horrifying to know that many represented in that high rate of suicide were…

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February 27, 2017

FHCSD Celebrates American Heart Month

  February is American Heart Month. Whether or not you participated by having a free blood pressure screening at Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) Love Your Heart event, it is always important to monitor your heart health throughout the year. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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