Family Practice

Gardner Tarlow, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Gardner Tarlow, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Anaheim, CA

Family Practice Specialist
As a family medicine physician, Dr. Gardner Tarlow provides wellness exams, treatment, and preventive medicine for patients throughout every stage of life. Located in Anaheim, California, Dr. Tarlow’s family practice offers treatment for both acute and chronic conditions and treatment for a wide range of illnesses and injuries for every member of the family.

Family Practice Q&A

by Gardner Tarlow, MD

What is family medicine?

In a world of increasingly fragmented care, family medicine offers patients of all ages diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for the widest assortment of chronic and acute health issues of any medical specialty. Family medicine integrates care for patients of both genders at all stages of life, and serves as a medical home where Dr. Tarlow oversees the management and often the coordination of care provided by other subspecialists.

What type of training do family practitioners receive?

Like other medical specialists, family care physicians undergo an intensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. The residency for family medicine includes an integrated training of inpatient and outpatient education in six major medical areas: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery, and community medicine. Family medicine physicians also receive instruction in other areas, such as geriatrics, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and urology. Family practitioners are the only specialists trained to treat most illnesses and provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Dr. Tarlow is board certified in family practice by the American Board of Family Medicine (abfm.com) and an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice (aafp.com).

What services do family practitioners provide?

Dr. Tarlow’s services range from administering immunizations to laboratory testing and physical exams for all ages and genders. In addition to general family medicine services Dr. Tarlow’s services also include:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, Prolotherapy, and Amnion Tissue Allographs
  • Orthopedic based Cortisone injections
  • Medically-supervised weight-loss programs
  • Cosmetic procedures including BOTOX
  • SculpSure body sculpting
  • Psychiatric evaluations-treatment
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing
  • Minor Surgical procedures