Dr. Heather Gillespie MD
Family Practice Physicians — Santa Monica, CAContact Dr. Gillespie
Dr. Heather Gillespie specializes in family practice, sports medicine in Santa Monica, California. Details of Dr. Gillespie's 10 years experience as an MD, her hospital affiliation and education at Duke University are available on your free doctor report.
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1920 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Dr. Heather Gillespie identified specializing in
Family PracticeFamily Practice
A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family, and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. and Sports MedicineSports Medicine
An internist trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries (treatment and prevention and referral practice), and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy life style are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise (sports) whether as an individual or in team participation..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Gillespie is affiliated with 1 hospital:
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA
EducationDr. Gillespie attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and graduated in 2003 having 10 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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- Heather M Gillespie
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