Dr. Andre Basmadzyhan, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, joined SFCHC as a board-eligible Family Medicine Physician in 2020 and was appointed Chief Medical Officer last May. A native of Glendale, California, he returned home after completing his residency with Adena Health System in Ohio.
With a holistic approach to patient care, Dr. Basmadzyhan takes a complete and thorough view of each person’s physical and mental health concerns, lifestyle and individual needs. He is passionate about serving those who lack access to healthcare and treating patients as he would members of his own family.
Emphasizing that federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) such as SFCHC are essential to building stronger, healthier communities, he said: “To me, working with the community and being able to make a difference are what makes San Fernando Community Health Center so special. We are a one-stop shop for all, building connections with our patients and enabling those who lack access to health insurance or quality healthcare receive the assistance they need.”
Dr. Basmadzyhan provides comprehensive, personalized care to patients of all ages. This includes offering preventative care, such as routine check-ups and screening tests, as well as treatment for chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease and asthma. He also assists patients experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
A provider of osteopathic therapy, Dr. Basmadzyhan identifies the sources of underlying health concerns, such as chronic back or joint pain, and offers treatments to promote healing of the whole person. Recently, he initiated a program to provide more immediate pain relief to patients through a combination of joint injections and musculoskeletal manipulation.
In addition to providing continuing primary care, Dr. Basmadzyhan provides personalized counseling on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and makes referrals to specialists when needed. He credits SFCHC’s remote patient monitoring program – which provides individuals the technological tools to manage their health from the comfort of home – with positively impacting access to healthcare and patient outcomes.
Dr. Basmadzyhan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree in medical clinical science from the Boston University School of Medicine; and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California.
Dr Basmadzyhan’s experience includes conducting research in dental tumor proliferation and spinal cord compression. Now that he is out of residency, he is grateful to receive grant funding for additional education and research through his work at a FQHC.
A sports enthusiast, Dr. Basmadzyhan is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, hiking and jogging.