"Dr. Emil Avanes, MD is a primary care physician at Harmony Health in Glendale, California. He promised himself he would practice primary care medicine in his hometown long before he ever attended medical school.
After completing his training, Dr. Avanes sought out employment that would allow him to connect with patients in a meaningful way. Seeing few opportunities to achieve that goal in the complex world of modern medicine, he set out to create the ideal healthcare practice. After many hours of planning and designing that vision, he named it Harmony Health.
Dr. Avanes completed an undergraduate degree at Duke University and studied at Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He's a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Los Angeles County Medical Association District 2 president.
As an active member of the community, he is also a committee member of the Glendale Community College Health Advisory and the Glendale Adventist Medical Center HIM/UM. He is affiliated with local hospitals, including Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital."
"Harmony Health MD has adopted a hybrid concierge medicine model which puts the patient’s health, and their care needs, at the forefront. The hallmark of this type of care is the unrestricted time the physician spends during every office visit, which is shown to improve health outcomes. There are designated time slots throughout the day for patients participating in the concierge model. In addition to concierge, we also see patients in the traditional model, which is largely directed by health insurance companies, which is why we have the hybrid designation. By spending more time with patients, it allows the doctor to: provide proactive personalized care, enhance the relationship with each patient, and focus on prevention and wellness in addition to sick care. Our partner in the concierge model is Paragon Private Health, an expert at helping physicians stay independent and manage this model of care. Their involvement ensures that the level of service is maintained and that patients are getting quality care."