We at Bartz-Altadonna feel very privileged to have Dr. Florcita Alvarez-Galoosian as our Chief Medical Officer. She has over 20 years of medical experience.
Dr. Alvarez-Galoosian is bilingual in English and in Spanish. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela where her family moved to from Peru. Her family then moved to the United States when she was 1 year old when her father, a university professor, was recruited to work in the United States.
She received her Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine then completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. She then completed a Fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Alvarez-Galoosian has extensive medical experience treating patients with all levels of Chronic Kidney Disease including End Stage Kidney Disease and has also worked as a hospitalist.
She is very interested in patient teaching. She taught renal classes in different diabetes programs and more recently while at High Desert Medical Group, Lancaster, California she built up a Renal Clinic, developed and coordinated pre-End Stage Renal Disease teaching for patients, and taught the renal portion to the chronic disease management staff.>
Dr. Alvarez-Galoosian has practiced in different settings, including group and solo private practice, and has worked as a locum tenens physician in several states in both urban and rural settings. She has been practicing in the Antelope Valley since 2009.
She has served on many committees including Diabetes Management, Critical Care, then as Chair of the Critical Care Committee and Chief of Medicine at East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital. And recently as Chair of the Quality Management Committee at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California reporting to the hospital Board of Directors in that capacity.
Dr. Alvarez-Galoosian loves music and played the piano and violin. Her other interests are the humane treatment of animals and community work. She has served on the Agua Dulce Town Council Election Committee, on the SPV water company Board of Directors and a member of the Agua Dulce Women’s Club for many years.