Dr. Mark Schneider is a family practitioner practicing in Downey, CA. Dr. Schneider specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Schneider possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
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Education and Training
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1976
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Mr. Mark David Schneider D.O.'s Expert Contributions
I am a program director for a family medicine residency program. Candidates must be graduates of an accredited allopathic (md) or osteopathic (DO) Medical school and have passed at least 2 of 3 parts of the national licensing exams to apply for a residency position. The residency is a 3 year intensive program that prepares the physician for both inpatient and outpatient care. READ MORE
Start now; Mom and Dad are the role models for healthy lifestyles. Get rid of the junk food. Try introducing foods listed in the Mediterranean diet. Also, get more exercise with the kids; e.g. walk the dog, throw the baseball, shoot some baskets, go swimming, etc, but do it on a regular basis. READ MORE
Do not share utensils, and have your husband wear a surgical mask. READ MORE
If your family physician kept track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, and lifestyle habits, that's all he can do. He cannot change genetics, but you can decrease your risk by weight loss and regular exercise. Remember, your heart is a muscle and it needs exercise to be strong. READ MORE
Your family doctor can test your blood sugar in a few seconds. Certainly, your family doctor is trained to care for diabetes in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Occasionally, an endocrinologist can be consulted in difficult cases. READ MORE
Yes. This can represent primary or secondary polycythemia. Secondary causes include chronic, and advanced COPD. Primary can be benign or a form of red cell leukemia. READ MORE
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Estrogen is the only treatment that works for all women. All other treatments are inferior or placebo effect READ MORE
- Hearing Loss
- High Cholesterol
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Breast Cancer
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)
- Vascular Disease
- Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Mr. Mark David Schneider D.O.'s Practice location
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Patient Experience with Dr. Schneider
Get to know Family Physician Dr. Mark D. Schneider, who serves patients in Downey, California.
Holding over four decades of experience, Dr. Schneider is a top-rated osteopathic family physician in California. He serves as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at PIH Health – Downey Hospital.
“I wanted to blend my interest in science with taking care of people, and I had several role models that influenced me, including my father and uncle. Both my identical twin brother and cousin became physicians also” expressed the doctor.
Striving to make a difference in people’s lives, he enjoys the continuity and trust he develops with his patients over the years, especially in becoming the family physician for generations of the same family.
Back in 1976, Dr. Schneider graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to perform his internship and residency in family medicine at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
A Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP), he is board-certified in family medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP). The AOBFP is an organization that provides board certification to qualified osteopathic physicians who specialize in delivering comprehensive primary care for patients of all ages, genders, and addressing all parts of the body.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Schneider has served as a California delegate to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates.
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.
Among Dr. Schneider’s various accolades include Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014) and Patients’ Choice Award (2015, 2014).
When he is not working, he enjoys playing baseball and tennis, sailing, staying in shape, and spending quality time with his family. He is happily married and has one daughter.
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