Areas of Treatment:
- Family Medicine
- Primary Care
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Dr. Prestwich is a teacher and clinician with 25 years of experience caring for vulnerable populations. From 2000-2002, with support from a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and through participation in an innovation network collaborative sponsored by Partnerships 2000, he developed a comprehensive curriculum to teach family medicine residents how to "Manage Care Better." The competencies addressed are now known as the ACGME Core Competencies of "Practice-Based Learning and Improvement" and "Systems-Based Practice." He continued to refine this curricular work while getting more involved in partnerships with agencies within Los Angeles County including the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Department of Mental Health, The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, LA Care (the largest Medicaid HMO in the US), and the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force. Over the last 5 years he collaborated with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities as Co-Chair of the Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Initiative (EDSI) funded by First 5 LA. EDSI is a redesign of Well Child Care for children ages 0-5 using The Improvement Model described by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. He is now in the second year of leading a Perinatal Mental Health Pilot using the IMPACT Model to screen for and provide team-based care for women from pre-conception through the first year of their child's life and featuring primary care-based occupational therapy.
In 2011, Dr. Prestwich began collaborating with faculty from the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at USC on the application of occupational science toward patient activation for successful self-management by integrating occupational therapists within medical homes. His work on team-based inter-professional care has included collaborations with the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, USC Physician Assistant in Primary Care Program, USC School of Pharmacy, USC School of Social Work, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and the USC Student Run Clinic- a sustainable inter-professional education and care model for which I have served as primary faculty consultant. Currently, Dr. Prestwich remains involved in projects including primary care clinic transformation into advanced Patient Centered Medical Homes, Population-Based Primary Care, Specialty Access in the Safety Net, and Inter-professional Care/Inter-professional Education. He has served on the Physician Leadership Committees for 3 different emerging integrated care networks in Los Angeles County, and have been selected as the primary care redesign expert on the Keck Medical Center of USC's Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
- Doctor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987
- Ventura County Medical Center, Family Medicine, 1987 - 1988
- Ventura County Medical Center, Family Medicine, 1987 - 1990
- American Board of Family Medicine
Professional Society Memberships:
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine
- Dr. Prestwich was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.