Spotlight on Spring Family Medical

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EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Jared Piety, Dr. of Spring Family Medical, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in East Long Beach.

How long have you been in business?

17 years, since 1998

Describe your business:

Spring Family Medical provides family doctors and general medical for patients of all ages including Physicals, Medical Check Ups, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Cholesterol Information, Gynecology Examinations, Senior Services, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Allergies, Cancer and related illnesses, Flu Shots and Inoculations, Diet and Health Information.

Why did you start Spring Family Medical?

Jared Piety is one of the last of the Physicians known as a General Practitioner, aka Family Physician. Originally from Oklahoma, he attended the University of Kansas, first as a Chemical Engineer, then continued on to Medical School. The University of Kansas trains its graduates to be the “only” physician in a smaller farming town, thus the training in internal medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, minor surgery, and acute medicine were emphasized, with travel being 125-200 miles to additional consultants or large hospitals.

When internship was completed, Vietnam was the next stop as a MASH unit commander for the 1st infantry division. This MASH unit became a superior acute trauma and resuscitation unit at the front lines. As a volunteer to ride the Medivac Helicopters to be on the front lines, acute life threatening injuries were very much a part of his responsibilities. Additional responsibilities included traveling to “enemy territories” to sponsor clinics in small towns. Four Bronze Star Medals for meritorious achievement were awarded during the tour.

Upon returning to Long Beach, he worked for two years downtown in General and Acute Industrial medicine before moving to his current location in Long Beach.

What makes Spring Family Medical stand out?

The two doctors, Dr. Piety and Dr. Prosser, provide a special service in that both of them are available every day, and any patient has the choice to see either physician, depending on their schedule. They also handle their practices individually, meaning that they take calls for their patients. By providing this service, all patients talk to “their” doctor in case of an emergency, instead of an “on call” physician, who may not know or be familiar with the patient or his/her illnesses.

What is the biggest success Spring Family Medical has had?

Open for 17 years and running, is quite a success in itself.

What are the biggest challenges you face?

The biggest challenge is having to make any patient wait for them to be attended when the doctors are occupied or otherwise engaged.

What unique talents do you bring to Spring Family Medical?

Jared Piety is one of the last of the Physicians known as a General Practitioner, aka Family Physician.

How is Spring Family Medical involved with the community?

Dr. Piety- Community services have always played an important role as well as working with today’s youth. 15 years were spent as a Team Physician, 7 years with Huntington Beach High School and 8 years with Pacifica High School in Garden Grove. His skills in Sports Medicine have continued to advance, as today he continues in assisting several Orthopedic Surgeons with surgeries on a weekly basis.

Contact Spring Family Medical:
Address: 6510 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: 562-420-7384

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