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(Exclusive, Trending) EP 269 | Industry Pioneer, Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP and the ACPP

By Michael Tetreault, Editor and Dr. Tom LaGrelius

Today we have the pleasure of sitting down with one of our favorite Doctors, Dr. Thomas LaGrelius on Concierge Medicine Today’s DocPreneur Leadership Podcast.

Dr. Tom LaGrelius

Thomas W. LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP

Dr. LaGrelius has been a board-certified specialist in family medicine since 1977 and geriatric medicine since 1990. He completed his most recent family medicine board recertification in 2014 and his geriatrics recertification in 2010. Dr. LaGrelius graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, serving his internship and residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center. He is a staff member at two hospitals: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, where he served for six terms as chairman of the Department of Family Practice, and on courtesy staff at Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital.

Being a family physician is a great privilege, and he carries it with great responsibility. It is not a part-time job. It is a full-time calling to which Dr. LaGrelius has devoted his life – a decision he made as a youth. To him, it is the most interesting, challenging and rewarding of all professions.



Tom is also the current President of The American College of Private Physicians ( which is the premier professional society for established, successfully functioning direct practices. Our network of leading doctors is dedicated to improving best practices for all our members through topical educational programing, exclusive cost savings on today’s most effective practice management resources, new patient travel care coverage and efficient marketing services that elevate a doctor’s online visibility. The ACPP believes the investment in membership is returned through improved practice management and patient care.

The ACPP was launched by leaders in the field and pioneers in medicine who are strong political advocates for the industry at both the state and federal level.

Dr. LaGrelius and 24 Other Physicians Were Recently Recognized By Concierge Medicine Today as “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine in 2020-2021.” Read Full Story …

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Board Certifications: Family Medicine & Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Practice
Fellow: American Academy of Family Practice
Residency: University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Internal Medicine & Board Review Courses in OB-GYN, Surgery & Pediatrics, UCLA
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Member: Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association, Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, INDOC-Independent Doctors Traditional Practice Association of the South Bay (founder, chairman emeritus, former president), Keck USC School of Medicine, Keck USC Clinical Instructor, American Academy of Private Physicians, American College of Private Physicians (chairman)
Licensure: California Physician & Surgeon
Language: English & Spanish

Personal: Dr. LaGrelius was born in Seattle, Washington and has resided in South Bay, Los Angeles County, since 1969. He and his wife, Patti, have three grown children, Piper, Michael and Kimberly, and four grandchildren, Ellen, Nora Lydia and Barrett. Dr. LaGrelius holds a commercial instrument pilot’s license. He is an active aviator and aircraft owner and enjoys flying, photography, sailing, exercise, public speaking, medical politics, writing and healthcare reform. He writes a bylined column appearing in a dozen or more newspapers titled “Senior Living.”

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Originally Recorded Fall 2019