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.