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Alan Schenk, M.D. | Laguna Woods, CA

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Place Category: Featured Physician and Paragon PhysicianPlace Tags: Arthritis, Concierge Doctor, Concierge Medicine, Fibromyalgia, immune disorder, lupus, Pain, Rheumatic Disease, Rheumatology, and Vasculitis

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  • Dr. Schenk is a board-certified rheumatologist in Laguna Woods, California. He has been honored as a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report, Orange Coast Magazine and the Orange County Medical Association. In addition to his private practice, he is affiliated with:  Saddleback Memorial Medical Center – Laguna Hills, Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo & Laguna Beach, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian – Irvine & Newport Beach.

    He was the director of continuing medical education at Saddleback Memorial for 20 years and was founding director of the Saddleback Osteoporosis Clinic.

    A graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Schenk did his residency in internal medicine in Miami, and came to Southern California for a fellowship in Rheumatology at UC/Irvine. He holds a certification in the interpretation of bone density studies by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. He incorporated diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injection techniques into his practice in 2006, and added occupational therapy in 2011, both firsts among Rheumatologists in Orange County. His office provides infusion services and can accommodate patients with severe arthritis using an ADA-compliant motorized examination table.

    Patients visiting Dr. Schenk might get a treat with their appointments; he’s an accomplished jazz guitar and mandolin player, and has been known to play little concerts at the office. He has performed in various ensembles, from duo to big band, at Laguna Beach’s summer art festivals and other area events.

    Dr. Schenk emphasizes a whole-person approach to the treatment of rheumatic diseases. With his team of health professionals and a warm, caring office staff, Dr. Schenk can help patients minimize the impact of arthritis and enjoy a better quality of life.


    Concierge Medicine Benefits Include:

    • Direct access to Dr. Schenk during defined days/hours via cell phone
      • Weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      • Weekends & Holidays – please call the main number
    • Priority scheduling including same day or next day office visits with minimal or no waiting
    • Extended office visits which will allow Dr. Schenk more time to evaluate and treat complex medical conditions
    • Activity and lifestyle assessment by a certified occupational therapist
    • Telemedicine – remote visits via secure video website
    • Discounted Occupational Therapy services
    • Staff facilitation of appointments with specialists and other healthcare practitioners
    • Discussion of consultation and procedure reports with you and your designated loved ones
    • Detailed reports and information forwarded to your medical consultants 

    Available as of Spring 2018

    • Weekly group yoga sessions
    • Nutritional assessment by a dietitian and related educational materials
    A limited number of memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Patient Testimonials

    “Dr. Schenk gave me my quality of life back. I’ve been his patient for 16 years and he’s always been generous with his time, and always listens. He provides excellent detail in his diagnoses. Also, his staff is phenomenal – the customer service is top-notch. –Judy B.

    “He’s a compassionate doctor who truly cares about his patients, treating us like people not numbers. His office is a great place where you feel like family. I got my life back thanks to Dr. Schenk.” –Ursula J.

    “I’ve been a patient of Dr. Schenk’s for eight years and I highly recommend him to my family and friends. He’s very knowledgeable and approachable, always willing to answer questions, and he’s great about follow-up. Dr. Schenk focuses on each individual patient; he makes you feel like you’re the only patient he’s seeing.” –Tracy P. 

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