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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Manuel Chon has been practicing as a full time obstetrician and gynecologist for over 35 years. Dr. Chon was born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, where he graduated as Physician and Surgeon from the School of Medicine in the University of El Salvador and completed post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his fellowship at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California in 1985, and has been practicing medicine locally ever since.
Dr. Chon knew right away that he wanted to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. What he enjoys most about his specialty is seeing the children, caring for the mother as she journeys through the pregnancy, and the overall miracle of childbirth. Dr. Chon says, "The birth of a child is truly something spectacular. Everyone knows the pain of maternity – the physical and emotional pain. Women know all this but still they bear it and continue to bring life into the world. Not just once, but even multiple times. It can only be because when they see their newborn child, all the pain is forgotten. That is the beauty of it, making it all worth it."
Dr. Manuel Chon is proud to be part of the PIH Health Hospital Downey's Family Medicine Residency Program. As an attending physician to the Family Practice residents, Dr. Chon guides new doctors through their post graduate training. He has been recognized as an outstanding doctor and mentor by both his peers in the field and new resident doctors that have had the opportunity to train under him. Dr. Chon believes that it is very important to train new doctors well. He shares with each resident his approach to patient care, "Treat each patient, how you would like to be treated," exuding kindness, respect, and a commitment to providing them with the best care.
Dr. Chon is married with three children, who are now professionals with families of their own. In his free time, Dr. Chon enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects at home, working on the computer, and running.
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Graduated in 1979
Completed in 1978
Completed in 1982
Completed in 1985
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