About Dr. Pacheco

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Luis N. Pacheco, MD, FAAFP is Board Certified in Family Medicine, has received a CAQ in Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.

For his work on Spanish-language television, Dr. Pacheco is the recipient of an Emmy Award as well as a ´Golden Mike´ Award.

Formerly the Director of Pre-Doctoral Education for the Department of Family Medicine at the USC-Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Pacheco is one of the most well known and trusted physicians in the US Hispanic Community today.

Dr. Pacheco has received numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments in the medical field and the community including recognition from the American Diabetes Association, the National "Head Start" Educational Program, "America´s Top Doctors" Award from the Consumers Research Council, The University of Southern California School of Medicine - Family Medicine Teaching Program, AOL Digital City "Top Doctors USA" and has also been given Congressional recognition for his work with the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO).

Academically, Dr. Pacheco served on the Faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) for many years and was the Director of Pre-Doctoral Education for the Department of Family Medicine. He has extensive experience giving academic lectures and training medical students, residents, nurse practitioners, physician´s assistants and attending physicians. He received his B.A. in Biology from Columbia University in New York, his M.D. from Central University in Puerto Rico and completed his Clinical Clerkships in Boston at Harvard Medical School, Boston University and Tufts New England Medical Center.

Dr. Pacheco is known for his extensive humanitarian activities in the Latino Community through numerous fund raising events as well as through his Television and Radio work. On television, Dr Pacheco appeared daily as the Medical Expert for Univision´s flagship station KMEX TV Los Angeles-Channel 34 with his daily health segment, "Ask the Doctor". His segments have also been broadcast on over 25 other Univision stations throughout the United States.

Dr. Pacheco and his team have provided thousands of free health screening exams to high-risk groups in underserved areas. He has a particular interest in reversing the Diabetes and Obesity epidemic that is devastating millions of families around the globe. He is currently writing a bi-lingual book on the "Diabesity" Epidemic.

A former NCAA and semi-pro soccer player, Dr. P is active in sports and enjoys bicycling, swimming, motor racing, reading, and enjoying foods from around the world. He has a passion for learning, teaching and improving the lives of those around him.