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Vasek Polak Health Clinic
13355 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 355-0100
(310) 355-0110


  • PMI - Nurse Practitioner

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  • Providence Medical Associates


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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.3 out of 5 (42 Ratings, 19 Comments)


Dr. Riza and [...] are amazing. I feel completely taken care of, completely thankful.

I like the people that work there.Very helpful and friendly


i trust the care provided.

I was a walk-in no apptment. I was handled right away.

somewhat good

Dr. Riza is a straight shooter and I like that.. she went all at for me and my needs.. Been going here since you opened and don't have a bad thing to say...

very good experience I felt taken care of, thank you

This clinic was recommended to me by [...] because at the time, I was unsure about my insurance coverage. I was appalled at the way I was treated and the attitude of the care provider. I went mainly to get a referral for a specialist for my thyroid because I received a positive screening result at a free ultrasound event in May. Instead, I was told that the care provider/nurse practitioner thought that my breast cancer, which I had had treated in 1990, had come back and was in my lungs and lymph nodes, after listening to my breathing with her stethoscope and doing a breast exam. I also told her that I have scoliosis, so my spine is curved to the left, which causes my back to abnormally stick out, but she claims that it is a mass on my chest wall. She was very upset that my medical records did not give her a clear picture of my medical history, since I have not had all of my procedures done in California. She kept saying that it was impossible for her understand everything about my 62 years in 20 minutes. Her handling of patients is very poor, and instead of relieving my fears or giving me any reassurance, she instilled tremendous fear in me and caused me a lot of stress. She was practically yelling at me and at times was very rude. She kept asking me, "Do you want me to lie to you and tell you what you want to hear, or tell you the truth?" She wanted me to have an X-ray and blood test, which could have been done there, but I had just had X-rays done on my spine a few weeks before and was concerned about having another X-ray done so soon. She became upset because the person who would be performing the X-ray was staying just for me even though he had to leave for lunch, and said that she had given me plenty of time to think about getting the X-ray when I voiced my concerns to her. [...] She did not address the problem of my positive thyroid screening, but gave me a referral for Urgent Care at [...]. She did give me copies of my past records from Providence to take there.

Always treated me very well.

Dr. helped me find places to get medicine affordable to me.

Bad experience at this office with Riza and [...] nurse.

i went to see if i had an ear infection and the lady pulled up my physical results from 2 years ago and said there were abnormal results that she forgot to follow up on. she insisted i was on drugs or something weird and im like hey lady csn you please look in my ear? so she did and said it was fine, then she ordered xrays, urine and blood tests but they all came back negative... when i asked her what the "abnormal results" were, she didnt know what molecules she was looking at or why theyre important so we had to look on wikipedia while i was in the office just to help her understand what was abnormal about my results and she had no explanation for why they didnt call me back 2 years ago or mention them any of the times i visited the office since then. [...] i feel like ms riza thinks she knows whats wrong with you before she actually listens to the patient, and i feel that this is not true healthcare. ive been going to the same office for years and there used to be so many awesome providers there but honestly when i see ms riza walk into the room im like oh great shes going to interrogate me about something completely irrelevant and then i have to explain the significance of the reason why i visited and that whatever shes asking me is irrelevant because she spends the first 15mins asking if youre on drugs and insisting youre lying...im like ok fine, drug test me then, but then could you please look in my ear at least becase thats the reason im here... i actually asked the receptionist if there was a different provider i could talk to because i feel ms riza is incompetent and talking to her is a waste of my time because she doesnt listen. im sorry if this sounds rude but i would never trust her for any medical advice, nor would i ever recommend a friend to visit this provider. if she is the only person available next time i go there ill probably just leave instead of wasting my time again. [...]

I've recommended lots of people to this place. I love the care, the fees, and the short waiting time. Thank you

The Provider & as well as the people in the Clinic are all Friendly & very zpleasant People to deal with...i just want to say 'Keep Up the Good Work & More Power' specially to madam Risa Vinzon Job well done she's always there answering all our inquiry specially to our Health conditions thanks a million peeps

very friendly group of ppl.

Riza is always nice to me and she is helping to have a good health

very pleased over all.

I felt the doctor was not very understanding to what I was telling her about my symptoms