Erika Abueg DO is a family medicine practitioner with subspecialties in women's health and geriatrics. After earning her medical degree, she completed her residency at PIH Health Whittier Hospital, where she completed an academic track in the treatment of tropical diseases that consisted of extra training in Sierra Leone. At the conclusion of her residency, Dr. Abueg received the 'Above and Beyond the Call of Duty' award from the PIH Health Family Medicine Residency Staff.
Born to parents who both worked in healthcare, Dr. Abueg felt a natural draw toward a career in medicine. She says she also wanted to educate others on the value and importance of health and wellness.
"I chose family medicine as a specialty so I would have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with my patients," she explains. "I also want to be able to care for multiple generations within a family."
One of Dr. Abueg’s strength is her ability to build trust and rapport with patients. Family medicine allows her to see a variety of patients and concerns throughout the day, making every day interesting and fulfilling. She loves solving acute problems and managing chronic diseases to help her patients get better. She also likes to see patients gain more confidence in taking care of their own health.
In her free time, Dr. Abueg enjoys hiking with her dogs, exercising and playing board games with friends.