Covenant Medical Center Serves Central L.A.

istock_000004883490xsmall.jpgby Dolores Nehemiah —
Every now and then we hear of the discovery of treasures of varied kinds. However, recently a group of Community Friends joined together to expose a well-kept secret right in the middle of our hood. It is a treasure hidden in plain sight at 6109 So. Crenshaw Blvd.

African American women are at highest risk of death from coronary disease. Heart disease is the #1 health problem for both women and men in the United States. And, if you have high cholesterol you may have twice the risk of heart disease. People who have high cholesterol often have no symptoms.

Cholesterol can build up. When too much cholesterol builds up, the blood can not flow freely through the arteries. When the arteries become blocked, blood flow to the heart and the brain is blocked. Likewise, it also follows that high blood pressure, hypertension, and diabetes cause major distress.

With the closure of medical clinics and hospitals in central Los Angeles, it is refreshing to learn of an oasis on Crenshaw. Although the Covenant Medical Center has operated on Crenshaw Boulevard since 1990, its owner, Donald R. Ware, M.D., has purchased a CT Scanner. This purchase is a welcomed addition to the other specialized equipment used at the Covenant Medical Center in the field of nuclear medicine.

One of the missions of the Community Friends is to spread the word throughout the community of the availability of this one stop health care opportunity — consultation, evaluation and recommended treatment can all happen at the one-stop facility — Covenant Medical Center.

Please spread the word about this treasure hidden in plain sight and the benefit of preventative medicine. For ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL Dolores S. Nehemiah at 323.758.4520 or the Covenant Medical Center at 323.750.5000.


  1. Mernesba Sullivan says

    Thanks to LA Progressive.
    The article by Dr. Dolores Nehemiah is great. It is this kind of information needed to inform the community of services that are provided at Covenant Medical Center. Many will be helped with the informational article.

  2. Lynette Mains says

    Thanks for the informative article by Ms Delores Nehemiah on COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER located at 6109 So. Crenshaw Blvd. I applaud the cardiac-related health care provided by Dr. Donald R. Ware,owner. It is critical that we continue to make every effort to get the word out, when we hear of treasures in our community. Many lives could be saved, because if this worthwhile article. The benefits of preventative medicine are immeasurable.

  3. Beatrice Jones says

    Today I have been working on building to 10,000 steps on my pedometer and was feeling so good as I took break to check my e-mail, I found the article by Dolores Nehemiah, a timely reminder that I had forgotten to take my heart meds and it is now noon! I took corrective action.

    It was indeed good to know the location of the Covenant Medical Center so I can refer my sisters and brothers to the life saving medical consultation and services in Los Angeles.

    I am pleased to read of such important health information in the LA Progressive. The photo next to the by line of the artical was very effective in drawing me to the article. The two women seem to resonnate love and good health from their of beautiful images.

    Without our good health we limit our opportunities for political participation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *