You may have heard of us, but do you know that we are a nonprofit integrated delivery system that includes some of Southern California’s best-known physician groups—MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians—as well leading hospitals and multiple outpatient, community-based imaging, surgery, urgent care and dialysis centers? With our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, comprehensive services, and convenient locations, we are able to provide the best in quality care.
Aetna Whole Health is a new way of looking at healthcare. Through this unique partnership, MemorialCare is able to provide you—the patient—a better experience at a much lower cost. You'll have access to a special network of primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals focused on you. Led by a primary care doctor you pick, your care team will work with you to help keep you healthy or improve your health. And with a focus on preventive care, the aim is to help avoid sickness and resolve health issues early before they become serious.
Better health and lower costs...now that's something to feel good about.
MemorialCare Medical Group, an affiliate of MemorialCare, is an award-winning team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care to communities in southern Los Angeles and Orange counties. Addressing the needs of patients of all ages, MemorialCare Medical Group offers a broad scope of multi-specialty services, including primary care, specialty and ancillary care, outpatient surgical services, radiology services and urgent care.
Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), an affiliate of MemorialCare, was created in 1985 by doctors who wanted to improve care for the community. This multi-specialty Independent Practice Association (IPA) offers a comprehensive network of primary care physicians, including family practitioners, internists (internal medicine) and pediatricians, plus specialists. GNP and its physicians are well-known in the community for their high level of personalized, private-practice health care services and GNP has a 33-year track record of awards and recognition for quality, innovation and outstanding patient satisfaction.
Twist an ankle... have an upset stomach... baby running a temperature. The unexpected happens.
For all life-threatening conditions, call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency room.
But for conditions needing prompt medical attention that are not life-threatening, MemorialCare’s urgent care centers offer lower costs than an ER, have extended hours, and are conveniently located throughout the Southland. Staffed by board-certified physicians and highly trained advanced health practitioners, they are able to treat a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries while caring for patients of all ages. Although appointments are not required, you can schedule them in advance.
If you need help determining where to go or what to do during regular business hours, your PCP’s office is able to provide assistance.
You've decided to join MemorialCare. Now what? In order to get the most from your new health plan, follow these few steps. That way you can start to immediately build a relationship with your care team and, together, set goals for a healthier you.
When you join MemorialCare, you choose your medical group first. You can choose either:
Studies show that people who have long-term relationships with a primary care physician achieve improved health. Because our goal is to help you work toward and maintain a healthy life, we strongly encourage you to select a PCP as soon as possible to act as the center of your healthcare team. Your team may also include nurse practioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) who support and help your physician address your healthcare needs. Should your PCP be unavailable, you can always see a member of your care team.
Primary Care Providers are:
All our physicians are licensed by the State of California and are Board Certified or Board Eligible. As part of their licensure, they are required to complete additional hours of continuing medical education to provide you with the latest in medical knowledge. Often, our primary care physicians have developed additional areas of special interest such as women’s health, preventive care or sports medicine.
To make an appointment, call your physician’s office directly. Our offices are generally open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
If you are a MemorialCare Medical Group patient, you may also schedule your appointment through our secure patient portal, myChart. myChart is your personalized internet connection to your doctor's office. Log in to message your doctor, refill prescriptions, make appointments, review lab or test results, and review your health history.
Because there are times you may need more than primary care, both medical groups contract with specialists who can cover all your medical needs. All specialists are fully credentialed. Patients with HMO insurance plans will need a referral to see one of our specialists.
Additionally, MemorialCare Medical Group offers a variety of in-house specialists located in several of their offices. Specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and vascular medicine.
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