Jeffrey Lai, MD

Dr. Lai is board certified in both family and sports medicine and practices as a Primary Care Sports Medicine specialist in Long Beach, California. His clinical focus includes general medical care of athletes at all levels, general musculoskeletal care of all patients, sports physicals, sports concussions, and musculoskeletal procedures especially involving ultrasound guidance for joint and soft tissue injections.

Dr. Lai grew up in the South Bay and moved up north to attend college at Stanford University, where he graduated with distinction in Industrial Engineering. He worked in Silicon Valley in the software industry for a number of years, and then attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Thereafter, he returned to Southern California and finished residency training in family medicine at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he served as Academic Chief Resident.

After residency training, Dr. Lai joined the MemorialCare Medical Group to become a full-time faculty physician at Long Beach Memorial, where he helps supervise and train residents and medical students. He is the faculty advisor for the Sports Medicine Area of Concentration (AOC), and in 2014, he became the inaugural fellow at the Long Beach Memorial Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Lai serves as the Head Team Physician for nearby California State University, Long Beach, and oversees the medical needs for over 400 NCAA Division I athletes. He is a volunteer team physician for Cypress Community College, and has provided sideline sports medicine coverage for numerous local schools including Cabrillo HS, St. Anthony HS, Los Alamitos HS, and Marina HS. He is a proud volunteer team physician for the Long Beach State Rugby club. He has participated in medical coverage at the Disney Half Marathon, the Tour of Long Beach, the FIVB World Series of Volleyball, amateur boxing shows, and the UC Irvine Zot Trot Triathlon.

Dr. Lai is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

His outside interests include running, cycling, auto racing, and listening to Vin Scully broadcasts of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. He has run the New York Marathon (2006) and the Los Angeles Marathon (2015), and is a “legacy” runner of the Long Beach Half Marathon.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Date Completed:
2009
Type:
Internship
Institution:
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Family Medicine Residency Program
Date Completed:
2010
Type:
Residency
Institution:
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Family Medicine Residency Program
Date Completed:
2012

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Aetna HMO
Provider Number:
689222
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Anthem Blue Cross HMO
Provider Number:
6Dt
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield HMO
Provider Number:
0A1133950
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO
Provider Number:
0A1133950
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Cigna HMO
Provider Number:
1411949147
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net HMO
Provider Number:
3503187985
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Health Net Seniority Plus
Provider Number:
3503187985
Accepting New Patients:
No
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Provider Number:
996402
Accepting New Patients:
No
Traditional Medicare
Provider Number:
N/A
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
SCAN
Provider Number:
147691
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete
Provider Number:
256790019
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
UnitedHealthcare WEST HMO
Provider Number:
256790019
Accepting New Patients:
Yes