Fountain Valley, CA – MemorialCare has announced a strategic partnership with Irvine-based, OB/GYN group, Doctors of Women, to provide expanded access to comprehensive women’s health services. Doctors of Women will officially join MemorialCare Medical Group as of December 29, 2020.

With a more than 30-year history of providing high-quality health care to Irvine and the surrounding communities, and a lengthy relationship with Hoag Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Health System, Doctors of Women recently chose to align with MemorialCare. While the group will remain in their current location – 62 Corporate Park, Suite 100, in Irvine – they will perform surgical cases and deliveries at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center and join the team of obstetricians, pediatricians and other specialists who help deliver and care for nearly 2,500 babies a year in the Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center.

The all-women team of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists at Doctors of Women: Monica Aszterbaum, M.D.; Carla Wells, M.D.; Pantea Mozayeni, M.D.; Lisa Crane, M.D., provides patients education, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care. In addition to offering prevention and lifestyle counseling, the group offers patients access to highly technical diagnostic tools and the latest scientifically validated, advanced treatments and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

“Because we share a commitment to providing our patients convenient access to the most advanced and clinically-proven reproductive health care in Orange County, our decision to partner with MemorialCare was a simple one,” says Monica Aszterbaum, MD, OB/GYN and senior partner of Doctors of Women. “We have been completely impressed with The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center – the clinical support team, the physicians and the leadership. We know our patients will receive exceptional quality of care and service. We are honored to join the MemorialCare and Saddleback Medical Center family.”

As a result of this strategic partnership, MemorialCare continues to expand its rapidly growing footprint in Irvine. Doctors of Women adds MemorialCare’s 10th location in Irvine, offering a wide-range of health services including: primary care, pediatrics, specialty care, urgent care, imaging centers, full-service breast centers, an outpatient surgery center and dialysis center.

“Doctors of Women is an exceptional group of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists who further enhance our ability and commitment to providing great care to women through all stages of life,” explains Mark Schafer, M.D., CEO, MemorialCare Medical Foundation, which includes MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians. “This expansion will positively impact our rapid growth in Irvine and further cement our proud tradition of delivering compassionate, quality health care throughout our entire region.”

“Our partnership with Doctors of Women helps us to further enhance and elevate The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Medical Center,” adds Marcia Manker, CEO of MemorialCare Saddleback and Orange Coast Medical Centers. “With a shared vision for how to achieve clinical excellence and high value healthcare, we believe the sky is the limit for what we can accomplish together and for our patients.”


MemorialCare Medical Group is made up of more than 200 primary care physicians and 1,500 contracted specialists in the areas of internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, neurology, physiatry, sleep medicine and acupuncture. Caring for patients of all ages from Torrance in the South Bay down to San Clemente, MemorialCare Medical Group is continually honored by numerous organizations, obtaining the Standard of Excellence Elite Status from America’s Physician Group (APG) and consecutively named among Orange County Register Best of Orange County-Medical Groups and Top Workplaces.
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Saddleback Medical Center, listed in the top 50 nationally in orthopedic surgery by U.S. News & World Report, achieved high performance rankings for Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Geriatrics, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery and Urology. It was named among America's 50 Best Hospitals, Top 50 U.S. Cardiovascular Hospitals, Orange County Register Best Orange County Hospitals and Top Workplaces; received Magnet Nursing Excellence designation and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Care Gold Plus and among the first U.S. hospitals earning Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification and Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. Centers of Excellence include cancer, heart, orthopedics, spine, neuroscience, gastroenterology, emergency and critical care, breast health, imaging, women's health, obstetrics, geriatrics, and minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. 

MemorialCare is listed among the nation’s Best Health Systems and Best Workplaces, has more than 200 care locations including leading hospitals—Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach; MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare Select Health Plan; and numerous outpatient health, imaging, surgery, urgent care, breast health, physical therapy and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.