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New Physician Office Building, Urgent Care Center Opens

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 1

Physicians at the new MemorialCare Medical Group.
Matt Fukushima

MemorialCare Medical Group, an affiliate of MemorialCare Health System in Southern California, opened a new conveniently located medical building Wednesday. The new facility includes primary care and select specialty care physician practices as well as an urgent care center and ancillary services, making it the newest health care destination in the greater Long Beach area.

Located at the corner of North Bellflower Boulevard and Stearns Street in the Los Altos MarketCenter in Long Beach, the two-story, 30,000 square-foot-building serves as a “one-stop” site for comprehensive health care services for patients and families. It offers primary care services, including physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and select physician specialties. Laboratory and digital x-ray services also are available on-site for patient convenience.

“The Los Altos facility expands upon MemorialCare’s strategy to offer physician practices and other medical services in convenient health care locations throughout Long Beach, the South Bay and Orange County,” says Diana Hendel, PharmD, CEO of Long Beach Memorial, Community Hospital Long Beach and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. “Establishing this new medical facility is critical for the communities we serve. It addresses the need for additional primary care physicians today and in the future and serves as an access point for community members looking for comprehensive primary care and other health care services in one location.”

“This new medical building — serving families in Long Beach and surrounding areas — represents the future of how health care can be best provided in a community setting,” says David Kim, M.D., MemorialCare Medical Group’s medical director for the new Los Altos facility. “It is very conducive to patient care and incorporates many advanced physician office space designs, creating a warm and caring environment for our patients.

Initially, the medical facility includes seven primary care physicians plus a cardiologist, breast oncologist and rheumatologist. It also includes nurses and clinicians specializing in x-ray and laboratory services plus other clinical and support personnel. We anticipate the number of physicians growing to 20 in the future, providing easy access to care.”

The Urgent Care Center located within the Los Altos facility is one of only a few such centers in Long Beach that treat minor illness and injuries and will be open 365 days a year, including holidays and weekends.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with MemorialCare’s three outstanding Long Beach hospitals to provide this much needed continuum of care for all ages and to work with the hospitals to stay at the forefront of population health,” says Mark Schafer, M.D., chief medical officer of MemorialCare Medical Group. “In the event a patient needs to be hospitalized, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach are just a few minutes from our Los Altos facility.”

For more information about the new Los Altos facility, go to To schedule an appointment with a physician or take a tour of the new facility, call (562) 346-2222.

About MemorialCare

MemorialCare Medical Group, part of MemorialCare Health System, represents more than 150 physicians and 1,100 contracted specialists with 32 locations in Long Beach and Orange counties, providing a full spectrum of wellness and medical care to more than 130,000 patients. It is consistently honored as a top rated medical group in California by numerous prestigious organizations, including the Integrated Healthcare Association, California Association of Physician Groups and California’s Office of Patient Advocate. For information, visit

Submitted by MemorialCare Medical Group