8510 Balboa Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 654-3400
(866) 654-3471
44469 N. 10th Street W
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-9411
275 N. El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(800) 500-5215
(760) 969-6526
4580 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 327-4411
1305 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(661) 327-4411
43839 N. 15th St. W
Lancaster, CA 93534
(800) 266-4364
(661) 945-5984
12370 Hesperia Road Ste. 3
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 245-4747
191 S. Buena Vista St., Suite 200
Burbank, CA 91505-4542
(818) 637-2000
600 City Parkway West, Suite 400
Orange, CA 92868
(800) 747-2362

Regal Medical Group (RMG)

With a network spanning more than 5,000 square miles and thousands of health care providers, Regal Medical Group is part of one of Southern California's largest managed health networks. That size works to your advantage, allowing us to be there to coordinate all of your health care, when and where you need us. In spite of our size, we remain rooted in close community and operate upon the simple, traditional principles of knowing our customer, and providing respectful, personal, quality care.

At Regal, we know that navigating the healthcare system can be complicated for patients and for physicians. We also believe that during a visit to your doctor, the focus should be on health and wellness. You should be discussing things like prevention, diagnosis, treatment and healing, not coverage, networks, claims, regulations and billing. That's where an IPA, like Regal Medical Group, is able to serve both patients and physicians, by managing the business of managed care so that you don't have to.

Regal Medical Group works together with your healthcare plan and your PCP to keep things running smoothly. We collaborate with our physicians to provide quality care, while focusing on minimizing your out of pocket expenses. One way that we keep your overall health care costs low is by emphasizing preventative care in order to keep you healthy.

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Sierra Medical Group (SMG)

Sierra Medical Group represents the future of medicine. Throughout our twenty five year history serving Antelope Valley, we have diligently invested our time and resources in the development of programs and services responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient, while adapting to the increasingly diverse needs of tomorrow's health care agenda.

At SMG your health is our priority. An excellent team of specialty physicians who are either board certified or board eligible supports our primary care physicians providing you with a comprehensive healthcare network that is fully committed to your individual needs.

At SMG, we work hard to ensure that our patients receive quality medical care. This is why you will find easy access to your doctor, minimal waiting time for referrals, and staff members that genuinely care for your well-being.

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Desert Oasis Health Care (DOHC)

DOHC is a team of highly skilled primary care physicians and ancillary providers, servicing the community with all their health care needs from newborn to senior care. We have convenient locations throughout the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin and Yucca Valley areas.

DOHC’s services include access to 6 Immediate and Urgent Care Centers - Bermuda Dunes, Indio, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Yucca Valley. Our programs include Living and Aging Well, Home Health Services and Medication Management Services which are committed to improving your health proactively.

We are affiliated with every hospital in the Coachella Valley, which includes Eisenhower Memorial Hospital, Desert Regional Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and Hi-Desert Medical Center.

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Bakersfield Family Medical Center (BFMC)

Bakersfield Family Medical Center provides excellence in health care to our patients in professional settings that promote wellness and preventive medicine in Kern County.  Throughout the twenty year history of our medical group, we have diligently invested our resources in the development of programs and services responsive to the healthcare needs of today’s patient while adapting to the increasingly diverse needs of tomorrow’s healthcare agenda.

Our facilities offer superior patient convenience by providing Urgent Care, Pharmacy, Lab, Radiology, Pediatrics and a variety of specialty services at one convenient site.  In addition, the Heritage Physician Network is a group of physicians located throughout Kern County who have joined together to form an Independent Physicians Association (IPA).  These IPA physicians remain affiliated with BFMC although they maintain their own individual offices.  Members who choose physicians in Heritage Physician Network will see their selected doctors in their conveniently located private offices.  All members of Heritage Physician Network can access the full range of services, programs and specialists offered by BFMC.

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Coastal Communities Physician Network (CCPN)

CCPN is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) formed in 2006, consisting of a network of contracted physicians located throughout the San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties. These IPA physicians are affiliated with BFMC/CCPN for the coordination of care rendered to members who have selected CCPN as their primary medical group.  Members who choose physicians of CCPN will see their doctors in their conveniently located private offices and also have access to a whole network of out-of-area specialists.  All members of CCPN can access a full range of services, programs and specialists through these contracted providers.

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High Desert Medical Group (HDMG)

HDMG has a long-standing promise to provide residents of the Antelope Valley with the highest quality health care possible. Living up to our promise is an on-going commitment, which necessitates our growth as a multi-specialty medical group providing a wide range of health care services for our patients. For more than 25 years, we've been fortunate to have an impressive team of health care professionals, administrators, support personnel and dedicated volunteers who work in unison to help us deliver on our promise.

Together, we partner with local hospitals, medical experts and business leaders, and we actively support numerous organizations, educational, cultural and recreational events. Our team of healthcare professionals is available and ready to help you with all of your medical needs. We accept over 85 different health plans, including HMO, PPO, POS, EPO, Private and Medicare plans. Our Lancaster facility offers the convenience of having your Primary Care Physician, Lab, X-Ray, Urgent Care, Pharmacy, a Health Education Department, Infusion Center, and a multitude of subspecialties all under the same roof. In addition, our Urgent Care is now open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays. We also have a full service Occupational Medicine Center on-site.

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Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group (HVVMG)

Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group has exceeded our members’ expectations since its inception in 2003 through personalized care by a staff of skilled professionals, a speedy referral system, and a panel of specialists to serve all your medical needs.

We believe the most important aspect of healthcare is tending to the personal needs of our patients. Our facilities are equipped with some of the finest diagnostic equipment and technicians available. We have the resources and commitment to always bring the best to meet the new challenges and ever-changing health care needs of the Victor Valley region.

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Lakeside Medical Group (LMG)

Lakeside Medical Group is a comprehensive healthcare provider with a network of physicians and services throughout the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Valleys, as well as parts of Ventura and San Bernardino Counties. We aim to deliver quality, affordable healthcare to the communities we serve.

We bring more than 20 years of innovation in healthcare delivery and management systems to our integrated network of services, which include hundreds of primary care physicians and over a thousand specialists; ancillary services, such as an outpatient surgery center, urgent care centers and physical therapy; and affiliations with premier hospitals, labs and other support services.

Our commitment to complete patient care includes developing new and better ways of delivering healthcare. From our approach to prevention and disease management to our hospitalist program and more, your care is coordinated so that you have the best possible outcomes.

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Affiliated Doctors of Orange County (ADOC)

Affiliated Doctors of Orange County Medical Group, Inc., (ADOC) is an independent practice association, a medical group of over 275 private physicians and 600 specialty physicians who are dedicated to providing affordable, quality healthcare for individuals of all ages. We are affiliated with most major health plans, including many HMOs.

With offices throughout the greater Orange County area, chances are board-certified primary care physician and board certified specialists you need are in your own neighborhood.

Our goal is to help you make better care decisions for yourself and your family.

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The New York Academy of Medicine Gala Honors Dr. Richard N. Merkin of Heritage Provider Network

June 16, 2017


HPN Media Contact:
Janet Janjigian, Carmen Group West (424) 354-0133
janjigianj@carmengroup.com

New York (June 16, 2017) - The New York Academy of Medicine honored Richard N. Merkin, MD Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Provider Network; Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health at Merck & Co., Inc.; and Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, at its annual Gala on June 13, 2017 at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The Gala honored visionary leadership in urban health, as well as outstanding journalism on issues affecting the health of people living in cities.

Nearly 400 guests gathered for the event, including a number of dignitaries from the health and social services sector: Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health; Sylvia Pirani, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Health; Anne Marie Theresa Sullivan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health; Dr. Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Donna Corrado, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging; and Stanley Brezenoff, Acting President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals.

The Academy honored Dr. Merkin for his visionary work in improving population health through physician-led, patient-centered, integrated healthcare. View the video of highlights from the event produced by Heritage Provider Network.

"I am deeply honored to receive the visionary global leader award in healthcare delivery, innovation and philanthropy from the New York Academy of Medicine," said Dr. Merkin. "I share and applaud their deep commitment and vision for healthy cities through improved healthcare that impacts the lives of millions of New Yorkers. The work of the Academy and its members leads us to critical, lifesaving breakthroughs impacting the intersection of science and technology, never more critically important than now."

The Academy honored Dr. Gerberding for her vision and leadership in establishing Merck for Mothers, which improves the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth in more than 30 countries around the world. In its first five years, the initiative has helped more than 6 million women worldwide with preventive and family planning services.

"Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth," Dr. Gerberding said. "Together with our partners, we are focused on implementing inventive approaches, partnerships and solutions to help create a world where no woman dies giving birth. I'd like to thank the New York Academy of Medicine for the recognition and opportunity to bring attention to the issue of maternal mortality."

The Academy honored Dr. Boufford as the 2017 Urban Health Champion for her extraordinary dedication, vision and leadership in urban health and global population health, both throughout her career and in her decade-long tenure as president of the Academy, which concludes this year. Also announced at the event was the establishment of the Jo Ivey Boufford East Harlem Initiative Fund, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, James Flynn, and George and Barbara Thibault.

"I'm very honored to receive this award and happily accept it on behalf of the incredibly talented and dedicated staff, our Fellows and our partners from around the City, State, nation and the globe," Dr. Boufford said. "I look forward to working as an active Fellow of the Academy to continue improving population health in New York City and cities around the world."

At the event, the Academy also awarded the 2017 Urban Health Journalism Prize to Jay Hancock, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, for the project "Health Care in Freddie Gray's Neighborhood: Baltimore's Other Divide." Three finalists were also recognized for their outstanding work: Nancy Cambria of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Michael Cooper of the Springfield, Ohio News-Sun, and Liz Szabo for coverage in USA Today. The prize is awarded annually for superior media coverage on topics addressing the distinct challenges and opportunities for the health of people living in cities.

"I thank the Academy for the work you do and for the award, which puts a focus on a defining attribute of American health care that we need to work on to improve," Hancock said.

Cheryl Wills, Spectrum News NY1 Anchor, acted as Master of Ceremony. The Gala Chairs were George and Barbara Thibault, James and Kerianne Flynn, Michael and Lori Milken, and Mark and Ellen Wagar. The Gala Committee included John and Margo Catsimatidis, John Damonti, Barbara Green, Marc and Pam Grodman, Stanley and Debbie Lefkowitz, Ellen Rautenberg, Martin and Jean Shafiroff, Edward Shortliffe and Vimla Patel, and Cheryl Wills.

About The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world's rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit (www.nyam.org)

About Heritage Provider Network

Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is one of the most experienced physician organization leaders of accountable care and continuous value based healthcare delivery improvements. Developing and managing coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that offers some of the strongest solutions for the future of health, care and cost in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California, Arizona and Missouri providing high quality, cost effective healthcare with over one million patient members and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)

About Merck for Mothers

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit (www.merck.com) and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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