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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Merkin Institute Catalyzes COVID-19 Research at Caltech

August 03, 2020


COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge for the global scientific community. The rampant spread of the viral infection is an urgent call for researchers to develop and translate a new body of knowledge into novel tools to confront the disease. At Caltech, the Merkin Institute for Translational Research is empowering teams of researchers to meet this challenge.

 

Although no researcher at Caltech was studying coronaviruses before the pandemic, many groups had highly relevant expertise and new ideas about how to help fight the virus and its effects. To help mobilize their efforts, Caltech's Merkin Institute for Translational Research offered grants to fund projects relevant to COVID-19. "Caltech faculty bring their unique experience, technologies, and innovative capacity to this complex problem," says Barbara Wold, director of the Merkin Institute and Bren Professor of Molecular Biology. "We want to enable them to move boldly and rapidly."

 

With the support of President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Provost David A. Tirrell, and guidance from the Merkin Institute's faculty executive committee, more than 50 proposals were considered, and 21 new projects and working groups were funded for an initial six-month period. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the funded investigators come from five of Caltech's six divisions. Many of the grants support projects that meet urgent needs, while others focus on longer-term impact. High-risk, high-reward projects were encouraged with the expectation that some will come to fruition as planned, some will not, and others will change greatly as our understanding of the new disease unfolds.

 

One of the grant recipients, Matt Thomson, assistant professor of computational biology and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, is adapting experimental and computational approaches previously developed in his laboratory to monitor gene expression profiles and to discover potential inhibitors of so-called cytokine storms, which are severe immune reactions that can occur as a result of coronavirus infection. Another group of projects, including those led by Caltech professors Pamela Bjorkman and André Hoelz, are examining the biochemistry and structural biology of proteins and protein complexes that interact with the virus to better understand the infection process and to identify novel targets that may inhibit it.

 

Niles Pierce, professor of applied and computational mathematics and bioengineering, is one of several faculty members working on novel approaches to testing. He is modifying technology that he created to amplify and analyze genetic material so that it can be used for a simple and inexpensive home test for COVID-19 infection.

 

Meanwhile, Robert Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry and Nobel laureate, is using his grant to develop spray-on antiviral coatings for use on plastics and surfaces we encounter daily. Dean Mobbs, assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience and Chen Scholar; Cindy Hagan, research assistant professor of neuroscience; and Ralph Adolphs, Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology, and director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center, are leading projects to understand the impact of stress and isolation.

 

Established in 2019, the Merkin Institute was made possible through a gift from Dr. Richard Merkin, a Caltech trustee and the founder of Heritage Provider Network. Wold noted that the challenges presented by COVID-19 aligned directly with the Institute's core mission to help Caltech scientists realize the full biomedical potential of their discoveries and inventions. The Merkin Institute supports all steps in the translational process, from basic discovery through to clinical application.

 

"Combatting the most pressing health care emergency of the 21st century requires a cross section of translational data and physical science efforts," says Merkin. "I'm thrilled that the Institute is able to identify and execute on so many promising translational projects."

 

After the initial six-month funding ends, additional resources will be offered for the most promising COVID-19 related projects and for new translational research endeavors.

 

The complete list of grant recipients is:

 

  • Ralph Adolphs, Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology; director and Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center
  • Pamela J. Bjorkman, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Bioengineering
  • Judith L. Campbell, professor of chemistry and biology
  • Tsui-Fen Chou, research professor of biology and biological engineering
  • Bil Clemons, professor of biochemistry
  • Michael B. Elowitz, professor of biology and bioengineering, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and executive officer for biological engineering
  • Wei Gao, assistant professor of medical engineering
  • Robert H. Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
  • Cindy Hagan, research assistant professor of neuroscience
  • André Hoelz, professor of chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
  • Rustem F. Ismagilov, Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
  • Dean Mobbs, assistant professor of cognitive neuroscience and Chen Scholar
  • Lior S. Pachter, Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Rob Phillips, Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics, Biology, and Physics
  • Niles A. Pierce, professor of applied and computational mathematics and bioengineering
  • Douglas C. Rees, Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and dean of graduate studies
  • Axel Scherer, Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics
  • Shu-ou Shan, Altair Professor of Chemistry and executive officer for biochemistry and molecular biophysics
  • Yu-Chong Tai, Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, Andrew and Peggy Cherng Medical Engineering Leadership Chair, and executive officer for medical engineering
  • Matt Thomson, assistant professor of computational biology and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator
  • (Adolphs, Chou, Hagan, Mobbs, Pachter, and Thomson are affiliated faculty members of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech.)
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