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Hoag Medical Group Brings Specialists to Primary Care

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When patients visit their primary care physician (PCP) at any of Hoag Medical Group (HMG)’s 24 offices throughout Orange County, not only do they get a PCP that is well suited for them, but they also benefit from having access to more than 20 HMG in-house specialists that work alongside their HMG primary care physician colleagues to provide the cohesive, quality care that you expect from Hoag.  

Endocrinologists, rheumatologists, geriatricians, and more care for patients in the same offices as PCPs, as part of Hoag’s multispecialty group model. “This allows primary care physicians and specialists to collaborate on care plans more consistently and ensures the continuity of care for patients”, said Monica Reddy, M.D., an endocrinologist who recently joined HMG at the Irvine – Sand Canyon location. 

“Oftentimes, patients’ cases are not straightforward, and physicians will benefit from being able to confer with each other,” said HMG medical director Julie Matsuura, M.D. “It streamlines care and gives the patient confidence that everyone is on the same page.”

With both PCPs and specialists in one group, this ensures the seamless care patients deserve and peace of mind that the doctors are collaborating, and all activity is tracked in a single medical record. “With our shared electronic medical records, we can see if they’re getting prepped for a procedure, or if they are taking any medications that might have a contraindication,” Dr. Reddy said. “It shapes how we care for our patients.”

Access to streamlined health care is not a luxury, it is an expectation, and HMG delivers on this daily.

“It’s great to work under one roof, where patients can see their primary care provider and then see the endocrinologist the next hour. There is a lab on site. It’s a one-stop shop for most patients,” she said. “It’s not always easy to get to the doctor’s office. This allows a patient to accomplish a lot in one day. It’s good for physician communication, and it’s good for the patient’s continuity of care.”