First Choice Medical Associates

Family Practitioners, General Practitioners, Internists

  • 2865 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA 90806-1730 (562) 595-6770

Doctors in First Choice Medical Associates

  • Patients' Choice Award
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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First Choice Medical Associates Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 23 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of First Choice Medical Associates when asked is excellent. First Choice Medical Associates has been reviewed by 23 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at First Choice Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

First Choice Medical Associates Summary


  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Medical Schools Attended

  • Drexel University
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • University of California at Irvine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
  • Earl & Loraine Miller Childrens Hospital
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center
  • Anaheim Memorial Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Orange

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew


  • Family Practitioner
  • General Practitioner
  • Internist

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Blue Shield of California

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty, like First Choice Medical Associates who specializes in family medicine, internal medicine, and those that encompass several specialties.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


First Choice Medical Associates Details

3 are board certified
1 went to a top rated school
21 minutes average wait time
3 are rated on
3 are female
3.61 average overall rating
2 different specialties

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