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Selecting a Physician

How do I locate a physician for specialty services?
How do I choose a primary care physician if I don't know anything about him or her?
Is every physician in practice at UCLA or at UCLA facilities a member of the UCLA Medical Group?

 

How do I locate a physician for specialty services?


We provide substantial information about UCLA Medical Group physicians on this website. Using the Physician Directory tool, you can search for physicians by specialty to learn where the physician attended medical school and conducted his or her residency, their medical board certifications, clinical areas of interest and contact information.

Additionally, you can call our Physician Referral Service for information about our physicians at (800) UCLA-MD1 or (800) 825-2631.


How do I choose a primary care physician if I don't know anything about him or her?


Choosing a physician is one of the most important decisions you need to make. Your primary care physician (PCP) plays a central role in the delivery of your medical services. In addition to providing comprehensive office care, your PCP will coordinate the full range of specialty, hospital, and home care services. We provide substantial information about UCLA Medical Group physicians on this website.

Using the Physician Directory tool, you can search by physician or location to learn where the physician attended medical school and conducted his or her residency.

A listing of all UCLA Medical Group primary care physicians are also listed on our site by specialty or by location. Additionally, you can call our Physician Referral Service for information about our physicians at (800) UCLA-MD1 or (800) 825-2631.


Is every physician in practice at UCLA or at UCLA facilities a member of the UCLA Medical Group?


No, not all physicians who work at a UCLA facility are members of the UCLA Medical Group. Some physicians may be independent practitioners. If you have questions regarding the participating status of a physician please contact the Physician Referral Service at (800) UCLA-MD1 or (800) 825-2631.