About Us

About Southern California Preferred Physicians Medical Group, Inc.

Southern California Preferred Physicians Medical Group, Inc. (SCPPMG) formally called Long Beach Memorial Medical Group, Inc. (LBMMG) is an association of medical professionals who contract with third party indemnity carriers, self-insured administrators, and other entities to meet the needs of health care purchasers.

Created in response to the economic and legal changes that revolutionized the healthcare industry in the early 1980s, SCPPMG has capitalized on the marketplace by demonstrating the ability to provide high-quality, cost-effective health care.
The corporation, an Independent Physician Organization, is solely owned by its physician members, but cooperates closely with the attached list of community

The purpose of SCPPMG is to enhance, strengthen, and preserve the concept of physician directed patient care through cost effective, private practice and to respond effectively to the health care needs of the public by meeting the needs of our members.

 We Believe…

  • Patient care should be directed and managed by physicians. This is best accomplished without restrictions and mandates that impede access to health care services.
  • The freedom to choose a provider enhances cost effectiveness. When given an opportunity to select their partners in health care, patients are more likely to be medically compliant and receptive to embracing a healthy life style.
  • Employers and patients are responsible for selecting benefits and premium levels. Insurance plans should manage health care administration and paperwork.
  • Financial risk is mitigated by utilizing cost conscious, experienced physicians who are renowned for effective, quality outcomes.


Board of Directors

Stewart W. Brown, M.D.
Hand Surgery
Carlos E. Martinez, M.D.
Vice President
James J. Krueger, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease
Philip E. Hill, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
David A. Drake, M.D.
Robert A. Kaplan, M.D.
Stanley S. Olenick, M.D.
Eing-Min Chang, M.D.
Family Practice