College Area location becomes 10th Scripps Coastal Medical Center
The Alvarado Medical Group has joined Scripps Coastal Medical Center in a deal completed today.
“The addition of this well-regarded group to Scripps Coastal Medical Group strengthens our primary care patient services,” said Kevin Hirsch, MD, president of Scripps Coastal Medical Group. “Current patients of Alvarado Medical Group will experience continued high quality care from their current physician, with enhanced access to the entire network of Scripps specialists.”
The Alvarado Medical Group has a 42-year history of providing quality care. Its five physicians joining Scripps specialize in internal medicine and include Wilfredo Abesamis, MD; David Chang, MD; Murray Kornblit, MD; John Marino, MD; and Kosala Samarasinghe, MD.
Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Alvarado Court
Scripps Coastal Medical Group includes 146 health care providers practicing throughout San Diego County in areas of medicine including family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical rehabilitation and geriatrics. Scripps Health contracts for the exclusive services of the Scripps Coastal Medical Group physicians through the Scripps Medical Foundation. Alvarado Medical Group becomes the 10th Scripps Coastal Medical Center and is the eighth physician group to join since 2008.
Patients of Alvarado Medical Group will see no change in access to their personal physicians, who will continue to provide medical care at the current location, 6386 Alvarado Court, under the name Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Alvarado Court.
“Our goal has always been to provide the highest quality care to our patients, and joining Scripps reaffirms that commitment,” said Dr. Samarasinghe.
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- Nicholas Pince