Our mission is to preserve and protect the private practice of medicine for the benefit of patients

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About South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group

South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, Inc. (SBIP), is a provider-owned and operated professional medical corporation with a primary mission of offering its members advocacy and access to preferred provider (PPO), exclusive provider (EPO) and point of service (POS) contracts.

Founded in 1983, SBIP has grown to a membership in excess of 370 physicians and providers encompassing the South Bay and Marina Del Rey communities.  In addition, under a wholly owned subsidiary – First Choice Administrators (FCA) and through separate Management and consulting agreements, FCA provides contracting services to members located throughout the Los Angeles basin, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Orange and Riverside Counties and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Through these agreements FCA represents over 800 additional physicians and providers statewide.  FCA also performs credentialing and recredentialing functions for a Northern California County Medical Society Foundation.

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South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group Mission Statement:

"Our mission is to preserve and protect the private practice of medicine for the benefit of patients"

The Corporation performs contracting, credentialing, utilization review, quality management, provider and patient liaison, and other administrative services to support the SBIP membership

Contracted PPOs

  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • America's Choice Provider Network PPO
  • America's Choice Provider Network WC
  • Beech Street of California (Multiplan) PPO
  • Beech Street of California (Multiplan) Auto
  • Beech Street of Calfiornia (Multiplan) WC
  • Bellflower Unified School District
  • ChoiceCare PPO (Health Value Management /HUMANA)
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna LocalPlus IN
  • Cigna Choice Fund LocalPlus
  • Cigna Choice Fund LocalPlus IN
  • CorVel PPO
  • Corvel WC
  • Employer Direct Healthcare PPO
  • Equian PPO
  • Equian Auto PPO
  • Equian WC
  • First Access PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Auto
  • First Health (Coventary) WC
  • FOCUS (Coventry) WC
  • Fortified Provider Network (FPN) PPO
  • Fortified Provider Network (FPN) WC
  • GALAXY PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel PPO
  • HealthSmart PPO & Auto PPO
  • HealthSmart WC
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • MultiPlan Auto
  • Multiplan WC
  • Networks By Design PPO
  • Networks By Design WC
  • CA Foundation For Medical Care PPO (Formerly OCFMC)
  • CA Foundation For Medical Care EPO (Formerly OCFMC)
  • CA Foundation for Medical Care WC (Formerly OCFMC)
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance Auto PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance WC
  • Prime Health Services PPO
  • Prime Health Services Auto
  • Prime Health Services WC
  • Private HealthCare Systems PPO (Multiplan)
  • Provider Select PPO
  • Stratose (formerly National Preferred Provider Network - NPPN)
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network Auto
  • Three Rivers Provider Network WC
  • USA MCO PPO
  • USA MCO WC