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About South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group

The physicians and providers of SBIP represent most medical and surgical specialties.  Most are affiliated with either the two major hospitals in the South Bay (Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center) or the major facilities in the Marina del Rey and Santa Monica areas. SBIP members are dedicated to rendering excellent health care within a system that incorporates both strong utilization and cost-containment measures and quality assurance programs.

The administrative staff of SBIP currently manages over 40 health care agreements representing in excess of 2,000 payor groups (insurance carriers, multiple-employer union trusts, third party administrators, etc.).  Administratively SBIP reviews all agreements for its members and evaluates/critiques the various terms and conditions found in those agreements.  SBIP also negotiates the wording of the contract as allowed under federal and state law.  The majority of the non-HMO patient visits to SBIP members result from the operation of these agreements.

The members of SBIP are dedicated and will continue to develop new and creative products that are designed to offer the best in quality, cost effective health care delivered through the private practice setting.



Board of Directors

Steven A. Sawelson, M.D.
Dean Chiang, M.D.
Allergy & Immunology
Vice President
Tiffany Rogers, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
John F. Maher, M.D.
Thomas W. LaGrelius, M.D.
Family Practice/Geriatrics
Immediate Past President
Scott Tong, M.D.
Family Medicine
Matthew L. Hecht, M.D.
Vinh T. Cam, M.D.


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