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Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD

Pediatrics •  Female

  14 Reviews
Dr. Gritchen

MemorialCare Medical Group

2110 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90815

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(562) 346-2222

Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from University Of California Irvine Medical Center in 2002 and specializes in pediatrics.


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(562) 346-2222

Dr. Gritchen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gritchen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acne
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Blood Disorders
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Folliculitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Immunization
  • Joint Pain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Viral Infection
  • Wellness Examination

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My girls have been seeing Dr Gritchen for about 8 years. My older daughter continued to see her until age forced her out of the pediatric realm, and I hope my younger one will also be able to see her until she is an adult. Dr Gritchen addresses each specific concern with care. She is knowledgeable, personable and approachable to her young charges. I have always left feeling like my children were treated with respect, and that we have had ample time to address all questions. The few times that she hasn't been able to answer my questions, she wasn't afraid to say so, and then followed up with research. I couldn't ask for better medical care for my loved ones.
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We love Dr Gritchen! We just moved and will miss her very much. She is so knowledgeable and helpful and really cares about her patients. We trusted all 4 of our kids including our preemie twins with her care and would recommend her highly!
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Our family loves Dr. Gritchen! We always look forward to seeing her because she gives the best advice and puts us at ease. We have two young daughters (3 years and 5 months) and it is such a plus having a doctor with children of her own because I feel like she can really relate to what we are going through. From illnesses my toddler picks up at preschool, to issues with my infant's sleep - Dr. Gritchen helps with it all. I don't think I've ever had a Doctor that is able to diagnose, treat, and give advice as effectively as Dr. Gritchen.
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Very approachable doctor who really takes the time to talk both to the patient and the parents. Dr. Gritchen always makes sure to answer all the questions in a gentle yet honest way. I trust her, and so does my daughter.
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She’s a great pediatrician. Very thorough. Answered all my questions. Took her time and I didn’t feel rushed to get out of there.
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She is empathetic, caring, knowledgeable, and extremely easy to contact through the messaging system for non-urgent questions. She is great with the kids and has books and toys in the office which helps a lot!
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Although it's always a bit of a wait, it's worth it to see Catherine Gritchen. She's not only an excellent doctor, she's a mom who understands you and your child.
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Dr Gritchen is amazing. I have moved from the area and still come back to her because it is hard to find anyone that compares to her level of care. She truly cares about her patients.
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I searched high and low for a quality pediatrician for my girls and was thrilled the day we met Dr. Gritchen. She is knowledgeable, down to earth, very easy to communicate with, and shows great care and concern for our daughters. I have recommended her to our family friends and they love her as well!
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I don't know what we would do without Dr. Gritchen. She has done so much for our family and we wouldn't be where we are today without her. She takes the time to listen and explain things that most physicians wouldn't. My girls adore her and are always excited to see her. It's nice knowing that there is no concern on the part of my girls when we are headed to the doctor. Thank you Dr. Gritchen!
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About Me

Biography

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Gritchen's philosophy is based on teamwork including patients, parents, schools and other healthcare practitioners. Her office is located in Long Beach, California with MemorialCare Medical Group.

Memori...

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

2003
UCLA Mattel Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of California Irvine Medical Center
Medical School
2001
UCLA Mattel Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
2003
2002
2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group

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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)