Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD

Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD

PediatricsFemale

Accepting new patients

Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Long Beach, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saddleback Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gritchen to book an appointment.

Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group

New Patient?
(714) 415-4174
MemorialCare Medical Group2110 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90815
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Care Philosophy

"For your own good health, it's vitally important that you continue to seek medical care when you need it. MemorialCare is taking every possible measure to ensure your safety under our care. Primary care & urgent care..."

- Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Gritchen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gritchen

4.9

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Dr. Gritchen spent as much time as needed to discuss each concerns and the actions that need to be taken. She was very empathetic and helpful. She was very thorough, checked past visits, concerns and made plan of action for us to observe moving forward.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Lou – Aug 11, 2021
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Doctor was very helpful and gave my son the right medication to get better
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Paola – Jul 22, 2021
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Very attentive to my son's needs. Clinic was very organized and attended to appointments promptly and without delay.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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C Cooper – Jul 01, 2021
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Dr. Gritchen was very attentive, knowledgeable and personable. She made me and my children very comfortable and took her time getting to know us. We look forward to seeing Dr. Gritchen again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kelly D. – May 18, 2021
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Dr Gritchen was extremely attentive and very helpful. I appreciate her through exam and follow up. She made sure my questions were answered and that my tween daughter felt comfortable about everything. Thank you for taking care of our family.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Tiffany A Penick – Apr 28, 2021
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She put you through the whole process explains in detail, puts you at ease and at rest,calms you down,very very very patient with you, and also very funny and kind such a nice woman,a mother!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 26, 2021
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I have 3 children who have all seen Dr. Gritchen for the past 6 years and they trust her and love her. She’s always very thorough and extremely kind and compassionate. She’s great with all ages!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Molly Richard – Feb 05, 2021
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Dr. is very thorough. She asks all the important questions and makes time to listen to any concerns.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Gretchen was thorough and explained everything wonderfully. She allowed us time to ask as many questions as necessary until we felt comfortable with the next steps. She is an awesome clinician that has an excellent way of dealing with kids of all ages without talking down to them. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatrician for their family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marysol Moe – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr Gritchen is great with kids. She explains everything in great detail and answers all their questions.
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Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. G is Very responsive to questions and concerns and shows she cares. Nurse Daisy is amazing too!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 29, 2020
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Everything. The informative ladies at the front desk. Nurse Daisy who is always so helpful and kind. DR. Gritchen and her staff really go above and beyond with their service. I genuinely feel lucky to have her as our pediatrician. Thank you so much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 11, 2020
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Dr. Gritchen is amazing. She is caring, compassionate and patient. She carefully listens to all your concerns and questions and answers them thoroughly while at the same time reassuring you. She takes her time with her tiny patients and never makes you feel rushed. She is an amazing pediatrician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dinoshka Acevedo – Apr 11, 2020
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Dr. Gritchen is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough doctor. She has seen our family for a myriad of issues, and each time has handled all of our needs quickly and with great expertise. We highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Valerie Manahan – Jan 13, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 09, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B Cooper – Aug 09, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jill – Jul 31, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 25, 2019
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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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Mar 09, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori – Mar 01, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gritchen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Canker Sore
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastritis
  • Hydrocele
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteopenia
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rash
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Wellness Examination

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(714) 415-4174

Dr. Gritchen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
WholeCare Network HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Premera Blue Cross
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

For your own good health, it's vitally important that you continue to seek medical care when you need it. MemorialCare is taking every possible measure...Read more

Biography

Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Gritchen's philosophy is based on teamwork including patients, parents, schools and other healthcare practitioners....Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

2003
UCLA Mattel Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (714) 415-4174, and for other questions, call (877) 696-3622.

Does Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Gritchen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Gritchen's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gritchen frequently treats Acute Laryngitis, Acute Pharyngitis, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gritchen treats.

Where is Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD's office located?

Dr. Gritchen's office is located at 2110 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Catherine Gritchen, MD speak?

Dr. Gritchen speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gritchen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Orange Coast Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Community Hospital of Long Beach

Long Beach, CA