Dr. Howard Fishbein, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 69

Dr. Fishbein
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Family Care Centers

4950 Barranca Pkwy Irvine, CA 92604

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(949) 345-1260

Dr. Howard Fishbein, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Irvine, CA. He is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fishbein to book an appointment.


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"Dr. Fishbein has been my family physician for 35 years. It is easy to get an appointment. He is very good about referring me to specialist who have the same issues that I have been referred to for."

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

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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. Fishbein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(949) 345-1260

Dr. Fishbein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Fishbein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fishbein

4.6

Based on 74 ratings

5 Stars
85.13513513513513%
(63)
4 Stars
4.054054054054054%
(3)
3 Stars
1.3513513513513513%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
9.45945945945946%
(7)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (56)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (55)
  • Listened & answered questions (55)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
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Dr Fishbein is professional, thourough, and kind. He always takes time to explain and has helped me for many years. Thank you very much for everything.
What went well
  • 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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Long Bui – Jan 21, 2021
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Dr. Fishbein is a true professional. Competent, thorough, and always responsive whether it was to take a 2 am call and send a prescription to an all night pharmacy to address a kidney stone attack, or to answer questions about Covid-19 protocols, he has been them for me and my family for the past 25+ years. Thank you Doctor!
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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Don Marske – Jan 12, 2021
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Dr. Fishbein is very professional; has a kind demeanor; is prompt and has excellent follow up. I couldn’t ask for a better patient experience.
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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Carlota Ciauri – Dec 17, 2020
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Professional and friendly service as always. Always take the time to listen and explain my health concerns in easy to understand. Highly recommended. Most importantly, never wait more than 10 minutes for my appointment (s).
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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Jerry napombhejara – Nov 25, 2020
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Dr. Fishbein has been my family physician for 35 years. It is easy to get an appointment. He is very good about referring me to specialist who have the same issues that I have been referred to for.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 20, 2020
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I just completed my annual physical with Dr. Fishbein. He has been my primary care doctor for over 36 years now, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good doctor.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 10, 2020
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Dr. Fishbein and his staff provide personal, extraordinary medical services. I have been under their care for over 20 years. Dr. Fishbein is the best Family Doctor I’ve ever had. Highly recommended!!!
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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Robert Glickley – Oct 07, 2020
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Dr. Fishbein really listens, he takes your concerns seriously, has a great sense of humor, and is an amazing all-around family Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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McKayla H – Sep 24, 2020
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Warm feeling...always..like talking to my brother/father...sweet intelligent guy.
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What could be improved
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Sep 02, 2020
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As always, Dr Fishbein and his staff were friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Alex Y – Sep 01, 2020
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As always, Dr. Fishbein and his staff were a pleasure to work with. From scheduling lab work, to scheduling the appointment, to the level of personal attention given at the exam, thank you for a great job!
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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Aug 28, 2020
Hi, Thank you for the kind review. My team and I...Read More
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Dr. Fishbein has been our primary care physician over 25 years. Dr. FISHEIN provides 100% quality and consistent care. He is extremely knowledgeable,  and an excellent,  outstanding physician,  He is thorough, caring, kind, with a  great sense of humor, extremely thorough in his assessment,  diagnoses, and referrals, with quick, timely follow-up. Dr Fishein and his staff treat you like family, and are kind, compassionate, and so respectful to all patients! He has two outstanding physician assistants  in Allison and Tamara, and two outstanding front and back office managers in Rob and Brenda.  The entire staff is outstanding! I wish I could name all of them. Dr Fishbein and staff are truly the most dedicated team of knowledgeable and outstanding group of consummate professionals! Wanda Cavaliere  Show less
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Wanda Cavaliere – Aug 14, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Fishbein for many years now for mainly my annual physical. He *always* has time for me, never rushes and explains everything thoroughly. Also answers all of my questions and is very responsive on the online portal. We need more doctors like Dr. Fish! : )
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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JeffB – Jul 28, 2020
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Easy to speak with. Non-judgmental. Knows his stuff.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 21, 2020
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Dr. Fishbein spent time with me and was very thorough. He is an excellent Dr. and I would highly recommend him The staff is very friendly as well!
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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Jul 11, 2020
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Friendly and helpful staff. Testing and analysis has always been thorough by Dr. Fishbein.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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J.Khoongumjorn – Jul 05, 2020
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I had a FaceTime appointment with Dr. Fishbein, he was on time with the call. He listened to what I had to say, and was sympathetic to my problem, he called in a prescription to my pharmacy. I would and have recommended him to family and friends.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Atencio – Jun 25, 2020
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Great doctor, glad hes my doctor
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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Mike – Jun 17, 2020
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The doctor was prompt, caring, displays genuine concern, has a sense of humor, and very efficient with follow up. His primary concern is the health of his patient, which I AM in this case.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Douglas Spindler – Jun 06, 2020
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On time, personal care by people who treat you like family. They keep their staff for tens of years. I’ve been a patient for 25. I love these guys.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Ronda Tucker Jones – Jun 04, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Fishbein received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University. He attended Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in family...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

1979
Long Beach Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Howard Fishbein, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Howard Fishbein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fishbein frequently treats Gout, Limb Pain, and Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fishbein treats.

Where is Dr. Howard Fishbein, MD's office located?

Dr. Fishbein's office is located at 4950 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Family Care Centers

Family Care Centers - Irvine4950 Barranca Pkwy Irvine, CA 92604
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  • 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
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)