Beaver Medical Group is now part of Optum

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Beaver Medical Group is now part of Optum

October 07, 2021

75 years and a new chapter

On December 17, 1945, a small medical clinic led by Dr. Meredith Beaver opened its doors to the Redlands community. More than 75 years later, Beaver Medical Group has grown to be one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in the Inland Empire with more than 900 clinicians who serve at our facilities in the communities of Banning, Beaumont, Colton, Highland, Redlands, and Yucaipa. 

Beaver Medical Group’s physicians and clinicians are dedicated to serving its patients now and well into the future. That is why we are happy to announce that we recently joined Optum. Part of UnitedHealth Group, the Optum California family of medical groups and physician networks serves 2 million patients across Southern California. Like Beaver, Optum is patient-centered and strives to make health care simpler by keeping doctors and care teams focused on helping you feel your best. We look forward to offering you the full spectrum of high-quality Optum health services as we move forward—and will continue to provide you with effective and affordable care for a healthier you.

Why is this partnership so important?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us together in ways we never imagined. We know now more than ever that coordinated care—where providers work together to help patients navigate the health system—is the future of quality health care. By joining with Optum, Beaver Medical Group can bring to bear the combined resources, insight, and local experience necessary to meet the ongoing healthcare needs of our community.

What does this partnership mean for you?

It means you will continue to see your same doctors and care teams with even greater coordination among providers. You do not need to do anything. The following will not change:

•   Your health care provider, care team, and clinic locations

•   Our acceptance of your current health insurance plan and copays

What will change?

In the near term, we will continue to use the Beaver Medical Group name as we introduce Optum to the community. Over time, you will see a full transition to the Optum name on our website, medical buildings, and communications.

Beaver Medical Group’s greatest pride is caring for your well-being and ensuring our patients receive coordinated care. As part of Optum, we will be part of the one of the largest networks of quality care teams across Southern California and will work together to offer you superior, affordable care when and where you need it.

While much has changed in the 75 years since Dr. Beaver opened the first neighborhood clinic, our core beliefs remain the same. After 75 years, Beaver—and Optum—are more committed to personal quality care for our patients than ever before.

We look forward to sharing this next chapter with you.



Amar A. Desai, MD, MPH
President & CEO
Optum Pacific West

Duane Whittington

Chief Executive Officer
Beaver Medical Group