Beaver Medical Group is now part of Optum
October 07, 2021
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.
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
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
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
Chief Executive Officer
Beaver Medical Group