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About Us

About us

Greater Newport Physicians, an Independent Practice Association (IPA), formed in 1985 by 50 doctors who wanted to improve care for the community. There are now approximately 900 primary care and specialty physicians in the group. GNP has been providing award winning care for more than three decades. As an IPA, GNP is comprised of physicians in private practice and GNP's philosophy is that healthcare decisions should be determined by the doctor and the patient.

  • How do I know if you accept my current health insurance plan?

    Contact our Concierge Call Center at (800) 553-6537, or visit our "Become a Member page" for a list of accepted health insurance plans. You should also check with your health insurance plan to confirm that Greater Newport Physicians is part of your plan's network

  • Which hospital networks do I have access to?

    When you enroll with GNP as your medical group, you will select one of the following hospital networks.  The hospital network you choose will determine the network of providers available to you.

    • Hoag Hospital
    • Orange Coast Medical Center
    • Saddleback Medical Center
    • Long Beach Medical Center
  • How do I choose a primary care physician?

    For a list of all GNP primary care physicians, visit our GNP Physicians page, or call Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) Concierge Call Center at 800.553.6537 to receive a physician directory by mail. Once you have chosen your primary care physician and hospital network, call your health insurance plan directly to establish your primary care physician.

  • How do I make an appointment with my physician?

    Call your primary care physician's office directly. You can find their phone number on your health plan card.

  • What are the locations of GNP's Urgent Care Centers?

    Please visit our Locations page for the list of our urgent care centers.

    If you have an iPhone, download the GNP app at for the nearest contracted Urgent Care Centers (locations, hours, and phone numbers).

  • 140+
    Primary care doctors
  • 900+
  • 35
  • 35
    Years in the community

Who we are

Choosing a healthcare provider is an important and difficult choice. GNP provides many services to help make this decision easier.

  • GNP members can choose their primary care physician and see that same doctor every time in the convenience of his or her own office, not a clinic.
  • GNP associated Primary Care Physicians offer members personalized, private-practice style health care services throughout Orange County and Long Beach. The performance and patient satisfaction of each doctor is rated every year — GNP is consistently among the highest rated Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) in California .
  • When you need the care of a specialist, your GNP primary care physician can provide a direct referral to more than 900 specialists, eliminating paperwork and waiting time. This system allows your doctor to refer you to a specialist, in most situations, without seeking authorization from a committee.
  • If a GNP member needs hospitalization, they are treated at Hoag® Hospital - Newport Beach and Irvine, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center, or MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center. 

Letter from the president

Welcome to Greater Newport Physicians. We know that you have many choices for your healthcare needs and we are honored you have chosen us.

Your health and wellness is our priority. Since 1985, Greater Newport Physicians has provided personalized, professional healthcare services to our community. With nearly 900 affiliated physicians and specialists who provide first-rate healthcare to more than 100,000 Southern California residents, you can take comfort in knowing we are fully committed to caring for you and your family.

We understand the importance of your relationship with your physician and encourage you to take an active role in your health. We ask that you learn about our recommended preventive health screenings and immunizations. We are always dedicated to helping you stay healthy, and caring for you when you’re not.

Award Winning Medical Group

Over the past three decades, GNP has become one of the most experienced and respected medical groups in the Orange County and Greater Long Beach areas earning the California Association of Physician Groups’ 4-Star Elite Status. We have also been recognized by Integrated Healthcare Association as one of the top groups in California and received the Department of Managed Health Care’s Right Care Initiative Award. But the difference we make in our patients’ lives is our true reward.

If you have any questions, our Concierge Call Center is here to help. Thank you for choosing Greater Newport Physicians.


Barry Behrstock, MD


  • Contact us
  • 800.553.6537