About Us

South Atlantic Medical Group IPA

South Atlantic Medical Group IPA (SAMG IPA) provides managed care services by integrating advanced technological solutions and knowledgeable medical staffs. SAMG IPA has proven expertise in successfully managing diverse health care networks in the rapidly changing and growing Southern California healthcare industry, environment and populations served. Innovation and a commitment to high quality cost effective care contribute to the overall satisfaction of SAMG IPA provider members and patients.

Dr. Nissan Kahen established his first medical clinic in East Los Angeles in 1984, under the name South Atlantic Medical Group. Subsequent to 1984, Dr. Kahen added five additional clinic locations and in 2001 founded SAMG IPA along with his brother Paul Kahen. Today SAMG IPA represents over 150 Primary Care Physicians and several hundred Medical Specialists throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. SAMG IPA is responsible for coordinating care for over 30,000 lives through multiple health plans including HMO’s, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, Medicare Advantage and Medi-Medi Products.

Understanding the power of information technology in healthcare delivery, SAMG IPA has invested in advanced IT systems empowering our management, clinical, and administrative staff with the tools to work efficiently in coordinating high quality, cost effective, integrated care. The ability to readily track and analyze utilization patterns and data are vital to SAMG IPA’s ability to:

  • Improve overall health management;
  • Positively impact the delivery of chronic and episodic care;
  • Achieve favorable health outcomes; and
  • Enable its networks to achieve health plan required measures for HEDIS, HCC/RAF scores and Medicare’s 5 Star Program.

SAMG IPA services are consistently delivered with the same high quality that built South Atlantic Medical Group’s reputation as a premier medical organization. Flexibility to change is what the health care future demands of us as the nation moves into a new era of Health Care reform. The services SAMG IPA is developing today will add value to organizations we work with now and in the future.