IPA Groups

IPA Groups

Three leading San Diego County-based independent physician associations (IPAs) have joined forces to create a new administrative organization with the goal of providing enhanced healthcare services to patients and payers. The new entity, called Health Excel, counts more than 800 independent physicians as members — 275 of which are primary care physicians — making it one of the largest independent organizations in San Diego County. Virtually every medical specialty will be represented by Health Excel doctors.

The joining of physicians from MultiCultural Medical Group, XiMED IPA, and Greater Tri Cities IPA ensures Health Excel will have a presence in every major community in San Diego County.


XiMED IPA is an independent practice network with access to more than 400 physicians among 45 specialties, including primary care. The name, pronounced “Zi-med,” stands for “Excellence in Medicine” — a philosophy that is displayed throughout the organization. XiMED continues to solidify its reputation as one of the premier physician groups in San Diego County. Its physicians, who are all board-certified, are among the most respected in the region and have been selected on a consistent basis as San Diego’s Top Doctors by San Diego Magazine.  If hospitalization is needed, XiMED Medical Group patients will receive care at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas or Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest.

XiMED Medical Center
Located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, XiMED’s administrative headquarters is home to approximately 200 XiMED physicians in almost every medical specialty.

XiMED is a recipient of the 2016 San Diego Business Journal Healthcare Innovation Award.


About MultiCultural Primary Care Medical Group

MultiCultural Primary Care Medical Group has doctors with offices located in San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, Mira Mesa and Poway. With internal medicine, family practice, general practice and pediatric primary care physicians, MultiCultural can provide medical care for the entire family. MultiCultural Primary Care Medical Group has been caring for San Diego County residents for over 17 years. Specializing in the unique healthcare needs of the diverse population of San Diego County, MultiCultural physicians and their staff members can provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages.


About Greater Tri-Cities IPA

Greater Tri-Cities IPA is an independent physician association comprising over 40 primary care physicians and over 100 specialists in Northern San Diego County. Each doctor operates his or her own practice. An independent practice guarantees independent thinking and the freedom to provide personal care. Choosing a Greater Tri-Cities IPA physician is choosing a doctor committed to your well-being.