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Accepting New Patients
Please follow these three steps to declare us as your Primary Care Provider:
- Select from one of the below providers accepting new primary care patients.
- Call your insurer using the number on the back of your insurance card to update your primary care provider (PCP).
- You will receive a new insurance card after the change in 30-45 days. Call Saddleback Family & Urgent Care to make an appointment.
Thank you for allowing us to care for you.
Bernard Elpedes, DO
Dr. Bernard Elpedes earned his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 1995 and completed his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, where he served as chief resident. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and has been with Saddleback Family & Urgent Care for more than 10 years.
Dr. Elpedes finds practicing urgent care fulfilling, as it allows him to immediately fix his patient’s problem. He also enjoys the continuity of caring for his ongoing family medicine patients. Knowing his patients are well helps motivate him.
Dr. Elpedes values the ability to promote prevention of diseases and help his patients find health and balance in their lives. As an osteopathic physician, he is also trained to use musculoskeletal manipulation to enhance the treatment of his patients.
In his free time, Dr. Elpedes enjoys spending his time with his wife and three daughters. He likes movies, music, and basketball.
Jonathan Tsao, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Board Certified in Family Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Tsao finds treating acute illnesses and helping people in their time of need very rewarding and views it a privilege to serve his community. He practices Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care, caring for patients at Saddleback Family and Urgent Care in Lake Forest and Mission Viejo since 2017. He has also worked as a Staff Physician in the Emergency Department at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA since 2003.
Dr. Tsao attended A. T. Still University, formally Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Missouri, which is a founding school of Osteopathic Medicine with a holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Tsao completed his Family Practice residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, CA in 1998. He is also a Certified Medical Review Officer in Occupational Medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Tsao enjoys going to the gym, running, fishing, camping, playing basketball, cruising, fine dining, and car detailing. He also likes to see movies, and attend concerts and sporting events. His best time is spent with loved ones and coaching his 14 year old son.
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