Welcome to Greater Tri-Cities IPA

Local... Independent... Dedicated

  • "We love Dr. Italiano because he is so very patient and understanding. He explains everything so you understand and listens to you. He is the best. " - James & Mary (83 & 79)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she takes her time and is very thorough. She listens; I never feel rushed. I always feel heard, and I am active participant in decisions and care." - Jennifer (56)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is always there for me and even keeps track of what I need to do when I forget. They check up on me and give me great care." -" - Lucille (72)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor I've ever had. She actually looks you in the eye and gathers patient info." - Frances (64)
  • "I love Dr. Etedali because she is very thorough. She is also kind and patient. " - Jeanne (31)
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he takes the time to understand and fix the problem." - Bruce (23)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is always on top of whatever is wrong with me. Even does follow up calls.Also she give you all the time you need at an appointment." - Delores (86)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is very patient and understanding, and she cares for her patients and listens to what you have to say. She is also concerned for what is best for you. She has a warm, kind, and caring spirit." - Stephanie
  • "I love Dr. Smith because he listens closely, speaks understandably, wants to make people better, has a good sense of humor, is easy-going and down-to-earth, and never rushes me." - Maggie (33)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is very understanding. She sits and talks with you before she does anything; I really like that about her. And, she always finds out what the problem is and sends you to other doctors in the field that she feels you need to see for that problem. I have been with Dr. Hurd for 12-14 years." - Paula (55)
  • "I love Dr. Smith because he sincerely is interested in me and my health. He takes time to discuss common interests - beyond just my physical well-being. I have come to consider him my friend. Of course, I also have confidence in his medical expertise." - George (77)
  • ""I love Dr. Hurd because...she always treats me with kindness and always make me feel special. She will do everything in her power for the sake of my health. I love her as my family!" - Maribel (46)
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he is outstanding in every way - knowledgeable, understanding, and so much more." - Peggy (81)
  • "I love Dr. Watson because of his "smile" and his "caring."" - Claudine (85)
  • "I love my doctor because Melissa Hurd is strong enough not to sugar coat what I need to hear. I know she has my best interest at heart. She listen, deduces, and then speaks." - Lora (55)
  • "I love Dr. Clark because every time I have an appointment with Dr. Clark, it's like going to see a friend and chatting for a bit. She is such a sweetheart. I am so glad she's my doctor. She take good care of me." - Lois (62)
  • "I love Dr. Curran because he is so gentle, kind, and has compassion for all his patients. He is knowledgeable on all medical problems and an asset to his profession. His staff is also an asset to his practice. God's blessings to this office." - Elida & Michael (77)
  • "I love Dr. Chong because she always listens to me!" - Avon (84)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she listens to me. She tries to understand where I am coming from, is compassionate, and yet remains focused on what is best for my well-being. " - Barbara (60)
  • "I love Dr. Watson because he is thorough and has excellent bedside manner. Explains things very thoroughly." - Teresita (65)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is the best." - Mario (81)
  • "I love Dr. Clark because she keeps me healthy and she made my head better after my accident. " - Christian (7)
  • "I love Dr. Lawson because she gets me to the specialists I need as quickly as possible. She is very concerned about my health and always available. She is a wonderful person." - George (69)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is a complete physician. We can tell her anything and she is interested and patient. We feel very connected and respected. We love her kindness and humor. She has amazing knowledge of all medical conditions. We think she is the best." - Frank & Marilyn (89 & 76)
  • "I love Dr. Lawson because she listens, pays attention and acts. She cares. I have been coming here for almost 2 years and am 80% better than when I first came to see her. I have suffered for so many years [and] she found out my disease. No other doctors could before, but she promised she wouldn't give up. " - Emily (66)
  • "I love my doctor because the care I recieve is excellent! Dr. Hurd is very attentive & helps me with any problems that occur. With her rapid intervention with ordering a referral & MRI, my ruptured disc did not leave me with residual neuro deficit. I can't say enough about her doctor/patient communication skills." - Alyce (60)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is so very kind to me and takes such good care of me... I've made up my mind there is no other like her!" - Martha (68)
  • "I love Dr. Clark because she takes care of me and always takes the time to make sure I have everything I need. " - Kailah (19)
  • "I love Dr. Garg because she cares about our children and always listens to our needs and concerns. She has been their doctor for over 14 years. Her office is always pristine and the staff is wonderful! " - Caleb, Samuel, Lillian (15, 11, 5)
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he is attentive and professional. He listens and is very responsive to my needs." - Mona (50)
  • "Have you, when you go into your doctor's exam room, been greeted by your doctor with the warmest, biggest smile? Well, I have. Her face said "Hi," and she asked, tell me, what can I do to help you? [Dr. Clark] made me feel, "I have the right doctor!"" - Verna (81)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is so caring and explains things." - Evelyn (87)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he is always there for me. I've been going 15 years, and I'm still here, and he has diagnosed all my ailments." - Nancy (79)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is always thorough and very pleasant to talk to. [She] makes me feel good about myself. She always has great advice." - Joy (71)
  • "I love Dr. Etedali because it is easy to get an appointment. They are very caring and listen to your problems. I am not treated like a number but a real person." - Regina (49)
  • "I don't think I can say enough about Dr. Baniadam. He is one of the few doctors that would even consider my wife's case. Extremely tough and he is doing the job without question... If I was to hand out doctor-of-the-year awards, I would give him one." - Richard (61)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he listens and helps with any and all issues that I have." - Tim (38)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she signs a printed summary of the visit and spends sufficient time with me. I don't feel rushed. " - Leslie (66)
  • "I love Dr. Halim because he is always there for me when I am sick. He is witty, smart, kind, and I would recommend him highly to anyone. Thank you Dr. Halim for your services." - Hortensia (62)
  • "We love Dr. Hurd because she knows us like the back of her hand, and we consider ourselves lucky to have her as our family doctor..."" - Tommie & Ayako (74/72)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is an extraordinary diagnostician. She never seems rushed [and] listens so carefully. I think she "walks on water!"" - Ruth (74)
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Etedali's for 10 years, and I have always been treated with respect. She makes sure I understand any treatment or procedure before going forward. She always makes me feel like my health issues are important and I am important as a person. I love my Dr. Etedali!" - Barbara (66)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because I trust her and her methods, her judgement and her diagnoses 100%. She has controlled my blood pressure when no other doctor could. She is always aware of my wishes and financial situation when prescribing medications and procedures. We have a great relationship regarding my care and well being even though she is young and I am eighty. Since I have found Dr. Hurd I have only the best things to say about her and her staff. I plan to stay with that office as long as they will have me." - Michelina (80)
  • "I love Dr. Italiano because he has a fantastic bedside manor. He is very easy to talk to. He does not make you feel rushed. He seems to genuinely care about you. He also makes you feel at ease. " - Kathleen (42)
  • "I love Dr. Etedali because she really listens and hears my concerns! She is compassionate and caring, and I know her interest in my well-being is genuine and sincere. " - Brenda (51)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd I have gone through several major surgeries while under her care. She is smart and understanding; she seems to know about every problem. When she does not know what the best treatment is, she is quick to discover what will work best. She is compassionate and caring while being stern about how to follow her advice when it is best for you. She is always in a cheerful mood when you see her." - Jacqueline (70)
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he cares about me as a person and goes the extra mile to make sure he has done all he can to keep me healthy." - Chester (81)
  • "I love Dr. Watson because he seems to be straightforward and addresses my concerns. I have been pleased with my over-all care, so far," - V. (66)
  • "I love Dr. Smith because he is so attentive to my needs. He listens and cares. He makes me feel like I am very important. If it is an emergency, even if he is booked, he will always find the time to see me. I have followed my doctor for 10 years now, and I don't intend to change doctors at all. " - Jenny (37)
  • "I love my doctor because she listens carefully to my health concerns and eases my anxiety about my issues, explanation of procedure and medications. Dr. Hurd appears very pleasant, knowledgeable & professional. " - Virginia (67)
  • "We love Dr. Hurd because she has been our doctor for a long time. We love the way she cares for all patients and listend to them. " - Arsala's Family
  • "I love Dr. Falconio because she is compassionate, empathetic, and patient-friendly. Dr. Falconio's staff are great caregivers, courteous and thorough. Dr. Falconio refers her patient to the best specialists when needed such as leading cardiologists, internists, etc." - Ron (67)
  • "I love Dr. Etedali because she is amazing, a very good listener, professional, patient, and courteous. I could not ask for a better doctor. I feel extremely fortunate to have found her. Her expertise is reassuring, and she knows just what to do. " - Mary (84)
  • "I appreciate, respect, and like Dr. Italiano because he pays attention to my medical needs and my person. He is knowledgeable about medical needs and makes an effort to find answers if he doesn't know. He reviews blood work/other reports with me and explains the significance. " - David (77)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she smiles a lot! Seems happy to see me - is deeply concerned about my well-being. Add competency to here compassionate manner and you have the perfect doctor! She goes beyond the routine." - Doyle (78)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she takes care of me. She is a beautiful woman. " - Ariana (32)
  • "I love my doctor because she has a genuine personal interest in my well-being. Dr. Hurd's diagnosis of my maladies and her prescriptions have resulted in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hurd is always positive and upbeat. " - Sydney (72)
  • "I love Dr. Watson because he is very professional and has helped me a lot." - Ronald (,)
  • "I love Dr. Etedali because she listens to me. " - Nancy (76)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he helps with my health issues and is very helpful and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone I know." - Ricardo (31)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because of her kindness, excellent bedside manner, and she has a wonderful staff." - Mary (73)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she really listened to me and discussed options and preferences with me. I did not feel at all hurried." - Melvina (72)
  • "I love Dr. Clark because she is a wonderful doctor. She listens to every problem you have an acts on it right away to make sure I have all health problems taken care of, and everyone at her facility is very helpful." - Esther (59)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is very patient and kind. Dr. Melissa Hurd is also my knowledgeable and treats my conditions based on the latest research findings. Dr. Hurd is approachable, available, and trustworthy, she spends an inordinate amount of time answering my questions and explaining why she is making the treatment recommendations." - Jacqueline
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he takes as much time as I need and answers all my questions. I never have to wait for an appointment. He is also a very personable man." - Constance (73)
  • "I love Dr. Ibrahim because he spends the time to explain my health concerns and educate me to live a healthier lifestyle." - Scott (34)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is both my doctor and my friend. I know she looks out for my best health decisions and personal issues as well. Love you Dr. Hurd. " - Janet (58)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she's kind - listens and tries to answer any questions I have and takes care of them if she can." - Helen (91)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she has always had my very best interest in my health. She listens to me and is very honest. I could not have a better doctor. " - Darlene (53)
  • "I love Dr. Watson because I trust him after all these years! When I need help he has previously helped me. That means a lot to me personally. He was wonderful when they found I had cancer almost 4 years ago. I could not ask for a better doctor and staff." - Cathy (73)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she listens to you! And, if she doesn't have an answer, tries to find it. Also, she's a nice person and caring. " - Helen (91)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she is an intuitive, attentive, polite, honest, and smart medical practitioner." - C. (63)
  • "I love Dr. Ajir because he is a good doctor. I trust his judgement a lot. He is very good at what he does." - Gregory (67)
  • "I love Dr. Bloom because he listens, always seems to be able to diagnose the problem, and recommends a treatment that works well. He has always been to see me at the hospital, which has been very reassuring." - Carol (-)
  • "I love Dr. Curran because he is a hands on doctor who gives you his time." - Leonard (86)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he is very thorough and helpful." - Christopher (27)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she really does care about my health issue. I can call anytime with a concern and she is on top of it within 24 hours. She takes time out to listen to my concern and that is important to me. She alwayas makes me feel good and positive about myself. She is very encouraging. " - Mary Ann
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she has been an amazing doctor to me for the past 16 years. I see her about 1x monthly because of an ongoing condition. The one thing (among many) that I really like about her, is that she takes time to listen to me, and she respects the fact that I know my body. She allows me to be involved in my treatment. " - Chystina
  • "I love my doctor because she is very knowledgeable, she respects my holistic lifestyle and tries her best to accomodate my desires for more natural treatments. She also takes her time to listen to me and understand my needs." - Diana (41)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because well, she is simply amazing!!! I've been with Dr. Hurd & her team for years and I am so grateful to be a patient. I have had to go through some callenging & scary medical moments, but Dr. Hurd & Carol have treated me with love, compassion, & kindness always!!! Greatest team in North County!" - Melissa (44)
  • "I love Dr. Hurd because she 'gets me.' She 'gets me' because she has taken the time and care to 'know me.' She works with me to devise my health plan. She advocates for me to understand my health needs and medical care. She is in my corner; she is my medical champion! She wants me to be a health version of myself!" - Martha (58)
  • "I love my doctor because she always allows enough time to listen, talk on a personal level, and conduct a thorough exam. Dr. Hurd is an exceptional physician. " - Nancy (69)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he is smart, ethical, and does more than just write prescriptions." - John (72)
  • "I love Dr. Garg because of her personalized care. She is an experienced doctor who still takes the time to genuinely care for her patients. I work in the medical field and trust her like no other. Thank you Dr. Garg. You are awesome. " - Sandra (Jonas, Selma) (5 & 9)
  • "I love Dr. Baniadam because he is very personable and available on Saturdays for regular primary care/family care for myself and my parents. He takes a genuine interest in our healthcare and our whole person as individuals." - Karen (51)

Greater Tri Cities IPA is an Independent Physicians Association comprised of over 40 primary care physicians and over 100 specialists in Northern San Diego County. Each doctor operates their own practice. An independent practice guarantees independent thinking and the freedom to provide personal care. When you choose a Greater Tri Cities IPA physician, you are choosing a doctor solely committed to your well being.

Our Physicians work as patient advocates for the best preventative and diagnostic care. Greater Tri Cities IPA takes pride in quick turnaround for referrals, so patients can receive timely specialty care. We are proactive about your health!

Great Reasons to Pick Greater Tri Cities IPA

We offer more than convenient, dedicated doctors. When you enroll with Greater Tri Cities IPA, you gain access to an extensive health care network including the following services:

Tri-City Medical Center Hospital

  • Local lab locations (we use LabCorp, with multiple locations in the Tri City area; some labs will be performed at Tri City Medical Center)
  • Direct referrals to many specialties
  • Most referrals completed in 24-48 hours
  • Diversity amongst our physicians, boasting many different cultural and multi-lingual backgrounds
  • Multi-lingual Customer Service
  • Affiliation with 4 excellent hospitals:
    • Tri City Medical Center
    • Palomar Medical Center
    • UCSD Medical Center
    • Rady Children's Hospital

Becoming a Member of Greater Tri-Cities IPA is Easy

Simply click on "Physician Profiles" and use the search features to find the Primary Care Physician that's right for you. Next, select that physician when completing the registration with your HMO.

Already belong to an HMO? Contact your health plan to see if the Greater Tri-Cities IPA physician you like is available.

Please remember, you can always call our customer service department at (760) 732-0272 - we are here to help you!

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Greater Tri-Cities IPA has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Pay-for-Performance (P4P). This means that Greater Tri-Cities IPA is recognized by NCQA for following national standards.

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