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Get to know Torrance Health IPA

Torrance Health IPA (THIPA) is a multi-specialty physician network that has been serving the South Bay community since 1983. THIPA members benefit from convenient access to high-quality and personalized care from nearly 500 primary care and specialist physicians, as well as the nationally recognized Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Your doctor, Your hospital, Your neighborhood

THIPA isn’t just a medical group that’s in South Bay; THIPA is a locally owned and operated non-profit committed to being part of the social fabric of the South Bay community. Our staff lives in South Bay, shares your investment in the neighborhood, and cares about local community issues just like you do. Together, we care for the wellbeing of you and our South Bay community.


THIPA was founded in 1983 while dramatic changes were happening in California health care. Working with local doctors, George Graham, the president and CEO of Torrance Memorial Hospital at the time, created a way to increase the quality of patient care while reducing its cost. Together, the physicians formed an independent practice association (IPA) that enabled doctors to practice from their own offices, while collectively contracting with health insurance plans. As a result, THIPA doctors spend more time providing patients with high quality health care.

Over the years, THIPA has grown to include many of the area’s top primary care physicians and specialists. Nine health major insurance plans now include the THIPA network of providers in their health benefit programs. In 2012, THIPA became a division of Torrance Memorial Health System. Today, THIPA is widely known as the area’s top medical group.