Impulse Medical Index

DPFinding the right GLBTQ or GLBTQ-friendly HealthCare Provider for YOU


  1. One of the best ways to find a provider is to ask your friends or to use a community resource, such as Impulse Group, to help recommend or refer you.
  2. Ask your doctor about his or her view of GLBTQ people and their relationships.
  3. Ask your doctor if he or she has experience treating people like you. For example, if you are a gay male living with HIV, a lesbian, someone seeking PreP, gender questioning, etc., ask whether the doctor has experience with similar patients.
  4. If you are sexually active (or plan to be), ask your doctor what standard sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests he or she recommends for your demographic. Impulse Group recommends providers discuss the tests below with their patients.  Should your physician neglect to suggest any of these that are relevant to you (based on your sexual practices), it may be an indication that the physician does not have experience dealing with the sexual health needs of the GLBTQ population.
    • DPupdatedUrethral (penis/vagina), Pharyngeal (throat), Rectal (bottom) Gonorrhea
    • Urethral (penis/vagina), Pharyngeal (throat), Rectal (bottom) Chlamydia
    • Syphilis
    • HIV
    • Hep C (if applicable)
    • Liver*
    • Bone Density Screening*
  5. After your first visit, ask yourself: “Did I feel comfortable being open with this provider? Did this provider take the time to address my questions and concerns?” Remember, the best outcomes come when you have a relationship with your doctor in which you feel safe sharing even sometimes embarrassing details.  This ensures your provider can help develop the best treatment and prevention strategies for you.

*Recommended for those on PreP or HIV+ patients on specific certain antiretroviral therapies.


Clinics with Experience Providing PrEP and/or PEP in LA County

Clinic/Practice Provider(s) Address Contact Info PrEP/PEP Insurance Accepted*
AltaMed Health Services Corp. William Dunne, MD
Scott Kim, MD
Kevin Liao, MD
Miguel Torres, MD
5427 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Brian Fiallos

Marwin Yeung


Medi-Cal AETNA Commercial; Cigna; Anthem Clue Cross; Blue Shield; Cal Optima; Care Frist; Citizen Choice Senior; Health Net; LA Care; Molina Central Health Plan Medicare Advantage; My Health LA
APLA Health and Wellness Christian Takayama, MD
Gifty-Maria Ntim, MD
Melinda Serrano, NP
3743 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016 Ken Almanza
PrEP Navigator
PrEP Medi-Cal and Medicare Covered California: Anthem Blue Cross; Blue Shield; Health Net; LA Care HMOs: Blue Shield; CIGNA
Bickerstaff Pediatric Family Center Tempe Chen, MD 2801 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Rebecca Fiene
PrEP Many different types of insurance accepted. Please call to inquire.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Marvin Belzer, MD
Claudia Borzutzky, MD
Diane Tanaka, MD
5000 Sunset Blvd.
4th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Charlie Romero


Many different types of insurance accepted. Please call to inquire.
City of Long Beach Dept. of Health and Human Services Deborah Collins, PA 2525 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90815 Deborah Collins
PrEP Managed Care Medi-Cal Medicare
Kaiser Permanente Southern California Kaiser patients interested in PrEP should contact their Kaiser primary care provider. See website for locations throughout Southern California Contact your Primary Care Provider PEP


LGBT Clinic at Santa Paula West Medical Group Jake Donaldson, MD 254 W. Harvard Blvd. Ste. B,
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Adeline Lopez


Medi-Cal Gold Coast
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services DHS primary care patients interested in PrEP should contact their primary care provider. See website for locations throughout Los Angeles County Contact your Primary Care Provider PEP


Fee-for-Service Medi-Cal Managed Care Medi-Cal: Must be assigned to DHS or PASC-SEIU/LA Care (Formerly IHSS) Medicare
Los Angeles LGBT Center – Jeffery Goodman Clinic Ashely Mclhenny, NP
Angie Mcdonald, NP
Laurn Enteen, NP
Will Hernandez, NP
Erin Unger, PA
Ward Carpenter, MD
1625 Schrader Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
PEP Service

PrEP Service:
Juan Velasco

Robin Ruggiero


Medicare Managed Care Medi-Cal: LA Care; Care1st; Anthem; Health Net; Molina Covered California: LA CARE HMO; Health Net HMO & PPO; Anthem EPO; BlueShield PPO; Molina HMO HMOs – in network: Anthem; Blue Cross; Blue Shield; Cigna; United Healthcare Most PPOs


Recommended Primary Care Physicians

Provider Address  Contact Info  Specialties Notes Insurance
Dale Prokupek MD 8641 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 100
Beverly Hills CA 90211
(310) 360-6807 Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology   Gay Male PPO 
Thomas Biddison MD 1625 Schrader Blvd
Los Angeles CA  90028
(323) 993-7500  Family Medicine     Male   Unknown
Peter Ruane MD 5901 W Olympic Blvd
Ste 401
Los Angeles CA 90036
323-954-1072 Infectious Disease, HIV, Hepatitis, PrEP, PEP Male   Unknown
Tomiko Stein MD 4867 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027
1-800-464-4000 Infectious Disease, HIV, PrEP, PEP Female  Kaiser Requires Referral from Primary Care Physician.
Robert Matyas MD 4950 Sunset Medical Offices
Los Angeles CA 90027
1-800-464-4000 Family Medicine, PrEP, PEP Gay Male  Kaiser 


Free Resources

Clinic/Practice  Address  Contact Info  Ghonorreah Chylmidia Syphilis HIV Hep
A & B
Meningitis HPV
Los Angeles LGBT Center – Jeffery Goodman Clinic  1625 Schrader Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028 
(310) 360-6807 x x x x x    
Los Angeles LGBT Center-WeHo 8745 Santa Monica Blvd.
2nd Floor
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 993-7500  x x x x x    
AHF Health Care Center 99 N La Cienega Blvd
Suite 106
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-954-1072 x x x x   x  
AHF Health Care Center 4835 Van Nuys Blvd
Ste 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
1-800-464-4000 x x x x   x  
AHF Health Care Center 1300 N. Vermont Ave.
Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA 90027
1-800-464-4000 x x x x x



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