Why Choose Sharp Community Medical Group?

Largest Independent Practice Association in San Diego

Sharp Community Medical Group’s network in San Diego County, comprises almost 1,000 physicians, including over 700 specialists representing 30 different specialties. With over 350 locations, our service area stretches from Temecula and Murietta in Southern Riverside County south to the border, and west from the beach communities to Alpine and Campo in East County.

Elite Hospital Partners

Sharp HealthCare

Sharp HealthCare is the recognized health care leader in San Diego. Sharp HealthCare's acute-care hospitals scored top marks in Leapfrog's Spring 2022 national safety grade survey. All hospitals — Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital — received an A.

Palomar Health

For the third year in a row, Palomar Health Medical Centers in Escondido and Poway were named amongst the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek, and as “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report in 2021-22.

Largest Contracted Urgent Care Network

We contract with over 20 urgent care locations throughout our service area, including Marque Urgent Cares, which offers Virtual Urgent Care visits 7 days a week from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet or computer. With Marque Urgent Care you can schedule virtual and in-person and view location wait times online.

Get to Know Us

In 2019, Sharp Community Medical Group celebrated 30 years of delivering The Sharp Experience. Sharp Community Medical Group’s then President, Dr. Kenneth Roth and Ophthalmologist, Dr. Gayle Howard, meet with Chris Howard, President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare to discuss how Sharp Community Medical Group has made a difference for both providers and patients throughout San Diego.

Our Vision

Sharp Community Medical Group, through its network of affiliated physicians, is the model of choice for patients to receive care and physicians to practice medicine. We foster high quality, efficient, financially sustainable practices that improve health and deliver better care for our population.

Our Mission

We keep independent practices in San Diego County thriving.

We exist so that local doctors will always have the autonomy, security, and expertise to control their medical practices and provide the best possible personalized patient care, right in the patients’ own communities. Our diverse medical group includes hundreds of the top primary care doctors and specialists throughout San Diego County – whether in independent practice, through employment, or one of our unique hybrid models. We are consistently recognized by the community as best-in-class.

We grow stronger year after year as the preferred choice for new physicians seeking autonomy and for established groups desiring greater success. We are a viable alternative to corporate medicine. We provide access to better insurance contracts and more patients, so our doctors earn greater reimbursement; innovative tools and technologies to continually enhance quality of care and patient satisfaction; and stability through the backing and resources of Sharp HealthCare.

We are boldly and continually creating new ways of enabling doctors to practice the best medicine possible, while assuring reasonable cost, high quality, and convenient access – the imperatives of modern health care.

Our Awards

Recognized for Providing Highest Quality Care

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IHA Excellence in Healthcare Award

IHA Excellence in Healthcare Award

The Integrated Healthcare Association’s Excellence in Healthcare Award recognizes provider organizations that earn strong results in clinical quality and patient experience measures while effectively managing costs. To achieve this recognition, provider organizations must perform in the top 50th percentile in clinical quality, patient experience, and total cost of care.

Of the nearly 200 participating provider organizations across the state, 27 met IHA’s Excellence in Healthcare performance standards.

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APG's Standards of Excellence Award

APG's Standards of Excellence Award

Sharp Community Medical Group achieved “Elite” status – the highest level of recognition in the America's Physician Groups Standards of Excellence Program.

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5-Star in Patient Experience

5-Star in Patient Experience

Recognized by the State of California’s Office of the Patient Advocate for providing the top patient experience.


Benefits and Perks

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Physician Growth and Development Opportunities Benefits

Physician Growth and Development Opportunities

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Support for Your Practice Benefits

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