Nine years ago it was difficult to say who was more unhappy with the broken American healthcare system, Dr. Marcy Zwelling, or her 4,000 patients. That was when Dr. Zwelling made the decision to be the doctor who would speak out against a system that no longer works. Zwelling said Enough! and created Choice Care for a limited number of patients seeking an alternative.
Choice Care provides my patients a level of access and attention that would be impossible to sustain in a traditional practice with 3-4000 patients. My commitment to my Choice Care patients goes well beyond treating them when they are sick. I act as their trusted health advocate as they navigate the healthcare system. I work hard to keep my patients looking good and feeling great... In sickness and health I do my utmost to give my patients a better day.
About Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, MD
Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.D. is a respected member of the California medical community and a prominent voice in the crusade to improve the broken healthcare system.
Dr. Zwelling-Aamot is a quadruple board-certified physician, a notable achievement even among the best doctors in the nation. Marcy graduated with honors from Wellesley College and studied medicine at New York University Medical School where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Zwelling arrived in Los Angeles in 1980 and completed her residency training in both Internal and Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. She achieved board certification in both specialties and went on to complete certifications in Critical Care and Quality Assurance / Utilization Review.
Dr. Zwelling served the community as an ER specialist for six years before opening a private primary care practice in Los Alamitos in 1987. She was widely recognized as a physician who would go to extreme lengths for her patients, helping them navigate an increasingly complex and troubled healthcare system.
In 2004 Dr. Zwelling-Aamot dramatically reduced the size of her practice, adopting the Concierge Medicine model in order to provide a higher level of access and attention to a smaller number of patients. It was a difficult decision, because Marcy had a personal bond with her patients, all 4000 of them! But it was a decision that proved to be the right one for Dr. Zwelling and her Choice Care patients.
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care
- Utilization Review
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Fellow, American college of Emergency Physicians
- American Board of Utilization Review Physicians
- President, LA County Medical Association, 2003-04
- Board Member, California Medical Association
- Delegate, American Medical Association
- Chair Los Angeles County Hospital Commission
- President-elect Society for Innovative Practice Design