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Dr. L. Richard Van Meter, MD, FCCP

Dr. Van Meter is a well-respected physician who has practiced medicine for over 35 years. After receiving his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine in 1973, he earned his internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital. Dr. Van Meter served as the Chief of Staff at Ireland Army Hospital while in the armed forces. The American Board of Internal Medicine certified physician is a past Chief of Medicine at both Westminster Hospital and Huntington Beach Hospital, as well as a prior member of the Board of Trustees at the latter institution.

In addition to his staff positions at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital and UCI Medical Center, Dr. Van Meter also serves on the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Abbey and Mary’s Shelter, works on the medical school admission selection committee at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and is a fellow in the College of Chest Physicians.

He and his wife, Sherry, have been blessed with two children and four grandchildren.

Dr. James M. Weiss, MD, FCCP

Since earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss has practiced medicine for over 30 years. Recently named among the top four percent of doctors by U.S. News & World Report, he is a highly regarded physician who completed his internal medicine residency at University of Massachusetts, his pulmonary fellowship under the aegis of Dr. Kenneth Moser, the late world-renowned lung expert at UCSD and is board certified in both internal medicine and diseases of the chest. He also is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians.

Besides sharing his knowledge with future doctors as an associate clinical professor of medicine at University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, Dr. Weiss is a past member of the Board of Directors of Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County and is also a member of the Vital Aging Panel at Hoag Hospital, an initiative to improve the health of seniors in Orange County.

He and his wife, Ellen have resided in Orange County since 1986 and have been blessed with two sons.

Our Mission

We want our patients to be at their healthiest at any age. As concierge care patients, you and your health are our top priority. PPMA will work with you to anticipate your needs and act as your advocates to ensure you receive the best care possible. Our caring staff, in Newport Beach, will make you feel at home and expedite your medical needs with our cutting edge medical facility, coupled with a warmth and relaxing atmosphere. Our deep commitment to compassion, professionalism and respect offers a sense of comfort, along with good health.



“Dr. Van Meter and Dr. Weiss provide the highest quality of medical care to all their patients.”
  • Dr. Tanya Foreman, board certified dermatologist
“Rich Van Meter is a model of what a doctor should be.”
  • Emil Brolick, former president and CEO of Taco Bell
“I like the prompt attention and care.”
  • Gil Coerper, former mayor and city councilman of Huntington Beach
“Dr. Weiss provides the finest and most attentive medical experience I’ve ever had.”
  • Robert Mayer, president of The Robert Mayer Corporation