About Private Physicians Medical Associates

Private Physicians Medical Associates was founded in 2003 as the Premiere Concierge Medical Practice in Orange County, CA. Dr’s Van Meter and Weiss bring individualized care and attention to each and every patient with the best of today’s medical experience and knowledge.

We pride ourselves in our unique approach to healthcare. Because we limit the number of patients in our practice, we are able to provide high quality, unhurried primary care that is essential to maintaining optimal health and wellbeing. We are here for you 24/7 by phone, text and email and offer extended office visits to ensure that you can spend more time with your physician, a partner in your care. Each patient relationship is valued.

PPMA sets itself apart from the rest! The challenges of a typical doctor’s office have been eliminated through the support of our caring and compassionate team. Our MA’s and administrative staff offer personalized and thoughtful service to assist you every step of the way.

Our innovative patient-centered approach offers customized preventive care, personalized medical attention with an emphasis on nutrition and wellness, and the best of today’s medical treatments supported by a caring staff.

This is Medicine the Way it Should Be.

Schedule a No-obligation Consultation With One of Our Board Certified Internists.

The Concierge Difference:

Better Attention + Better Care = Better Health

Concierge Wellness Care

  • Limited patient enrollment
  • Extended office visits and appointment availability
  • Enhanced personal physician access, direct phone and email
  • Dedicated and compassionate support staff offering a higher level of service beyond your doctor visits
  • Annual comprehensive wellness examination including personalized blood analysis and cardiac assessment
  • Nutrition and dietary evaluation
  • Registered Dietician on staff with 1-1 and monthly group education
  • Coordination of specialty referrals and inpatient care when admitted to Hoag Hospital.
  • Traditional PPO Insurance and Medicare accepted (copays and deductibles still applies)

How it Works

PPMA offers flexible pricing either monthly or yearly.

Monthly Fee


Billed Monthly

Annual Fee


Billed Annually

Our Mission

We want our patients to be 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 warm and relaxing atmosphere. Our deep commitment to compassion, professionalism, and respect offers a sense of comfort, along with good health.

Dr. L. Richard Van Meter


Dr. James M. Weiss


Lauren Papanos


Romana Brennan


Meet the Wellness Team

PPMA believes in building relationships with our patients that last a lifetime. This is the foundation of our concierge medical practice in Newport Beach, California.

We’ve assembled a healthcare team to make sure we provide comprehensive primary care, nutritional support and overall wellness. That extends to our front office and support staff that you interact with when you call or come in for a visit.

Kelly L. – Director

Kay P – Medical Assistant, Patient Care

Ana G – Medical Assistant, Concierge Coordinator

Lorie S – Concierge Coordinator