Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) provides medical care and wellness services to patients in the Coachella Valley and surrounding desert communities of Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California.
Structure of the Organization
DOHC serves over 60,000 members/patients by contracting or working with:
DOHC’s network of primary care and specialty providers is comprised of members of an Independent Physician Association (IPA) and our medical group. These are legal entities organized and directed by physicians in private or group practices.
Heritage Provider Network
In 1979, Dr. Merkin founded the predecessor to Heritage Provider Network (HPN), which currently serves nearly 700,000 individuals in California, making it one of the largest IPA’s in the United States. DOHC is a member of Heritage Provider Network (HPN), and was formed in 1981 as Desert Medical Group. It merged with Oasis Independent Physician Association in 2006 to form DOHC.
HPN is a limited Knox-Keene licensed organization in California that provides affordable quality care to its members, offering innovative programs and services designed specifically for the managed care environment.