Dr. Stelman Has Retired

December 1, 2022

Dear Patients,

On January 31, 2023 I will be retiring from my private Family Medicine practice. It has been a privilege to have held your trust.

Your ongoing care remains my top priority, and I am pleased to announce that Primary Medical Group (PMG) has accepted custodianship of my records and will be available for any of my patients who wish to transfer and continue their care after the close of my office. Primary Medical Group has been a respected primary care physician group in Ventura County since 1994. They have seven locations in four cities to serve you as well as a website showcasing their physicians at www.primarymedical.net. Although it has been necessary to cancel any existing appointments you may have in my office after 1/31/2023, PMG family physician Elizabeth Alaimo at 10885 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA 93004 is accepting new patients and is prepared to welcome you into her practice for those of you interested in transferring to her care. Primary Medical Group can be reached at (805) 647-7704 to make an appointment for February 2023 or thereafter, or at (951) 225-6807 for help switching the Primary Care Physician listed on your subscriber card after January 16, 2023 for those of you with HMO insurance contracted to the SeaView IPA. As my office will not be available after 1/31/2023, any pending lab or imaging orders from my practice should be completed by January 16, 2023 to allow sufficient time for me to address results, or deferred to your next physician to re-order under their own name.

I thank you for your confidence in my office and allowing us to serve part of your health care needs. I am grateful that Primary Medical Group's experienced physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are willing and ready to accept the responsibility to continue your care. If you have questions for PMG about changing to their office or requesting your records, you may contact them at 805-702-2499 or by mail at 2772 Johnson Dr #100, Ventura, CA 93003.

With my sincere wishes for a healthy future,

Michael Stelman, MD

Patients looking to go elsewhere needing assistance in locating another physician should contact their health insurer, the local medical society Ventura County Medical Association at (805) 484-6822 or its Physician Finder webpage www.venturamedical.org/physician-finder.aspx, or the local hospital Community Memorial Health System at (805) 652-3090 to ask for their referral line or their webpage doctors.cmhshealth.org/. Medical record requests may be made to the custodian of records Primary Medical Group as above.