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Two local doctor groups merge
San Luis Obispo Tribune

SLO Select of San Luis Obispo and Midcoast Care of Santa Maria, two physician-owned medical networks, have merged to create Physicians Choice Medical Group. Dr. John Okerblom will be president of the new group. Physicians Choice will contract with Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Cigna, PacifiCare and Secure Horizons. The group will refer patients to Catholic Healthcare West hospitals on the Central Coast — French Hospital Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Medical Center.