Frederic Bakhchi, MD

Dr. Bakhchi was born and raised in New York. He attended Queens College for his undergraduate training where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science; during this time he was elected to the Golden key national Honor Society. Immediately after graduating college, he proceeded to attend Ross University Medical School and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. During this time, he was fortunate enough to rotate through various New York City hospitals for his clinical clerkships and learn about a vast array of pathology. From 2004 to 2007, he completed my pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. After finishing residency, he started working as a Pediatric Hospitalist for a hospital in New York City. This position consisted of various duties such as attending high risk newborn deliveries, covering Neonatal ICU patients, managing admitted pediatric floor patients, and emergency room consults. Since the hospitalist position was “shift work”, he was able to also start his own private faculty practice for general pediatrics in the same hospital allowing him to see well checks as well as sick visits in the office setting.

While working as a hospitalist as well as a private practice physician, the institution where he did his residency training was in need of staff to help cover its Pediatric E.R. He was approached to help out. This facility has a regional trauma center as well as access to a full array of pediatric subspecialists through its children’s medical center. He initially started working as a moonlighting physician however he had started to develop a deep level of interest in the emergency room setting. A hospital merger forced major changes in his hospitalist and private practice position which led him to ultimately dedicate himself to working in the Pediatric ER. Over time, he also started to work in the Pediatric ER at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.

Although he is a born and bred New Yorker, a change in my personal life led him to California where he has been fortunate enough to continue caring for Pediatric patients at the Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance E.R.

While not working, he enjoys spending time at the beach, playing and watching hockey, and listening to 80’s music.

Jessica Marcus, MD

Dr. Marcus is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine. After graduating summa cum laude in physiological sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Marcus attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for Medical School. She also completed her pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at UCSD. Dr. Marcus has been practicing pediatric emergency medicine in Southern California for many years, most recently serving on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital Orange Country (CHOC) and Miller Children’s Hospital before joining the team at PLCMMCT. Dr. Marcus lives in the nearby community with her husband and young daughter as well as her lovely cat and energetic Labrador retriever.

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