Catalina Island Medical Center

Clinical Services

Clinical Services

The Medical Group Office (MGO) is located at 100 Falls Canyon Road, up the street from Avalon’s City Hall on the bottom level of the hospital.

Catalina Island Medical Group serves Catalina Island’s medical needs with full-time physicians and nurse practitioners and is supported by the ancillary hospital resources including diagnostic imaging, therapy services, nutritional counseling and clinical laboratory services.

The Medical Group’s scheduled hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening appointments may also be available. Please call (310) 510-0096 for an appointment. When you call, it will be helpful for you to give the receptionist your name, phone number, insurance information, date of birth and the reason for your visit. If your medical needs are of an emergency nature, Catalina Island Medical Center’s emergency room is always open.

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Physicians

Physicians & Practitioners

To make an appointment with a family practice physician please call (310) 510-0096.

Dr. Laura Ulibarri

Dr. Laura Ulibarri has been a part of the Catalina Island Medical Center team since July 2007. The family practice physician attended medical school at the University of New Mexico and served patients there and in the state of Alaska for two decades before moving to Catalina Island. Her experience in private practice and hospital settings in both urban and isolated rural areas in such an asset. Her experience at CIMC and in collaborating with staff and mainland medical facilities make her a cohesive team member. Dr. Ulibarri enjoys the island’s natural beauty, its small town charm and its sense of community.

Dr. Ulibari
Aimee Warren

Dr. Aimee Warren, D.O.

Catalina Island Medical Center is pleased to introduce Dr. Aimee Warren, D.O., the new permanent family practice physician for the Medical Group Office. “Dr. Warren is a caring and compassionate healthcare provider,” commented CIMC’s CEO Jason Paret. “She is an outstanding addition to our medical team.”

Dr. Warren is a graduate of Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her residency at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She is board certified in Family Medicine and is an experienced primary care physician. She has worked in private practice and served patients as a staff physician at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego as well as Temecula Valley Hospital and Fallbrook Hospital. Dr. Warren and her husband, a Los Angeles County Firefighter, have two young daughters ages 2 and 5 and enjoy Catalina Island life.

Her patients describe her as “a rare kind of physician who tells it like it is but is very nice, knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner.” Dr. Warren works full time as a primary care provider at Catalina Island Medical Center.

Joseph Mulevicz, FNP-C

While studying to be a Nurse-Practitioner, “Joey” Mulevicz chose primary care as his advanced practice specialty and he completed his Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston. His California state licensing also reflects training in advanced pathophysiology, physical assessment and pharmacology for all types of patients. 

Joey also has 10 years of experience as an RN, primarily in emergency medicine. He has worked in a level 1 trauma center and intensive care unit, has served as a hospice care case manager, critical care transport nurse, and even as a correctional nurse at the Long Beach City Jail. His diverse background has exposed him to a variety of health conditions in patients of all ages, while also working in some challenging situations.

As an Army Infantry team leader at Ft Bragg with the 82nd Airborne, Joey learned to work collaboratively. His military background also motivates him to want to help island veterans.” My most rewarding experiences have occurred within team based endeavors. I welcome the opportunity to lead, but am equally adept in supportive roles,” he shared.

Joseph Mulevicz
University of California Irvine

For the past year Catalina Island Medical Center and University of California Irvine School of Medicine have been working together to help improve the emergency department. With the help of UC Irvine’s Health emergency medicine specialists, we have been able to expand patient care and improve satisfaction by expanding our services and increasing the number of patients we can care for while allowing second and third year residents a chance to hone their skills, make positive connections with patients and learn the art of medicine.

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Telemedicine

Catalina Island Medical Center bridges the divide separating our patients from mainland health services through telemedicine. Utilizing both web-based and dedicated technologies, telemedicine continues to evolve and offer new and exciting opportunities for partnerships with mainland facilities and providers.

To make an appointment, call (310) 510-0096.

Visiting Specialists

Visiting Specialists & Telemedicine

Catalina Island Medical Center’s primary care physicians and family nurse practitioner provide the island community with a solid foundation of care. When specialty care is needed however, a trip to the mainland is not always necessary, thanks to the visiting specialist providers who regularly provide services at CIMC. Those services include cardiology, dermatology, podiatry and family planning services.

Visiting Specialists

Visiting specialists regularly see patients at Catalina Island Medical Center, typically on Saturdays in the medical group office. Cardiology, dermatology, podiatry and ophthalmology are just some of the medical specialties available.

Dr. Lawrence Abend

Podiatry
Once a month on Saturdays
Contact (310) 377-6926

Dr. Jared Younger

Ophthalmology
Every other month on Saturdays
Contact (714) 546-2020

 

Appointment

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo identification
  • Proof of insurance
  • A list of any questions you may have for your provider
  • Any co-payment and/or deductible for which you are responsible
  • A list of any medications you are taking
  • If you are under 18, you will need parental permission
  • If your appointment is for a work-related injury, you will need written authorization from your employer which should include your employer’s Workers Compensation insurance information

Once you arrive at the medical group, you will be seen by your scheduled provider. Every attempt will be made to make sure you are seen at your appointed time, but please understand that emergencies may cause a delay. Other patients may have appointments with a different provider, and may be called to their appointment before you, even if you arrived before they did.

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Catalina Island Medical Center respects your privacy and will guard your confidentiality. We are compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and our Notice of Privacy Practice is available here.