FAQ for Doctors

We serve the communities of Pasadena, La Cañada, San Marino and Arcadia. We are growing, and therefore adding additional offices in the neighborhoods within our primary and secondary service areas.
Our flagship hospital, Huntington Hospital, is the only level II trauma hospital in San Gabriel Valley. Our focus has not been on growing the number of hospital beds, but rather on growing our physician practices into the communities we serve.
Our current medical staff numbers more than 600 physicians, encompassing nearly every specialty.
Huntington Hospital sponsors an internal medicine residency as well as a general surgery residency program.
In most situations, a physician can obtain a California license within six months. However, circumstances can delay the processing, which requires physicians to contact the Medical Board of California as soon as they know they are interested in practicing medicine in California.
Credentialing typically takes120 days at most hospitals. After you have a California license, you can apply for medical staff privileges at Huntington Hospital. This starts with a short checklist that is reviewed with a credentialing staff member, then an application will be sent to you. Once the application is complete, the process typically takes 90 days.
Pasadena has a population of nearly 140,000. Because of its historic origins, unique characteristics and quaint charm, you’ll feel like you’re in a much smaller town. Still, Pasadena has all the luxuries of a large city including excellent school choices for your family.If you can envision yourself practicing amongst other Board Certified residency and fellowship trained physicians, as well as living in a community that’s home to the famous annual New Year’s Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Norton Simon Museum and the Pasadena Playhouse, Huntington Health Physicians may be the perfect home for your career!
In order to help you find the right match for your practice and your family, our recruitment staff is here to help you understand the Huntington Experience.This includes assisting you with your employment decision, obtaining staff privileges at Huntington Hospital and making sure you understand all of the important details about the communities we serve so that you can make the right housing and school selection for you and your family.The experience also includes:

  • An explanation and communication of the hiring process
  • Understanding of our competitive health and welfare benefit package
  • Breaking down the details of the position
  • Coordinating introduction to the community of physicians
  • Scheduling time to speak with group and hospital leadership
  • Conducting tours of the Huntington service area
  • And most importantly, coaching you through the process to assure this complex decision is easier for you and your family to make the right choice the first time.
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