The People in Your Neighborhood

Local physician network brings the excellence and expertise of Torrance Memorial to a new family practice on the hill.

  • Category
    Health, People
  • Written by
    Laura L. Watts
  • Photographed by
    Siri Berting

For residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and nearby areas, there is a brand new primary care medical facility located in your backyard! Conveniently located on the hill, Torrance Memorial Physician Network – Palos Verdes is a newly designed, 6,000-square-foot space. The practice is open to new patients and offers some same-day appointments, ample parking, state-of-the-art digital X-rays and an on-site blood draw station.     Located nearby in the Peninsula Center is the Palos Verdes Breast Diagnostic Center with 3-D mammography technology and overall shorter wait times. Patients also have access to a variety of health and fitness classes and support groups at The Center for Healthy Living at Malaga Cove, located at 2550 Via Tejon, and to the world-class medical care of Torrance Memorial Medical Center.


Your Partner In Health

Why choose a primary care physician? Your primary care physician (PCP) is your partner in health throughout all stages of life. Your doctor will help you get the care you need if you are sick or injured and will diagnose and treat illnesses or refer you to specialists when necessary. He or she will help you live a healthy life by offering ongoing preventive care and serve as the point person to coordinate all of your medical care and make sure your treatments and medications safely interact with one another.

Even if you are healthy, active and very busy, you still need a primary care physician! Maintaining this relationship with regular visits to your doctor is an important step you can take to protect your health—at any age.

A PCP is a physician who is specifically trained to treat the entire person—physically, mentally and emotionally. Unlike other doctors who specialize in treating one particular organ or disease, your PCP will be able to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses (like the flu and high blood pressure) and provide routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent diseases from developing in the first place. When you need a specialist, your primary care physician will make a recommendation and coordinate your care with your specialist.


Meet the Team

Dr. Anna Mellor grew up in San Gabriel, California, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her medical degree at Howard University in Washington D.C. and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Mellor is board-certified in internal medicine and enjoys working in preventive health care and women’s health issues. She is fluent in both Spanish and Italian. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Currently accepting new patients, Dr. Kalpana Hool is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has practiced in the South Bay for more than 20 years. She received her medical degree at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, and completed her internal medicine residency at UCLA. She went on to complete a Kennamer Fellowship in women’s health at UCLA. Dr. Hool specializes in diabetes, nutrition, heart disease, asthma, women’s health and geriatrics. She loves spending time with her husband and two children, as well as hiking, cycling, aerobics and traveling.

“Even if you are healthy, active and very busy, you still need a primary care physician!”

Leah Robinson grew up in Cerritos, California, and attended UCLA for both her undergraduate degree and her Master of Science degree in nursing. Prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner, she worked at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as an intensive care unit nurse for seven years. Leah is board-certified and is passionate about delivering comprehensive holistic care, nutrition counseling and chronic disease management. During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, outdoor activities, boot camp workouts and spending time with extended family and friends.


Make the Right Choice

When it comes to medical decisions, your primary care doctor is your first stop. Choosing the right primary care physician is an important decision for you and your family. The health care professionals at the new Torrance Memorial Physician Network – Palos Verdes office will stay informed and involved with any medical treatment you require and will help you live your best and most healthy life!

And when it comes to choosing the right hospital, Torrance Memorial and its affiliation with Cedars-Sinai brings more expert care to the South Bay. Your doctor, your hospital, your neighborhood: Everything you need right in your own backyard!

The Torrance Memorial Physician Network – Palos Verdes office is now accepting new patients. For appointments, please call 310-517-4692.

Torrance Memorial Physician Network – Palos Verdes

602 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 300 Rolling Hills Estates

310-517-4692  |