About Us

Having started in 2008 as a single provider primary care practice, GMA Healthcare Providers has grown tremendously over the years that have followed. Now comprised of over 30 talented providers and 50 support staff employees, GMA is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in the central valley. Serving our community at 6 different locations in 15 different medical and surgical specialties, we are committed to providing patients with timely, quality and coordinated care through proven best practices and a total team approach. Many of our physicians participate in local hospital committees and initiatives, and all are either board certified or board eligible in their respective specialties.


With a team of practice management professionals handling the business side of our practices, GMA physicians are able to focus on providing patients with the best possible care.

With clinic locations in the northwest, southwest and east sides of Bakersfield, there’s a GMA Healthcare Providers office near you. We look forward to supporting you and your family’s health. Call for an appointment today!

Administrative Staff


Lori Beach
Credentialing Supervisor



Merridon Beesley
Administrative Assistant


Zach Blackhurst, MBA
Manager, Finance and Business Development


Sherry Boles, LVN
Clinical Practice Manager


Peggy Cole, LVN
Clinical Office Supervisor


Alma Lopez, LVN
Hospitalist Program Coordinator


Eric McMurtrey, MBA, FACHE
VP of Network and Practice Management