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Thalia is a Southern California native, who’s been in the medical field since 2009. She graduated with honors from WyoTech Corinthian College, in 2009 and is currently working on her BSN at LAHC. She started working for Dr. Mellman in 2015, and is very passionate about her work in the medical field. She has a background in both hospitals and private offices where she gained all of her current knowledge and great patient care skills. As the newest member of the Mellman Medical team and first point of contact for our patients she is eager to help our patients with their needs and will always welcome you with a smile.

Medical Assistant - Thalia Novela

I was born and raised in Southern California, Graduated from Everest College in 2011, and received a Certificate in Medical Assisting. I have worked for Dr. Mellman since 2011. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people.


Medical Assistant - Abigay Figueroa

I was born and raised in the South Bay. I completed my medical assistant certification at SoCal ROC and began working for Dr. Mellman in 2010. My favorite part of the job would have to be drawing patient's blood.


Medical Assistant - Gina Sanchez

Susan, a 30+ year patient of Dr. Mellman, came to work for Mellman Medical eight years ago after retirement from careers in municipal government and the airline industry.

Office Administrator - Susan Cox

I’m Rebecca Pestle MMSc, PA-C and I joined Mellman Medical in January 2014. I have expertise in general Internal Medicine including treatment of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and general preventive medicine. My goal is to collaborate with our patients to maximize their level of wellness and discover root causes of existing problems. Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” and I incorporate this into my practice. It’s been an honor working along side Dr. Mellman and getting to know the patients in this practice, as well as growing the practice. I have a Bachelor of Science from TCU and completed my Masters in Nutrition at Emory University. I worked as a nutritionist in Atlanta, GA for 6 years before becoming a PA. I completed my Physician Assistant degree at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana where I went on to practice Internal Medicine for nearly 18 years. I have recently completed continuing education in functional medicine. My husband, Daniel, and I moved to Southern California from Montana where we lived and raised our two daughters. Daniel teaches at Manhattan Beach Middle School and both of our girls now live in California. Hana is a singer/songwriter/producer living in downtown LA and Skyler is a senior at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I grew up in Playa del Rey, so we decided to get out of the cold and come enjoy the California weather. We recently bought a sailboat and it's been fun learning ‘the ropes”. I look forward to seeing you in the office.

Physician Assistant - Rebecca Pestle, M.M.Sc., PA-C


I am a longtime California resident and a proud graduate of Culver City High School, UCLA and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.


My academic achievements include graduating from UCLA with a BA in Zoology with honors to include Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  While at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine I was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles where I also completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine.


My professional career has included Team Physician Los Angeles Dodgers 1986-2004, Medical Director Los Angeles Dodgers 2004-2006, Team Physician Los Angeles Express 1983-1985, Team Physician Los Angeles Kings 1981 to present, Team Physician Los Angeles Lakers 1981 to 1995, Consultant Los Angeles Lakers 1995 to present, Consultant Los Angeles Rams 1981 to 1984, Advisor Wright Balance Golf Academy 2002 to present.


My wife, Colleen, and I are happily ensconced in Hermosa Beach and enjoy all that the South Bay has to offer and can often be seen walking our dogs, paddleboarding, bike riding, swimming in the ocean or enjoying one of our local restaurants.  We are most fortunate to have, combined, five children.  Aaron, a graduate of UC Santa Cruz is married to Kayla Milgrim, works for Evutec as a Digital Marketing and Content Creation Specialist.  Kelsey is a graduate of Indiana University an RN and residing in Berling with her husband Sean Backman and their son Bo  Kirsten graduated from the University of Oregon and is presently employed as the manager for the El Gringo Restaurants in the South Bay as well as a graduate of the full-time employed MBA program at Pepperdine University. Tyler, also a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, is currently living in Amsterdam, Holland attending business school. Kendall is a graduate of Notre Dame and employed as a writer by Redbird in Santa Monica.

Michael Mellman MD

About Mellman Medical

We do accept Worker's Compensation insurance, however we must have a written authorization from the Worker's Compensation carrier prior to scheduling an appointment. Patients who come in to the office without current proof of insurance or, if applicable, Worker's Compensation authorization, will be seen if payment is made at the time of the visit by either cash, check or credit card. Charges will be refunded when insurance or Worker's Compensation payment is confirmed.

- Aetna PPO

- Blue Cross PPO

- Blue Shield PPO


- TriCare PPO


If you have a PPO plan and it is not listed please check with us as we probably will be able to accept it.

- HMOs or Medical of any type


Please contact us for all others.





Welcome New Patients!


Michael Mellman MD

Rabecca Pestle, M.M.Sc., PA-C



Michael Mellman MD

Rebecca Pestle MMSc


Mon      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tue       8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wed      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thu       8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri         8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat        CLOSED

Sun       CLOSED


*LUNCH - We will not be in the office from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily.

*Please call or log in to the patient portal to make an appointments.

Mon     8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue       8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed      2:30pm - 5:00pm

Thu      8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri         OUT OF OFFICE

Sat        CLOSED

Sun       CLOSED

Mon      8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue       8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed      8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Thu       8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri         8:00am - 12:30pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat        CLOSED

Sun       CLOSED

About Us:

Mellman Medical provides Internal Medicine care for adults of all ages.  We at Mellman Medical strive to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.  Our healthcare providers include Michael Mellman, M.D., an internist, and Rebecca Pestle, M.M.Sc, PA-C, a Physician Assistant.  Combined they have over fifty years of clinical experience.


Common Questions and Topics:

We are a full service Internal Medicine office designed to evaluate and treat simple and complex medical problems.  We are often referred to as “diagnosticians,” which means that when you come to the office our approach is to define the nature and extent of your medical needs and offer suggestions regarding diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Mellman and PA Rebecca Pestle combine for over 50 years of Internal Medicine experience to include Nutritional Counseling and the care of elite level professional and amateur athletes (Dr. Mellman has been the team physician for the Los Angeles Kings since 1981, the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1986-2006 and the Los Angeles Lakers from 1981-1995) as well as Geriatrics and Women’s Health.  Our unique blend of talents and experience support a very high level of nutritional counseling and weight management, concussion evaluation and treatment, sports injury evaluation and nonoperative therapy of sports injuries.

We are able to perform a wide array of on site testing to include: blood and urine analysis; heart testing for coronary artery and heart rhythm disturbances to include ECG, Exercise Treadmill Testing, 24 Hour Holter Monitor, Events Monitoring and 14 day Zio Patch; lung testing to include spirometry, oximetry and oxiwalk; PAP smears and simple vision testing.

We care for adolescents and adults.  Annual Preventative Physical Examinations, School Examinations, Pr-participation Sports Examinations and Preoperative Medical Clearance/Risk Assessment are easily and efficiently done in our well equipped office.  We also excel in medical record evaluation and second opinions.

Common procedures performed in office include ear wax removal, joint aspiration and injection and incision and drainage of small abscesses.

We do not care for surgical problems, but refer to a highly qualified group of general and specialized surgeons.  We also maintain a referral list of local, national and international specialists in all of the medical disciplines.


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390 N Sepulveda Blvd Ste 1065 El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 643-7494

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