Sabine Bernbeck, M.D.
Sabine Bernbeck, M.D. has been in practice in Huntington Beach since 1995, providing total family care including Pediatrics. She graduated from Medical School in Cologne, Germany in 1990, and the came to the United States, earning a second medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1992.
After graduating from USC she completed her specialty training in Family Practice at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, generally considered one of the top programs in Southern California. Upon completion she pursued sub-specialty training in women’s health and obstetrics prior to entering private practice.
Presently she is a member of the Medical Staff of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. She volunteers in urgent medical needs for the Seal Beach Battered Women Shelter and Pathway to Independence program, helping young female college students with troubled pasts. She lives with her husband and two children born in 1995 and 1998. Her hobbies include surfing, riding the family horse and reading.
She has been selected one of California’s favorite physicians and awarded Patients’ Choice Award for 2010 and 2011.
Julia Harris, M.D.
Julia Harris, M.D. joined Beach Family Doctors in August, 2000. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1997 with honors in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Harris then entered family medicine residency training in Daytona Beach, FL
Dr. Harris was born and raised in Southern California where she graduated from Fountain Valley High School and completed her undergraduate training at the University of California San Diego. She lives with her husband and two children, born 2006 and 2009.She enjoys many outdoor activities including surfing, scuba diving, skiing, running, and hiking.
Andrew Mleynek, D.O.
Andrew Mleynek, D.O. joined Beach Family Doctors Medical Group in 2006 after five years of private practice in family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center finishing in the top 15% of his medical school class. He then completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Nevada in Reno where he served as chief resident for the program.
Dr. Mleynek received his undergraduate degree in biology from San Diego State University. Growing up in Laguna Hills, CA, he calls southern California his lifelong home.
“I strongly believe that the search for health in each patient is the goal of the physician. Diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness are but stepping-stones in the process path of human life. The practice of medicine must be a collaborative partnership of physician and patient, both seeking the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices and relying on the science of medicine as an adjunct to returning the body to its natural state of health.” -Dr. Mleynek.
Priti Patel, PA-C
Priti Patel, Physician Assistant, joined Beach Family Doctors in 2009. She graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 1998 and a postgraduate Physician Assistant program at Charles R. Drew University of Science and Medicine with honors in 2001 and on the Dean’s list. She is board-certified and licensed by the California State Medical Board. She conducts physical exams, diagnoses conditions, orders and interprets labs, writes prescriptions and does minor procedures.
She was born in India and grew up in Southern California. Away from the office she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, music and trying new things.
Bonnie Cheung, M.D., M.S.
Bonnie Cheung, M.D., M.S. joined Beach Family Doctors in September, 2013. She provides total family care including pediatrics and women’s health. She graduated from Chicago Medical School and completed her residency training at Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program where she was gynecology chief resident. She is board-certified and licensed by the California State Medical Board.
Dr. Cheung was born in Ontario, Canada, but spent most of her life in suburban Illinois and claims Chicago as her hometown. In her free time, she likes to catch the Chicago Bears games, explore good eats, travel, hike and scuba dive.
“As a physician, I feel honored to partake in the decision-making for such an important part of a patient’s life and livelihood. I believe that helping a patient maintain good health is not only about treating disease and illness, but also about finding the path that creates his or her optimal state of overall well-being. I strive to help patients nurture a healthy lifestyle through preventive medicine. My goal as a physician is not to tell a patient what to do, but rather to provide the medical knowledge and education for him or her to partake in making the best decision possible for him- or herself.” ~ Dr. Cheung