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Nelman C. Low, MD

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Madrona Primary Care

21311 Madrona Ave., Ste. 100-A

Torrance, CA 90503

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Dr. Low was born in Los Angeles and raised locally in the South Bay. He currently resides with his family in the Lunada Bay area of Palos Verdes Estates. After residency training in general surgery and otolaryngology, head and neck surgery/facial plastic surgery, he spent time at both Harvard University and USC studying Health Care Administration. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgery. Dr. Low is on the clinical faculty of the University of California, Irvine and has traveled to Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America and spends much of his free time in Hawaii. The Low’s have owned several AKC champion Keeshond show dogs and are supporters of the Greater Los Angeles Zoologic Association, the Zoologic Society of San Diego, the National Zoo, and the Canine Companions for Independence. Dr. Low has been very active on the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center staff and has been Chief of Staff, Chief of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a representative of the Regional Providence Board, and Local Medical Society Board. Dr. Low had been voted as one the U.S. News and World Report top doctors in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Education & Experience


Medical School

University of California San Diego 1982


University of California Irvine Medical Center 1983


University of California Irvine Medical Center 1987

Associations & Certifications

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
  • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna HMO
  • Clever Care
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • SCAN Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare PPO
  • BeechStreet PPO
  • Blue Cross of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • ChoiceCare-Humana PPO
  • Cigna Healthcare PPO (No Local Plus)
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net of California PPO
  • Oscar PPO
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems) PPO
  • TriCare (TriWest) PPO


Providence Medical Institute - Madrona Primary Care

(310) 792-4400

21311 Madrona Ave., Ste. 100-A

Torrance, CA 90503

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Manhattan Beach Primary & Urgent Care

Primary Care: (310) 406-8220
Urgent Care: (310) 376-6262

1010 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Affiliated Locations

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Torrance