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Nicolle Bugescu, PhD

English, Romanian,

Hawthorne Primary Care

12618 Hawthorne Blvd.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Nicolle Bugescu, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in Behavioral Health Services with Providence Medical Associates at Providence Primary Care. “I have dedicated myself to helping improve the quality of my patient’s lives,” she says.

Dr. Bugescu earned her doctorate from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP) at Palo Alto University. She received clinical and research training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bugescu fulfilled her internship at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Dr. Bugescu specializes in medical psychology, treating those facing medical complexities along with psychological comorbidities. “I specialize in working with patients with cancer, headache pain, abdominal pain, diabetes, obesity, and chronic pain,” she says.

“I believe in utilizing empirically-supported treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and firmly believe in strength-based and patient-centered approaches to treatment and care,” she says.

Dr. Bugescu speaks English and Romanian fluently, is active in her church, and enjoys hiking and running in her spare time.

Education & Experience


Medical School

Pacific Graduate School of Psychology


Nationwide Children's Hospital


Children's Hospital of Orange County

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
  • Cigna HMO – Select
  • Clever Care
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • SCAN Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage


Hawthorne Primary Care

(310) 263-5700

12618 Hawthorne Blvd.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

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