Dr. Hector Flores grew up in southern California and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in History. He attended the UC Davis School of Medicine and was honored with the Heineman Pulmonary Medicine Award and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation National Fellowship.
He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente and is a founding member and Co-Director of the White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) Family Medicine Residency Program in Los Angeles. The Residency Program was established in 1988 with the expressed purpose of providing a high quality education to prepare physicians for practice in shortage areas and to contribute to diversity in the health professions. He also serves as Chairman of the WMMC Dept. of Family Medicine.
Dr. Flores is the Medical Director of the Family Care Specialists (FCS) Medical Group and FCS IPA which collectively serve approximately 25,000 beneficiaries comprised of Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Commercial coverage and 8% who are uninsured. The FCS Medical Group is dedicated to improve the health status of its patients, their families, and the entire community utilizing culturally and linguistically competent services and by deployment of performance standards that reduce or eliminate health disparities.
Dr. Flores is a member of the Blue Shield of California Board of Directors and the Integrated Healthcare Association Board of Directors as well as the Insure the Uninsured Program (ITUP) Advisory Board. He is the Co-Chair of the CAFP Task Force on the Future Funding of Family Medicine Residency Programs. He is also a member of the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) Board of Directors working to promote opportunities in education and health for disadvantaged communities.
He is a past member and Chair of the Anthem/Blue Cross Physician Relations Committee. In 2003-04 Dr. Flores served on the Steering Committee on the Future of King/Drew Medical Center (KDMC), and in 2005 was appointed Chair of the KDMC Hospital Advisory Board. From 2007-2010 Dr. Flores served on the Charles Drew University Board of Trustees and was a member of the Board Transformation subcommittee. In 2008-09 he served as Vice Chair of the LA Healthcare Options Task Force exploring options for healthcare delivery reform in Los Angeles County.
Dr. Flores is the recipient of numerous academic and civic awards and in 2007 he received the Champions of Health Professions Diversity award from The California Wellness Foundation and in 2009 he was the recipient of the National Medical Fellowships, Inc. Champions of Health Award.