Walk-In Primary Care
For The Whole Family
Serving South Orange County Since 1990
South Coast Family Medical Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Michael Kent, M.D. with a concept that was revolutionary at the time and still remains unique and one-of-a-kind. He opened a practice that not only provided our patients with incredible accessibility due to extended weekday and weekend hours but also delivered quality, primary care with no appointments necessary. Dr. Kent worked tirelessly for 23 years before his daughter, Dr. Lauren Davis, D.O., and son-in-law, Dr. Christopher Davis, D.O., joined him working side-by-side for four years. When the living legend Dr. Kent retired in 2017, South Coast Family was lucky enough to gain Claire Dellegrotti Liston, nurse practitioner. Dr. Lauren, Dr. Chris, and Claire continue to provide Orange County and the surrounding areas with quality primary care medicine with the convenience of walk-in.
South Coast Family has been a primary care walk-in clinic since it opened in 1990 in order to bridge the gap of accessibility with continuity of care. While we provide the majority of our care without an appointment, annual physicals, well-woman exams including the pap smear, pre-operative examinations, and INS immigration physicals are available for a few select appointments we offer throughout the day. Please call the practice to check the availability for the aforementioned appointments.
We accept all PPOs, Tricare Prime and Select, Medicare PPO, and self-pay. One benefit of our practice model is that our providers are contracted with insurance companies as primary care so you do not have to pay the higher urgent care copay. In addition to primary care and your walk-in needs, we are contracted with the majority of worker's compensation insurance carriers and provide a wide variety of pre-employment services. Please see our "Services" page for more information.
Dr. Christopher M. Davis, D.O.
Dr. Chris Davis was raised in rural southwest Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences at Truman State University before attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where he earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine. He completed residency training in family medicine at St. Anthony North Medical Center in Westminster, CO in 2013. Since completion of his medical residency, he has practiced at South Coast Family Medical Center alongside his wife and fellow physician Dr. Lauren Davis. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a member in good standing with the American Academy of Family Physicians. He practices full scope primary care medicine including preventative, maintenance, and acute care. When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time in the beautiful Southern California outdoors with his wife and three children.
Dr. Lauren Kent Davis, D.O.
It is not difficult to imagine why Dr. Lauren Davis, board certified family practice physician, chose medicine as a career path with her father serving as her professional role model and her mother serving as her personal role model. Born and raised in Laguna Niguel, Dr. Lauren grew up playing competitive soccer for the S.C. Blues Soccer Club while achieving academic excellence at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Soccer led her to the University of Notre Dame where she played varsity and majored in psychology and pre-med. After taking two years off, Dr. Lauren was lucky enough to attend Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. It is here that she met and fell in love with Dr. Christopher Davis and they learned how to gracefully intertwine their personal and professional life. After graduating from KCUMB, Dr. Lauren and Dr. Chris completed their 3 year family medicine residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency just outside of Denver, CO. In their third year, they were blessed with their oldest Maddison. After moving back to California in 2013 and a few years at the practice, Dr. Davis' were blessed with Charlotte and Jackson, born almost exactly 4 years after big sister. Weekends are spent chasing their beautiful children around and spending as much time outside, with adequate sunscreen coverage of course. Dr. Lauren enjoys all aspects of primary care, especially women's health, and she would be honored to take care of you and your family's health care needs.
Claire Dellegrotti Liston, NP
Claire joined us at South Coast Family Medical Center in October 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seattle University and began her Nursing Career with the Veteran’s Administration which included the VA Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle Division, VA Long Beach, and VA San Diego. She then participated in her first medical mission trip to Africa. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at University of San Diego. During her studies she joined her professors on medical mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic where she was utilized as a mentor to RN students from USD. Her past Nurse Practitioner experience includes caring for the underserved community here in Orange County. She has dual ANCC board certifications in Family Practice and Adult Gerontology Primary Care. Her passion is Primary Care and she seeks to establish therapeutic and collaborative relationships with her patients. She strives to promote health through evidenced based practice and patient education, while empowering patients to take ownership over their health. Her husband is a Captain in the US Marine Corps, currently stationed at Camp Pendleton. They have a Labrador named Cote and they hope to start a family of their own soon!