I had to change from Bright Women's , where I seriously felt like just a number to Dr. Purdom, due to insurance reasons. I am so glad I did! He is a great doctor and is one of the busiest here in Whittier, but you don't wait FOREVER like at Bright Women's. And, the greatest part is his staff, he has ONE nurse, Melva and one office manager, Alicia. Even two years after my daughter was born, Alicia still knows my name when I call! I had a very difficult pregnancy, suffering from pre eclampsia and was put on bedrest. If it weren't for my husband and Melva, I would have lost my mind! My only "outings" were to the doctor on Tuesday and Fridays....When my daughter was born, it was an emergency C-section, Dr. Purdom did everything perfectly, and we have a healthy, bright, beautiful girl!