Everyone I Know Is Worried” - Diverse Health

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Everyone I Know Is Worried”

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by Steve Lopez

Dr. Juan Z. Montes recalls the surge of people who came calling, beginning about two years ago.

“We couldn’t handle them all,” he said, referring to the new patients who visited his four Southern California clinics after they got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Montes, 67, who’s been doctoring in L.A. for four decades, estimated that his patient load increased about 20%.

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