Physicians Aid Association

Physicians Helping Physicians

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Physicians Aid Association has survived since its inception through the sole support of private contributions from individuals.

No contribution is too large or too small; every donation makes a considerable difference in supporting our Physicians through times of crisis.

In recent years, PAA has been the beneficiary of trusts and bequests from grateful physicians or family members of physicians. Many of whom were once assisted financially by PAA’s ability to provide them with assistance for basic living needs.

Please consider including Physicians Aid Association in your estate planning and in your annual charitable contributions. Your generous gifts can be made with cash, checks, credit cards, trusts, annuities, property and or insurance policies.

A Message From Our President

In 1937, Physicians Aid Association was founded by Dr. Elizabeth Hohl to help physicians in need. Since that time, hundreds of physicians and/or their families in Los Angeles County have been aided with our community's support, through PAA.

Supporters like you have made it possible to provide short-term financial assistance for physicians and their families for their basic living necessities such as food and shelter. In 2010 alone, PAA was able to gift $162,833 to needy Physicians and their families.

Still, our economy is bringing about many challenges for some of our colleagues and they are facing difficult times with simple, basic living necessities. PAA needs your help more than ever.

Time and unforeseen occurrences befall all of us. One never knows when an unexpected turn of events can affect your loved ones, family, friends or even yourself. Physicians who feel they may qualify for assistance are encouraged to contact PAA at (310) 427-7892, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information and an application. All applicants are treated with dignity and respect and our application and evaluation process is compassionate and confidential.

We are especially thankful for you, who have, by your compassion and generosity, make our mission of "Physicians Helping Physicians," possible. Again, thank you for your continued support of PAA and we ask that you please consider continuing to assist us. This is a tax deductible opportunity to help in a meaningful way.

Rama E. Chandran, M.D.