Our primary catchment area is Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley and the Northwest region of Los Angeles County. Due to Dr. Hutchman's growing reputation as a prominent specialist in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, the practice's referral base is currently growing outside of the areas defined above and will reasonably include the Inland Empire to the east; Valencia, Palmdale, and Lancaster to the north; and reaching past Ventura County into Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties to the west. This is a largely underserved area that has a substantially diverse and ever growing population base.
The base population in the combined catchment area of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley totals approximately 2.5 million people. There is an even distribution of males to females in this region. Ventura County has a minority population of approximately 350,000 people and the San Fernando Valley has approximately 1.0 million people of minority backgrounds. This combined minority population of 1.35 million people is largely Hispanic. The San Fernando Valley has an estimated 250,000 people that are over the age of 60 and Ventura County has an estimated 100,000. As you can see, the diversity in this catchment area speaks for itself. A target catchment of 2.8 million people, with approximately 350,000 people over the age of 60 within driving distance to our central office is a substantial asset.