Stewart and Stewart, A Medical Corporation DBA Stewart Medical Group was established by Dr. James R. Stewart and his brother Dr. John T. Stewart in 1981. Both Dr. James and John Stewart were born and raised in Alhambra and eventually took over the practice of two brothers, Dr. O.L. Putler and Dr. S.D. Putler. While having six months remaining to complete their residencies, Dr. James and Dr. John began "moonlighting" during the evening hours developing the practice. The previous owners, Dr. O.L. Putler and Dr. S.D.Putler were the family physicians for both Dr. James and Dr. John growing up.
Stewart Medical Group has developed into one of the larger private practices in the San Gabriel Valley serving a patient population of all ages. The professional staff of Stewart Medical Group consists of three full time physicians and two full time PA-C; Dr. James R. Stewart, his brother and partner; Dr. John T. Stewart; long time family friend, Dr. Anita Mercado; Dick Chuang, PA-C, and Jillian Payne, PA-C. Stewart Medical Group maintains a supportive staff of 25 employees.