Meet Dr. Maples


Dr. Maples made the move from Southern Illinois to Southern California when he was 11 years old. Growing up with a father who was a Family Practice Physician (with really gross medical subjects discussed around the dinner table on a regular basis), both he and his brother had no choice but to follow in their father’s footsteps and become physicians, themselves.

Dr. Maples earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, a Master’s in Biblical Studies from the International School of Theology, and his Doctorate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1995. He then served as a resident physician and completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Downey Community Hospital.

Dr. Maples is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and is involved with the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

When not in the office, Dr. Maples spends time with his wife, Tracy, and his daughter, Emily. He enjoys living in the Long Beach area, which his family moved to in 1993 when his wife took a job as a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He stays active with his church and enjoys researching his family’s extensive genealogy. His most famous relative is George Washington. He enjoys this hobby so much that he has helped many of his patients with their own genealogical research! He also enjoys traveling, among other places, to the United Kingdom and Hawaii. In fact, he’s almost always found wearing a Hawaiian shirt at the office.

His two poodles, William and Harry, enjoy morning jogs with Dr. Maples and provide lots of love and laughs for the family.





Dr. Maples at a Glance


Licences & Registrations

  • – Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • – California State Medical License
  • – Drug Enforcement Administration Number
  • – Advanced Cardiac Life Support


  • – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1995
  • – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Medical Internship & Residency

  • – Downey Community Hospital

Special Skills

  • – Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • – Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • – Occupational Medicine
  • – Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine @ Western University of Health Sciences


  • – English
  • – Conversational Spanish



Hospital Affiliations

  • Los Alamitos Medical Center

    3751 Katella Ave

    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

    Phone: (562) 598-1311

  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

    2801 Atlantic Ave

    Long Beach, CA 90806

    Phone: (562) 933-2000

  • Miller Children’s Hospital

    2801 Atlantic Ave

    Long Beach, CA 90806

    Phone: (562) 933-KIDS | (562) 933-5437

  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

    9920 Talbert Ave

    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    Phone: (562) 378-7000