Compassion. Humility. Moderation.
Born in the Netherlands in 1951, Dr. Edmond Noll knew from a very young age that he was destined to be a doctor. A trained Family Physician who later specialized in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Noll became a true fixture across the Southern California medical community by the countless number of Emergency Rooms he graced and the joyful manner in which he practiced.
Known for his contagious smile and endearing approach, Dr. Noll was the calm among the chaos in the Emergency Room. Staff members would say that whenever they saw Dr. Noll's name on the schedule, they knew, without fail and no matter the circumstances, it was going to be a good shift.
In 2008, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Noll met and formed what would become an everlasting bond with Dr. Anthony Cardillo who, like Ed, was his own force in the Southern California hospital circuit having Double Boarded in Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine at UCLA and who built an independent ER management group among other successful ventures. The two would spend night shift after night shift together discussing medicine, philosophy, and Bob Dylan lyrics that echoed their favorite principles.
As a physician, Dr. Noll practiced medicine the "old fashioned" way. He listened. He was sincere. He felt empathy. And in the ER, his abilities were the stuff of legend. As one veteran nurse wrote in, "I once saw Ed without hesitation do an emergency C section and save a baby who literally only had seconds left. It was the most dramatic and bravest thing I've ever seen done in an Emergency Room."
One patient from Dr. Noll's family practice recounts, "I started telling Dr. Noll about my general health and that I suffered from bouts of depression. He immediately took out his prescription pad and starting writing. I thought to myself, 'Okay. Here we go. This guy is going to give me pills already, and I’ve only been speaking for 10 seconds.' I was not happy about this. When he handed me the prescription, it was the name of a book he wanted me to read, called 'Being Happy.' He won me over right then and there."
Upon Dr. Noll's passing in 2014, Dr. Cardillo teamed up with Dr. Noll's son, William Van Noll, to build a clinic that embodied their shared principles and carried forward his legacy of service, family, and healing anchored by the three core tenants of compassion, humility, and moderation. The name 'Mend' was inspired by Dr. Noll's daughter Kimberly and the color orange is a tribute to Dr. Noll's Dutch heritage.
Our mission is simple: respect others, give hope, and heal through good medicine.