1. What is the advantage of seeing a Primary Care Physician rather than several different specialists for different medical needs?
Our physicians enjoy ongoing and long-standing relationships with their patients. They are able to coordinate a patient's healthcare, referring to other specialists when necessary. You will have one physician who is aware of all your health needs. Also, insurance carriers often require that you see your Family Practice physician before authorizing a visit to a specialist.
2. If I am ill, is it possible to be seen the same day I call for an appointment?
Yes. If your illness requires that you be checked, and your own physician is booked, you may be given an appointment with another provider within the medical group.
3. I was offered an appointment with a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. What does this mean?
Our Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant work directly under the supervision of the physicians. You can be confident of receiving excellent care with either our Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
4. What procedures can you do in your office?
For your convenience, we have equipped our office with laboratory, EKG, pulmonary function, and minor surgery equipment. We also have the ability to do flexible sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, and cervical cryotherapy. We can do vasectomies and newborn circumcisions. For x-rays and mammograms, we refer patients to Grossmont Imaging (two locations: La Mesa & Santee).