frequently asked questions
Do you do routine GYN care, including PAP test?
Family physicians and Family PA's ( Physician Assistants) are well trained in the routine care of women, particularly Pap tests, breast exams, birth control methods and frequent problems such as vaginitis, pelvic pain, menstrual irregularities, and menopausal sysmptoms.
Do you treat children?
Many people don't realize that family physicians and PA's are well trained to care for children - from newborn to adolescents. The Academy of Family Practice and the Academy of Pediatrics follow the same developmental screening and immunization guidelines.
Can you see my entire family?
Our Family doctors and Physican Assistants are uniquely trained to care for the entire family. Consider allowing us to care for your family - from newborn up to any age. If you have any questions, please fell free to discuss them with us.
What is PA?
A PA (Physician Assistant) is a health care professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.
What is a PA-C?
Physician assistant-certified. It means that the person who holds the title has met the defined course of study and has undergone testing by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Can PA's write prescriptions?
Yes. Our PA's have prescriptive privileges which means that they can write prescriptions for medications in the state of California.
Can I see you even if you are not my primary care doctor or on my insurance plan?
If your regular doctor is not available and you belong to an IPA we belong to we can see you on an urgent care basis.