Individuals 65 years of age or older receive help managing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a variety of other health conditions, including the use of preventive vaccines.Geriatrics Services
NCFMG is postponing routine physicals for the time being in order to limit the face-to-face encounters and provide for social distancing. NCFMG has implemented Virtual Encounters, where our providers can engage in the care of our patients via synchronous, interactive, audio and video communication. Patients can use the Patient Portal or call us at (760) 942-0118 to request such an appointment. Copays, deductibles, and co-insurance may still apply.
To My Wonderful Patients,
It is so hard to stop doing something I love, and even harder to say good-bye to all of you, but after 45 years practicing (three in the Navy, 42 at NCFMG), it is time. I will retire effective June 27, 2020, and stop seeing patients June 4, 2020. I look forward to some new, and some not so new, pursuits. I think you know I’ve been involved in many non-profit organizations, all working to improve the health of our whole community. I will continue to do that with the hope that you and I will find our complicated healthcare system more user-friendly in the future.
I’ve had a few health challenges this past year and have had to acknowledge, as we all do, that our good health is everything, but it’s not guaranteed. I’m well now and have lots of travel, hobby, and personal plans in store. The COVID-19 crisis made this all even more apparent, knowing of course that every day we have is precious, and has thus led to this more abrupt departure than I had planned.Read More
Pediatric & adolescent care focuses on the health of infants, children and patients up to the age of 18. Family physicians not only treat children with acute or chronic illnesses, but they also focus on preventive health.Learn More
Our providers have the knowledge and experience to help adult patients with a variety of medical services, including ABI testing, skin biopsies, trigger point injections, pulmonary function tests and more.Learn More
Geriatric care is largely a team effort, since multiple people are needed to care for elderly patients and support their caregivers and families. We provide medical services to help elderly patients and their families.Learn More
Founded in 1978 by James Hay, M.D., North Coast Family Medical Group has grown over the past 40 years and has become one of the most recognized and respected practices in San Diego's North County.Our Providers Schedule Online
Food can be many things to many people: Sustenance, solace, pleasure, entertainment, or addiction. But the main purpose of food is to fuel your body’s activities. Achieving an active lifestyle to balance your food intake is an important part of healthy living.
As with plans for healthy eating, not every activity is right for every person. Certain exercises may be too strenuous for one’s current chronic health problems, or maybe you’re just not ready for them yet. Talk to your doctor or physician about the best ways to start a healthy activity plan.
Sports and activities can provide essential exercise for healthy living. Hiking and camping are some of the more popular activities in San Diego County. Take the family on a hike or camping trip to get some fresh air, get the muscles moving and to have some fun. Often activities like camping might not seem like they're great for your health, but every little bit helps.Learn More
Being well and having a healthy lifestyle involves a balanced diet, regular exercise and effective stress management. If you set goals to make healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis, it can improve more than just your physical health. You can also improve the length and quality of your lie. Your immune system and emotional health can also see vast improvements.
Take stock of your life with S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relative, Time bound. Set a specific health goal that you can measure daily/weekly/monthly. Set attainable goals for yourself so that you don't get frustrated and abandon your routine. These goals should be relative to your age and body type. Remember, you are bound to time, so don't try to overdo it!Learn More
By taking steps toward healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions and diseases. You cannot control every factor that affects your health, like your age or genetic makeup, but you can take control how you life you live your life.
It is important to schedule regular screening tests with your doctor. We also encourage patients to maintain a healthy weight as much as possible. Be physically active, eat a variety of healthy foods and avoid saturated fats and calories. Avoid excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoke and heavy amounts of alcohol. These tips can do wonders for your body, but don't forget to get enough sleep to improve your mental health.Learn More
Monalisa Touch is a fractional CO2 laser therapy treatment that works to improve the gynecologic health of menopausal women. It is an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia or downtime. It delivers both immediate and lasting relief for vaginal atrophy symptoms, including laxity, dryness, itchiness and painful intercourse.Learn More Schedule Online
Our Patient Portal allows you to send non-urgent messages directly to our office, request a new or view upcoming appointments, request a lab order and review lab reports and more.Launch