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Welcome Dr. Michael Jacobson to CPCMG’s La Costa Office
August 2015

Please welcome Dr. Michael Jacobson to our
La Costa office. A native San Diegan and North County resident, Dr. Jacobson completed both medical school and his residency in Chicago. He has been a practicing pediatrician since 2004, and has been with Children’s Primary Care Medical Group since 2008.

“I love my job! I truly enjoy working with babies, children, teens and their parents. I always encourage patients and families to ask lots of questions,” says Dr. Jacobson. “I strive to provide advice that is easy to understand and practical; it can’t get more real than anecdotes about the antics of my own three children.”

Dr. Jacobson will still see patients at the El Cajon office. To make an appointment with Dr. Jacobson at the La Costa office, please call 760-633-3640. The La Costa office is located at 3257 Camino De Los Coches, Suite 301, Carlsbad.

OUR NEW TEMECULA OFFICE IS OPEN!
August 2015

Our pediatricians in the Temecula office are pleased to announce they are seeing patients in their new office effective Monday, August 24. All of the physicians and staff on your medical home team will continue to bring your kids unsurpassed pediatric care at our new location.

Your same pediatricians in a brand new office, still right here . . . In Your Neighborhood.

NEW ADDRESS:

31170 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 699-3299

Welcome Dr. Adrienne Lostetter to CPCMG’s Poway Office
July 2015

Please join us in welcoming our newest Lead Physician, Dr. Adrienne Lostetter, to our CPCMG Gateway office located in Poway. Dr. Lostetter is very excited to now work in the community in which she lives.

Dr. Lostetter attended medical school at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and completed her residency in San Antonio at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center – Pediatrics. She has been practicing in pediatrics since 1996.

A personal note from Dr. Lostetter . . .

“Pediatrics is incredibly rewarding – I enjoy watching my patients grow from infants into young adults. I also have a special place in my heart for military kids after being a military family for 20 years. My special interests are in allergies and asthma but I enjoy all aspects of pediatrics.”

REMEMBERING DR. WILLIAM HITCHCOCK (1957 – 2015)
June 2015

It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and dear colleague Dr. William Hitchcock.   This is a tremendous loss for the Hitchcock family, Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) and the children in our communities.  Please know that we are making arrangements to care for Dr. Hitchcock’s patient group as quickly as possible.

Out of respect to Dr. Hitchcock, the La Jolla office at 4520 Executive Drive will be closed on June 9th to allow staff to attend his services.

 

Service Information

Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00 pm

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church

1001 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA 92024-2828

 

Reception to follow at Parish Hall afterwards

All patients are welcome to attend

NEED A SPORTS PHYSICAL? ASK ABOUT APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY AT OUR AFTER-HOURS LOCATIONS
June 2015

Did you know that a sports physical done June through August covers your child for all sports during the following school year?

August is approaching quickly and CPCMG wants to help you avoid the back-to-school rush.  Our CPEC after-hours locations will start offering limited number of sports physicals during the summer months for you busy parents.

CPCMG OPEN AFTER HOURS AT OUR NEW SCRIPPS RANCH LOCATION
February 2015

CPCMG is pleased to announce starting Monday, February 16th four of our primary care locations are open after hours. Children’s Primary Extended Care (CPEC) is available in the Coastal region, East County, South Bay, and now Scripps Parkway.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sunday, 10am-2:00pm. No appointment necessary.

VACCINES AND YOUR CHILDREN
February 2015

CPCMG believes strongly in the need to immunize all children. At the same time, we are committed to treating our families who decline or defer immunizations with respect, and to working collaboratively with them.

All parents should be assured that the group has strict protocols and procedures in place to minimize the chances of an unintended exposure to any serious illness in any of our offices.

CPCMG is committed to all of our patients, regardless of their stance on vaccines and will always provide the high quality care that they need and expect.

USEFUL FACTS ABOUT MEASLES
January 2015

Measles is a viral illness that spreads easily through the air when people cough and sneeze. It begins with a fever which can be as high as 105, fatigue, cough, nasal congestion and conjunctivitis. The rash usually appears about 14 days after the person has been exposed to the measles virus. However, the incubation period can range from 7-21 days. The rash spreads from the head to the trunk to the lower extremities. Patients are considered to be contagious from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.

Measles can be prevented with measles containing vaccine, which is administered as the MMR vaccine. One dose of MMR vaccine is approximately 93 percent effective at preventing measles and 2 doses are approximately 97 percent effective.

The CDC recommends routine child immunization for MMR vaccine starting with the 1st dose at 12-15 months of age, and the 2nd dose at 4-6 years of age.

Please vaccinate your child against measles, especially in light of the recent outbreak in Southern California!

Please follow the link provided for more detailed information regarding the measles.

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html#.VL2tN8ugtpg

USEFUL FACTS ABOUT EBOLA
October 2014

We know many of you have been concerned about Ebola.  While the chances of a major outbreak are minimal, we want to provide you with some basic facts.

How Does it Spread?

The Ebola virus is spread through close contact with someone infected with the disease that is showing symptoms.  People with Ebola will run a fever, have diarrhea and vomiting.  Close contact means that you came in contact with the sick person’s body fluid (vomit, blood, and diarrhea).  The Ebola virus lives in vomit, diarrhea, blood and sweat.  The sicker a patient is, the more virus there is in bodily fluids.

To infect you, the body fluid must get into your nose, mouth, eyes, or through a cut or by needle stick.  It doesn’t soak in through the skin and it does not stick to surfaces; for example, you won’t pick it up from an object or a doorknob.  You won’t get it from breathing the same air as someone who has Ebola.

Please follow the links provided for more detailed information regarding the Ebola virus:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/infographic.pdf

PEDIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATES IN VISTA JOINS CHILDREN’S PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL GROUP
September 2014

Children’s Primary Care Medical Group is proud to welcome Pediatric Medical Associates of Tri-City, Inc. (PMA) to the medical group.  The practice consists of Drs. Ambo, Castro, Muth and Naudin.  PMA joins our other 21 offices to ensure the best pediatric care for your children is right in your neighborhood.  A healthy partnership for kids and peace of mind for parents.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST CPCMG VIDEO
April 2014

Dr. Desmond “Tony” Jolly talks about managing allergies and recognizing the signs of asthma in our latest videos. Visit our YouTube channel now to see all our videos.

CPCMG NAMED 2013 TOP DOCTORS
October 2013

CPCMG pediatricians were once again recognized as some of the top doctors in San Diego according to San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

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CPCMG OPEN AFTER HOURS
September 2013

CPCMG is pleased to announce that three of our primary care locations are open after hours. Children’s Primary Extended Care (CPEC) is now available in the Coastal region, East County and South Bay. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sunday, 10am-2:00pm. No appointment necessary.

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REMEMBERING DR. RICHARD WALLS (1948-2013)
September 2013

With deepest sadness, we need to inform you that our beloved Dr. Richard Walls passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 13, 2013. This is a devastating loss for the community that he knew and loved for so many years. Please know that we are making arrangements to service Dr. Walls’ patient group as quickly as possible.

Visit the Memorial Site

LA JOLLA PEDIATRICS JOINS CHILDREN’S PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL GROUP
August 2013

CPCMG is pleased to announce the addition of La Jolla Pediatrics to the medical group. With locations in La Jolla and La Costa, the practice consists of Founder Dr. William Hitchcock, as well as Drs. Burgamy and Ghandi and Nurse Practitioners Laura Wheeler and Nicole Kastner.

Read the News Release — La Jolla Pediatrics Joins CPCMG.

VIDEOS

  • Jul 3, 2015

    Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) appeared on KUSI to discuss how to keep your kids safe during “Fun in the Sun.”  Topics such as sun protection, water safety, and helmet safety were addressed.

  • Apr 25, 2014

    Dr. Desmond “Tony” Jolly of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) speaks about obesity.

  • Mar 26, 2014

    Dr. Desmond “Tony” Jolly of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) teaches parents and kids how to recognize asthma symptoms, and how to treat and manage them.

  • Mar 22, 2014

    Dr. Desmond “Tony” Jolly of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) talks about how to manage your child’s allergy symptoms, and how to tell the difference between allergies and a common cold.

  • Oct 17, 2013

    Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) discusses a wide array of sleep issues your child may have, from birth through the teen years.

  • Oct 11, 2013

    Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) explains how you can tell the difference between a cold and the flu in your child.

  • Oct 11, 2013

    Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) offers advice on how to handle the picky eater in your family.

  • Oct 11, 2013

    Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) talks about fevers.