Eric Robert Abrams, MDEmergency Medicine 3 Kp Zion Medical Center Available only through a hospital or facility. 4647 Zion Ave San Diego , CA 92120 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Carolyn Leigh Adams, LMFTBehavioral Health Counselor 4 Point Loma Medical Offices Accepting new patients. 3420 Kenyon St San Diego , CA 92110 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Eric Guerrero Adiarte, MDOb/Gyn 5 Vandever Medical Offices Accepting new patients. To choose or change a physician, please call 1-888-956-1616 (toll free). 4405 Vandever Ave San Diego , CA 92120 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Mette-Margrethe Adkisson, MDEmergency Medicine 3 Kp Zion Medical Center Available only through a hospital or facility. 4647 Zion Ave San Diego , CA 92120 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Francesca Delgado Adriano, MDFamily Medicine 1 Clairemont Mesa Medical Office Not accepting new patients at this time. 6911 Convoy Ct San Diego , CA 92111 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Payam Afshar, MDGastroenterology 6 Garfield Specialty Care Center Accepting new patients. Available by referral only. 5893 Copley Dr San Diego , CA 92111 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Steve Anthony Aguilar, MDEmergency Medicine 3 Kp Zion Medical Center Available only through a hospital or facility. 4647 Zion Ave San Diego , CA 92120 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Kaveh Ahani, MDSurgery, Head/Neck 6 Garfield Specialty Care Center Accepting new patients. Available by referral only. 5893 Copley Dr San Diego , CA 92111 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Medi-Cal Managed Care, Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Eshwa B. Ahmadi, MDInternal Medicine 5 Vandever Medical Offices Not accepting new patients at this time. 4405 Vandever Ave San Diego , CA 92120 Directions Phone 1-833-574-2273 (toll free) Plans accepted: Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost, HMO, Point-of-Service Plan (POS), Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
Southern California Care
- Adult and pediatric medical care
- Chronic disease management
- Prescription assistance
- Laboratory services
- Wellness education and disease prevention
- Help accessing healthcare resources
- Social services and case management
- Counseling services
- Assistance with clothing, medical supplies and hygiene products
The Southern California Care Community, (SoCalCC) offers free, community based healthcare clinics throughout San Diego County. Run by licensed medical professionals and nursing students, we serve the uninsured residents of our community in a respectful and compassionate manner.
We are a fully licensed medical clinic and are recipients of the NAFCC Gold Rating Quality Award, 2020.
Our volunteers assist clients in any way we can because we believe everyone deserves care.
Paradise Valley Hospital
2400 E 4th St, National City, CA 91950
Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay's oldest hospital. In fact, we are the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community.
Today, our 291-bed, acute care hospital offers a nationally acclaimed obstetrics program, a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner, a renowned rehabilitation center, the only Hyperbaric Medicine program in the South Bay and distinguished Behavioral Health services. Paradise Valley Hospital also offers 24-hour Emergency Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, comprehensive surgical services, Inpatient Medical and Surgical Center, and Paradise Senior Health Center.
It is our vision of treating the whole person--mind, body and spirit, which incorporates our long heritage of Wellness and Prevention ideals, now considered progressive; including practicing healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise and services like our massage therapy and acupuncture offered through our Wellness Center.
Paradise Valley Hospital's dedication to whole person wellness through healthy living is evident in the variety of complimentary or low-cost health education classes; support groups and preventative care services we provide to the community. Nutrition counseling, smoking cessation classes, weight and stress management classes, and health screenings are just a few of our many offerings. The hospital also provides school partnership programs, which provide tutorial assistance and encouragement to local students, and many other programs and services designed to meet the needs of the surrounding community. Even at the mature age of 109, we are progressive in our approach to healthcare.
Paradise Valley Hospital boasts a multi-cultural staff of more than 300 physicians representing a variety of specialties. Paradise Valley Hospital is part of Prime Healthcare Services , of which Dr. Prem Reddy serves as chairman of the board.
Since its beginning in 1904, Paradise Valley Hospital has continued its founding mission of providing health care services to the surrounding, diverse communities in San Diego. As Paradise Valley Hospital celebrates over 100 years of service we invite you to take a look at our heritage and our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and let us continue to serve the healthcare needs of you and your family for the next 100 years to come.
For more information on Paradise Valley Hospital, call (619) 470-4282.
UC San Diego Medical CenterUC San Diego Health System is widely recognized as one of the premier health care systems in the United States. We're the only academic health system in San Diego. It's the one place that can offer you and your family medical treatments not available elsewhere in the region. And we don't just treat disease – we treat you.
UC San Diego Health System was ranked among the nation's best hospitals in the 2012 issue of U.S. News & World Report, and number 1 in San Diego. We were honored as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters in 2012 .
Our physicians – who number more than 850 – are acknowledged as leaders in their fields of medicine and surgery . In 2011, nearly 130 of our doctors were named by members of the San Diego County Medical Society as the best physicians in the region.
UC San Diego Health System is part of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences . In just over four decades, we have gained international recognition as the one place where discoveries are delivered – bringing breakthroughs from the research laboratory bench to our patients' bedsides.
Calling a Patient
- To call a patient at any UC San Diego Health System hosptal, dial 858-657-7000 and ask for the patient by name.
Visiting a Patient
- UC San Diego Thornton Hospital : visiting hours are 24 hours a day unless otherwise indicated by the patient's physician or nursing staff
- Map/Directions to Thornton Hospital
- UC San Diego Medical Center : visiting hours are 24 hours a day, unless otherwise indicated by the patient's physician or nursing staff. Exceptions to this schedule include:
- Intensive Care Unit , 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Visitors may be asked to step out of the ICU briefly for a shift change at 7 p.m.). Learn more about visiting a patient in the ICU
- Maternity Unit : Fathers, family, friends and support people are welcome any time. We encourage siblings to visit as well; please be sure they are fully immunized and have no signs of illness.
- We offer “Siesta Time” from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. During this time, mothers and babies are given a chance to rest with minimal interruptions.
- All visitors must stop at the nurses' station to sign in and get a visitor identification badge.
At UC San Diego Medical Center and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital:
Family and support person presence will be encouraged and maintained at the most liberal level commensurate with safe patient care practices and facility safety requirements.
- Visitation will be individualized to meet family and patient needs, allowing each patient/surrogate decision-maker the right to identify who is important in being a part of their care and whom they would like present with them.
- All staff will facilitate family/support persons presence and involvement in care as much as possible, orchestrating involvement in the safest possible manner for all involved.
- If a family member or any other Medical Center guest becomes disruptive to the point where staff reasonably determine that the person's presence would endanger the health or safety anyone, they will use the available resources to maintain safety and security. Such resources include, but are not limited to, charge nurse, nurse
manager, house supervisor, physician, pastoral care, social worker and/or security services.
- Children under the age of 18 must be supervised and may never be left unattended.
- To maintain the safety and welfare of all persons at UC San Diego Health System after hours, all guests who remain in or arrive at the medical center after 8:00 p.m. will be identified with an identification (ID) pass specific to the nursing unit where their loved-one is being cared for. The pass is effective for one night only. No one under 18 years of age may stay overnight (exception – newborn baby staying with mother).
Cellular Phone RestrictionsCell phones can interfere with medical equipment and may not be used in patient care areas. Our staff will direct visitors to public telephones or areas where they may use cell phones.
Visitors are welcome to dine in the café, located on the first floor of each hospital. Food and beverages may be taken out of the café in covered containers provided near the cashier stands. Meals are served at the following times:
- UC San Diego Medical Center
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Late Meal: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.
- UC San Diego Thornton Hospital
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Late meal not available
Food and beverage vending machines are located in the café and are accessible 24 hours a day. Beverages, ice cream, snacks, sandwiches, and meals ready for microwave reheating are available for your convenience.
Vending machines are also located in various waiting areas on each floor within the hospitals.
Guests are invited to enjoy a guest or gourmet meal delivered directly to the patient's room. There is a nominal fee for this service.
To request meal delivery, call the Support Service Call Center at 619-543-3255, or ext. 33255 from within the hospital.
Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
The ATM at the Hillcrest medical center is located on the first floor hallway by the Emergency Department.
At UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, the ATM machine is in the first floor lobby near the dining room.
Sending a Gift to a Patient
Reading materials, flowers, balloons, stamps, toiletries and gift items are all available at the gift shops located inside each hospital.
- At UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest , the Gift Shop is located on the first floor near the Information Desk in the main lobby. Call 619-543-5926
- At UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, La Jolla , the Gift Shop is located on the first floor, in the main lobby. Call 858-657-6583
To send a gift from outside the hospital, please put the patient's name along with the hospital's name and address on the package:
- UC San Diego Thornton Hospital
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
- UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
There is a variety of lodging options near both hospital locations. View more information on lodging near UC San Diego Health System .
UC San Diego Health System, along with UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences comprise UC San Diego Health Sciences, which over the past four decades has gained international recognition as a place where discoveries are delivered – bringing breakthroughs from the research lab bench to patients' bedsides.
UC San Diego Health System is San Diego's only academic health system and is composed of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout southern California.
Our dedicated doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, technicians and countless others provide compassionate, patient-centered care every day to patients from around the corner and around the world.
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Founded in 1890, Scripps Mercy Hospital is San Diego's longest established and only Catholic medical center, with campuses in San Diego and Chula Vista. Scripps Mercy provides professional expertise, leading-edge technology — and a very special brand of care. Our commitment to quality patient care is based on the ethical and cultural precepts of the Catholic tradition, which inspire the role of spirituality in the healing process and the humanistic treatment we give to our patients and staff.
As San Diego's premier metropolitan medical center and teaching facility, Scripps Mercy is committed to providing safe and high quality care from a multidisciplinary patient care team – from physicians, nurses and clinical support staff to chaplains and volunteers. With 700 acute-care licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees and 1,300 physicians, we provide comprehensive care, from routine check-ups and primary care to a wide range of specialty services , including a Level 1 Trauma Center , 24-hour Emergency Services , Maternity Services , Heart Care Center , Bariatric Surgery Program, Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program and services to our community .
Mercy style of care
To us, exceptional patient service is known as the “Mercy Style of Care.” Patients and their loved ones talk about a distinctive feeling at Scripps Mercy, something that distinguishes the hospital from other health care facilities. We believe that the mind, body and spirit each play an integral part in the healing process, and we care for our patients with that philosophy in mind.
Medical professionals also embrace the special environment at Scripps Mercy. Many of our physicians have been on staff for years, compiling an enviable record of longevity that underscores their dedication. For them, health care is not just a career but also a calling. Scripps Mercy's values are witnessed throughout the hospital, where physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers feel and demonstrate their pride by contributing to our mission.
Scripps Mercy Hospital is proud to be part of the Scripps Health network, a distinguished leader that has been providing San Diego residents with acute health care for more than 80 years, with four hospitals, five campuses and over 2,500 affiliated physicians.
Our wide range of medical services includes advanced technology, like robot-assisted surgery, and essential patient support, all delivered with the Mercy style of care: the unique way we treat patients in mind, body and spirit.
Most popular Services
Bariatric Surgery Program Behavioral Health (Mental Health) Our behavioral health professionals care for adult patients with psychiatric conditions, ranging from mild to severe cases.
Cancer Care Our experienced physicians, nurses and staff provide diagnostics, treatment and support for individuals with cancer.
Community Education and Outreach Our goal is to make a difference in the community through improved access to care, health improvement programs and education.
Emergency and Trauma The second busiest in the county, our Emergency Department is staffed by a team of experts who specialize in emergency care. Our Level I Trauma Center is the busiest in the county, treating more than 2,100 trauma patients annually.
Heart Care The Heart Care Center comprises an extraordinary team of experts in every area of heart care, from preventive and diagnostic.
Imaging Our imaging services offers technologically advanced capabilities, including CT scanning, X-rays, nuclear medicine.
Maternal and Child Health (Maternity Services) We offer specialized care for mothers-to-be and their babies with family-centered prenatal, antenatal and postnatal care.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Our state-of-the-art program offers patients reduced pain, shorter hospitalization, less scarring and quicker recovery.
Neurosciences We offer the complete spectrum of spinal surgical treatments - from minimally invasive to full reconstructive surgical.
Orthopedics and Spine (Bone, Joint, and Spine) Our orthopedic services encompasses many specialty areas, such as foot and ankle; hand and wrist; hip, leg and knee.