North Coast Health Center Congratulates 14 Physicians on This Year's "Top Doctors" List

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San Diego Magazine reveals 2014 San Diego County Medical Society Peer Nominations, with 14 of those physicians practicing at North Coast Health Center

North Coast Health Center, the largest outpatient medical facility in coastal North County San Diego, is pleased to announce that 14 of its physicians have been named a “Top Doctor” by the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) and San Diego Magazine. Every year, SDCMS, in collaboration with San Diego Magazine, honors the “Top Doctors” in San Diego County as recognized by their peers.

“It’s a great privilege to be recognized by your peers as a top physician,” stated Dr. Georgine Jorgensen, M.D. of North Coast Family Medical Group. “We always strive to provide the best care and services for families in North County, and having five of our own physicians make the ‘Top Doctor’ list is a great accomplishment.”

“The nominations process for the Top Doctor list is unlike any other in our field,” explained Dr. Bari Cunningham of Comprehensive Dermatology. “Those who make the list have been nominated by their peers as someone they’d trust to treat their own family members. We always hold this nomination in high regard, and it’s an honor to make the list again this year.”

This year’s North Coast Heath Center Top Doctors are:

Specialty: Dermatology
Bari Cunningham, MD – Comprehensive Dermatology Group
Vishakha Gigler, MD – Comprehensive Dermatology Group

Specialty: Family Medicine
Christine Clotfelter, DO – North Coast Family Medical Group
Nancy Fierro, MD – Scripps Coastal Medical Group
James Hay, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
Georgine Jorgensen, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
Amy Kakimoto, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
Trang Le, MD – Scripps Coastal Medical Group
Gerard Lumkong, MD – Scripps Coastal Medical Group
Richard Payne, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group

Specialty: Pediatric Dermatology
Bari Cunningham, MD – Comprehensive Dermatology
Shelia Friedlander, MD – Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

Specialty: Pediatric Endocrinology
Michael Gottschalk, MD – Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Anthony Magit, MD – Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
Timothy Fairbanks, MD – Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego
The voting process is as follows: any board-certified physician in San Diego may vote for any board-certified doctors who practice within San Diego County to whom they would refer their patients and family members. Voting is open to all physicians, not just members for the Medical Society.

“Congratulations to all the North Coast Health Center physicians that have been nominated this year,” stated Greg Petree, President of AmeriCare Medical Properties, the owner of the health center. “At North Coast Health Center, we strive to create a Class-A environment for coastal north county’s best physicians, and with 14 of our physicians making the list this year, we are proud to have such a high volume of Top Doctors located on our campus.”
For more information about these physicians and more than 250 others leading doctors and dentists located at North Coast Health Center, please visit: http://www.NorthCoastHealthCenter.com.

About North Coast Health Center
Opened in 1986 and located in the heart of Encinitas at 477 N. El Camino Real, North Coast Health Center is the largest outpatient health center in coastal North County. For more than 25 years, physicians at North Coast Health Center have been providing highly personalized care to the greater Community. With more than 250 physicians to choose from, patients have access to primary care, a surgery center, pharmacy, lab, state-of-the-art imaging, and over 45 medical and dental specialties all in one convenient location. North Coast Health Center is owned by AmeriCare Health & Retirement, Inc. and is managed by AmeriCare Medical Properties, - a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in the management and operation of medical office buildings. For more information, visit http://www.NorthCoastHealthCenter.com.

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