Department of Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages and genders through all stages of life. We value creating long-term relationships with our patients and their families. We pride ourselves on, not just treating and preventing diseases, but taking care of people. We serve patients across San Diego with a large team of over forty physicians and over forty nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Department Chair: Michael Van Buskirk, MD

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 3811 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92130:

Tanja V. Crockett, MD
John R. Denning, DO
Jasmin K. Grewal, MD
Rachna A. Jafri, MD
Richard A. Onishi, MD
Joyce Qaqundah, MD
Adam C. Rhodes, MD

Catherine A. Dewoody, NP
Michelle C. Herrmann, NP

Scripps Clinic Del Mar, 12395 El Camino Real, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92130:

Christen M. Benke, MD
John G. Dawkins, MD
Lawrence J. Schlitt, MD

Sarah D. Fairhurst, NP

Scripps Clinic Encinitas, 310 Santa Fe Drive, Building 302, Encinitas, CA 92024:

Michael C. Bannach, MD
Debra K. Bement, MD
Lance Johnson, MD
Timothy C. Lovell, MD
Steven A. Salinger, MD
Luigi Simone, MD
Gregory C. Teregis, MD
Michael L. Van Buskirk, MD

Christine D. Burman, NP
Carolyn L. Herrera, NP
Kara J. Morgan, NP
Casey Sears, NP

Scripps Clinic La Jolla, Anderson Medical Pavillion, 9898 Genesee Ave 4th floor, La Jolla, CA 92037:

Rhona H. Fink, MD

Scripps Clinic Liberty Station, 2445 Truxtun Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92106:

Samar A. Rashid, MD

Kaitlyn A. Morrissey, NP

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, 15004 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128:

Paul D. Brydon, MD
William C. Carley, MD
Denise E. Coyle, MD
Esther Kim, MD
Michael D. Lee, MD
Lon T. Manson, MD
David A. Miller, MD
Mark D. Shalauta, MD
Nushin Sherkat, MD
Sravanthi Tripuraneni, MD
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Chelsea E. Cavignac, PA
Raymond J. Dann, PA
Dennafaye Herald, PA
Adelle L. Nicolas, NP
Jenna C. Roberts, PA

Scripps Clinic Rancho San Diego, 10862 Calle Verde, La Mesa, CA 91941:

Ziad I. Allos, MD
Armdabi Chung, DO
Diep N. Ho, MD
Vicktoria G. Shuffelton, DO
Shirley Yee, MD

Lauren E. Ek, PA
Jeffrey R. Holter, PA
Nicole K. Kathol, PA
Sean T. Lynch, PA

Scripps Clinic Santee, 278 Town Center Pkwy, Suite 105, Santee, CA 92071:

Alice Chang, DO
David J. Hawkins, MD
Joyce M. Ildesa, MD
Christopher A. Nerantzinis, MD

Amanda M. Schmidtmann, NP
Nicole Kathol, PA

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SCMG Family Medicine, Del Mar

SCMG Family Medicine, Santee

SCMG Family Medicine, Encinitas

SCMG Family Medicine, La Mesa

SCMG Family Medicine, Rancho Bernardo

Featured Services

  • Family Medicine

    • Well-child exams
    • Annual health screening
    • Genomics
    • Point of care ultrasound
    • Occupational medicine care
    • Ongoing care for chronic conditions
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Sports medicine
    • Dermoscopy/treatment of skin cancers
  • Women’s Health

    • Colposcopy
    • IUD placement/removal
    • Nexplanon
    • Pap smear
  • Sports Medicine

    • School and sports physicals
    • Joint injections
    • Team Physicians
    • Concussion management
  • Minor surgical procedures

    • Biopsy and surgical removal of skin lesions
    • Incision and drainage of abscesses
    • Vasectomy
    • Circumcision
    • Skin cancer excision
  • Mental health care

    • Depression screening/treatment
    • Medication management

Highlights & Awards

  • Experts in Dermoscopy, our Family Medicine department was the first in the nation training and performing Dermoscopy in a primary care setting

  • All Family Medicine providers are trained in Dermoscopy

  • We are a leader in Point of Care Ultrasound in a primary care setting, and initiated the development of a Course to Train Providers in POCUS within the Scripps system

  • High ratings from the Office of Patient Advocate for Patient Care Experience (5/5 stars)

  • High ratings from the Office of Patient Advocate Medicare Advantage Quality of Care (4.5/5 stars)

  • Above the 90th percentile nationally for diabetes and hypertension control (only 5 medical groups in California achieved this level!)

  • California Association of Physician Groups—Elite Status

Our team teaches medical students from the University of California, San Diego. For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.