As the largest outpatient health center in coastal North County, North Coast Health Center is an example of how outpatient care has grown over the years. Built nearly 25 years ago, the campus at 477 North El Camino Real in Encinitas is now home to more than 200 doctors and dentists and offers more than 50 different specialties for children and adults. These include urgent care; family medicine; pediatrics; internal medicine; OB/GYN; in vitro fertilization; urology; erectile dysfunction and microsurgery; plastic and reconstructive surgery; facial plastic surgery; laser vision correction; optometry; ophthalmaology; hearing and neurodiagnostics; dermatology; gastroenterology; hematology; allergy and asthma; pediatric specialties ; reproductive endocrinology; sinus and nasal disorders; laser and aesthetic procedures; oncology; radiation oncology; radiology; surgery (general; vascular; pediatric; orthopedic); CyberKnife; sports medicine; sleep medicine; psychiatry; dentistry; orthodonture; periodontics and dental implants and pharmacy; and more.
The growth in outpatient medicine has brought the latest medical technology with it to Encinitas. Gone are the days that patients need to travel down to La Jolla or even further south to gain access the some of the most cutting edge breakthroughs in outpatient health care.
Pacific Radiation Oncology Medical Group of San Diego is one such example.
They have provided state-of-the-art radiation oncology services to Encinitas residents at the North County Health Center since 1987, upgrading to full scale contemporary intensity modulated radiotherapy, or IMRT, capability in 2003, image-guided radiotherapy or IGRT, capability in 2007, and latest CyberKnife Radiosurgery capability in 2007.
“The CyberKnife, developed at Stanford University Medical Center, is a particularly unique and powerful anti-cancer device,” said Dr. Donald Fuller of Radiation Medical Group. “There are only 100 of these devices in the entire United States, and one of them now resides at North Coast Health Center.”
Last month, Dr. Lori Arnold of the California Center for Reproductive Medicine opened a new, state-of-the-art fertility center and lab. Another first in North County, the new center brings with it a specially designed and environmentally controlled laboratory that is proving to yield exceptional pregnancy rates already. Additionally, the now provide a full range of services for couples that may be at risk for inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, thalassemias, breast cancer, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy hemophilia, Huntington disease and retinoblastoma.
North Coast Health Center is conveniently open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To see a full list of all providers and specialties, visit www.northcoasthealthcenter.com.
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