We believe the best medical care is achieved and maintained by the use of a Primary Care Physician [PCP] in partnership with the full array of specialty physicians whenever needed. Encompass is contracted with virtually every insurance company PPO, HMO plans and is contracted with many of San Diego's finest specialty care physicians. In fact, we contract with over 68 specialists across all three health systems: Scripps, Sharp, and UCSD. At Encompass, we work with your insurance to access these specialists with guidance from our group of fine Family Physicians.
We believe having a Family Physician or Primary Care Physician on your side as your partner results in better care for you and your family. In fact, all of health reform is based on the principles of patients having a Primary Care Physician help them navigate today’s complex health care systems.
Learn more about the importance of Family Physicians, please go to the AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians, web site www.aafp.org or the web site for the AOA, American Osteopathic Association, www.osteopathic.org.
If you need assistance in selecting a Primary Care Physician, our member services department at 619-660-6212 is available to answer any questions you may have regarding information concerning physicians’ credentials and other services provided by Encompass Medical Group.
We are proud of our quality ranking among California’s Top 25 performing medical groups, go to www.opa.ca.gov. We are also proud of our certification by NCQA, National Council on Quality Assurance, go to www.ncqa.org.
At Encompass Medical Group we have a full panel of both M.D.s and D.O.s to serve you. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or a D.O. functions the same as an M.D. across our country. Both D.O.s and M.D.s are fully qualified physicians licensed to provide all medical care, perform surgery, and prescribe medication. D.O.s receive extra medical training in the musculoskeletal system - your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones.
Physicians Assistant Certified (PA.c) are highly skilled health practitioners who work with physicians to provide needed patient care services. The quality and value of the services they provide is well recognized and they are highly sought after by physician and institutional employers in virtually all medical and surgical settings.
Please see map of our office locations or click on a photo below.
|Terry L. Winegar, M.D.
255 W. Washington Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
|Hanid Audish, D.O.
Glenn D. D’Arpa, D.O.
Bryan J. Fox, M.D.
Merilee Summerfield, PA-C
10225 Austin Dr., Suite 101
Spring Valley, CA 91978
|Tim Gurtch M.D.
8875 La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91941
|John G. Lockie, M.D.
Dan Hiser, M.D.
7051 Alvardo Rd. Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 303-0534 Fax
|Edward Sheldon, M.D.
Gabriel Gil, M.D.
Lomita Family Practice, 909 Cardiff
San Diego, CA 92114
|Ramiz N. Elias, M.D.
7695 Cardinal Court, Suite 370
San Diego, CA 92123
Encompass Family Physicians Medical Group and its corporate sister organization Encompass Medical Group also provide access to the following Independent Practice Affiliates IPA which includes the following Primary Care Physicians as well as over 68 specialists.
When calling to schedule an appointment, please have as much information possible regarding your medical condition so that we may best serve your medical needs. Same-day appointments are arranged based on urgency and availability.
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to complete the registration process if it will be your first appointment or if you have new insurance information that needs to be updated. If you must cancel an appointment, please notify your doctor as soon as possible, as to be considerate of others who may need the appointment time.