Choosing the right personal doctor for your family
Choosing the right primary care physician is an important decision for you and your family.
If you haven't already made a decision about your personal doctor for the coming year, consider the unique advantages of primary health care through UC Davis Medical Group.
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We know that your choices mark the beginning of an important health-care relationship. When looking for a personal physician, you want a doctor who not only sees you when you need to be seen, but who sees you as a unique individual.
At UC Davis Medical Group we understand that the human dimension is a crucial part of quality health care. We put a premium on care centered on you as a person, and what makes you one-of-a-kind.
Your UC Davis primary care team is structured as a patient-centered medical home. This model of care is designed to help you live a healthier life by supporting your personal needs – allowing your doctor to spend more time listening to you and getting to the heart of your health goals and challenges.
All UC Davis Medical Group primary care clinics have earned the prestigious Patient-Centered Medical Home designation from the nonprofit National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Medical homes emphasize shared decisions to help patients to make informed choices and receive better results. They also stress strong communication and coordination of care among all of a patient’s health-care providers, and offer patients strong access through expanded hours and technology such as online communication
Our physicians work with you to understand your symptoms and also your perspective, concerns, ideas and expectations. They know learning about your family life, career and interests creates valuable context about your health. And they know that involving you to reach an agreement about managing your health means that you can work together toward your health goals.
This approach is grounded in our own longstanding research about patient-centered care and the importance of human interaction in medicine. For example, a recent UC Davis study found that physicians who have more personalized discussions with patients, and encourage them to take a more active role in their own care, can help lower medical costs and reduce the need for some services.
We are proud that UC Davis primary care comes highly recommended by our patients.
By choosing a UC Davis physician, you'll tap into a network of many of the most brilliant minds in health care today. Our medical group is part of a world-class research university and the region's only academic health center – a system that includes one of America's top hospitals, highly regarded medical and nursing schools and renowned specialists on the leading edge of innovation and discovery.
As a patient, you'll find your personal team of health-care champions – physicians, nurses and specialists who deliver ever-emerging expertise in their fields and help you gain from the collective wisdom of colleagues in 150 areas of advanced medicine. You'll be among the first to benefit from the latest prevention techniques, treatment options and technologies when you need them.
We know your health care should not add stress to your busy life.
- UC Davis physicians accept most major health plans, including PPO, HMO and point-of-service or POS plans.
See the list of accepted health plans
- There are 17 UC Davis Medical Group offices in 10 area communities, including Auburn, Carmichael/Citrus Heights, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento. UC Davis also partners with Rideout Health to provide primary care in the Yuba City/Marysville area.
See a map of our clinic locations
- Same- and next-day appointments are available when needed for urgent care.
- MyChart, our online health management portal gives you the freedom to request appointments, view your medical records and send messages to your health team from your personal computer or select smart phones, 24 hours a day.
Learn more about MyChart
- Several clinics offer on-site imaging and support services, office hours with UC Davis specialists, and/or telehealth links to specialists at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
- Select interpreting services are available for our patients.
UC Davis Medical Group patients ranked the quality of their care above the California state average in the 2012 Patient Assessment Survey conducted by the nonprofit California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative.
In surveys conducted by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. for fiscal year 2013, nearly 98 percent of UC Davis clinic outpatients rated the quality of care they received as "good," "very good" or "excellent." Ninety-seven percent also indicated that they would recommend UC Davis clinics to others.
UC Davis Medical Center routinely ranks among America's top 50 hospitals for certain types of specialty care In U.S. News and World Report annual surveys, and also ranks as the top hospital in Sacramento with multiple high-performing medical specialties. The medical center was one of just 90 hospitals nationwide to receive a 2013 Top Hospital designation for safety and quality performance from The Leapfrog Group, which also gave the hospital an "A" Hospital Safety Score in its fall 2013 ratings.
The medical center has been designated as a Top 10 Hospital in America for Service Excellence by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, signifying it as one of America's most customer-friendly hospitals.
UC Davis Health System offers a respectful, culturally sensitive health-care environment. UC Davis is a leader in diversity and inclusion, and we are proud to serve patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Many UC Davis primary care physicians, nurses and staff members are bilingual or multilingual, and the medical center's Medical Interpreting Services department provides interpretation and translation in 17 languages. Select interpreting services are available at primary care locations throughout the Sacramento region.
The health system has received honors from the Institute for Diversity in Health Management for delivering culturally and linguistically competent care and strengthening diversity among staff and leadership. The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization also recognized the medical center as a Leader in Healthcare Equality for creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBT patients and employees.