Primary Care: Your Safe Home Base

Every health care journey should start with the basics. At NorthBay Healthcare, that means picking out your primary care team of professionals who are there to serve you and your family with everything from annual evaluations and flu shots to blood pressure checks and immunizations.

There are three Center for Primary Care locations — one in Green Valley, one in Fairfield and one in Vacaville. Each offers a number of physicians who specialize in internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics. Every physician is also partnered with a care team — a nurse practitioner and medical assistant who will assist on your health care journey. 

Access to your care team has never been easier. Since the advent of the global pandemic, NorthBay Healthcare has expanded telehealth visits — both via telephone and video. 

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (707) 646-5500, or visiting NorthBay.org/MyNorthBayDoc online. It’s also a one-stop place to check out test results or send a question to your care team.

Of course not everything can be done online. Physicals, immunizations and procedures still require an in-person visit.

Nguyen K. Nguyen, M.D., is just one of a number of family medicine specialists at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care in Fairfield. She enjoys taking care of the full age range of family members, from youngsters to older adults.

She chose NorthBay Healthcare, partly because of its proximity to her parents in Sacramento, but quickly fell in love with the system, appreciating the way it allows physicians to not only care for their patients, but be involved in the organization.

“It has been around for 60-plus years, and it’s still devoted to its mission of taking care of people in Solano County,” she said. “That speaks volumes.”

Dr. Nguyen says her NorthBay team is like family to her.

“It’s exhilarating to come to work every day,” she said, noting a great rapport with Medical Assistant Catherine “Cat” Verador. “Many of our patients tell us they are impressed with how well we work together, and communicate with them and the rest of the team,” said Dr. Nguyen. 

It all starts with listening to the patient, hearing their story and their concerns.

“The best day at work is the one in which I know my patients’ concerns have been addressed,” she said. “You want a doctor who treats you as a whole person. I see my patients as someone’s mom, dad, son or daughter. I try to treat them as I would want my family treated.” 

Help is Here for Mental Health Issues

When it comes to depression, anxiety and other disorders, NorthBay Healthcare’s Center for Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration Program team wants you to know that help is here — at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care’s three locations in Solano County.

The team is led by Corinna Press, Psy.D, a licensed clinical psychologist, who has an office at the Center for Primary Care in Fairfield, on Hilborn Road. She is joined by:

Jessica Valdez Depee, a licensed clinical social worker, based at the Center for Primary Care in Green Valley;

Rachel Greenfield, licensed clinical social worker, based at the Center for Primary Care in Vacaville;

Toni Perez, Mental Health Technician, based at the Center for Primary Care in Fairfield; and

Karen de la Cruz, Mental Health Technician, who is based at the Center for Primary Care in Green Valley.

Talk to your primary provider for a referral.

Special Visits for Women’s Health Issues

In addition to regular office hours with the Center for Women’s Health in Fairfield, NorthBay obstetric /gynecologic providers offer appointments at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care facilities in Vacaville, Fairfield and Green Valley. You can schedule an appointment by calling (707) 646-5500.

 

Center for Primary Care in Green Valley

4520 Business Center Drive, Fairfield

To make an appointment, call (707) 646-5500, or go to NorthBay.org

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