×
  • Categories
  • Click For Articles

    Hispanic Lifestyle Tags LaSalle Medical Associates

    Dr. Albert Arteaga, and wife Maria, receiving an award from the San Bernardino County Medical Society for outstanding contributions to the community. photo by Carl Dameron

    (Ontario, CA)  Hispanic Lifestyle recently named LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. as a leading Latino Owned Business that has survived and thrived during the economic downturn.

    “Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize LaSalle Medical Associates as a business that not only survived the economic downturn but thrived,” said Richard Sandoval, president of Hispanic Lifestyle.

    “We are seeing the results of seven years of hard work coming to fruition,’’ says LaSalle founder and President Dr. Albert Arteaga, on his honor from Hispanic Lifestyle. “To me, as a Hispanic, this is like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. On an emotional level, it’s like winning the battle of Cinco de Mayo, Bunker Hill and the World Cup at the last minute.”

    Since 2007, LaSalle has expanded its Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 170,000 residents of Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties.
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include: LaSalle Medical Associates, Arrowhead Orthopedics, Arther Medical Group, Rancho Medical Group, Rancho Paseo Medical Group, Alessandro Medical Group, Banning Medical Group, and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redlands Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, and Parkview Community Hospital.

    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., owns four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating about 40,000 children, adults, and seniors in San Bernardino County.

    LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and the insurance companies participating in Covered California, which is a program offering a state subsidy to middle class families for the health care coverage required by the Affordable Care Act. LaSalle also accepts private insurance policies offered by IEHP, Molina, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, compare motor trade insurance Care 1st, and Health Net and Medicare by Easy Choice Health Plan, Molina and Care1st Health Plans.

    Find a LaSalle clinic in Fontana at 17577 Arrow Blvd., in Hesperia at16455 Main St. and in San Bernardino at 1505 West 17th St. or 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.

    Dr. Albert Arteaga and wife Maria will be recognized for their achievements as part of
    Hispanic Lifestyle’s Business Expo and Conference luncheon on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Ontario Airport Hotel in Ontario, California at 11:30 am.  The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    The all day conference and expo features presentations by Latino/Latinas Executives of Influence, a panel discussion on business matchmaking. The conference will be captured for distribution for Southern California PBS television stations and the Hispanic Network website.

    “The awardees were compiled from audience nominations and business profiles that have been featured on Hispanic Lifestyle,” said Richard Sandoval, producer of Hispanic Lifestyle.

    For more information call (951) 940-9099, email events@HispanicLifestyle.com or go online at http://www.hispaniclifestyle.com

    For more information on LaSalle Medical Associates call (909) 890-0407.

    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults, and seniors in San Bernardino County.  LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and the insurance companies participating in Covered California, and they also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Care 1st, Health Net.  LaSalle’s clinics are at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia and 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.

    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patience care with more than 170,000 patient visits per year in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.

    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Arrowhead Orthopedics, Arther Medical Group, Rancho Medical Group,
    Rancho Paseo Medical Group, Alessandro Medical Group Banning Medical Group, and San Bernardino Urological Associates.  Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital.

    School Physicals and Immunizations are Generally Free with Affordable Care Act

     

    A little girl tries on a pair of sandals at the 499 W . Orange Show San Bernardino Target <a style=

    parlay during a back-to-school shopping spree Target and the Salvation Army sponsored for needy children throughout the United States. Photo by Chris Sloan” width=”455″ height=”683″ /> New clothes and a pair of new shoes at workbootsnerd.com are part of going back to school, but so are physicals and immunizations.  Free immunizations are available at LaSalle Medical Associates clinics in Fontana, Hesperia and Fontana.  Photo by Chris Sloan

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) – For many students, seeing the doctor for their annual physical is a requirement at the start of a new school year.
     
    While in the past, some families couldn’t afford school physicals because they lacked health insurance, California Care and California Covered in most cases allows health care providers to offer preventive care at no cost, even when patients have health insurance policies that usually require co-pays.
     
    “Annual physicals are a good idea for everyone,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates, In some cases, the schools your children attend will require them.”
     
    “Physicals are required when a child enters school in California, most commonly kindergarten,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, founder and president of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. “If a middle school, high school, college or university student plans to play sports, all schools will require them to obtain a physical at the beginning of the season. Many college and university students often need back-to-school physicals as a condition of living on campus.”
     
    School Physicals and Immunizations are generally FREE with California Care health insurance membership.
     
    Physicals for children typically include making sure they have reached adequate height and weight for their age. Doctors also make sure children are up-to-date on the immunizations needed for their age.
     
    Young children also are evaluated to make sure they can perform certain tasks. For instance a child entering kindergarten should be able to play well with other children, state his or her first and last name, color with crayons and dress him or herself.
     
    Kindergarteners who are not able to do these things may have developmental delays that will cause them to need extra help throughout their education, and may also have medical conditions that need close monitoring by a doctor.
     
    As with adults, physicals also are a time to check overall health, by checking blood pressure, hearing and vision. Doctors also may order blood tests to check for anemia, and a urinalysis to check for infections and diseases such as diabetes.
     
    “All of these things we check for in a physical are what’s known as preventive health care,” Dr. Arteaga said. “We want to make sure we catch things as early as we can so that we can start interventions before they cause serious health problems.”
     
    “Thankfully, now that almost all families have health insurance, these interventions will not be an expensive burden on them. With insurance, they may have to pay a small deductible or copay for treatment, but not the hundreds or thousands it would cost without.”
     
    Most K-12 students in San Bernardino County begin school in August, as do many colleges. Parents of any students needing a mandatory back-to-school physical to start school before Labor Day should schedule an appointment with their doctor immediately. Athletes, and anyone who starts school in September should not wait much longer.
     
    “It is important not to wait until the last minute,” Dr. Arteaga said. “Summer is our busy season, and some doctors won’t be able to see you right away and we do accept patents with out an appointment. “
     
    To make an appointment, or for more information about LaSalle Medical Associates, call the LaSalle clinics nearest you; Fontana 17577 Arrow Blvd. in phone (909) 823-4454, in Hesperia 16455 Main St.  phone (760) 947-2161, and in San Bernardino 1505 West 17th St. phone (760) 947-2161 and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. phone (909) 884-9091 .
     

    -end-

     
    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults, and seniors in San Bernardino County.  LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and they also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).  LaSalle’s clinics are at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia and1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patience care with more than 150,000 patient visits per year in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.
     
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates.  Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital, Kaiser Moreno Valley, Kaiser Fontana and Kaiser Riverside.
     
    -end-

    LaSalle Adds Fresno To Medicare Coverage In Central Valley

    LaSalles-Medical-Asscoaites

    (Fresno, CA)  LaSalle Medical Associates Inc. grows in the Central Valley announcing a new contract with Care 1st to serve as its Medicare healthcare provider in Fresno County.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to approximately 150,000 people in Fresno, Kings, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Madera, Tulare, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
     
    “Care 1st has tapped in to LaSalle’s long standing service presence in the Central Valley to help them serve Medicare patients.  LaSalle is already delivering a full range of medical insurance products including and Medicare in a number of other counties in California,” said Carl Maier, executive vice president of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in California. LaSalle also accepts Anthem Blue Cross, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) in 9 California counties.
     
    “Many people think of LaSalle as a medical provider for children’s services.  They are very surprised to know we deliver services to children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities.  Many of the people we serve today already have Medicare or will get Medicare shortly because of their disabilities,” said Maier.
     
    “LaSalle currently serves Medi-Cal and Medicare patients in the Central Valley, we are in active negotiations to bring more products to counties we serve,” said Maier
     
    “I am honored to have more Doctors to help serve the thousands of patients who have placed their trust in our network of primary physicians and healthcare professionals in California,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga founder and Chief Executive officer of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
     
    LaSalle plans to continue to grow and serve low-income people and welcomes the new Affordable Health Care Act some times called Obama Care.
     
    “As a large provider of service to government sponsored health care programs we understand what the state’s implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act and expansion of Medi-Cal means here in California.  A lot of uninsured people with a high demand for service are going to be coming to doctors, clinics and hospitals in 2014,” said Dr. Arteaga.
     
    “Our mission continues and LaSalle is preparing to welcome 1 million new low-income patients in the nine counties we serve.  We are recruiting more health care professionals to increase our ability to provide more health care to more patients.  Why?  Everyone deserves high quality health care delivered with dignity and respect regardless of ethnicity or income,” said Dr. Arteaga.
     
    For more information about LaSalle Medical Associates, call (909) 890-0407 or go on line to LaSalleMedical.com.
     

    -end-

    Caring For Medi-Cal Patients For More Than 29 Years

    LaSalle Medical Associates celebrates 29 years of service with 160,000 patients

     

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  In June 1984 Dr. Albert Arteaga and Maria his wife, a nurse started their medical practice not just to heal the sick and injured, but to change patients’ perception of “going to the doctor.”
     
    Dr. Arteaga explains, “I want everyone to feel that going to the doctor is no more intimidating than going to the grocery store.”
     
    The Arteaga’s also built their practice on the belief that “everyone deserves high quality health care”.  Everyone also deserves to be treated by their doctor with “dignity and respect regardless of ethnicity or income”.
     
    That philosophy has been successful.  On the first day of his practice Dr. Albert Arteaga and Maria saw two patients at their clinic at 17577 Arrow Boulevard in Fontana.  Now LaSalle Medical Associates cares for 160,000 patients across nine counties in California.
     
    Success came quickly as word spread of caring doctors that also accepted Medi-Cal and affordable cash payments.
     
    By 1992 the Fontana location grew and LaSalle had added clinics in Hesperia and two in San Bernardino

    On the first day, owner Dr. Albert Arteaga and his wife Maria then employed as his nurse and still his chief assistant saw two patients at their clinic in Fontana. Today, LaSalle Medical Associates has grown to four clinics and 120 employees, and an Independent Practice Association (IPA) serving more than 1,900 doctors.

     
    To run the growing business the Arteaga’s opened a corporate office in San Bernardino at 685 Carnegie Drive, Suite 230.
     
    The Arteaga’s started an Independent Practice Association or IPA in 1995 in response to changes in health care created by government and insurance companies.  The insurance companies prefer to negotiate for health care services and compensation with groups of physicians rather than individual doctors.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates accepted the challenge and has grown to a network of 1,900 independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care.  Now LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in California.
     
    LaSalle has a team of 120 healthcare professionals at LaSalle’s four clinics in San Bernardino County.  Through its IPA 1,900 independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, deliver high quality patient care in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera counties.
     
    “I think 29 years shows we have been doing good things for our patients and employees and we have been doing it for a long time,” Dr. Arteaga said.  He added, “It proves two things. Number One, we are honest.  Number two we are reliable.  We aren’t here today and gone tomorrow.  In the medical field, being solid means being reputable and reliable.”
     
    In 29 years of business the Arteaga’s have seen good times and bad, recession and boom, and several business challenges.  Through it all Dr. Arteaga has strived not only to be a great physician, but also a good businessman.
     
    “Treating patients with dignity and respect is not only the right thing to do, it is also a good business practice, it has built us a solid, loyal patient base,” said Dr. Arteaga.
     
    Those patents in turn recommended LaSalle Medical Associates to their friends and family.  Some of who now have chosen LaSalle for their health care needs for three generations.
     
    “It’s not usual for us to see the second generation of children we started treated 29 years ago,” said Maria Arteaga.  “We are honored to be trusted with the lives of our patients and their children.”
     

    The LaSalle Medical Associates Healthcare team gave more than 10,000 flu vaccines last year. LaSalle is getting ready for this years flu season. Left to right: Dr. Joseph V. Selvarj, Dr. Albert Arteaga, Dr. Cheryl Emoto, and Dr. Felix A. Albano.
     
    The new flu season starts September 1, 2013 with flu vaccines available at all LaSalle clinics. LaSalle has the Fluzone High Dose vaccine for seniors, the intradermal flu vaccine is a shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle, and nasal flu mists for children and adults. Photo by: Chris Sloan

     
    The Arteaga’s have also focused on keeping expenses low and service quality high.  And they have helped many patients who might otherwise struggle to pay for even basic medical care to find insurance that will pay the bill.
    Since Dr. Arteaga’s specialty is pediatrics, La Salle Medical Associates initially focused on serving children of the lower income and disabled. Dr. Arteaga quickly realized there were even greater community needs.
     
    With his guidance, LaSalle expanded its service to include family and internal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology. All stemming from the Arteaga’s “obligation” to “help whenever we can.”
     
    Public and professional recognition has not escaped LaSalle Medical Associates and The Arteaga’s.
     
    In 2012 Dr. Albert Arteaga, became California’s first-ever CDC Childhood Immunization Champion and one of only 39 across the country receiving the prestigious honor.
     

    The California Medical Association awarded him the “Ethnic Physician’s Leadership Award,” recognizing his contributions to medical care in the Latino community. He also was named one of the top 15 Latino-owned businesses in the Inland Empire by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine. 

     
    Dr. Arteaga was awarded the San Bernardino County Medical Society’s Merlin Hendrickson M.D. Award for his outstanding contribution to the community.
     
    Inland Empire Health Plan selected LaSalle’s clinics as Riverside and San Bernardino counties’ best healthcare provider, while the African American Health Initiative selected LaSalle as a “model provider” of Black healthcare in San Bernardino County.
     
    The San Bernardino Board of Supervisors has presented Dr. Arteaga a Resolution for his outstanding community efforts, and the Inland Empire Health Plan awarded LaSalle Medical Associates a Proclamation Award in appreciation of outstanding community work and for being the state’s number one enroller of the Healthy Families program, an insurance plan for children of low-to middle-income families.
     
    What does the future hold?
     
    “As a large provider of service to Medi-Cal patients we understand what the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medi-Cal means here in California.  A lot of uninsured people with a high demand for service are going to be coming to doctors, clinics and hospitals in 2014.  LaSalle is preparing to welcome those one million new low income patients in the nine counties we serve,” said Dr. Arteaga.
     
    He added, “We are recruiting more health care professionals to increase our ability to provide more health care to more patients at the rate Medi-Cal pays”.
     
    LaSalle has also created new partnerships to fund expansion and is contracting with more cost effective service providers with larger service areas for lab work, x-rays, imaging and supplies, and expanded their billing and payment capabilities. More info please visit homeinsurance-companies.com.

    Dr. Albert Arteaga. The California Medical Association awarded him the “Ethnic Physician’s Leadership Award,” recognizing his contributions to medical care in the Latino community. He also was named one of the top 15 Latino-owned businesses in the Inland Empire by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine.

    For the Arteaga’s success is defined by service to those in need of medical services.  By any measure LaSalle Medical Associates patient growth is a testimony to their service to their communities.  Not bad for a couple of idealist who wanted not just to heal the sick and injured, but to change patients’ perception of “going to the doctor.”
     
    For more information about LaSalle Medical Associates, call (909) 890-0407 or go on line to LaSalleMedical.com.
     

    -end-

     

    LaSalle-PR-213.4 Anniversary
    For More information call
    Carl M. Dameron@ (909) 534-9500
     

    No Immunizations – No School

     

    “For families with no insurance, LaSalle Medical Associates offers immunizations for free through the California Vaccines for Children program.”

     

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) – August is the month many Inland Empire children head back to school. Many of them, especially in grades 7-12, need to make sure they have all the necessary back-to-school immunizations.
     
    At LaSalle Medical Associates children can get their vaccinations for free, often the same day.
     
    “At LaSalle we know how important childhood immunizations are to parents, schools and children’s health.  With most Inland Empire children starting school in only a few weeks, a delay could result in children missing school,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
     
    Dr. Arteaga urges parents to schedule appointments for their child’s back-to-school examinations as soon as possible with a letter to all parents served by their four clinics in Fontana, San Bernardino and Hesperia.
     
    “I received a letter from LaSalle reminding me to bring in my children for their annual check ups and immunizations.  I called at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning to get an appointment for 2 p.m. the same day,” said Malaika Jacocks.  “We lost our shot record and the nurse gave us certified copies for the school – without being asked, she was so nice.”
     
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) encourages all parents to have their children immunized.  According CDPH:
     

    • Children need immunizations (shots) to protect them from certain dangerous childhood diseases. Without immunizations, your child can get these diseases – some of which have no cure.

     

    • When you get your children fully immunized, you are giving them the best protection against these diseases. Getting immunized also helps protect your community.

     

    • Diseases spread more easily from person to person if people don’t have all their shots.

     
    “Children in families who receive Medi-Cal will not be charged for school vaccines,” Dr. Arteaga said. “And for families with no insurance, we can offer this immunization for free through the California Vaccines for Children program.”
     
    The California Vaccines for Children program is a federally funded program.
     
    The state of California requires that all children in grades 7-12 be immunized against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.  Before starting classes, children in these grades must show proof of having been immunized after their 10th birthday.
     
    “Most children are immunized against pertussis before they started kindergarten,” said Dr. Arteaga. “But the immunization weakens over time, so the new law makes sure adolescents are still adequately protected against this disease.”
     
    This state law came after an epidemic of pertussis cases in 2010, affecting more than 9,000 people and causing 10 deaths, including two infants in San Bernardino County. Pertussis epidemics affected many states in 2012 and California rates appear to be higher than usual again in 2013.
     
    Vaccinating older children not only keeps them healthy, but also prevents the disease from spreading from adolescents to infants and preschoolers, who are at greater risk of serious complications.
     
    Children starting kindergarten also need immunizations, including a pertussis, tetanus and diphtheria vaccine designed for young children called DTaP. They also need proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis and Varicella (chicken pox.)
     
    “If parents have kept up with their child’s immunizations from birth, only booster immunizations are needed for kindergarteners,” Dr. Arteaga said. “However, if the child is behind on their other required immunizations, they may need several doses of immunizations to get caught up.”
     

     
    The LaSalle Medical Associates clinics are at:

     
    For additional information about LaSalle Medical Associates, call (909) 890-0407.
     
    About LaSalle Medical Associates established in 1984
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  Medi-Cal and Healthy Families primarily serve LaSalle’s patients. LaSalle also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults and seniors in San Bernardino County.  LaSalle’s clinics are located at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia, 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to approximately 160,000 residents in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.
     
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redlands Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, and Parkview Community Hospital.

    -end-

     

    LaSalle-PR-215.3 Annual Shots Kids
    For More information call
    Carl Dameron@ (909) 534-9500
    Carl M. Dameron

    Emoto’s on Top of The World

    Dr. Emoto

    “There is nothing like being on top of a mountain,’’ she says, about her experience reaching the top of Mount Whitney. “It gives you a very clear perspective. …I believe it is important to stay healthy and remain active. Staying active, spending time with my family and playing outdoors keeps me happy and positive in life.’’

    (San Bernardino, CA)  Climbing all 14,505 feet to the top of Mount Whitney, takes a lot of planning, preparation, dedication and attention to detail.
    These are all traits Dr. Cheryl Emoto, medical director at LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. showcases daily as she balances her professional career and family life. And, oh-by-the-way, she’s climbed Mount Whitney twice.
    “There is nothing like being on top of a mountain,’’ she says, about her experience reaching the top of Mount Whitney. “It gives you a very clear perspective. …I believe it is important to stay healthy and remain active. Staying active, spending time with my family and playing outdoors keeps me happy and positive in life.’’
    Much like her drive to climb Mount Whitney and maintain a balanced life, Dr. Emoto’s determination has transformed her into one of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. most prized physicians.
    “It was natural for Dr. Emoto to become our medical director. She pays attention to detail, which is a must when dealing with audits and in-depth analysis of patient care, and government regulations,’’ says Dr. Albert Arteaga. “Cheryl has a knack for tracking everything.”
    Dr. Emoto credits her parents, for instilling in her a good work ethic and the idea of becoming a doctor.
    Dr. Emoto says she told her mother one day she wanted to be a nurse. “Her response was, ‘You know you can be a doctor, too,”’ Emoto says.
    It was then, Dr. Emoto, who grew up in Michigan, decided she wanted to be a doctor.
    In 1980, Dr. Emoto moved to Southern California to attend Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
    “As a doctor in training I noticed that pediatrician seemed so much happier,” said Dr. Emoto.  “So I became a pediatrician and I want to keep treating children.  Its true doctors that treat children are the happiest doctors.
    In 1987, Dr. Emoto joined LaSalle Medical Associates.
    “I called Cheryl at home and we talked about what she was doing and what she wanted to do as a doctor,’’ says Dr. Arteaga. “She was adamant that she wanted to deliver high quality healthcare in a respectful environment. She also wanted to work part-time so that she could spend time with her then five-month-old son.”
    Dr. Emoto was just what Dr. Arteaga was looking for – a dedicated and caring individual for his Fontana pediatric clinic.
    She spent 12 years in LaSalle’s Fontana clinic working and raising a family.  Latter she moved to LaSalle’s Hesperia clinic and now she splits her time between Hesperia and the Corporate office s the medical director.
    Dr. Emoto is also coordinating efforts to prepare LaSalle for an increased demand in healthcare services once the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law, also known as ObamaCare, is expected to take full-effect in 2014 and will mandate all U.S. citizens carry health insurance much like drivers have to carry auto insurance.
    “Cheryl has found the balance between work and life, and that’s a good balance to have,’’ says Dr. Arteaga. “Not only is she a great role model to our physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals, Cheryl is also proof you can have it all.”
     

    -end-

    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults and seniors in San Bernardino County. LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. LaSalle also accept Blue Cross, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). LaSalle’s clinics are located at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia, 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
     LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 190,000 residents in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties.
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center.
     

    For more Information call
    Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500

    LaSalle Contracts with RadNet for X-Ray and Imaging Services

    For more Information call
    Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500

    The addition of RadNet enables LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. to prepare for the expected increase in Californians who will be eligible for low-cost healthcare under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and chief executive officer of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. The law, which is often referred to as “Obama Care,” takes effect in 2014.

    The addition of RadNet enables LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. to prepare for the expected increase in Californians who will be eligible for low-cost healthcare under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and chief executive officer of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. The law, which is often referred to as “Obama Care,” takes effect in 2014.

    (San Bernardino, Calif.)  LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. has selected RadNet, the nation’s leading operator of freestanding medical diagnostic imaging centers, as its primary provider of x-ray and imaging services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

     
    The addition of RadNet enables LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. to prepare for the expected increase in Californians who will be eligible for low-cost healthcare under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, says Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and chief executive officer of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. The law, which is often referred to as “Obama Care,” takes effect in 2014.
     
    “The selection of RadNet is one of the steps we are implementing to better prepare LaSalle to serve California’s five million uninsured who are expected to join the healthcare system as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) takes effect,” says Dr. Arteaga. “We are furthering our commitment to provide for the healthcare needs of the underserved through Medi-Cal, Medicare and private insurances in California.”
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. operates four clinics throughout the Inland Empire, employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals and providing treatment to 70,000 children, adults and seniors. LaSalle, and its healthcare providers, primarily serve recipients of Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.
     
    It also accepts most private insurance plans such as, Blue Cross, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) throughout at its Fontana, Hesperia, and two San Bernardino clinics.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates’ patients needing Positron Imaging Tomography (PET)/Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography’s, Ultrasounds, X-rays and Nuclear Medicine imaging will be referred to a RadNet facility, says Dr. Arteaga.
     
    RadNet, which launched in 1984 by six medical doctors, is nationally known as a leader of high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through its network of 233 affiliated outpatient imaging centers spanning six states. Seventeen of those locations are in the Inland Valleys including, San Bernardino Advanced Imaging and Grove Diagnostic Imaging – Haven.
     
    “We believe we are the largest owner and operator of fixed diagnostic imaging centers in the United States,” said Dr. Howard Berger, RadNet’s chairman and chief executive officer. “RadNet utilizes best of breed technology to appropriately serve the medical communities in which it operates, offering to its patients and referring physicians a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging exams.”
     
    RadNet currently provides diagnostic imaging services to more than 750,000 individuals each year under exclusive capitation contracts with prominent medical groups and Independent Physician Groups (IPAs). Through its imaging centers, RadNet performs 4 million diagnostic radiology and imaging procedures annually.
     
    For more information about LaSalle call (909) 890-0407.  For more information about RadNet call Phone: (310) 445-2800
     

    -end-

     
    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults and seniors in San Bernardino County. LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. LaSalle also accept Blue Cross, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). LaSalle’s clinics are located at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia, 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 190,000 residents in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties.
     
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, and Parkview Community Hospital.
     
    About RadNet
    RadNet, Inc. is the largest provider of fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States through a network of 236 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers (inclusive of 20 facilities held in Joint Ventures).  RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.  Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,300 employees. For more information, visit http://www.radnet.com.
     
    List of RadNet providers in the Inland Valleys.
     

    Click Center Name for Details
    Breastlink of TemeculaMurrieta 951-894-7056
    Corona Advanced ImagingCorona 951-340-0312
    Corona Advanced Imaging MRI/CTCorona 951-340-0129
    Grove Diagnostic ImagingRancho Cucamonga 909-982-8638
    Grove Diagnostic Imaging – HavenRancho Cucamonga 909-483-1296
    Grove Diagnostic Imaging Center – Grove AnnexRancho Cucamonga 909-982-8638
    HealthCare Imaging – Moreno ValleyMoreno Valley 951-571-0037
    Healthcare Imaging CenterRiverside 951-682-7580
    Healthcare Imaging Center – CitrusRiverside 951-686-0980
    San Bernardino Advanced ImagingLoma Linda 909-799-5589
    San Jacinto Imaging CenterSan Jacinto 951-665-1555
    Temecula Advanced Imaging CenterMurrieta 951-696-4230
    Temecula Valley Imaging – JeffersonTemecula 951-699-7161
    Temecula Valley Imaging – MenifeeMenifee 951-566- 5813
    Temecula Valley Imaging – WildomarWildomar 951-461-0596
    Temecula Valley Imaging Center – Single OakTemecula 951-694-6052
    The Breast Care Center of Temecula ValleyMurrieta 951-600-2839

    LaSalle’s New Partnership Saves Money and Increases Services to Patients

    Currently, Network Medical Management serves LaSalle and other IPAs with membership totaling 280,000 patients in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera counties.

    For more Information call
    Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500

     
    “Our commitment to healthcare continues to include the expertise of a dedicated utilization and financial management team. The Network Medical Management team is integrating well with our physicians and other healthcare professionals to help us deliver first class care to our patients,’’ says Dr. Arteaga. “The number of calls from LaSalle’s physicians with questions is down by half since the partnership began in December, which means physicians are spending more time with their patients instead of trouble shooting.”
    In addition, the partnership with Network Medical Management is creating more opportunities for LaSalle Medical Associate, Inc.’s physicians to provide more patient care services as well as initiate some cost savings plans. Those plans include speeding up the claims processing, solving grievances, negotiating healthcare contracts, and ensuring our doctor and nurses are correctly credentialed.
    LaSalle is also better equipped to serve patients with long term disease.
    “Network Medical Management is a MSO with healthcare professionals and financial experts, whose industry expertise empowers its healthcare clients to attain their financial goals and achieve organizational success,” says Dr. Thomas S. Lam, chief operating officer of Network Medical Management, Inc.
    Network Medical Management is a full service Management Services Organization (MSO), which provides comprehensive administrative support to Independent Physicians Associations (IPAs) and medical groups to enhance the quality of patient care and increase profitability. It began operation in 1994 and is owned and operated by Allied Physicians of California IPA.
    Management Services Organization (MSO) is a company usually owned by a group of doctors, a joint venture among physicians and a hospital or investors together with doctors.
    MSOs generally deliver practice management and administrative support services to individual doctors or small group practices, most notably to relieve physicians of non-medical business tasks so that they can focus more on patient care.
    Currently, Network Medical Management serves LaSalle and other IPAs with membership totaling 280,000 patients in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera counties.
    Dr. Arteaga says the transition from LaSalle’s previous MSO MedPOINT Management to Network Medical Management was virtually seamless.
    “Although there were a few minor glitches, none of which involved direct patient care, as the transition took shape, those issues were swiftly resolved,’’ says Arteaga.
    While some California physicians are threatening to reduce the number of Medi-Cal and Medicare recipients they accept as patients, LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. is taking a proactive approach by seeking to increase the number of low-income patients it serves.
    “Network Medical Management is helping expand LaSalle’s medical network, while continuing our steadfast commitment to LaSalle’s mission of providing high quality medical care to the whole family with courtesy and respect,’’ says Dr. Arteaga.
    For more information about LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc. call (909) 890-0407.
     
    About LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 190,000 patient visits in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera counties.
    LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. LaSalle also accept Blue Cross, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in California.
     
    About Network Medical Management (NMM)
    Network Medical Management (NMM) is a Management Services Organization (MSO) comprised of healthcare professionals and financial experts, whose industry expertise enables clients to attain their financial goals and achieve organizational success.
    NMM provides comprehensive administrative support to Independent Physicians Associations (IPAs) and medical groups, pursuing both quality patient-care and profitability.
    As the health care industry continues to evolve, NMM remains at the forefront, anticipating changes and their impacts to the customers. NMM believes in a solid infrastructure and technology, which ensure the delivery of an integrated health care system with the highest efficiency and accuracy.
     

    -end-

     

    Flu Epidemic Heading West – It’s Not to Late for Your Flu Vaccine

    The CDC says the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Vaccines are available in two forms.  The most common is the flu shot, an injected vaccine.  A nasal spray vaccine is also available as an alternative.

    The CDC says the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Vaccines are available in two forms. The most common is the flu shot, an injected vaccine. A nasal spray vaccine is also available as an alternative.

    For more Information call
    Carl Dameron @ (909) 534-9500

     (San Bernardino, CA)  The flu outbreak in the U.S. has reached the point of an epidemic according to The Centers for Disease Control or CDC who is now reporting 47 states now have widespread flu outbreaks.
     
    As of last week, the flu had spread to 47 states, but California is not one of them – yet!
     
    The CDC says the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Vaccines are available in two forms.  The most common is the flu shot, an injected vaccine.  A nasal spray vaccine is also available as an alternative for most people ages 2 to 49.
     
    “At LaSalle we are doing our best to make sure that every individual who comes through our doors gets a flu vaccine,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
     
    “As of December 31, 2012, LaSalle’s four clinics have given a total of 10,200 flu vaccines.  This means that for every 10 patients we saw four (4) of them got the flu vaccine,” said Dr. Arteaga.  According to the CDC the national average for people receiving flu vaccines is three and a half per 10 people.
     
    According to Arteaga, “LaSalle’s clinics, use a number of methods to have patients immunized against the flu.  They include phone calls to our members reminding them that it is time for this very important vaccine along with signage at all of our locations.  Our staff have put together fun things at each of our clinics for all of the children who have been vaccinated.”
     
    The transmission of the influenza (flu) virus from health care professional to patients has become a growing concern.  In fact, each year in the United States, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized, with as many as 49,000 people dying after contracting the flu.
     
    To a large degree, the flu virus is passed from person to person.  A fact that has not been lost at San Bernardino based LaSalle Medical Associates.  Dr. Arteaga understands that health care professionals play a key role in combating the spread of the flu virus.  LaSalle Medical Associates has a culture of preventative care, starting with their employees and family.
     
    “It is extremely important for us to show leadership and to set an example for our patients by getting immunized to prevent germs from circulating,” said Dr. Albert A. Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates.  “In many cases we may be the only barriers to preventing the spread of the virus.  Therefore, we encourage our staff to do exactly what we are asking others to do.”

    It is recommended that everyone, ages 6 months and older, receive a seasonal flu vaccination.

    It is recommended that everyone, ages 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccination.

     
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released its annual report on vaccination rates among health care employees across the state.  It says that while employee vaccination rates has increased slightly form 2010 to 2011, only 64 percent of health care personnel receive vaccinations to combat against the flu.
     
    Operating clinics in Hesperia, Fontana and two in San Bernardino, LaSalle Medical Associates boasts an overall average of 91 percent vaccination rate for staff and health care workers.
     
    As a dedicated, advocate for immunizations, Dr. Arteaga stresses that vaccinations remain the single most effective tool to fight the spread of the virus from professional to patient.
     
    “I believe that the vaccination of all health care professionals is essential in preventing transmission of germs causing illness from patient to patient,” said Dr. Arteaga.  “At LaSalle we are doing everything possible to lead by example, and encourage our employees to receive flu vaccinations.  In fact, our corporate office has a 100 percent flu vaccination rate.”
     
    “This is a belief that Dr. Arteaga holds very dear.  In fact, he believes it so strongly that he personally asked all of the LaSalle staff to get their vaccinations, as well as their families.  As a result, LaSalle offered its employees and family members vaccinations free of charge,” said Carl Maier, executive vice president of operations.
     
    Maier added, ”Immunizing as many people as possible is so important to LaSalle that after several vendor meetings at the corporate office the LaSalle staff gave them flu vaccines – no charge of course.”
     
    LaSalle’s immunizations efforts were recognized by the CDC last year as Dr. Arteaga was awarded California’s first-ever CDC Childhood Immunization Champion and one of only 39 across the country receiving the prestigious honor.
     
    The award given by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes advocates who work to make sure children are protected by immunizations.
     
    “Contrary to what some might think, the virus in the flu shot is inactive.  Therefore, you cannot get the flu from a flu shot,” said Dr. Arteaga.
     
    LaSalle will give flu vaccines until March or, as long as they have the vaccine.  At LaSalle, flu shots are free for children and seniors.
     
    For more information on flu vaccines call the LaSalle medical clinics closest to you.  In Fontana at 17577 Arrow Blvd. (909) 823-4454; in San Bernardino at 1505 West 17th St, (909) 887-6494, and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., (909) 884-9091, and in Hesperia at 16455 Main St. (760) 947-2161.
     
    About LaSalle Medical Associates
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults, and seniors in San Bernardino County.  LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Med-Cal and Healthy Families and they also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).  LaSalle’s clinics are at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia and1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.
     
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patience care with more than 190,000 patient visits per year in Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties.
     
    LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates.  Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital, Kaiser Moreno Valley, Kaiser Fontana and Kaiser Riverside.

     -end-

    22-Year African Missionary Frederick Vinton Joins LaSalle Medical Associates

    Frederick Robert Vinton, Jr., has recently joined LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., as a Physicians Assistant. In his last position Vinton spent 22 years as the founder, physician and medical director for a district hospital in a remote area of Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) Frederick Robert Vinton, Jr., has recently joined LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., as a Physician Assistant.   In his last position Vinton spent 22 years as the founder, physician assistant and administrator for a district hospital in a remote area of Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Mission Grace Ministries International and Grace Church of the Congo sponsored the medical mission.  Vinton founded an 80 bed hospital that now has a staff of 42 including two doctors and 15 nurses.
    “Working in the Congo had lots of challenges, but we were able to make a big difference in peoples’ lives.  It was very rewarding to deliver healthcare to so many people who had never received treatment before,” said Vinton.
    His desire to serve started when he visited his grandfather for a year from 1980 to 1981 while a college student.
    “My grandfather served in the Congo as a medical missionary for 75 years.  He started when he was age 20 and served until he was 95 years old when he had a stroke and returned to the US.  He died a year later.
    “When I visited Africa as a young man and saw the great need for healthcare and how my grandfather’s faith led him to serve God by helping his fellow man, I was humbled.  It changed my life and I decided to commit myself to helping people through the practice of medicine,” said Vinton.
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaïre, is a very dangerous place and has been since its inception.  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to the Congo.  Armed groups, bandits, and elements of the Congolese military are known to pillage, steal vehicles, kidnap, rape, kill, and carry out military or paramilitary operations in which civilians are indiscriminately targeted.
    In 2011 Vinton and his wife made the decision to leave the Congo and return home to Southern California.  “It had been our goal to start a medical work which we could eventually turn over to the Congolese church.  We felt that goal had been reached,” said Vinton.
    Returning to California after 22 years in a remote area in the Congo proved difficult for Vinton and his family. Although they visited the U.S. every three to six years, there were still many adjustments to make.  Where they lived there were few stores, few supplies and fewer medicines.
    When Vinton and his team built their hospital in the Congo, they sawed their own lumber from the trees they cut down and made their own furniture using hand tools.  They also made and fired their own bricks.
    “Now I walk into a place like Home Depot and all of those items are made and ready to go.  It is very different,” said Vinton.
    There is also access to many more medicines that can prevent illness, or help patients recover faster with less pain.  “At LaSalle we have access to the best medicines in the world.  Learning about all of the new medications, treatment regiments and therapies has been exciting,” Vinton said.
    Despite the changes and adjustments to California’s healthcare industry, Vinton is glad he joined the team at LaSalle Medical Associates as a Physician Assistant.
    “When I learned of the opportunity to join LaSalle, I did my homework on the company,” said Vinton.  “I am impressed with LaSalle’s mission to proved high quality healthcare to individuals and families with courtesy and respect.”
    LaSalle’s President, Dr. Albert Arteaga is no stranger to missionary work.  As the son of an Adventist Minister he spent several years as an adolescent in Argentina when his father was sent as a missionary.
    “It’s nice to know that the President of LaSalle understands the many definitions of a mission include: a calling, an assigned task or a place that helps needy.  I learned that Dr. Arteaga has made the delivery of high quality healthcare in California LaSalle’s mission,” said Vinton.
    “What I most enjoy about working with the staff at LaSalle is how they express the company’s slogan “We Care” by serving each and every patient that walks through the door with quality healthcare, every day,” said Vinton.
    Every LaSalle Doctor and physician assistant also shows the “We Care” attitude by using a chart with every four-dollar generic prescription available at Wal-Mart pharmacies.
    “When I have a patient that does not have health insurance, I can prescribe a medicine my patients’ can afford to take.  That means that our patients can use their medications and get better faster,” said Vinton.

    “When I learned of the opportunity to join LaSalle, I did my homework on the company,” said Vinton. “I am impressed with LaSalle’s mission to proved high quality healthcare to individuals and families with courtesy and respect.”
    “What I most enjoy about working with the staff at LaSalle is how they express the company’s slogan “We Care” by serving each and every patient that walks through the door with quality healthcare, every day,” said Vinton.

    “We are honored that Frederick chose to work with us at LaSalle Medical Associates,” said Dr. Arteaga.  His dedication to people and medicine are demonstrated by his 22 years of service to people in the dangerous, war torn country of the Congo.  I am confident that Frederick delivers excellent healthcare to every patient he sees, everyday.”
    Vinton graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson and the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Physician Assistant (PA) Program.
    A physician assistant (PA) is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor.  A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician.
    PAs perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and make rounds in clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.
    Vinton works in LaSalle’s Hesperia clinic and the Mt. Vernon clinic in San Bernardino.
    For more information or an appointment call (909) 884-9091for LaSalle’s Mt. Vernon clinic or (760) 947-2161 for its Hesperia office.
    About LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc.
    LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 190,000 patient visits in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera counties.
    LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in California.

    Every LaSalle Doctor and physician assistant shows the “We Care” attitude by caring a chart with every four-dollar generic prescription available at Wal-Mart pharmacies.“When I have a patient that does not have health insurance, I can prescribe a medicine my patients’ can afford to take. That means that our patients can afford to use their medications and get better faster,” said Frederick Robert Vinton, Jr., who recently joined LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., as a Physicians Assistant.