Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo
One of 22 Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers Countywide
A Healthy Family Starts With a Doctor You Can Trust
Managing your family’s health care is not usually top of mind until a loved one is sick or you’ve had a life change. Choosing the right care can be overwhelming and confusing, but selecting a primary care doctor ahead of time helps ensure the best care for your family when the need arises.
A primary care doctor coordinates your family’s routine and specialty care. Finding the right doctor will depend on your unique needs. If you haven’t given much thought to this important decision, here’s a good place to start:
Decide which type of primary care doctor you want.
There are four types of primary care doctors:
• Pediatricians care for children and adolescents.
• Family medicine doctors treat the whole family, from infants to older adults.
• Internal medicine doctors treat adults age 18 and up.
• Internal medicine/pediatric doctors are board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and treat people of all ages.
Think about your personal preferences.
• Are you more comfortable with a male or female doctor?
• Do you want your doctor’s office close to your home or work?
• Do you need a doctor who speaks a language other than English?
• Which hospitals does the doctor admit to?
Many North County families that have busy schedules look for a doctor who offers a wide variety of ways to access care. These can include:
• Video and phone appointments.
• The convenience of a medical center where many services, such as pharmacy, lab, radiology, and urgent care, are all under one roof.
• Same-day appointments.
• After-hours pediatric care for when the kids are sick.
• The ability to securely manage your and your family’s health care online by messaging your doctor’s office, making appointments, viewing lab results, and more.
Confirm your insurance coverage.
When you find the ideal doctor, you’ll need to verify if they are in your health plan network. Call the number listed on your insurance card to confirm, and let your insurance carrier know you’ve selected that person as your new primary care doctor.
Sharp Rees-Stealy can help you navigate your options and make it easy to find a doctor. Plus, they accept almost all health insurance plans. Select your doctor at sharp.com/srsdoctor or by calling 858-264-2539.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Rancho Bernardo
Address: 16899 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Care You Need Under One Roof
• Primary and specialty care, including cardiology, OB-GYN, orthopaedics, and more
• Urgent care
• Lab, mammography/radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, optical, and more
• Same-day appointments
• Video and phone visits
• FollowMyHealth® — a secure, online patient portal
Plus, after-hours pediatric appointments nearby.
John R. Jerome, D.D.S. M.S.
After first becoming interested in dentistry in high school, Signature Orthodontics’ Dr. John Jerome worked hard to pursue his passion as a career. Dr. Jerome earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State University, Northridge and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Navy, completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and served two years as a dental officer at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar. Following a seven-month deployment in Iraq, Dr. Jerome returned to the USC School of Dentistry and completed a three-year advanced training program in orthodontics, earning his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology.
Dr. Jerome completed his orthodontics residency in 2012 and started Signature Orthodontics from scratch. The practice serves children and adults in the 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, and greater San Diego areas with the goal of creating beautiful smiles with the highest standards of care. While Signature Orthodontics specializes in both braces and Invisalign, the practice is the leading Invisalign provider in 4S Ranch. “I love working with adults and children to give them a better smile,” Dr. Jerome said.
Dr. Jerome also makes it a priority to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in his field and is involved in a variety of continuing education activities. He takes what he learns and applies it in his work at Signature Orthodontics to benefit all his patients. His professional affiliations include: The American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontics, American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, San Diego Academy of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society.
“Our goal is to give you the best smile you deserve.”
In his free time, Dr. Jerome enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and son JJ, who attends Del Sur Elementary School and is active in baseball, soccer, and theater. Dr. Jerome also likes playing tennis, body boarding, playing guitar, and studying electronics.
Dr. Kami Hoss
Company: The Super Dentists
Owners: Dr. Kami Hoss and Dr. Nazli Keri
Address: Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
The Super Dentists’ Dr. Kami Hoss and Dr. Nazli Keri, also known as their alter-egos Dr. Have One Super Smile and The Tooth Keri, respectively, are transforming the dental experience for children and adults. The Super Dentists provides a unique patient experience through original movies, music, and fun superhero and villain characters. The offices look like theme parks and feature video games, a dress-up area, and even a special door for children. “We’ve taken something that is typically feared and created an environment where kids beg to visit and don’t want to leave,” said Dr. Kami Hoss, Co-Founder of The Super Dentists. “Because we know that if kids like going to the dentist, they will go to the dentist and will take care of their mouths.”
The Super Dentists experience begins before patients even step foot through the door with the practice’s innovative augmented reality app. Parents receive a link to the augmented reality welcome video and watch it with their children so they know what to expect. They are also introduced to The Super Dentists characters: Dr. Have One Super Smile, The Tooth Keri, MeloD, Cavitar, and Molar. “The app is fun and interactive,” said Dr. Kami Hoss. “Kids can take their picture with the characters to become part of the experience, then share photos and videos with their parents and friends via text or social media.”
Though pediatric dentistry is the core service at The Super Dentists, the practice also offers dentistry for parents and orthodontics for the whole family – and it can be fun, too! “We’ve changed everything adults hate about going to the dentist,” Dr. Kami Hoss said.
The Super Dentists are very active in the community, especially with causes related to children and education. They regularly participate in speaking engagements and career fairs at local schools, and host on-site job shadowing opportunities, wellness fairs, and mouth guard fitting clinics. They also provide free dental care on Free Dental Day every year, and pay kids for their leftover Halloween candy that’s then donated to military troops overseas through their Candy Buy Back program.
“We love seeing the reaction of children and parents when they come to see The Super Dentists and interact with all of our services and amenities,” Dr. Kami Hoss said. “We know how important oral health is to your overall health, and we are honored to be making a big difference in peoples’ lives and futures.”
Dr. Jodi McGrady
Dr. Jodi McGrady opened McGrady Dental Group with one goal: taking care of families. “I love working with kids and helping to introduce them to dentistry without fear,” Dr. McGrady explained. “By offering services for the entire family, kids don’t have to age out of our practice, and busy moms can get their teeth cleaned at the same time as the kids.”
She has always had an interest in comprehensive, community-minded dentistry. After receiving her first dental degree at University of Pittsburgh, she studied hospital dentistry and trained to treat children with special needs at University of Iowa, receiving a master’s degree in dental public health. She and her husband, periodontist Dr. Michael Spilotro, practiced together in Santa Fe, NM for 10 years before relocating to San Diego.
Dr. McGrady continued studying pediatric dentistry at University of California Los Angeles and Rady Children’s Hospital, completing her pediatric residency in 2011. She remains involved with the hospital. “I’m currently the Chief of Dental Services at Rady Children’s Hospital,” she explained. “This gives us one more option for kids with health concerns or extensive treatment needs to be treated in a safe environment.”
Providing safe, high-quality treatment and serving the community is a family affair at McGrady Dental Group. Dr. McGrady lives locally with her husband and three teenagers. Her husband works in the office two days a month, and two of her children join Dr. McGrady on trips to Ensenada, Mexico, volunteering with 1000 Smiles.
“I enjoy the relationships you build in pediatrics and family dentistry,” Dr. McGrady concluded. “You truly watch kids grow up and get to share in their joys and successes.”
Dr. David Li
Dr. David Li, a board certified specialist in orthodontics and owner of San Diego Orthodontic Specialists, has been creating beautiful smiles in the San Diego community for over 14 years. “We are a patient-focused practice that really listens to each patient’s needs,” said Dr. Li of his practice’s success.
Dr. Li attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate degree, dental degree, and orthodontic specialty training. He describes the atmosphere at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists as “comfortable and relaxed,” and that his team is “friendly, caring, and knowledgeable.”
“We use the latest technology to provide the most advanced and efficient orthodontic treatment available,” explained Dr. Li, who sees both children and adults. “Invisalign has become a popular alternative for those looking for a more esthetic alternative.”
He and his wife, Dr. Natalie Li, optometrist and owner of nearby 4S Eyecare and Optometry, have been longtime residents of 4S Ranch and have three beautiful children. Their oldest daughter Madeline will be in eighth grade at Oak Valley Middle School, and enjoys swimming and volleyball. Their son Jonathan will be in fifth grade at Stone Ranch Elementary, and loves baseball. Their surprise bundle of joy, Charlotte, loves naps and stroller rides in the park. Dr. Li has been a prominent community leader for over a decade as past president of the Stone Ranch Foundation, past chair of the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation, and currently the president of the Oak Valley Falcon Foundation.
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS
Drs. Albert Lin and Robert Gramins
Drs. Albert Lin and Robert Gramins grew up in Chicago, where they both attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Lin went on to Northwestern University Medical Center for his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. Dr. Gramins was commissioned as an officer in the Dental Corps and after his service returned to Chicago to Loyola University Medical Center for his oral and maxillofacial residency.
Both doctors love being part of their communities and are committed to supporting youth sports, the arts, and local charities. Their young children are active in Little League, and it’s not uncommon to find them cheering on (or even coaching) their teams.
Dr. Lin and Dr. Gramins are specially trained in facial trauma reconstruction, orthognathic jaw surgery, dental implants, and removal of wisdom teeth. They are also among a select group of oral surgeons licensed by the State of California to perform cosmetic facial procedures.
Because of their expertise in facial trauma, they have been selected as the oral and facial surgeons to the San Diego Gulls hockey team.
Drs. Lin and Gramins are committed to providing the absolute best care in the most comfortable setting at both of their San Diego practices.
With safety being of utmost importance, Boulder OMS and La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery are both AAAHC accredited. Every three years, the practices and staff participate in a rigorous third-party survey to ensure adherence to the highest standards in safety and patient care.
Dr. Lin loves to snowboard and enjoys traveling with his wife Christy and their two children to hit the slopes. Dr. Lin actively supports the arts and has given generously to local dance groups and high school performance teams, in addition to the Oral Cancer Society and ALZ San Diego.
“Giving back to our local community is something Christy and I are passionate about, especially the arts and youth sports.” – Dr. Albert Lin
Dr. Gramins is an avid golfer, skier, and vintage car enthusiast. He lives in 4S Ranch with his wife Jennifer and their son. Dr. G, as he’s known to many of his patients, is an active supporter of March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Las Patronas, ALZ San Diego, and numerous local high school and community sports teams.
Drs. Lin and Gramins aim to provide a positive experience for each patient, from consultation to follow-up. Both doctors achieve tremendous results by utilizing the latest techniques and best treatment options for every patient. Learn more at www.BoulderOMS.com or www.LJOFS.com.
Dr. Jeremy Bold
Dr. Jeremy Bold has been treating patients at Bold Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, located in the 4S Ranch Village Center, for nearly 15 years. As a 92127 resident himself, Dr. Bold treats his patients as neighbors and friends. “We wave to them as they pass by for their morning Starbucks,” Dr. Bold said. “They often stop in to say ‘Hi!’ on the way to do yoga or go to Subway for lunch.” Patients are greeted by name and always made to feel at home.
Personalized dental care is at the heart of Bold Smiles Dentistry. “We strive to know more about each of our guests than what is revealed on a set of x-rays,” Dr. Bold said. Scheduling one patient at a time allows him time to interact with them, answer questions, and provide exceptional quality dentistry with a gentle and caring touch. The practice also offers complimentary movies, warmed water, and use of a massage chair during treatments to help make patients’ experience as stress-free and relaxed as possible.
Dr. Bold’s compassionate care is complemented by his advanced training and utilization of the latest cutting-edge technology. In fact, Dr. Bold and his team pride themselves on being able to offer one-visit dentistry. “Using computer-assisted technology, we can make beautiful, long-lasting, all porcelain crowns, onlays, and veneers in a single visit,” explained Dr. Bold. “This process usually takes two or more visits spread out over several weeks in other offices, but is sped up to be done in around two hours using the CEREC system inside of our office, eliminating the need for temporary crowns or having to get numbed a second time.”
Dr. Bold is certified in and offers such dental technology as Invisalign, Diode Lasers, Power teeth whitening, and CEREC. He is committed to staying current on advancements in the industry, and attends many continuing education programs and conferences every year to stay up to date on the latest dental technology and techniques.
When the workday is done, Dr. Bold prefers spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two children. As a 4S Ranch resident, he embraces living in the same community that he works in. “My kids go to school here, they play sports here. I run into patients at Target, Ralphs, Karl Strauss, you name it! That is one of the main reasons that I wanted to have a practice here – so that I could practice where I live. I’m grateful to be part of such a great community,” Dr. Bold shared. “It’s so rewarding to get to know my patients on a personal level, and to get to see their smiles away from the office.”
“There’s something endearing about having a small-town feel, even when you go to the dentist,” said one patient. “Dr. Bold, his wife, and kids enjoy being part of the local community, which is a special detail about his practice. He can connect to patients and families both at work and around town.”
Dr. Susan Hong
Company: Dr. Susan Hong Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Address: 11848 Bernardo Plaza Ct., Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92128
Whether in her warm, welcoming office or at home in the North County community, Dr. Susan Hong is committed to fostering lifelong relationships. Her patients’ needs and comfort are her highest priority, and she uses her years of expertise and cutting-edge technology to create lasting smiles.
Dr. Hong has practiced dentistry for nearly 20 years. A native New Yorker, she ran a private practice in downtown New York City and taught at Columbia University School of Dentistry before moving to San Diego. She spent 10 years practicing downtown before deciding she wanted to connect more closely with her North County community, where she lives in Rancho Peñasquitos with her husband and three children. She opened her Rancho Bernardo family and cosmetic dentistry practice in 2015, continuing to provide comprehensive, compassionate care with the highest-quality technology. Her office is equipped with heated massage chairs and televisions, and she offers sedation for anxious patients, but more importantly, her focus on the whole patient creates an effective, trust-based relationship.
A key part of that is staying up to date with the latest developments in dental care. Dr. Hong has recently implemented a new technology that allows for a radiation free way to examine teeth like never before. DEXIS CariVu is a new alternative to traditional X-rays that bathes individual teeth in near-infrared light while capturing live video and still images.
Because it photographs the tooth from multiple angles, CariVu is especially useful for discovering cracks and early-stage cavities, letting Dr. Hong recommend preventive measures and individualized treatment. “It is a wonderful adjunct to the technology that I already use in providing comprehensive care,” Dr. Hong shared, adding that CariVu is also beneficial for young children and pregnant women who want to avoid ionizing radiation.
Dr. Hong also offers Invisalign, laser periodontal treatment, metal-free restorations, implant restorations, and TMJ treatment. Learn more about Dr. Susan Hong Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at www.DentistRB.com.
The EyeLux Optometry experience combines state-of-the-art technology with personal, compassionate care. Each doctor and staff member at the local, independent practice aims to promote total well-being through better eye health.
Michael J. Cooper, OD, specializes in general optometry and complicated contact lenses. His work includes patients with keratoconus and other corneal conditions, and slowing down myopia in young patients. He feels “there is nothing more satisfying than solving vision problems for patients who have struggled with their sight.” Dr. Cooper inherited his interest in optometry from his father-in-law, who taught him how to listen to each patient and understand their individual needs.
As Brooke Coleman, OD, explained, “After researching optometry, including spending time with a family friend who is an optometrist, I discovered I simply loved the profession and the work involved. It’s a career that allows me to help people by making an immediate positive impact on their lives.”
Dr. Coleman specializes in general optometry and contact lens and vision development at EyeLux. Open communication is a key part of her practice, and she added, “I am motivated by the well-being of my patients, and I think that helps to inspire their confidence in me.”
Like his colleagues at EyeLux Optometry, Ben Cahoon, OD, also emphasizes the importance of individualized treatment and the rewards of helping others. Outside the office, he has organized mission trips to Tonga in order to provide health services to many in need. Here in 4S Ranch, he provides general optometry, pediatric eye care, and Lasik/PRK consultations. He is originally from Canada and attended the Pacific University College of Optometry.
EyeLux Optometry is located in the heart of 4S Ranch and serves clients of all ages. Learn more about the services and eyewear available at www.EyeLuxOptometry.com.
Arch Health Medical Group
Company: Arch Health Medical Group
Address: Multiple locations throughout the North County inland region
World-Class Health Care in Your Backyard
Arch Health Medical Group is your neighborhood health care provider with seven medical offices and two urgent care centers located throughout the North County inland region in Poway, Rancho Peñasquitos, Escondido, Ramona, and Valley Center. As your neighbor, Arch cares about your health and wellness as much as you do.
As affiliates of Palomar Health, Arch doctors have access to the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the number one-ranked health system in the world. Palomar Health-affiliated physicians are the only physicians in Southern California with access to Mayo Clinic expertise.
You might already know Arch has a world-class reputation for its orthopedics and cardiology programs. What you might not know is that Arch also has some of the finest primary care providers and specialists in a variety of other fields, including dermatology; ear, nose, and throat; family medicine; gastroenterology; internal medicine; ophthalmology; optometry; pediatrics; pulmonology; rheumatology; sleep medicine; and sports medicine.
Two Arch providers were recognized as Physicians of the Year by Palomar Health for their high-quality patient service delivery. Dr. Sonal Khattri is a practicing pediatric physician who entered the field of pediatrics because she loves the innocence and curiosity of kids and wants to help them develop healthy habits now so they grow up to become responsible adults.
“Listen to their fears. It’s human connection.” ~ Dr. Khattri
She develops trust with her patients by reading, playing, and counting with them to break down barriers and make her seem less threatening. And when parents come to her with questions, she listens. “You have to be patient and a good listener,” Dr. Khattri said. “Listen to their fears. It’s human connection.” Once parents and kids feel she has their best interests at heart, they can build a strong doctor-patient partnership and create mutually agreeable patient outcomes.
Also recognized as a Palomar Health Physician of the Year, Dr. Young Lee is a practicing general and interventional cardiologist in Poway and Escondido. His care ranges from treating clogged arteries to rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. Dr. Lee prioritizes informed and shared decision-making with his patients to make them aware of their own medical issues by explaining complex information in ways they will understand. “You have to customize treatment to not only the medical issue but to the patient’s own beliefs,” Dr. Lee said.
To start your journey to better health with Arch Health Medical Group, please visit www.ArchHealth.org.
Del Sur Ranch Dental
Del Sur Ranch Dental patients can expect to receive an integrative approach to dental care. You will leave an appointment with more than clean teeth and a complimentary toothbrush. Patients can have peace of mind and the knowledge that their overall health and well-being is a priority. That is because the doctors and team at Del Sur Ranch Dental are on a mission to improve the health of people in the San Diego community by the year 2020 by bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry as a complete health dental office.
Doctors Jennifer Still, DDS and Maya Yazdi, DDS and their team are focused on continuing education training surrounding the oral systemic connection. Del Sur Ranch Dental dentists want to provide you with an integrative approach to your health and be a part of your medical team. By providing a more thorough dental exam, including key health-related questions, blood pressure readings, and access to DNA diagnostics for oral pathogens, along with a high standard for treating inflammation and disease present in the mouth, it is their goal to bring you to optimum health and help you lower health-related risks.
Heart attack and stroke, diabetes, brain health, pregnancy, oral cancer, and sleep apnea are all areas of your health that have lowered risks when inflammation, disease, and airway obstruction in your mouth are absent.
Del Sur Ranch Dental is also a mercury-free office and their use of digital x-rays allows them to reduce toxic exposure.
But don’t let all this fancy talk confuse you – Del Sur Ranch Dental also provides comprehensive dental services like fillings and crowns. With CEREC technology, you will experience same-day dentistry. No more temporaries for restorative work are necessary. The practice works with a master ceramist to provide patients with full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic procedures in one day.
“Patients can have peace of mind and the knowledge that their overall health and well-being is a priority.”
Del Sur Ranch Dental loves their 92127 community. They are committed to giving back to the families by sponsoring schools, local events, organizations, foundations, and even providing free dental work needed by the kids of the Monarch School affected by homelessness.
Customer service and service to the community and patients are the focus at Del Sur Ranch Dental and all families are welcomed as new patients.
Children’s Primary Care Medical Group
Company: Children’s Primary Care Medical Group
Find the best pediatric healthcare for your family with Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG), the region’s only health network focused solely on children and their health and well-being. Since its inception 23 years ago, CPCMG has grown to include more than 130 pediatricians and certified pediatric nurse practitioners working in 29 offices located throughout San Diego and Riverside counties.
CPCMG offers patient-focused, family-centered pediatric healthcare for children from birth to age 18. This includes well visits, developmental screening and guidance, camp and sports physicals, immunizations, weight management and nutrition tips, behavioral consultations, and teen healthcare. CPCMG also offers a complimentary prenatal visit for parents-to-be, providing the opportunity to meet their new pediatrician.
Scheduling an appointment is easy and convenient thanks to after-hours and weekend appointments. The patient portal, MyChart, offers secure online access to your child’s medical records and the ability to manage appointments, check test results, communicate with your pediatrician, and request prescription refills. CPCMG’s Nurse Care Connect program links you to pediatric registered nurses who are available Monday through Friday to provide advice and guidance. After-hours telephone triage care and extended care visits are also available.
CPCMG pediatricians are board-certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, representing their ongoing commitment to the health and the well-being of children. In addition, CPCMG maintains close relationships with the pediatric specialists at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego to coordinate patient referrals and follow up when specialty care is needed.
Find the best pediatrician in your neighborhood by visiting www.CPCMG.net or calling the CPCMG Welcome Center at 858-502-1177. See you soon!