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Top doctors named in Encinitas

ENCINITAS — Each year, the San Diego County Medical Society, in collaboration with San Diego Magazine, honors the “Top Doctors” in San Diego County, as recognized by their peers. This year, North Coast Health Center, at 477 N. El Camino Real, had 23 of its physicians have been named for this award.“It is a tremendous honor that all six of our family medicine physicians have been chosen by our peers as “Top Doctor” in San Diego,” said Georgine Jorgensen, M.D., of North Coast Family Medical Group.

This is Jorgensen’s sixth time being selected to the “Top Doctor” list.

This year’s North Coast Heath Center awardees included:

— Dermatology – Bari Cunningham, MD and Vishakha Gigler. MD, both with Comprehensive Dermatology Group

— Family Medicine – Christine Clotfelter, DO; Craig Duck, MD; James Hay, MD; Georgine Jorgensen, MD; Richard Payne, MD; Amy Kakimoto, MD and James Quigley, DO, all with North Coast Family Medical Group.

— Nancy Fierro, MD and Gerard Lumkong, MD with Scripps Coastal Medical Group

— Pediatric Allergy & Asthma – Hal Hoffman, MD and Anthony Horner, MD, both with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

— Pediatric Dermatology – Bari Cunningham, MD with Comprehensive Dermatology

and Shelia Friedlander, MD with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

— Pediatric Endocrinology – Michael Gottschalk, MD and Ron Newfield, MD, both with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

— Pediatric Otolaryngology – Anthony Magit, MD and Seth Pransky, MD with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego and James Ochi, MD with Children’s ENT of San Diego

— Pediatric Surgery – Timothy Fairbanks, MD – Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

— Pediatric Urology – George Chiang, MD and Nicholas Holmes, MD, both with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego

— Vascular Surgery – Mark Sedwitz, MD with Pacific Coast Vascular & General Surgery

“These individuals have been identified by their peers as physicians to whom they would entrust the care of their own family members and patients,” said Greg Petree, president of AmeriCare Medical Properties and owner of the health center. “There is no greater compliment one can receive than from one’s colleagues.”

For more information about these physicians and more than 250 others leading doctors and dentists located at North Coast Health Center, visit


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