Health Care

Tri-City Medical Center – Heroic Health

In 1961, few could have imagined the rural flower fields and avocado orchards of Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista would grow into the major population and commerce centers they are today. From its beginnings, Tri-City Medical Center has mirrored that growth. Today, Tri-City is a nationally recognized hospital with a world-renowned medical and professional staff, state-of-the art technology and award-winning, compassionate care. All of it together, from our patients who work hard to get and stay healthy, to our employees volunteering in the community, our physicians practicing the art and science of medicine with our Board of Directors leading the way with bold decisions, it’s what we call Heroic Health.

Tri-City Medical Center begins its second 50 years with major enhancements. The Cardiovascular Health Institute is open and providing the most advanced heart care available; from comprehensive heart risk screenings to ‘beating heart’ and minimally invasive open heart surgery. The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute offers concierge-style care coupled with advanced procedures. The hospital has earned numerous national and regional accreditations.  Tri-City is a Joint Commission Accredited Hospital meeting the highest national standards for healthcare quality. It is the first nationally accredited Chest Pain Center in San Diego County and is a San Diego County Designated Heart Attack Receiving Center.  It has a Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Certified Stroke Centers and the Gold “Plus” Award for Stroke Care from the American Heart and Stroke Associations.

Tri-City is home to nationally certified Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Centers accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The American College of Radiology awarded national certification to the radiology center. And, the clinical laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.  The comprehensive cancer program received a three year commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, one of only 1400 cancer programs in the nation to be so honored.

In 2008, the hospital opened the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine with certified physicians, nurses, and technicians. The medical director is the only nationally certified wound specialist in San Diego County and one of only three statewide. The Center was named Wound Care Facility of the Year. It has two locations – one in Vista and the newest located at the Tri-City Health and Wellness Complex in Carlsbad.

Tri-City offers a wide array of quality services ranging from maternity and advanced neonatal care, (the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the largest in North County and the only NICU with a board-certified neonatologist on duty around the clock), to orthopaedics, neurology, and advanced interventional radiology.

The most exciting recent technological addition is the da Vinci SI® HD Robotic Surgical System with Simulator – the most advanced system available. With its superior vision and dexterity that exceeds the human hand; the robot allows surgeons to do complex procedures like heart bypass surgery through incisions about the size of a dime. Patients benefit from shortened hospital stays, little to no pain, minimal blood loss and speedy returns to normal activities.

In 2009, Tri-City began a bedside bar-coding initiative, which has been shown to reduce medication errors by more than 80%.

Tri-City has the second busiest emergency room in the county treating about 80,000 residents annually. It remains at the forefront in planning for regional disaster response and in recent disasters served as a community medical receiving center for ill and injured patients.

This year the hospital launched Tri-City Health Link, a toll-free phone line with bilingual patient advisors standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week for physician referrals, registration for classes, groups and events and to answer questions about the many services at the medical center. Tri-City Health Link is truly the community’s around-the-clock connection to health and wellness information and resources.

Tri-City’s mission is to advance the health and wellness of those it serves. The three-year-old Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad approaches health and fitness from a medical perspective. The luxurious facility offers a complete array of health and fitness programs and has been named the best gym in San Diego County three years running on the 10News A*List. On the same campus in Carlsbad, the Medical Office Building houses the second locations of Occupational Medicine and the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Tri-City has two locations for Occupational Medicine because the hospital understands a healthy workforce is necessary to achieve a healthy bottom line.

At the Medical Center’s Oceanside campus, construction is well underway on a 57, 476 square-foot medical office building that will be the new ‘face’ of the hospital and home to the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute as well as physician offices. The state-of-the-art building is scheduled to open in 2013 and is the first step in a Master Plan Study that envisions major re-building of the medical center campus.

Tri-City Medical Center; medical excellence, advanced technology and compassionate care, all close to home – that’s Heroic Health.

Personalized Primary Care to Fit your  Family’s Schedule

At Scripps Coastal, our physicians specialize in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and geriatrics. We’re your “go to” doctors --- the primary care physicians you see for yearly check-ups, preventive health screenings, information on wellness classes, lab tests, urgent care and radiology services. If necessary, we’ll recommend the right Scripps specialist from our large network of doctors to help you manage more challenging medical conditions.

We realize your schedule is hectic, and your time is precious. That’s why we’ll have an appointment available for you when you need it – the same day or the same week, with evening appointments available at most locations.

We’re proud that patients have rated Scripps Coastal physicians number one in the San Diego region for “overall rating of all health care” and  in “rating of primary care physicians.” These rankings were reported by the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative based on the results of the statewide annual patient assessment survey.

Thinking about becoming a new patient at Scripps Coastal? We look forward to caring for you! We’ll help you find a Scripps Coastal location that’s convenient and the physician who’s right for you and your family. We accept most insurance plans, too. So give us a call today at 1-800-SCRIPPS or visit us online at

For almost 40 years North County Health Services has provided primary health care services to a needy population in north San Diego County. Today, with 11 centers, ten WIC offices, 2 mobile clinics, an HIV/AIDS Community Case Management office, and 3 Dental offices, North County Health Services is needed more than ever.
Throughout the U.S. more than 46 million people struggle to find health care for themselves and their families and NCHS along with many other federally-funded community health centers across the United States are their only hope. In the wake of healthcare reform, community health centers will take a key role in providing access to quality health care for many.
Take time to browse around this website and find out what NCHS can do for you or for your loved ones who may be struggling to find a health care home.
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Over 78 Years of Excellence in Healthcare

In 1932 Dr. Graybill established his practice that would evolve into Graybill Medical Group - the largest primary care medical group in the area.  Today Graybill Medical Group cares for one in three families in the communities they serve. With 10 offices, the practice sees over 180,000 patient visits yearly.

With a workforce of over 300 employees (including 56 doctors) covering 10 offices in San Diego North, the practice continues to grow and expand. The newest office Opened last summer in Carlsbad. This is the fourth North Coastal location for Graybill.  Additional Graybill Medical Group offices can be found in Temecula, Fallbrook, Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos and Escondido. Graybill participates in most health plans and practices at the local community hospitals.

With a strong commitment to preventive medical care, Graybill Medical Group strives to ensure optimum health to their patients. In response to provide the most effective care, Graybill was one of the first groups in this area to implement an Electronic Medical Record system. This enables their physicians to access, organize and maintain your records most efficiently.

Graybill Medical Group cares for patients in all stages of life. From pediatrics to internal medicine Graybill has several physician specialists that are members of the group or affiliated with their group including ENT (otolaryngology), obstetrics-gynecology, ophthalmology, and surgery.  Additionally they have many community specialists that we work with in providing the care that you need.  Graybill is part of the SHARP Community Medical Group, affiliated with Palomar Hospital, and Fallbrook Hospital.

Looking beyond patient care, Graybill Medical Group is an active participant in our North County Community. Graybill strives to give back and be a respected presence in our community.

Quality of life and healthcare go hand-in-hand; this principle is something Graybill is dedicated to. By providing traditional, holistic and specialized care as well as promoting overall healthy living. Graybill patients are often patients for life. The practice also sees many multi-generational families that have been patients with the Medical Group for decades.

To learn more about Graybill Medical Group, their offices or services please visit or call (866) 228-2236.