It's Time for Flu Shots

Please don't tune me out on this one. Don't let this post resemble Gary Larson's "The Far Side" cartoon where you only hear, "Blah, blah, blah, Flu shot, blah, blah, blah, Flu shot, blah, blah, blah" I write about the flu every year because it's one infectious disease that is not only more aggressive and dangerous for babies and young children, it's vaccine-preventable.

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The Case for Concierge Medicine

Today’s doctor-patient relationships are under pressure. Providers face financial demands from the government and payors, and many feel forced to squeeze as many patients as possible into each day in order to maintain their practice. It’s unsurprising that new models of care are emerging that address physicians’ desires to spend more time with each patient.

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Our New Mobile App Makes It Easier to Reach Us

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These days just about everyone has a hand-held device.

If you are a patient, or wish to become a patient, we wish to make it easy to get ahold of us.

Our new mobile app makes it simple ... to call us, push the CALL US button. We hope you know where we are located, but the person driving may not. It's simple to obtain directions by clicking the FIND US button. If you are truly having a medical emergency, Mercy Folsom Hospital is located a couple minutes west of us towards Bidwell Street, so find us on the map and you're almost there.

Need to make an appointment? Our hours are listed for your convenience.

You can view our full site by clicking the "classic" button, or using a tablet or desktop browser.

If you're going to be late, or can't make an appointment, please let us know. While you think about it, you may wish to bookmark our site.

As always. DIAL 911 if you need immediate assistance.

 

 

A Personal Message from Dr. West About Concierge Medical Care

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randy1I have practiced medicine here in California for nearly 20 years and during this time I have had the privilege of caring for many of you and your families. It has been such an honor to be your physician and share in your quest for a healthy, active life.

As you know from personal experience, our health care system is becoming extremely complex. From my perspective as an experienced physician, the many changes underway in healthcare will continue to affect our relationship and my ability to provide the highest standard of care to you, my patients. After much reflection and soul-searching, I have decided that I do not want to compromise my diligent attention to your individual care.

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Dr. West Says: "Catch It Before It Catches You"

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Doctor West coined the phrase "Catch It Before It Catches You." In other words, take care of yourself.

While the age-old cliche "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" may sound a bit trite, the message still holds true today. With proper diet, exercise, vitamins and nutrition, there is a plethora of evidence that people can improve and extend the quality of their lives, and prevent disease.

Doc West fully believes in and promotes preventative medicine. He offers to Creekside patients some of the best nutritional products and medical foods on the market. All of Creekside's recommended products are available in the office and most can be purchased on line.

You can learn more about these products by visiting our Nutrition Center.

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Office Hours

Monday to Thursday
8 to Noon and 1 to 5

Friday
8 to Noon and 1 to 3

Prescription Refills

If you need a prescription refilled, please have your pharmacy contact us and allow 3 business days for us to respond. Therefore, if your prescription is running low, it's a good idea to contact your pharmacy 5 business days in advance to allow for the time required for approval and filling your medication.

Office Dispensary

As a convenience for our patients, Creekside Osteopathic offers some of the more popular and essential medications in our office. Often, a patient wants or needs to start a regimen right away. Check with your doctor, as you may be able to leave the office with your prescription, thus avoiding delays at your pharmacy.

Creekside Osteopathic Family Medical Services

Our physicians are trained and have special interests in; Sports Medicine / Injuries, Nutrition & Wellness, Osteopathic Manipulations, Minor In-Office Procedures, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Physical Therapy, Laser Therapy, Functional and Integrative Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.

We accept all cash pay patients and all PPO insurance plans. If you have an HMO Insurance Plan, you can still participate in our Concierge Medical Care program and/or become a cash pay patient.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you. Call us at (916) 984-4100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • About Us
  • Our Mission
  • Meet Dr. West

Our office consists of two extremely well educated Osteopathic Physicians who are board certified family practitioners, and treat all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics. We would like to personally welcome you and your family to our beautiful office conveniently located in the heart of Folsom. We always encourage new patients to join our family and absolutely adore all of our existing patients.

... is to stamp out disease and save lives ... by dedicating our time and knowledge so that patients can develop attitudes and lifestyles that do not just fight illnesses, but to help prevent disease.

Thus, we improve the lives of each one of our patients one visit at a time.

"I am not as crazy as people think I am! I'm very high energy, no doubt. But it's a focused energy. I have such a passion for what I do, and I take it all to heart. I'm proud to be an osteopathic physician!"

Dr. West is also known as "Doc Taz" for his high energy levels and contagious enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. He was born and raised in California and at the age of seven he had his heart set on being a doctor.

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