A letter to our patients, detailing the importance of showing up on time for appointments
It’s a relationship that we take very seriously. Our mission is to provide the best-possible health care for the region and its residents, starting with you.
And the connection begins with your primary care provider, who can diagnose and treat the obvious — such as colds, coughs and cuts — but also focus on often-overlooked problems.
At Western Sierra, our primary care providers have a whole person approach to health care. We would like to get to know you better, not just your physical health, but we also want to know about the circumstances in your life that are affecting the way you feel. By looking at the big picture of you, we can find solutions for you.
We are committed to providing comprehensive health care. In order to meet that goal, Western Sierra has greatly expanded its health care lineup — including behavioral health, dental services, specialists, Urgent Care, and an in-house Pharmacy — and continues to look at more services to help our patients and the region.
Quite simply, we’re never satisfied with the status quo, especially when it comes to your health.
Of course, like any successful relationship, we also need a commitment from you. Effective health care is definitely a two-way street.
We strongly encourage annual checkups. We will order the occasional screenings and tests, and push for patients to be up-to-date on immunizations. If you’re not feeling well, we want to hear from you as soon as possible. Delaying a visit with your medical provider often only worsens a health issue.
And speaking of appointments, we want to stress the importance of coming to your appointment on time. Despite the center’s fast-paced growth — about double the number of patients during the past decade — we’ve been able to maintain short waits for patients.
So, if you need to reschedule an appointment because you cannot make it or are delayed, please let us know right away. Too many missed appointments will not only jeopardize your health, but will also jeopardize our ability to continue caring for you.
If you have any questions about Western Sierra, your primary care provider, our services or any health concerns, please feel free to call. We’re truly committed to better health together.
Dr. Christina Lasich
Chief Medical Officer