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Primary Care Physician

The Primary Care Physician provides assessment, evaluation, planning, and treatment aligned with evidence-based guidelines and performs at the highest professional standards of clinical practice in their specialty.

The physician collaborates with external referring physicians to provide continuous care, and assist patients with appropriate treatment and follow up as clinically indicated.

The primary care physician works alongside an interdisciplinary team and works with other professional colleagues to manage a clinical panel and maintain a clinical practice that is high quality, patient-centered, and equitable for all patients they serve.


All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.


Minimum: Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) and valid license to practice the state of CA.

Board certified in internal medicine or family medicine.

(Applicants must at least be in the process of finishing residency and becoming eligible for board certification with plans to attain certification timely for starting clinical practice at a Cottage clinic.) Must meet all requirements for membership and unrestricted clinical privileges of the CH Medical Staff.



Minimum: Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.

Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology.

Broad knowledge of common medication, side effects, and contraindications.

In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices.


Minimum: Proven experience as a physician
Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education.

Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system.

Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion.

Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first.

We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.

Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law.

This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee.

Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices.

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