California Coastal Paradise Looking for Specialist in Primary Care, Family Practice or Internal Medicine

News Media Contact: Bruce Lewis, 707-813-1197

Opportunity Offers Rare Combination of Satisfying Practice and Quality of Life

FORT BRAGG, Calif. — November 15, 2011 — Doctors who want to live and work in paradise just might be interested in this opening in primary care, internal medicine or family practice at the North Coast Family Health Center on the Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg, California. The only drawback: the dramatic scenery and relaxed lifestyle might make working indoors difficult … it’s that beautiful!

The North Coast Family Health Center, a multi-specialty rural health clinic, is owned by Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH), a 25-bed critical access hospital rich in technology and talent. The hospital features a new state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center, telemedicine robot, a clinical labechocardiography team (with ICAEL-certified lab), an extensive wellness program, 5-Star HealthGrades rated hip replacement surgery program, rehabilitation center, and 24-hour emergency department. Interested providers must be Board Certified, and hold a current California medical license.

Quality of Life

Lifestyle benefits of practicing at the North Coast Family Health Center include local state parks, botanic gardens, rivers, harbor, redwood groves, dramatic ocean bluffs, and unlimited outdoor adventures, from kayaking to mountain biking. Not to mention many amenities of city life, including great restaurants, nearby wineries, seasonal festivals and more.

“I’ve lived and practiced here for the past 17 years, and I’ve enjoyed basing my career in this multi-specialty clinic that provides very high quality patient care,” says David Newell, MD, Endocrinologist and North Coast Family Health Center Medical Director.  “I have found my practice to be extremely satisfying, and my interaction with provider colleagues stimulating.  I have the joys of a small town practice backed by the support of specialists and technology found in much larger, urban settings.”

For more Information

Contact Will Lee, Medical Staff Services: Tel:  (707) 961-4740
Fax: (707) 961-4786 / Email:

About Mendocino Coast District Hospital

Mendocino Coast District Hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services and accredited by The Joint Commission.  MCDH provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services, and healthcare education to prevent, manage and treat chronic and acute conditions. The hospital is located on the California coast, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco.