At River Bend Medical Associates, we believe in preventative medicine. Preventative medicine is the understanding that many serious diseases can be avoided entirely if their causes are addressed long in advance. Preventative medicine typically includes tools in order to attack problems from multiple angles: recommending lifestyle choices, encouraging annual physicals, scheduling screenings for certain diseases Read More
Here at River Bend Medical Associates, we realize that health is a lifelong journey. We want our youngest patients to be comfortable with their provider as well as being prepared to manage their health as they mature.
Our providers are experts at giving age appropriate explanations and inviting questions. The benefits of seeking out a family practice for your child’s pediatric care are that everyone in your family will have access to the same network of resources including a dietician in-house. You also have access to triage, which can truly provide peace of mind for the adults responsible as well.
River Bend Medical Associates is a family medical practice, which means that our staff has the profound joy and privilege to watch the children we treat grow up into young men and women. But as these growing boys and girls are accompanied by their parents to appointments over the years, there inevitably comes a time Read More
See these questions and answers in Spanish These FAQs were last updated on 5/25/2016 (this included edits to question 19). This content is considered current until any future update is made. Immunization Requirements for 2015 1. In 2015 and future years, which vaccines are required to enter child care or school in California? For child Read More
Our Patient Portal is one of the best services we offer our patients, and we would really like to motivate more of our patients to use this program. Here are a few reasons why you should consider using the Patient Portal: No need to use the phone! One of our most common patient complaints is Read More
The CDC has now updated their guidelines for the HPV vaccine for children between 10 and 11 years old. Instead of three vaccinations, now adolescents at that age should receive just two doses, at least six months apart. The CDC has made this recommendation based on the latest research on the efficacy of the HPV Read More
As a family practice, one of our main priorities is to make sure that women and their families are well taken care of. Our office not only works to ensure that women’s urgent medical needs are met, but to provide referrals to outside agencies and businesses that may be able to improve our patients’ quality Read More
One of the best things you can do for your children is make sure that you have the necessary or recommended vaccines. Use these PDFs to help guide you in making sure your child has the correct vaccinations at the correct age: Babies’ Immunization Guide Vaccinations for Infants & Children