We strive to make it as easy as possible for our patients to access our care, communicate with us and
get the information they need. To facilitate these goals we have implemented a
number of technologies and tools, both online and in our office.
Our patient portal allows our physicians to communicate with patients online.
What kind of doctor is a D. O.?
Does a D.O. have the same training as an M.D.?
A doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO.) is a fully trained and licensed doctor who has attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. A doctor of medicine (M.D.) has attended and graduated from a conventional (allopathic) medical school.
The major difference between osteopathic and allopathic doctors is that some osteopathic doctors provide manual medicine therapies, such as spinal manipulation or massage therapy, as part of their treatment.
After medical school, both M.D.s and D.O.s must complete residency training in their chosen specialties. They must also pass the same licensing examination before they can treat people and prescribe medications.
1. About D.O.s. American Osteopathic Association. https://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/Pages/default.aspx. Accessed March 16, 2012.
Patient Portal Instructions
How to log into your portal account
Click on or type in the web address of your physician’s patient portal you received in your welcome email. To log in to your portal account select the “Click here to login button”. Enter the Initial User Name and Initial Password from the email you received from your physician and click “Sign in”.
For your protection and security purposes you will need to verify your account, please enter your date of birth and then click on “Verify”.
How to view messages from your physician’s office
To view your messages click on the Messages menu tab. Click on a message on the left hand column to view the contents of the message. There are several actions you can take for each message received in your inbox, including:
•Open as PDF – If you would like to save your message and any attachments click on the Open as PDF button and either Open or Save the file to your desired location. (Please note this will require Free Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer to view the document.)
•Print a Message – If you would like to print a message click on the Print button and a print dialogue box will appear allowing you to print out the document on your desired printer.
How to manage your account information
You can manage your profile by clicking on the My Profile link in the upper right hand corner of the page. You can edit several settings for your portal profile, including:
•Opt In / Out Preference
The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2)
We use the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) to register our vaccinations.
The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) is a secure, confidential, statewide computerized immunization information system for California residents.
Amazing Charts Patient Portal: https://www.myupdox.com/portal/valleyoakfamilypractice/html/index.html
American Academy of Family Practitioners: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html
Ojai Valley Community Hospital: http://www.cmhshealth.org/ovch/index.shtml
Quest Labs: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home.html
The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2):