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.

Osteopathic Medicine:

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.

References
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:                                                                    

     •User Name                                                                                                                                                         

     •Email Address                                                                                                                                                     

     •Password                                                                                                                                                                      

     •Time Zone                                                                                                                                                             

     •Preferred Language                                                                                                                                                               

     •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.

 

 

Links:

Amazing Charts Patient Portal: https://www.myupdox.com/portal/valleyoakfamilypractice/html/index.html

 

American Academy of Family Practitioners: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html

 

 

American Osteopathic Association: http://www.osteopathic.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Community Memorial Health System: http://www.cmhshealth.org

 

 

Ojai Valley Community Hospital: http://www.cmhshealth.org/ovch/index.shtml

 

 

Quest Labs: http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home.html

 

 

 

The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2): http://cairweb.org/