Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | No Appointment Necessary
Our Doctors in Carlsbad, California
Gregory Wakeman D.O., A.O. B. F. P.—Medical Director
Dr. Wakeman is a board certified Family Practice physician and has been in practice since 1994. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Dr. Wakeman began operation of La Costa Urgent Care and Family Practice in January 2001.
He believes there is a genuine need in our community for service-oriented, immediate medical care by a board certified physician. He has created a place where patients can see their doctor on the day they need to, at the time they need to, with minimal wait.
Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Tri-City Medical Center 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92055
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
City of Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Osteopathic Medical Association
Member of the San Diego Better Business Bureau
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Western University of Health Sciences Alumnae Association
What is a D.O.?
A D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) is a fully licensed medical doctor, licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medication. D.O.s receive additional training during medical school in the musculoskeletal system—your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones. This additional training provides the physician with a better understanding of how illness or injury affects your whole body.
Because of this training, many D.O.s focus their medical careers on Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics. However, you will find D.O.s in all specialties of medicine, including surgery, E.R., and psychiatry.