Primary Care at St. Mary High Desert Medical Group

A primary care doctor is your family’s main point of contact within the health care system. Most people think of their primary care doctor as their family doctor who provides a broad spectrum of medical services and the majority of their care, and coordinates referrals to other specialists for medical or surgical treatments. Family doctors have expertise in family-oriented and individual care, including pediatrics and child rearing, aging, health education, nutrition and preventive care. They also diagnose and treat many acute and chronic illnesses.

There are three types of primary care doctors within St. Mary High Desert Medical Group, with offices conveniently located throughout the High Desert:

  • Family doctors, who care for patients at every stage of life from birth through old age.
  • Pediatricians, who treat newborns through age 18-21.
  • Internal medicine physicians (internists), who are trained in the management of acute, chronic and complex illnesses for adult and elderly patients.

We know keeping your family healthy is your most important job. That's why our primary care physicians specialize in exactly that — the care of you and your whole family.

Procedures Performed

Care for acute or short-term illnesses including

  • Care for infections

  • Treatment of minor injuries

  • Diagnosis and management of rashes

  • Evaluation of musculoskeletal complaints

Ongoing care of chronic issues including

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension

  • Heart disease

  • Asthma and COPD

  • Complex medical conditions

Preventive services including

  • Annual exams

  • Health screenings

  • Immunizations and flu shots

  • Newborn and well child care

  • Sports physicals

  • Cancer screening

Women’s health evaluations including

  • Pap smears for cervical cancer screening

  • Birth control

  • Mammograms for breast cancer screening

  • Treatment of infections and other common gynecologic issues

In office procedures including

  • Biopsy or removal of skin lesions

  • Injections for musculoskeletal issues

  • Incision and drainage of abscesses

Palliative care

Ordering of routine laboratory and x-ray tests

Our Providers

Our Provider

Teresa Podgorski, PA
Family Medicine
City:  Victorville
4.6 out of 5

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Our Locations

Apple Valley - Family Medicine

Apple Valley - Family Medicine

Address
19333 Bear Valley Rd.
Suite 101
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Hours

Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Hesperia - Pediatrics

Hesperia - Pediatrics

Address
17083 Main St.

Hesperia, CA 92345
Hesperia - Family Medicine

Hesperia - Family Medicine

Address
17095 Main Street

Hesperia, CA 92345
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Victorville - Internal Medicine

Victorville - Internal Medicine

Address
12550 Hesperia Rd.
Suite 100
Victorville, CA 92395
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Victorville - Family Medicine

Victorville - Family Medicine

Address
12550 Hesperia Rd.
Suite 100
Victorville, CA 92395
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Victorville - Pediatrics

Victorville - Pediatrics

Address
12550 Hesperia Rd.
Suite 100
Victorville, CA 92395
Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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