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About Jennifer Cates, PA

Jennifer Cates, PA, is a certified physician assistant providing primary care through the North Coast Family Medical Group. She is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network.

UC San Diego Health Physician Network is an alliance of health care providers based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Members of the network collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care in the region.

With over 25 years of clinical practice experience in family medicine, Ms. Cates enjoys providing primary care to people of all ages - including preventive care, and diagnosing and treating chronic and acute conditions.

Ms. Cates earned her bachelor's degree in food science and nutrition from San Diego State University, her Physician Assistant Certification from the University of California Davis and her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

She has experience in physician assistant education, working as the director of Clinical Education at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Chapman University physician assistant programs. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Cates is married with two adult children and two yellow Labrador Retrievers. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and growing orchids.

For more information, visit North Coast Family Medical Group.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2020-08-05

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted