Joseph Tate, PA

Physician Assistant – Works with Craig Mueller, MD and Richard Baumgartner, MD

If I wasn’t a doctor I would have been a homicide investigator because that is what I graduated from college for. I was in the army in Vietnam, and was a medic after I got out I looked into becoming a Physician Assistant. I like the setting and the people here in Big Bear they are more connected. We have quite a diverse clientele they are personally and medically interesting. I really enjoy working here. When I’m not at work I belong to the Classic Car Club and I build convertible Cadillacs. I have an eye on the technology that is changing and the growth of electronic records. All the information is readily available, therefore I can discuss it intelligently with the patient but I can also bring the patient into the discussion. It has worked pretty good. What attracts me to the medical field is I like helping people, I am interested in their welfare and being of service, it is kind of its own reward.


Location & Contract

Hesperia Location:
Family Practice Associates
11919 Hesperia Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 948-1454 / (760) 948-3374

Big Bear Lake Location:
42002 Fox Farm Road, Suite 200
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5808

Health Insurance

Anthem- Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Covered California / Health Net
United Healthcare
Inter Valley Health

Care 1st
Easy Choice
Health Net
Secure Horizons