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.

Would you like Joseph Tate, PA to be your primary care physician?   

There is no cost. You will receive many regular benefits and you can keep your current health insurance!

Location & Contract

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

Big Bear Location:
42002 Fox Farm Rd #200
Big Bear, CA 92315
(909)-878-8000 

Health Insurance

Aetna
Alignment
Anthem- Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Care 1st
Cigna
Covered California / Health Net
Health Net
Humana
IEHP
Inter Valley Health
Molina
SCAN
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Wellcare/Easy Choice