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.

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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