As many of you have experienced at FHCM, our certified Physician Assistants (PA-C):
Sylvia M. Bustamante, MPAS, PA-C, Roel Contreras, PA-C, & Jose Martinez, MPAS, PA-C plus our Family Nurse Practitioner: Erica M. Robles, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
work as a team with our Physicians.
Our Physician Assistants (PA-C) and Family Nurse Practitioners are always under the supervision of a physician, whether by physical presence or by telephone contact. When necessary, they consult one of our FHCM physician about your case while you are in the clinic or by case review after your visit, depending on the complexity of your medical problems. As part of a team, FHCM physicians may have their patients be seen by the Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner for routine follow-up visits for stable, chronic medical problems, such as hypertension or diabetes. In turn, our Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner may have the patient(s) they treat follow-up with the physician on a persistent medical problem that needs re-evaluation. We work as a team at Family Health Center of Mission.