Dr. Cary Fitchmun, MD

Dr. Cary Fitchmun, MD

Family Medicine | Male | 46 years old

Since I was a child, I wanted to be a doctor. Now that I have been in practice for 14 years, I still look forward to every new work day. I believe that to diagnose and treat patients effectively a doctor must not only have excellent examination skills but takes time to listen compassionately and attentively. The best outcomes happen when patients actively participate in maintaining good health, preventing illness, and controlling disease. To do that, I provide my patients with solid medical information and treatment plans that are aligned with their needs and goals so they can make the best possible health care choices. In 1993 I graduated from UC Berkeley with honors and then attended UC Davis School of Medicine with a Regents Scholarship. After completing my residency in 2002, I joined Arroyo Medical Group and currently served as its medical director. I maintain board certification in Family Medicine, and I am an active member of The American Academy of Family Physicians and the California Academy of Family Physicians. I'm happily married with 2 children and enjoy surfing, swimming, hiking, and traveling in my spare time. Awards and Recognition Dean's List UC Berkeley Regents Scholar UC Davis Alumni Scholarship UC Davis Honors in family medicine UC Davis Cheif resident Glendale Aventist Hospital Memberships American Academy of Family Physicians American Medical Association California Medical Association Read more

Arroyo Medical Group, Inc
931 Oak Park Blvd Ste 101
Pismo Beach, CA 93449 Get Directions
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Arroyo Grande, CA |
Dr. Fitchmun is a wonderful GP! It's difficult to find a Dr. who is so well-rounded. He's has everything you want in what is unfortunately a dying breed of GP. He's rational, smart and thorough, serious but very personable. He listens to his patients and has a great bedside manner. He's genuinely interested in your well-being. He has been my Dr. for around 14 years and I give him the highest recommendation.
in Nipomo, CA |
Dr. Fitchmun has been our primary care physician for approximately two years and we feel so blessed to be under his care. He is tireless in his efforts to provide his patients with the best medical care possible. He is a very knowledgeable physician. He is patient, compassionate and truly cares. Did I mention that he is a very good listener? I must also commend his staff for their professionalism and caring ways. They are all my HERO'S!!
in Grover Beach, CA |
As I get older I find that it is important to have a doctor that cares about you. Dr. Fitchmun goes beyond the office visit. He has called me at home to see how I am doing after a tough day.I also have called him at home for advice about a medical problem. I know he cares about me and my health.
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Dr Fitchmun was very knowledgeable and helped me with a serious condition that several other doctors totally missed. I am greatful to him and his wonderful staff.
in Grover Beach, CA |
I so appreciate it that he takes time to explain things to me. He is the best Doctor that I ever had. I have so much faith in him....I trust him - and.... this is saying alot.
in Nipomo, CA |
Excellent doctor - takes time to listen - very knowledgeable - best provider I've seen in this area.
in San Luis Obispo, CA |
Dr. Fitchmun is, quite simply the best physician I have ever had. In a specific instance he saved me from grave medical harm by identifying a serious condition another MD had concluded was not serious. He did this by taking the time to listen to me and do a thorough physical exam and referred me to appropriate follow up care immediately. He is obviously in this business because he cares about his patients and enjoys his work. I cannot recommend him highly enough for his skills and compassion.
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Since I was a child, I wanted to be a doctor. Now that I have been in practice for 14 years, I still look forward to every new work day. I believe that to diagnose and treat patients effectively a doctor must not only have excellent examination skills but takes time to listen compassionately and attentively. The best outcomes happen when patients actively participate in maintaining good health, preventing illness, and controlling disease. To do that, I provide my patients with solid medical information and treatment plans that are aligned with their needs and goals so they can make the best possible health care choices.  

In 1993 I graduated from UC Berkeley with honors and then attended UC Davis School of Medicine with a Regents Scholarship. After completing my residency in 2002, I joined Arroyo Medical Group and currently served as its medical director. I maintain board certification in Family Medicine, and I am an active member of The American Academy of Family Physicians and the California Academy of Family Physicians. 

I'm happily married with 2 children and enjoy surfing, swimming, hiking, and traveling in my spare time.

Awards and Recognition

  • Dean's List UC Berkeley
  • Regents Scholar UC Davis
  • Alumni Scholarship UC Davis
  • Honors in family medicine UC Davis
  • Cheif resident Glendale Aventist Hospital

Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association

Dr. Fitchmun's Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide every patient with exceptional care tailored to his or her individual needs.

Dr. Fitchmun's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alumni Scholarship UC Davis, 2002
    • Regents Scholar UC Davis, 2002
    • Dean's List UC Berkeley, 1993
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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Mole
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Glendale Adventist Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Glendale Adventist Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Berkeley

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • AAFP, Member
  • AMA, Member
  • CMA, Member

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination