Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Robertson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown College in 1993. Graduating summa cum laude, he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry while participating in theater and earning scholarships for academics and fine arts. At the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Robertson spent his first two summers as a research assistant at the Price Surgical Institute. During this time he was awarded locally and nationally for his contributions to original surgical research. After graduating with his Doctorate of Medicine in 1997, he began his residency training in Family Medicine at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, Arizona. While at Scottsdale Healthcare, Dr. Robertson was named Outstanding Intern of the Year in 1998 and Resident Teacher of the Year in 2000. In 2000 Dr. Robertson began working for Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University in 2001 while serving as the medical director of Tatum Highlands Urgent Care Center. During this time, Dr. Robertson was also a media liaison for Paradise Valley Hospital and a medical consultant for KNXV(ABC) television. Developing a primary care center in partnership with Catholic Healthcare West, Dr. Robertson moved to California's Central Coast and founded Ventana Health & Medical Center in 2003, remaining its President and managing partner until May 2011. During this time, Dr. Robertson was also the medical reporter for KCOY(CBS) television and served three years as the chief of staff of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. In 2011, he was appointed to a medical directorship for Dignity Health's primary care offices as well as the Physician Advisor for French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, California. Currently, Dr. Robertson is the President & CEO of the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers and Chief Physician Executive for the Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area. Reporting directly to the area Senior Vice President of Operations, this position influences all clinical and business operations on the Central Coast, including: Oversight of utilization management for five acute care hospitals Executive and clinical sponsor for clinical integration network development Clinical oversight of claim denials management and provision of sworn testimony to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Support for hospital service line quality initiatives and patient experience Management of at-risk contracting including Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative Oversight of self-funded health plans and narrow network development Supervision of physician clinical documentation improvement analysis and education Executive liaison to community partners and Physicians Choice IPA Strategic and operational oversight of the Pacific Central Coast Health Centers Member, Board of Directors Dignity Health Medical Foundation and GEMCare Mercy Memorial Health System He is grateful to live on the California coast with his wife of fourteen years, Dana, and their three children, Sophia, Jocelyn, and Alexander. He enjoys skiing, playing guitar, cooking, and traveling with his family when away from the office.
Dr. Robertson'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
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Robertson's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
Arizona State University College of Business
Other Education | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Outstanding Intern of the Year - Scottsdale Healthcare, June 1998
Resident Teacher of the Year - Scottsdale Healthcare, June 2000
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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