Dr. Moore brings steady hand to urgent care in Pacific Beach
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 09/23/17 - 08:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dr. Joseph Moore
Dr. Joseph Moore
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Dr. Joseph Moore brings 30-plus years of experience as a Navy captain, physician and teacher to his post at Pacific Urgent Care and Wellness Center.

Moore serves as medical director at Pacific Urgent Care. Having graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1982, he specializes in family and emergency medicine. He is affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center.

Moore brings his extensive expertise in sports medicine and urgent care to his practice. His focus on geriatrics, for example, allows him to provide his patients with an accurate diagnosis, immediate treatment and timely follow up.

“I do sports medicine and family medicine,” said Moore. “I treat everyone from seniors to students, everything from Friday night football to injured surfers to weekend warriors.” 

Moore, who once practiced medicine in New Guinea with the military, has spears and other keepsakes on his office walls to prove it.

“People can get a referral, (lab) workups, an IV (intravenous),” added Moore about his practice, which includes treatment of respiratory conditions like bronchitis and sinusitis. “If you have an ACL injury playing soccer — we can handle it. I can diagnose, make the x-ray, put you in a splint, give you crutches, then start you on rehab and send you to an orthopedic surgeon.”

Asked about his patients, Moore said they're a broad cross-section of people in PB.

“The majority are tourists, as you'd expect,” he said. “But the people in PB have found us. PB, as you know, is sort of a small town. So we have a lot in PB who've found us.”

Moore believes people are more health conscious today.

“If you go back to the '50s in our culture, once you got out of high school or the Army, it was the last time you exercised,” he said, pointing out the need for exercise. “We deteriorate our strength at about 6 percent per decade,” Moore said. “We can can get better, stay in shape with our bodies. And if you do so, the outlook for your older years is much better.”

Of his medical services, Moore said, “We'd like to see more patients, be it for sports medicine, or family practice. We serve families and individuals. We do everything from baby stuff to geriatrics.”

Moore continues to teach sports medicine at UC San Diego and at the Naval Hospital; as well as the national level at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Pacific Urgent Care

Where: 975 Garnet Ave.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Info: www.pacificucwc.com,

858-230-7770.
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