A Primer on our degrees

M.D. – This is the degree of Medical Doctor awarded after four years of medical school. All the practicing M.D.s at Jackson Medical Group also completed several years of residency training towards a primary care specialty in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

PA-C – This stands for Physician Assistant-Certified. P.A.s complete four years of college, followed by a two-year medical training program that includes numerous clinical rotations. Most P.A. programs also require two years of employment in a medical back office or hospital setting as a condition of admission. P.A.s work in association with a physician.

N.P. – Nurse Practioner is a Master’s Degree awarded only to Registered Nurses (RNs) who have completed the necessary graduate work. Nancy Warner carries the Family Nurse Practitioner degree, FNP, reflecting her specialization in family nursing. N.P.s can practice without the supervision of a physician.

Professional Information for JMG Providers

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For the Best of Health

For more than 30 years, our goal at Jackson Medical Group has been to provide the best Santa Barbara doctors, family practice, internal medicine, and primary health care available in this area. To this end, we are committed to rendering exemplary, compassionate, and efficient family medicine to individuals in need of this service in Santa Barbara County.