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Internal Medicine

Find an expert internal medicine physician in San Diego

Dr. Richard Petyn, Internal Medicine Physician, Scripps Coastal Medical Center.

Dr. Richard Petyn, Internal Medicine, Scripps Coastal Medical Center

Find an expert internal medicine physician in San Diego

Scripps board-certified internal medicine physicians are a good choice for your primary care provider to help you get well and stay healthy. We put our patients at the center of everything we do. It’s been that way for more than 100 years, and still is today. With more than 20 locations throughout San Diego County, Scripps has internal medicine doctors convenient to you. Internists also focus on the aging process and many have additional training in geriatrics as well.

Internal medicine at Scripps

We put our patients at the center of everything we do. Scripps internal medicine physicians establish a long-term relationship with you with a focus on wellness and prevention with annual exams, screenings and vaccines. 


Staying within your health care system for all your needs isn’t just convenient, it’s also critical when faced with the unexpected. Scripps is here for good, with personalized care and a vast network of specialists and state-of-the-art facilities. When you choose a Scripps internal medicine physician, you also have access to nationally renowned specialty care and award-winning hospitals and programs. Ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Scripps is here for you. If you need to see a specialist for diabetes, heart care, oncology or orthopedics, your Scripps internal medicine doctor will coordinate your care with specialists, so all your doctors stay informed of your progress.

Where are internal medicine doctors located at Scripps?

Scripps has internal medicine physicians at more than 20 locations throughout San Diego from North County to South Bay. At Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, many of our board-certified internists offer early morning, evening and Saturday hours to accommodate busy schedules. You can also schedule your appointment online through our Doctor Finder and MyScripps, our secure online patient portal. In addition, our internal medicine doctors offer telemedicine options including video visits and e-visits. Call your physician’s office to find out if this option is appropriate and to schedule your visit. 

What is curbside arrival?

Curbside arrival is a service available to patients with scheduled appointments at many of our Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Group locations. Curbside arrival allows you to wait in your vehicle until an exam room is ready for your visit. Using the MyScripps patient portal, office staff is alerted to your arrival and notifies you to enter the clinic once the provider is ready for your visit.  Learn more about how to use curbside arrival for your next appointment 

Where can I get same-day care at Scripps?

Many providers offer same-day appointments either in person or by Video Visit. Additionally, minor illnesses and injuries can be treated at one of our 16 HealthExpress walk-in clinics. You can also explore our virtual care offerings for same-day care using E-Visits and Video Visits. 

How do I find an internal medicine physician?

Scripps is the provider San Diego turns to for excellence in health care. Let us be there for you. It is important to have a primary care physician as they act as your personal physician, providing annual exams to monitor your health, complete annual screenings and manage vaccinations. They are also the first doctor you see for any health problems you may experience. As the quarterback for your health care, internists help you get and stay healthy, and they’ll coordinate any specialty care you might need. If you’re considering an HMO or managed health care plan, you’ll need to choose a primary care physician as part of your enrollment.


Our Doctor Finder can help you choose the internal medicine doctor who is right for you. Whether you’re looking for an internist who speaks a certain language or has specific expertise in nutrition, women’s health or sports medicine, our Doctor Finder can help.


The Doctor Finder tool can be used to search for a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant by name, specialty, hospital affiliation, gender, language and practice location. Many of our physicians have videos online to help you get to know them.


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