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Retirement Notice

Integrative Sleep

Dear Patient:

I have decided to close my practice due to retirement. It has been an honor and a privilege to have been your physician these many years. The last day I will see patients is January 31, 2022.

Palomar Health Medical Group (“PHMG”) will be in custody of the medical records of all my former patients, and would be pleased to continue your medical treatment, if you choose. I am pleased that you will have PHMG and its physicians available to you to continue your care, including Dr. Pegah Mashayekhi, D.O. (“Dr. Mashay”), who has a passion for treating sleep disorders.

Dr. Mashay and I share many qualities beyond our passion for sleep disorders. She is compassionate, inquisitive, and comprehensive, and she will continue to provide quality, personalized care. Dr. Mashay is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, as well as Internal Medicine. She is additionally certified in Weight Management. Dr. Mashay completed a Sleep Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2016. Her office is currently in Poway at 15611 Pomerado Rd, Suite 300, Poway, CA 92064 and she also intends to see patients here in our current location in Mira Mesa beginning February 1, 2022. She will offer in person and virtual appointments depending on your need. You can schedule an appointment at either location by calling (858) 618-1191. If you elect to continue care with Dr. Mashay, it is not necessary to request transfer of your records.

Of course, you may seek medical care from another doctor or medical group if you like. If you choose to do so, I recommend looking for a new physician as soon as possible. Please consult with your insurance and proceed without delay to locate and schedule with Dr. Mashayekhi or another sleep practitioner. UC San Diego and Scripps Clinic both have a team of sleep physicians, a sleep lab, as well as a Sleep Psychologist. There are also smaller sleep physician practices throughout the county (including La Mesa, La Jolla, Poway, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas). It may take a while to get an appointment with a sleep practitioner, so I advise you to start now.

If you need assistance with selecting a new provider, you may wish to contact the San Diego County Medical Association via telephone at (858) 565-8888 or online at https://www.sdcms.org/find-a-physician.aspx to find other physicians in your area. You may also contact your health plan to inquire about providers in your plan’s network.

Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to another doctor or released to you or another person you designate only through your permission. If you would like to pick up your records please call our office before January 31, 2022. If you need access to your records after January 31, 2022, you may contact PHMG’s Medical Records Department:

Palomar Health Medical Group – Medical Records
15611 Pomerado Road, Suite 400
Poway, CA 92064
Telephone: 858-675-3199
Facsimile: 858-673-5187
E-mail: medicalrecords@palomarhealthmedicalgroup.org
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

It has been, and will always remain, my sacred honor to have been able to collaborate with each of you. Thank you for entrusting me with your life experiences, struggles, triumphs, and emotions. It is sad and difficult to say goodbye. Thank you for trusting me with your healthcare needs. Best wishes for your future health.

Sincerely,

Mindy

Mindy Cetel, MD, FAASM
Diplomate, Am. Bd. of Sleep Medicine
Integrative Insomnia and Sleep Health Center