MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Phil Yphantides

Dr. Yphantides earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his Family Medicine residency at UCSD in 2000, serving as Chief Resident. From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Yphantides served as the Outpatient Medical Director of a network of Community Health Centers, serving the uninsured and low-income residents in the local area. From 2006 to 2022, he worked with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group (SRSMG) in San Diego, CA. He served as Medical Director of the Department of Urgent Care managing a staff of over 90 medical providers in addition to working in direct patient care. He served on his medical group’s board of directors 2011 to 2013 and again from 2020 to 2022. While at Sharp, Dr. Yphantides and his team led the innovative outpatient Urgent Care response to the COVID pandemic, safely and efficiently managing over 150,000 symptomatic cases with newly created workflows and protocols. He also served as Physician Champion for the group’s successful quality programs in Hypertension and Diabetes management, as Chairman of the Clinical Guidelines Committee, Chairman of the Health Information Management Committee, and as an active participant on several other committees and workgroups at Sharp. In October, 2022, Dr. Yphantides joined Palomar Health Medical Group in a CMO role and also as VP of Medical Affairs for Palomar Health. Dr. Yphantides has a contagious passion for improving the quality, efficiency, and empathy of care delivered to patients.

Dr. Yphantides and his wife, Betsy have been married for 25 years and have three grown children. His hobbies include family time, mountain biking, swimming, camping, travel, and piano.