Announcement for All Riverside Medical Clinic Patients – Telemedicine --

Riverside Medical Clinic Introduces Telemedicine*

To help curtail the spread of the COVID19 Coronavirus, and to ensure our patients can continue to receive the health care they need, we now offer Telemedicine for our Patients.

How Does It Work?

  • Patients who currently have an appointment may be contacted. If you agree to Telemedicine, a link to Telemedicine will be sent to you. Just follow the instructions.
  • For future appointments, when the appointment is made, depending on purpose of visit, you may be offered Telemedicine. If you accept, our staff will guide you on the process.
  • These are options. If you prefer, you may still visit our clinics and see your provider.

What You Need

  • Email access
  • Good internet access
  • Computer with camera, speaker and a microphone
    • or
  • Smart phone with camera/video and a microphone

What If You Are Not A Riverside Medical Clinic Patient?

We have been providing superior health care to our community for over 85 years. We would like to care for you. Just reach out by contacting our patient relations team at 951-782-3602

*Not all providers are participating

Riverside Medical Clinic is concerned about the health of our patients and community and as such we are open for regular business hours and providing medical care.

Infectious Disease Medical Services are available at the following Riverside Medical Clinic locations:

Brockton / Riverside
7117 Brockton Ave.


Infectious Disease

Infectious disease (ID) specialists are physicians with extra training in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Many infections can be treated by your primary care provider. However, your doctor may refer you to an ID specialist if the infection is accompanied by a high fever or doesn’t respond to treatment. In that way, ID specialists are like the medical detectives at Riverside Medical Clinic. They’re called in when an illness is hard to diagnose.

You may want to consult with an ID specialist if you’re planning to travel to a foreign country where the risk of infection is high. An ID specialist can suggest preventative measures and immunizations to protect travelers.

Our infectious disease specialists may treat conditions such as these:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Chronic wound care
  • Ebola
  • Fevers of unknown origin
  • Fungal infections
  • Heart valve infections
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Lyme disease and tick-borne infections
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Parasites
  • Pneumonia
  • Resistant, cancer-related or unusual infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Staph infections including MRSA
  • Surgical/post op infections
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Tuberculosis
  • West Nile encephalitis
  • Zika virus


  • Pre-travel evaluations and vaccinations; post-travel illness
  • Hospital infection control
  • Infusion therapy
  • FDA-approved clinical trials

The wide use of effective antibiotics, immunization for many childhood illnesses and the eradication of some diseases such as polio may lead some to believe that infectious diseases are no longer a major public health threat. However, new diseases emerge and old diseases rebound, sometimes in drug-resistant forms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide.

You can learn more about this specialty from the Infectious Diseases Society of America website.

Meet our Infectious Disease Specialists

After receiving a referral from your primary care physician, our ID specialists will conduct testing and professionally diagnose conditions. Your ID specialist starts with 9 to 10 years of specialized education and training, and has passed a certification exam by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Jon G. Persichino, DO
Jon G. Persichino, DO
Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease
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