Dr. Chris O'Grady

Pajaro Valley Medical Clinic

65 Nielson Street Suite #104
Watsonville, Ca 95076

phone: (831) 786-8595   ?   fax: (831) 786-8557

PVMC Office

About the Office

Unfortunately, as of August 1st 2019 we have to close to new patients. We will update this website quarterly starting in January of 2020 to let you know if or when we are able to accept new patients again.

Hello, my name is Christopher O'Grady, and Pajaro Valley Medical Clinic is the name of my solo practice in Watsonville, which I opened in 2006. My primary training is in family practice, which involves the care of both children and adults.  I also have additional training in geriatrics, which focuses on conditions common in the elderly.  I see all my own patients, with coverage after hours provided by other solo family physicians in Watsonville.  Although we can usually see our established patients the same day  when necessary, there is sometimes a wait of up to a few weeks for new patient appointments.  We use an electronic medical record, which includes a patient portal that allows you to communicate with myself and my staff online.


Undergraduate   University of California, Riverside   Riverside, CA 1984
Medical School   University of Vermont   Burlington, VT 1990
Internship   U.S. Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton   Camp Pendleton, CA 1991
Flight Surgery   Naval Aerospace Medical Institute   Pensacola, FLA 1992
Residency   Fort Collins Family Medicine   Fort Collins, CO 1996
Fellowship   University of Hawaii Geriatrics   Honolulu, HI 2005


I admit my own patients to Watsonville Hospital.  For patients who wish to be hospitalized at Dominican Hospital, I use the hospitalist physicians there.

After Hours

The office is open 8-12 and 1-5 Monday through Friday, except Wednesday afternoons when we are closed. I share call with the Watsonville Family Practice Call Group, which consists of myself, Dr. Joe Gallagher, Dr. Robert Weber, Dr. Clay McDaniel, Dr. Josefa Simkin, and Dr. Steven Smith. Each of us takes call approximately every sixth night or weekend. If you call after 5 pm or on weekends, you will be given the phone number of the doctor on call should you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until the next day of business. Of course if you have an emergency, you should proceed directly to the nearest emergency room or dial 911, as appropriate.


A list of insurances with which we contract is available on this website. We ask every new patient to verify that we are a contracted provider by calling or checking online with their insurer before making a first appointment. 

Copyright C. O'Grady, 2010