Michael John Fassett, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I am pleased to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician at Kaiser Permanente.
I’m originally from Arizona and spent my childhood in Switzerland, New Mexico, and Arizona. I came to Los Angeles for my residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and stayed here for my maternal-fetal medicine fellowship. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2003, I was a member of the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
About my practice
I see patients at the West Los Angeles Medical Center and Discovery Plaza Medical Offices in Bakersfield. In my practice, I see only pregnant women with high-risk pregnancies that are referred to me after a consultation with their personal obstetrician-gynecologist, midwife, or nurse practitioner. Women most commonly see me for a consultation regarding a particular medical problem, a consultative ultrasound, or a procedure. After that, I may periodically consult with or co-manage care with a woman’s personal physician. If warranted by the case, I may become the primary prenatal care physician. I strongly believe in using well-established research findings, guidelines, and appropriate use of technology in caring for pregnant women to achieve the best possible pregnancy results. I am involved in a state-sponsored collaborative to improve maternity care, and I also participate in research that evaluates the effects of environmental exposures and perinatal outcomes.
How I thrive
I believe a balance in life is important. In addition to making time for regular exercise, I have an interest in architecture, foreign languages, and travel.