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John Khan-Variba - Medical Director

  

John Khan-Variba - Medical Director , MD, MPH, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: University of Ghana Medical School
Biography:

John Khan-Variba, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, CHC’s Chief Medical Officer, received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from University of Ghana Medical School, and graduated medical residency from Los Angeles County Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Khan also has a Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine from Los Angeles County Martin Luther King/Drew Dr. Khan is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is board certified in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Khan holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UCLA. Dr. Khan has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 13 years.

Residency: Los Angeles Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center Los Angeles
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Steve Clarke

  

Steve Clarke , Assoc Medical Director, MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: University of California, Irvine
Biography:

Steve Clarke, MD received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of California, Irvine and graduated medical residency from Kern Medical Residency in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Clarke is board certified through the American Board of Family Practice and has a California Medical License. Dr. Clarke has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 25 years.

Residency: Kern Medical Residency - Bakersfield
Board-Certified: American Board of Family Practice

Ahmed Abdelaziz

  

Ahmed Abdelaziz , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Cairo University
Biography:

Ahmed A. Abdelaziz, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, and graduated medical residency from Hurley Medical Center, Michigan. Dr. Abdelaziz recently relocated to the Central Coast from Michigan.

Residency: Hurley Medical Center, Michigan

Tarek Abou El Kheir

  

Tarek Abou El Kheir , MD, FACOG - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Alexandria University Hospitals
Biography:

Tarek Abou El Kheir, M.D., FACOG., received his Doctor in Medicine and Surgery degree from Alexandria University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine and graduated medical residency from Wright State Univeristy, School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Abou El Khier is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and received his California State Medical License in 2010. Dr. Abou El Kheir recently moved from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the Central Coast.

Residency: Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Emilia Ambrosio

  

Emilia Ambrosio , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: University of Guadalajara
Biography:

Emilia Ambrosio, MD received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Guadalajara and graduated medical residency from the University of California San Fransisco-Fresno Program. Dr. Ambrosio is board certified through the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Ambrosio has been working on the Central Coast for over 15 years.

Residency: University of California San Francisco-Fresno Program
Board-Certified: American Academy of Family Practice

Jim Baker

  

Jim Baker , M.D. - Int Med

Biography:

Jim Baker, M.D., received his doctor of medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth Dominica and graduated medical residency from Poly Clinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, PA. Dr. Baker has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 28 years.

Residency: Poly Clinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, PA

Susan Bartolini

  

Susan Bartolini , MD, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: New York University School of Medicine
Biography:

Susan Bartolini, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from New York University School of Medicine, and graduated medical residency from St. Luis Children’s Hospital of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Bartolini is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Bartolini has been practicing on the Central Coast for the past 4 years.

Residency: St Luis Children's Hospital of Washington University
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Elizabeth Beal

  

Elizabeth Beal , D.O.

University Of Study: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biography:

Elizabeth Beal, D.O., received her Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo (Mare Island) California and graduated medical residency from San Joaquin General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Beal is board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine as well as the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Dr. Beal has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over a year with strong training areas in psychiatry, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, OB and chronic disease management.

Residency: San Joaquin General Hospital
Board-Certified: American Board of Family Medicine, Osteopathic Medical Board of California

David Bentley

  

David Bentley , DPM

University Of Study: California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco
Biography:

Dr. Bentley earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his podiatric medicine and surgery residency with added credential in reconstructive, rear foot, and ankle surgery at Columbia Saint Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

Dr. Bentley will be practicing out of the Santa Maria Way clinic and is accepting patients for
all foot and ankle related pathology. He enjoys treating a wide array of problems from common ailments, sports medicine, wound care, as well as elective and non-elective surgery of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Bentley indicated he is committed to understanding his patient's health goals with respect to their individual situations. He stated, "I believe the doctor-patient relationship is centered around trust and education. My goal is to work with my patients to find effective treatment plans to get them back to their daily lives, pain free, in a timely manner".

His hobbies include hiking, biking, fishing, and playing bass guitar.

Residency: Columbia St Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Bala Bhat

  

Bala Bhat , M.D. - Int Med

University Of Study: Karnataka University, India
Biography:

Bala Bhat, M.D., received M.B.B.S. (equivalent to MD) from Karnataka University, India and graduated medical residency from San Joaquin General Hospital, Stockton. Dr. Bhat is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties, and has a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Bhat has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 20 years.

Residency: San Joaquin General Hospital, Stockton, CA
Board-Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Bethany Blacketer

  

Bethany Blacketer , MD

University Of Study: University of California, Davis
Biography:

Dr. Bethany Blacketer joins CHC at Paso Robles Primary Care as a Family Practice Physician.

Dr. Blacketer received her medical education at University of California at Davis.

She has an extensive background as a Chief Medical Officer and Associate Medical Director.  She has worked at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) for 15 years.  She is originally from Laguna Beach, attended Cal Poly University SLO and has moved to Atascadero with her family.

Residency: University of California Davis

Erin Boquin

  

Erin Boquin , MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine

University Of Study: University of New Mexico
Biography:

Erin Bouquin, MD, FAAFP, received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated medical residency from the Southern New Mexico Family Practice Program in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Dr. Bouquin’s professional memberships are the American Academy of Family Practice and New Mexico Medical Society. Dr. Bouquin has over 20 years of experience as a Physician, recently relocated to the Central Coast from New Mexico and has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over a year.

Residency: Southern New Mexico Family Practice Program, Las Cruces, NM
Board-Certified: American Academy of Family Practice

Craig Brown

  

Craig Brown , MD - Chief of Family Practice North

University Of Study: St George's University School of Medicine, St. George Grenada
Biography:

Craig Brown, MD joins CHC as a Family Medicine physician at Paso Primary Care. Dr. Brown received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George, Grenada, West Indies in 2013. He did his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. In 2012, Dr. Brown was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. In his free time he loves to travel, surf, go spear fishing, free diving, hiking and camping.

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Community and Family Medicine
Board-Certified: Family Medicine

Miguel Camacho

  

Miguel Camacho , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City
Biography:

Miguel Camacho, MD received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and graduated medical residency from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. Dr. Camacho is Family Practice Board Certified and has practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 15 years.

Residency: Universidad Autonoma, Mexico City
Board-Certified: Family Practice

Rodolfo Castillo

  

Rodolfo Castillo , M.D. - Int Med

University Of Study: University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Biography:

Rodolfo Castillo, M.D., received his doctor of medicine degree from University of Guadalajara, Mexico and graduated medical residency from La Guardia Hospital in Forest Hills, New York. He received Board Certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. Castillo completed fellowships in Pediatrics and Infectious Disease. Dr. Castillo has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 15 years.

Residency: La Guardia Hospital, Forest Hills, NY
Board-Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Franco J. Castrejon

  

Franco J. Castrejon , D.O.

University Of Study: Western University of Health Sciences
Biography:

Franco J. Castrejón, D.O., received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Castrejón is Ortho-K certified. Dr. Castrejón has practiced optometry on the Central Coast for 10 years.

George Cury

  

George Cury , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Biography:

George Cury, MD received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and graduated medical residency from the Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cury has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 25 years.

 

Residency: Monsour Medical Center - Jeannette PA

Jean-Joseph Dansereau

  

Jean-Joseph Dansereau , MD - Behavioral Health

University Of Study: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Biography:

Jean-Joseph Dansereau, MD, received his Medical Doctorate from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and graduated psychiatric residency from the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Dansereau is board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has worked on the Central Coast for over 20 years.

Residency: USC Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Board-Certified: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Ethan Etnyre

  

Ethan Etnyre , MD

University Of Study: Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Sciences, Chicago, Illinois
Biography:

Dr. Ethan Etnyre is a Board Certified Family Practice physician at CHC Del Mar in Oceano.

He was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois and received his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Sciences in Chicago, Illinois.

Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Maria Flores-Cooper

  

Maria Flores-Cooper , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Facultad de Medicina Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia
Biography:

Maria Flores-Cooper, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Facultad de Medicina Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia, and graduated medical residency from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr.  Flores-Cooper is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Flores-Cooper has practiced on the Central Coast for more than 7 years.

Residency: St. Elizabeth's Hospital Center - Youngstown, OH
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Linda Fory

  

Linda Fory , MD

University Of Study: University of California, San Francisco
Biography:

Dr. Linda Fory is a board certified Pediatrician at Lompoc.

Dr. Fory received her medical education at University of California at San Francisco and a Masters of Public Health, Epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley.

She is fluen in Spanish

Board-Certified: Pediatrics

Frank Giardina

  

Frank Giardina , MS, OD, FAAO - Optometry

University Of Study: Pacific University College of Optometry
Biography:

Frank Giardina, M.S., O.D., F.A.A.O., received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1986. Dr. Giardina has been practicing optometry on the Central Coast for over 10 years.

Hugo Gonzalez

  

Hugo Gonzalez , MD, MBA, MPH - Int Med

University Of Study: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Biography:

Hugo Gonzalez, M.D., M.B.A, M.P.H., received his doctor or medicine degree from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA and graduated medical residency from UCLA-Olive View Medical Center , Sylmar, CA. Dr. Gonzalez is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties, received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from UC Irvine and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from UCLA. Dr. Gonzalez has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 3 years.

Residency: UCLA Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA
Board-Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Victor Guerrero

  

Victor Guerrero , MD - Int Med

University Of Study: National Autonomous University, Mexico City
Biography:

Victor M. Guerrero, M.D. received his doctor of medicine degree from School of Medicine National Autonomous University of Mexico City, Mexico, and graduation from medical residency from LA County/USC Medical Center. Dr. Guerrero has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 23 years.

Residency: LA County/USC Medical Center

Patty Hamernik

  

Patty Hamernik , MD, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: State University of New York
Biography:

Patti A. Hamernik, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from State University of New York, and graduated medical residency from Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, New York. Dr. Hamernik is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Hamernik has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 1 year.

Residency: Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo New York
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Cassandra Heller

  

Cassandra Heller , DO

University Of Study: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Biography:

Dr. Cassandra Heller joins CHC as a Family Medicine physician.

Dr. Heller received her medical education at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed a Medicine/Pediatrics internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine and her Family Medicine residency at Mount Carmel St. Ann's in Columbus Ohio.

She partiipated in medical mission trips to Palenque Mexico and Haity during her residency training.

In her free time she likes to run and hike (anything outdoors!), read non-fiction, vegetarian cooking, and watch horror movies.

Residency: Mount Carmel St. Ann's, Columbus, OH

Laura Herzberg

  

Laura Herzberg , MD, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Sackler School of Medicine
Biography:

Laura Herzberg, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Sackler School of Medicine (New York State program/Tel Aviv University), and graduated medical residency from Children’s Hospital Westchester, Valhalla, New York. Dr. Herzberg is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Herzberg has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 15 years.

Residency: Children's Hospital Westchester, Valhalla, New York
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Larry Hirsch

  

Larry Hirsch , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Medical College of Virginia
Biography:

Larry Hirsch, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree and graduated medical residency from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Hirsch is board certified through the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hirsch has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 30 years.

Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gregory L. Jerkins

  

Gregory L. Jerkins , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Medical College of Georgia
Biography:

Gregory L. Jerkins, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia, and graduated medical residency from Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA. Dr. Jerkins is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Jerkins has practiced on the Central Coast for more than 3 years.

Residency: Stanford Medical Center, CA
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Teeranun Jirajariyavej

  

Teeranun Jirajariyavej , MD

University Of Study: Siriraj Medical School, Mahidol University, Thailand
Biography:

Dr. Teeranun Jirajiriyavej, also known as "Dr. Jira" is an endocrinologist at Nipomo.

She was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand and completed her training from Siriraj Medical School, Mahidol University, a first and leading medical institute accredited with international standards in Thailand.  She was awarded with first class honots in her class of 220 medical students.

In 2009, she finished her internal medicine residency training from Bassett Medical Center, a Columbia University affiliated hospital in upstate New York.  Dr. Jira was offered and accepted her fellowship position in Endocrinology at Los Angeles County, Harbor UCLA Medical Center in California.  She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She is also board certified in Endocrine and metabolism medicine.

 

Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles County, California
Board-Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrine and Metabolism Medicine

Kin Jung

  

Kin Jung , MD, FAAFM - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Biography:

Kin Jung, MD, FAAFM, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and graduated medical residency from the St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ohio State University, and Wright State University. Dr. Jung is licensed by the California Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Jung has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 7 years.

Residency: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ohio State University; Wright State University

Atipon Kangwanpornsiri

  

Atipon Kangwanpornsiri , MD

Biography:

Dr. Kangwanpornsiri returns to CHC as a Nephrologist.  He formerly worked at CHC Casa Street in San Luis Obispo in Internal Medicine.

The focus of his practice is on kidney disease, difficult to control hypertension, proteinuria.  He has a kidney clinic at Nipomo every Wednesday

Tara Field Karp

  

Tara Field Karp , DO - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Touro University
Biography:

Tara Field Karp, D.O. received her Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Touro University, and graduated medical residency from University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Karp is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Karp has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 6 years.

Residency: University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Vellore Kasturi

  

Vellore Kasturi , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India
Biography:

Vellore Kasturi, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, India (Affiliated to Karnataka University, India) and graduated from 3 medical residencies. Dr. Kasturi graduated medical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay, India; National Health Service, United Kingdom, and West Virginia University/Charleston Division, Charleston WV. Dr. Kasturi is board certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kasturi recently relocated to the Central Coast from North Carolina.

Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology - King Edward VII Memorial Hospital; Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel Bombay India; National Health Service, United Kingdom; West Virginia University
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

W.D. Kramer

  

W.D. Kramer , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biography:

W.D. Kramer, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated medical residency from L’Hopital Pasteur de Nice in Nece, France as well as from Saddle Brook General Hospital in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Dr. Kramer is board certified through the Diplomate of The American College of General Practitioners and is a part of the American Osteopathic Association as well as the American College of General Practitioners. Dr. Kramer has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 21 years.

Residency: L'Hopital Pasteur de Nice, France; Saddle Brook General Hospital, New Jersey
Diplomate: Diplomate of the American College of General Practitioners
Board-Certified: American Osteopathic Association

Deborah Kronstad

  

Deborah Kronstad , MD, FAAP - Chief of Pediatrics, North

University Of Study: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Biography:

Deborah Krontstad, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Loma Linda University Medical Center and graduated medical residency from Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda. Dr. Kronstad is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Kronstad has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 6 years.

Residency: Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

George R. Kunhardt

  

George R. Kunhardt , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Boston University School of Medicine
Biography:

George R. Kunhardt, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and graduated medical residency from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Kunhardt is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kunhardt recently relocated to the Central Coast from Colorado.

Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

James McGhee

  

James McGhee , MD, MPH, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: St. George University School of Medicine
Biography:

James McGhee, M.D., M.P.H, FAAP, received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, and graduated medical residency from University of Nevada School of Medicine, Nevada. Dr. McGhee is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. McGhee holds Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University. Dr. McGhee has been practicing on the Central coast for more than 2 years.

Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Nevada
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Robert L. McGhie

  

Robert L. McGhie , MD - OB/GYN Chief

University Of Study: University of Minnesota Medical School
Biography:

Robert L. McGhie, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Minnesota Medical School, and graduated medical residency from Saint Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Dr. McGhie is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. McGhie has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 31 years.

Residency: Saint Paul-Ramsey Medical Center St Paul, MN
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Meghan McKiernan

  

Meghan McKiernan , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: St George's University School of Medicine, St. George Grenada
Biography:

Meghan McKiernan, MD joins CHC as a Family Medicine physician at SLO Casa. She received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George, Grenada, West Indies in 2013. She completed her residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Community and Family Medicine. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and has conversational medical Spanish skills. In her free time she loves to be with her husband and son at the beach, driving up the coast in their Westfalia van, and spending time in the garden.

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Community and Family Medicine
Board-Certified: Family Medicine

Karen Mikuni

  

Karen Mikuni , MD

University Of Study: Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Sciences, Chicago, Illinois
Biography:

Dr. Karen Mikuni is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician at CHC Del Mar in Oceano.

She was born and raised in Pasadena, California and received her medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Sciences in Chicago, Illinois and completed her family medicine residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois.

Residency: MacNeal Hospital Berwyn, Illinois
Board-Certified: American Academy of Family Practice

Mark Miller

  

Mark Miller , MD - Podiatry

University Of Study: California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco
Biography:

Mark Miller, MD received his graduate education from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Miller loves to cycle, hike, kayak, play pickleball, read and study. He is looking forward to integrating Podiatry services back into CHC.

Ladan Modallel

  

Ladan Modallel , MD, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Tehran University of Medical Services
Biography:

Ladan Modallel, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and graduated medical residency from Texas Tech Health Science Center, Amarillo. Dr. Modallel is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Modallel has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 2 years.

Residency: Texas Tech Health Science Center, Austin TX
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Perla M. Park

  

Perla M. Park , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Biography:

Perla M. Park, M.D., received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines, and graduated residency from Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield California. Dr. Park is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Park has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 4 years.

Residency: Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA
Board-Certified: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Satish Raj

  

Satish Raj , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Case Western School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
Biography:

Satish Raj, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Satish graduated Anesthesiology Residency from Cleveland Clinic and graduated Family Practice Residency from Fairview General Hospital. Dr. Satish has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 11 years.

Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Anesthesiology Residency; Fairview General Hospital, Family Practice Residency

Natasha Raja

  

Natasha Raja , MD, FAAP - Chief of Pediatrics South

University Of Study: Eastern Virgina Medical School
Biography:

Natasha Raja, M.D., FAAP, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and graduated medical residency from Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. Dr. Raja is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Raja is also an author focused on family education and preventative care. Dr. Raja has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 13 years.

Residency: University Hospital of the King's Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Rahim Raoufi

  

Rahim Raoufi , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Biography:

Rahim Raoufi, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran and studied Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Bristol, Tennessee. Dr. Raoufi’s professional memberships include the: ACG, AGA, ASGE, AMA, and the CMA. Dr. Raoufi has over 20 years of experience as a physician and has been working on the Central Coast for over 5 years.

Residency: East Tennessee State University, Bristol, TN

Richard Ripple

  

Richard Ripple , MD, FAAP - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Stanford University School of Medicine
Biography:

Richard Ripple, M.D., FAAP, received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, and graduated medical residency from Cedars-Sinai UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Ripple also completed a Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities from UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Ripple is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Ripple has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 10 years.

Residency: Cedars-Sinai UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Natalia Schwartz

  

Natalia Schwartz , MD - OB/GYN

University Of Study: Tumen State Medical Academy, Tumen Russia
Biography:

Natalia Schwartz, MD, received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Tumen State Medical Academy in Tumen, Russia. Dr. Schwartz graduated OB&GYN residency from Tumen State Medical Academy in Russia and graduated medical residency from the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, CA. Dr. Schwartz is board certified through The Medical Board of California and has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 2 years.

 

Residency: Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier, CA

Mark Smith

  

Mark Smith , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Biography:

Mark Smith, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. Dr. Smith completed his graduate education in Family Practice Medical Training from the Western Reserve Care System, Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Smith has experience in geriatrics, emergency care, palliative care, cardiac unit, and dispatch patient unit. Dr. Smith has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 2 years.

Residency: Western Reserve Care System - Northside Hospital, Youngstown OH

Venus Tanzo

  

Venus Tanzo , MD, MPH - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Manila Central University College of Medicine, Philippines
Biography:

Venus Tanzo, M.D., M.P.H., received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Manila Central University College of Medicine, Philippines, and graduated medical residency from Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan. Dr. Tanzo received her Master’s in Public Health from San Diego State University. Dr. Tanzo has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 10 years.

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan

Lilia Tovar

  

Lilia Tovar , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Universidad Autonoma de Mexico
Biography:

Lilia Tovar, MD received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and graduated medical residency from both the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the Southside Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Bay-Shore, New York. Dr. Tovar is a resident member of the American Academy of Family Practice and has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 12 years.

 

Residency: Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico; Southside Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Bay-Shore NY
Board-Certified: American Academy of Family Practice

Rocio Rodriguez Valencia

  

Rocio Rodriguez Valencia , MD

University Of Study: Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado (UJMD), El Salvador
Biography:

Dr. Rocio Rodriguez Valencia joins CHC as a Pediatrician at Santa Maria Way.
She received her medical education from the Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado (UJMD), Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, El Salvador and completed her Pediatrics residency at Texas Tech University Health Center in El Paso, Texas.

Residency: Texas Tech University, El Paso Texas

Phillip Wichmann

  

Phillip Wichmann , MD - Int Med

University Of Study: University of California Irvine
Biography:

Philip Wichmann, M.D., received his doctor of medicine degree from University of California Irvine and graduate residency from Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA where he was Chief Medical Resident and Intern of The Year. Dr. Wichmann is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. Wichmann has been practicing on the Central Coast for over 10 years.

Residency: Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA
Board-Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Daniel Willis

  

Daniel Willis , MD - Family Medicine

University Of Study: Loma Linda University
Biography:

Daniel Willis, MD received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Loma Linda University and graduated medical residency from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in both Tropical Medicine Track and Family Medicine. Dr. Willis is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and has been practicing family medicine on the Central Coast for over 7 years.

 

Residency: Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier, CA
Board-Certified: American Academy of Family Practice

Bernardus Winardi

  

Bernardus Winardi , MD - Pediatrics

University Of Study: Padjadjaran University
Biography:

Bernardus Winardi, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Padjadjaran University, and graduated medical residency from Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center (affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University), Bronx New York. Dr. Winardi is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Winardi has been practicing on the Central Coast for more than 2 years.

Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ
Board-Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
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