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Veena S Narayanan, LCSW
I am a culturally competent therapist. My specialties are Pediatric, Adolescent and Family therapy and my theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Family Systems. I focus on client empowerment and coping with mental health issues. I am a proud recipient of the Fulbright and International Peace Scholarship.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jonathan Huy Nguyen, DDS
Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience for many, but I hope to make the experience as warm and welcoming as possible. As my patient, you can expect thorough and gentle care that addresses your specific needs and wants. My goal is to create a treatment plan that is conservative and realistic. I aim to work with my patients to help them achieve their healthier, happier selves because all good moments start with a smile.
Helena Okhotin, MD
Working as a Family Medicine Physician with Obstetrics training, has been an immensely rewarding experience for me. I love being able to provide care to patients of all ages, whether seeing children for Well Child visits or taking care of the elderly for acute complaints. I also feel privileged to care for pregnant patients and to contribute towards a healthy pregnancy and delivery. I am grateful for the training that I received as an Obstetrics Fellow that allows me to deliver my patients and then continue to care for the newborn and mother alike, after the delivery. It is an immensely gratifying experience to help welcome a new child into this world when the patient that I have been caring for throughout her pregnancy has finally reached that stage of her journey. In addition to regular clinic visits, I also enjoy performing various in-office procedures, from suturing lacerations to removing ingrown toenails. When I take care of my patients, my ultimate goal is to treat them with the same compassion and respect that I would want my family members to be treated. With the guidance that I provide, I encourage my patients to be informed and active participants of their health, whether it is to understand why recommended health screenings should be done or why certain immunizations should be completed. I want my patients to leave the clinic feeling inspired and motivated to take better care of themselves and to take the next step towards a healthier future.
Sandhya Palhan, DDS
I am a highly skilled and experienced clinician with strong ethics. My patients receive high quality, comprehensive dental care. Along with being compassionate and caring, I have a strong believe in giving back to the underserved population in the community. My dental career encompasses different aspects of dentistry like teaching at a dental school and managing a private clinic, while overseeing and training staff. Patient education is also a very important aspect. My main mission has always been patient care first. Treatment of patients is performed according to the latest evidence based, updated skills. This ensures that the patient's long term oral health is maintained. To make all this possible, the entire dental team, including Dental Assistants play a vital role. The team is what allows us to best serve the patient.
Karen D Parker Anderson, PhD
I was born in the city of Santa Barbara and raised on Limoneira Ranch, County of Ventura. I completed a BA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles. I have been a member of the Clinicas mental health team since 1993, my personal and professional call to service finding expression within the context of Clinicas’ inspired mission.
Rosa Maria Pascual, OD
I am a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry (SCOO) and I provide comprehensive patient care and specialty contact lens fits. I am certified in therapeutics, lacrimal and glaucoma from the California State Board of Optometry. My doctorate research included a study of the relationship between age and dry eye. I was born in Mexico and grew up in Somis, California. I am bilingual and bicultural. I joined Clinicas del Camino Real in 2002 and I enjoy caring for the diverse population of Ventura County. I also very much enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, reading and hiking.
Gagan Pawar, MD
I am passionate about serving patients who lack access to quality healthcare. I believe that everyone should have access to healthcare regardless of their socioeconomic status. As a family physician, I provide care to all family members. I enjoy seeing patients from newborns all the way to geriatric patients. I like to educate patients about their health conditions and help them make an informed decision in their treatment plans. My motto is prevention is better than cure. As such, I encourage preventive screenings to all my patients. When not seeing patients, I like to participate in community events.
Christina B Pech, PA-C
As a Ventura County native, I am grateful to be able to return as a Physician Assistant and serve my community with quality and compassionate healthcare. I enjoy meeting patients from all walks of life and take a culturally competent approach to patient care.
Juan Manuel Perez, OD
I was born in Mexico and was raised here in Ventura County. I attended Santa Clara High School and received my bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I was blessed to attend and attain my degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley. I became an Optometrist so that I may provide the caring and personalized Optometric services that our unique, and often under-served, population of Ventura County deserves. Clinicas del Camino Real allows me to satisfy my personal and professional goals. It has been truly gratifying to serve our patients over the past years.
Jennifer Pham, DDS
As a child, I remembered the challenges my family had in achieving optimal oral health due to socioeconomic barriers and my fear of going to the dentist. However, with the help of dental providers who were patient and kind, I overcame that fear and was inspired to give back to the community as a general dentist. I strive to provide comprehensive dental care with the same patience, compassion, and clear communication that I had experienced in my past. Clinicas del Camino Real enables me to pursue my personal mission to serve the community and to see my patients smile.
In my spare time, I enjoy recreating paper art models, spending time outdoors, and learning to play finger-style guitar.