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.
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.
My goal as a primary care provider is to empower my patients to live their life to the fullest potential. I believe that achieving a healthy lifestyle is a team effort between healthcare professionals, family and the individual. I believe that to live a healthy lifestyle it is crucial to incorporate habits such as proper diet, exercise and social support. Medications are an important aspect of healthcare and will be implemented into individual healthcare plans based on up-to-date practice guidelines. Every individual patient’s past history and concerns will be considered in developing treatment plans. It is my privilege to assist in your path to wellness. I am a graduate of the Stanford Primary Care Associate Program. I am a husband and father. My hobbies include surfing, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
My passion is to make a positive impact on a patient's life and assist them with preventative measures so as to live the healthiest life possible. I am dedicated to working with the underserved population and am proud to work in the community I grew up in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.