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Alfred Lavi

Alfred Lavi

Physician

Founder and Medical Director, United Care Family Medical Center, Dr. Alfred Lavi, a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice is a primary care physician. Dr. Lavi attends to the needs of a wide spectrum of patients including pediatrics, adults (including obstetrics) and seniors.more

Anasheh Almasi, M.D.

Anasheh Almasi, M.D.

Student Coordinator

Dr. Anasheh Almasi is a recent graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She is working at UCFMC until she begins residency training this upcoming July 2020. Anasheh grew up in Burbank, CA and attended University of California, Los Angeles where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Anasheh is excited to be a part of the UCFMC clinic and is eager to continue advancing her medical knowledge. She is passionate about serving the community and discussing issues such as mental health, women’s health and preventative screening. Her dream is to become a family medicine practitioner and to share her knowledge with her future patients. She hopes to further her education in the field of addiction medicine. On her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and is dedicated to her faith and home church.

Donna Zarandi, M.D.

Donna Zarandi, M.D.

Student Coordinator

Dr. Donna Zarandi is a recent graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, who is working with us until she starts her residency training in July of 2020. She grew up in Fort Lee, NJ and attended Rutgers University where she received her degree in Biological Sciences. Donna moved to the Los Angeles area to begin clinical rotations during her third year of medical school and rotated through UCFMC as a third-and fourth-year medical student. She is excited to again be a part of the UCFMC team where she will work on student education with medical and PA students from across the country. She hopes to complete her residency in Internal Medicine with plans to specialize in the future. In her spare time, Donna enjoys hiking, yoga, trying new cuisines, and traveling.

Luis Sanguino

Luis Sanguino

Physician

Luis Sanguino is a recent MD graduate from Ross University School of Medicine. He will be working with us until he starts his residency training next year. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Riverside where he received a degree in Neuroscience. Luis is very passionate about helping patients achieve a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise. His dream is to become an anesthesiologist and enter the field of pain management to help ameliorate pain in patients with chronic pain.

Muhammad Madkour

Muhammad Madkour

Physician

Muhammad Madkour is a recent MD graduate from Ross University School of Medicine. He will be working with us until he starts his residency training next year. He grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he received his degree in Biological Sciences. Muhammad looks forward to helping our patients achieve a healthier lifestyle by always listening and treating them like family. He has aspirations to become a specialist in medicine, where he plans to give back to his community.

Rebecca Rihani, PA-C, MSPA

Rebecca Rihani, PA-C, MSPA

Physician Assistant

Rebecca Rihani, PA-C, MSPA, is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She attended Western University of Health Sciences where she graduated with high honors in the top 10% of her class. Rebecca’s goal is to specialize in treating acute cases and to refine her skills in urgent care medicine. more

Kelly Whitmire, MSPA, PA-C

Kelly Whitmire, MSPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kelly Whitmire, MSPA, PA-C is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in economics. She has spent time studying abroad including in England and in Costa Rica, where she learned most of her Spanish speaking skills. more

Jeniece McDonald, MSPA, PA-CC

Jeniece McDonald, MSPA, PA-CC

Physician Assistant

Jeniece McDonald, MSPA, PA-C, is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She graduated from Touro University Nevada, where she participated in the creation of Nevada’s first mobile health unit, serving the vagrant population of Las Vegas. She moved back to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue her dream of working as a primary care Physician Assistant. She is excited to be part of the United Care team! Aside from caring for patients, she enjoys climbing, cooking, and spending time with family.

Dr. Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez, M.D.

Student Coordinator

Dr. Jesse Perez is a recent graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, who is working with us until he starts his residency training in July of 2021. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended UC Riverside where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. Jesse began his third year medical school clerkships at California Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles where he rotated at UCFMC and enjoyed working with our patients. He is excited to again be a part of the UCFMC team where he is working on student education with medical and PA students from all over the country. Throughout his medical school training he went on several medical missions abroad to bring care to the less fortunate. He hopes to complete his residency in Family Medicine in Southern California where he can continue serving underserved populations. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys running, biking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Summer Baird, M.D.

Summer Baird, M.D.

Student Coordinator

Summer Baird is a recent MD grad from Ross University working in our office as she applies to residency. She was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA and went to undergrad at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is passionate about preventative care via diet, exercise, and mental health support for all of our patients. Her dream is to one day work with Doctors Without Borders.

Cindy P.

Cindy P.

Patient Coordinator / Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator

Cindy was born and raised in New York and later moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. There she received her Bachelors in Neuroscience and is currently pursuing a career in Physician Assistant studies. She is passionate about family medicine and truly values providing the most compassionate care to all of her patients.

Lucia S.

Lucia S.

Student Coordinator

Luci was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and moved to California to attend the University of Redlands where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and then went on to receive her Master of Public Health from UC Davis School of Medicine. She is committed to patient care and enjoys working closely with the patients, students and medical providers at the clinic.

Yorleny R.Yorleny R.Referral Specialist/Medical Assistant
Sarah M.Sarah M.Administrative Director/Medical Assistant
Xiomara M.Xiomara M.Office Manager/Medical Assistant
Erika M.Erika M.Medical Assistant
Damian G.Damian G.Medical Assistant
Karla R.Karla R.Medical Assistant
Esperanza V.Esperanza V.Front Office
Dior D.Dior D.Volunteer
Nicolette L.Nicolette L.Volunteer
Shimon O.Shimon O.Volunteer
Sofia and SharronSofia and SharronVolunteers
Daniella P.Daniella P.Volunteer
Sarah A.Sarah A.Volunteer
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ChloeChloeVolunteer
AbigailAbigailVolunteer
JessicaJessicaVolunteer
RachelRachelVolunteer

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