Providers

Providers

Francis Lagattuta, M.D.

Francis Lagattuta
MD

Francis P. Lagattuta M.D. is the Medical Director for Lags Medical Centers. He holds Board Certifications for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has been treating patients in California for over twenty years. Dr. Lagattuta is also a certified IMR reviewer. He currently practices both on California’s Central Coast and in the Central Valley.

Basem Aziz
MD

Basem Aziz, M.D. is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is fluent in English and Arabic. Dr. Aziz has been a member of the Lags team of providers since September of 2014 and he currently practices in California’s Central Valley.

Edward Balbas
MD

Bio coming soon.

Kendra Brown-Walker
MD

Kendra Brown-Walker, M.D. is fellowship-trained in Pain Medicine and completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown-Walker is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Brown-Walker has been a Lags team member since October, 2015 and currently practices at our Ventura County facilities.

Frederick Comrie
MD

Frederick K. Comrie M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He has been a member of the Lags team since 2013 and currently practices in California’s Central Valley.

Igor Galan
MD

Igor Galan M.D. earned his Doctorate in Neurology from Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences in Edison, NJ. Dr. Galan has also completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and specializes in general neurology, pain management, neuromuscular disorders, and neurophysiology/epilepsy. He is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. He has been a member of the Lags team of providers since 2014 and currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Matthew Hadilaksono
DO

Dr. Hadilaksono is a PM&R Board Certified and Fellowship trained Interventional Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine specialist. Completing his undergraduate study at University of California, Los Angeles, he received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York. He went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He continued with his subspecialty fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Center for Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation/NJMS Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Brianna Hoffman
MD

Bio coming soon.

Peter Lavalle
MD

Bio coming soon.

Fajie Ma
MD

Fajie Ma, M.D., is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the State University of New York (SUNY). He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Cantonese Chinese. He has been a Lags team member since February, 2016 and practices in the Central Valley and the Bay Area.

Winston Montero
MD

Winston F. Montero M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been a member of the LAGS team of providers since September of 2012. Prior to his work with Lags, he completed his residency with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Mahendra Nath
MD

Dr. Mahendra Nath studied at S. M. S. Medical College in India and received his M.B.B.S. He has also received his MS in Orthopedic Surgery and his PM&R. Full bio coming soon.

Marissa Olegario-Nebel
MD

Dr. Marissa Olegario-Nebel Studied at Cebu Dr. College of Arts & Science and received her Bachelors in Physical Therapy. Full bio coming soon.

Justice Otchere
MD

Dr. Justice Otchere studied at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and received his MD. He now works at Our (location) Lags Medical Center Clinic. Full bio coming soon.

Jane Wang
MD

Dr. Jane Wang Studied at Calcutta Medical and got her MDDS. She also received her PM&R at Wayne University. Full bio coming soon.


Hyacinthia Agina, NP

Hyacinthia Agina Studied at California State University, Fresno and received her MSN in Primary care option in 2004 as well as her BSN in 1999. She also studied in Nigeria in 1990 at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Full bio coming soon.

Felista Anugom
NP

Felista Anugom Studied at California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA) and received her MSN and BSN there.  Full bio coming soon.

Beth Brown
PA-C

Beth Brown earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has been a member of the Lags team since June of 2012. She currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Analene Cesar
NP-C

Analene Cesar has been a healthcare professional for over 30 years, working at Lags Medical Center since May 29, 2018. She received her medical degree in the Philippines from Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Whilst also at FEU, she received her pre-med Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology. She migrated to the USA and successfully became USMLE certified for Residency training program. She further pursued her studies in nursing at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences in California, where she achieved her Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing in their Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Winchell Elbo
NP-C

Winchell Elbo has a Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from California State University of Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Lags team of providers since September of 2014. She currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Rita Enunwa
NP

Rita Enunwa studied at California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA) and received her MSN in 2004 as well as her BSN prior to that. She has been working for Lags Medical Centers since 2008.

Latavia Esters
PA-C

Latavia Esters earned her Physicians Assistant Certificate from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, California. She is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the SJVC Physician Assistant Alumni Group. Latavia has been a member of the Lags team since November of 2013 and practices out of our Fresno clinic.

Mary Garrett
NP

Mary Garrett Studied at University of California in PM&R in 2002. She also received her BS in Nursing in 1984 at Avila College.  Full bio coming soon.

Krisztina Herrera
NP

Krisztina Herrera Studied at California State University, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) and got a MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a BSN in Nursing at California State University, Northridge . She now works at Lags at our Oxnard and Ventura Medical Centers locations.

Andy Hossier

Michael “Andy” Hoosier, PA-C

Andy Hoosier graduated from University of Kentucky with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016 and joined Lags Medical in December of 2016. Having trained in the renowned Royal Orthopedic Hospital in England, Andy has a strong interest in sports medicine, regenerative medicine and general orthopedics. He also enjoys photography, backpacking and snowboarding in his free time.

Manli Huang
NP-C

Manli Huang after earning a BSN in 1993 and her MSN in 1994 at San Francisco State University she went on to Study at University of San Francisco. There she received a post-doctorate of Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017. She now works at the Salinas Lags Medical Center location.

Brigitte Jomuad

Brigette Jomuad
NP

Brigitte Jomuad received her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Manila, Philippines and practiced as a Family Physician for 15 years. She has been a member of Lags team since May 2018 and practices in the Central Valley. She speaks English and Tagalog fluently.

Heliodoro Magaña
PA-C

Heliodoro “Hector” Magaña holds a Master of Science and Master of Public Health degree from Touro University in Vallejo, California. Hector is an associate member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants and is fluent in Spanish. Hector practices out of our Fresno, Visalia, and Lemoore clinics and has been a member of the Lags team since May of 2015.

Anne Manuel
NP

Anne Manuel received her MSN in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner at Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland, CA in 2017. Full bio coming soon.

Theresa Monticello

Theresa Monticello
NP

Theresa Monticello Studied at Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science and got an APRN in 2012. She speaks: English and Tagalog. Full bio coming soon.

Femi Obanor
NP-C

Femi is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from South University – Savannah, GA and joined LAGS in January 2018. He loves to sing, and plays soccer in his leisure time. He also enjoys photography, basketball and spending time with his family. Femi is fluent in English, Bini and Edo and is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He currently practices at the LAGS Central Valley clinics.

Marya Oakes
NP-C

Marya Oakes Studied at Western University of Health Sciences and received her MSN in 2004. Before that she earned her MSN in Nursing/Biblical Studies at Biola University in 1984. Full bio coming soon.

Christiana Okonkwo
NP

Christina Okonkwo studied at California State University, Fresno and received her BSN and MSN. Full bio coming soon.

 

Sam Safaee
PA-C

Sam Safaee earned his Physicians Assistant Certificate from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. PA Safaee had been practicing in orthopedic and spine surgery in the Bay Area before moving to the Central Coast. He is fluent in both English and Farsi. He has been a member of the Lags team since November of 2011.

Hector Sanchez
NP-C

Hector Sanchez received his Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Hector is fluent in English and Tagalog. He has been a member of the Lags team since June of 2014. He is from Cebu, Philippines, enjoys playing musical instruments and currently practices in the Bay Area and Central Valley.

Olivia Seibenick
PA-C

Olivia Seibenick holds a Master of Clinical Health Services degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of both the California and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Olivia joined the Lags team in October of 2015 and currently practices at the Lompoc and Montecito Lags Medical Centers locations

Lyudmila Sklyarenko
NP

Lyudmila Sklyarenko graduated from University of South Alabama with Acute Care NP training. She has an extensive nursing surgical experience in variety of procedures. Has been expanding her knowledge at LAGS by helping patients with chronic pain, finding the most appropriate approach to improve their quality of life, mobility, and empowering patients for selfcare. Lyudmila enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Rafael Teran
NP-C

Rafael Teran Studied Fresno University and completed his MSN, to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010 and previously received his BSN as an RN in 2005. Full bio coming soon.

Cristina Tipei
PA-C

Cristina Tipei received her Master of Science in PA Studies from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2015. Tipei has practiced as a PA in Family Medicine at FHCN CHC Tulare County from 2015-2016. Tipei currently specializes in Pain & Neuropathy Management, Addiction Medicine, Osteoporosis Management and Wound Care Management with LAGS Medical Centers since 2016 in the San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County. Tipei is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Pain Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine. She speaks English, Spanish, and Romanian.

Jenny Tran
NP-C

Jenny Tran received her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She has been a member of the Lags provider team since July of 2014 and is fluent in Cantonese and English. She currently practices at the Lags Hayward clinic.

Jason Williford
PA-C

Jason is a Physician Assistant and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He has been a member of the LAGS team of providers since May of 2013. He currently works out of our Central Coast offices and is an associate member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the California Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery and the American Academy of Pain Management.

Leoncio Yap
NP-C

Leoncio Yap is a certified Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the state of California. He is fluent in English, Tagalog, and Mandarin. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Charles Drew University. Mr. Yap has been a member of the LAGS team since 2013 and practices on the Central Coast and Central Valley.

Beth Brown
PA-C

Beth Brown earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has been a member of the Lags team since June of 2012. She currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Winchell Elbo
NP-C

Winchell Elbo has a Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from California State University of Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Lags team of providers since September of 2014. She currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Latavia Esters
PA-C

Latavia Esters earned her Physicians Assistant Certificate from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, California. She is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the SJVC Physician Assistant Alumni Group. Latavia has been a member of the Lags team since November of 2013 and practices out of our Fresno clinic.

Heliodoro Magaña
PA-C

Heliodoro “Hector” Magaña holds a Master of Science and Master of Public Health degree from Touro University in Vallejo, California. Hector is an associate member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants and is fluent in Spanish. Hector practices out of our Fresno, Visalia, and Lemoore clinics and has been a member of the Lags team since May of 2015.

Sam Safaee
PA-C

Sam Safaee earned his Physicians Assistant Certificate from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. PA Safaee had been practicing in orthopedic and spine surgery in the Bay Area before moving to the Central Coast. He is fluent in both English and Farsi. He has been a member of the Lags team since November of 2011.

Jenny Tran
NP-C

Jenny Tran received her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She has been a member of the Lags provider team since July of 2014 and is fluent in Cantonese and English. She currently practices on the Central Coast.

Hector Sanchez
NP-C

Hector Sanchez received his Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Hector is fluent in English and Tagalog. He has been a member of the Lags team since June of 2014. He is from Cebu, Philippines, enjoys playing musical instruments and currently practices in the Bay Area and Central Valley.

Jason Williford
PA-C

Jason is a Physician Assistant and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He has been a member of the LAGS team of providers since May of 2013. He currently works out of our Central Coast offices and is an associate member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the California Academy of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Pain Management.

Theresa Monticello
NP-C

Theresa Monticello Studied at Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science and got an APRN in 2012. She now works at Our (location) Lags Medical Centers location. She speaks: English and Tagalog.

Rafael Teran
NP-C

Rafael Teran Studied Fresno University and completed his MSN, to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2010 and previously received his BSN as an RN in 2005. He now works at Our (location) Lags Medical Center location.

Olivia Seibenick
PA-C

Olivia Seibenick holds a Master of Clinical Health Services degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of both the California and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Olivia joined the Lags team in October of 2015 and currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Leoncio Yap
NP-C

Leoncio Yap is a certified Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the state of California. He is fluent in English, Tagalog, and Mandarin. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Charles Drew University. Mr. Yap has been a member of the LAGS team since 2013 and practices on the Central Coast and Central Valley.

Cristina Tipei
PA-C

Cristina Tipei received her Master of Science in PA Studies from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2015. Tipei has practiced as a PA in Family Medicine at FHCN CHC Tulare County from 2015-2016. Tipei currently specializes in Pain & Neuropathy Management, Addiction Medicine, Osteoporosis Management and Wound Care Management with LAGS Medical Centers since 2016 in the San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County. Tipei is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Pain Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine. She speaks English, Spanish, and Romanian.

Lindsay McGinnis
NP-C

Lindsay McGinnis is a Certified Nurse practitioner in Oregon. She graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and has been with Lags Medical Centers since 2017. Lindsay enjoys working for LAGS because it is a unique clinic setting that mixes med management with interventional pain management to best serve the pt from all aspects.

Analene Cesar
NP-C

Analene Cesar has been a healthcare professional for over 30 years, working at Lags Medical Center since May 29, 2018. She received her medical degree in the Philippines from Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Whilst also at FEU, she received her pre-med Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology. She migrated to the USA and successfully became USMLE certified for Residency training program. She further pursued her studies in nursing at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences in California, where she achieved her Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing in their Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Brigitte Jomuad
NP-C

Brigitte Jomuad received her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Manila, Philippines and practiced as a Family Physician for 15 years. She has been a member of Lags team since May 2018 and practices in the Central Valley. She speaks English and Tagalog fluently.

Femi Obanor
NP-C

Femi Obanor is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from South University, Savannah, Georgia. Femi joined LAGS Medical Centers in January 2018. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He currently practices in the Central Valley locations. Femi is fluent in English, Bini and Edo.

Hyacinthia Agina
NP-C

Hyacinthia Agina Studied at California State University, Fresno and received her MSN in Primary care option in 2004 as well as her BSN in 1999. She also studied in Nigeria in 1990 at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She now works at Our (location) Lags Medical Centers.

Francis Lagattuta
MD

Francis P. Lagattuta M.D. is the Medical Director for Lags Medical Centers. He holds Board Certifications for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has been treating patients in California for over twenty years. Dr. Lagattuta is also a certified IMR reviewer. He currently practices both on California’s Central Coast and in the Central Valley.

Frederick Comrie
MD

Frederick K. Comrie M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He has been a member of the Lags team since 2013 and currently practices in California’s Central Valley.

Kendra Brown-Walker
MD

Kendra Brown-Walker, M.D. is fellowship-trained in Pain Medicine and completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown-Walker is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Brown-Walker has been a Lags team member since October, 2015 and currently practices at our Ventura County facilities.

Fajie Ma
MD

Fajie Ma, M.D., is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the State University of New York (SUNY). He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Cantonese Chinese. He has been a Lags team member since February, 2016 and practices in the Central Valley and the Bay Area.

Winston Montero
MD

Winston F. Montero M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been a member of the LAGS team of providers since September of 2012. Prior to his work with Lags, he completed his residency with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Igor Galan
MD

Igor Galan M.D. earned his Doctorate in Neurology from Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences in Edison, NJ. Dr. Galan has also completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and specializes in general neurology, pain management, neuromuscular disorders, and neurophysiology/epilepsy. He is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. He has been a member of the Lags team of providers since 2014 and currently practices on California’s Central Coast.

Basem Aziz
MD

Basem Aziz, M.D. is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is fluent in English and Arabic. Dr. Aziz has been a member of the Lags team of providers since September of 2014 and he currently practices in California’s Central Valley.