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Hussein M. El-Newihi, MD
Hussein M. El-Newihi, MD
Gastroenterologist

Dr. El Newihi was born in Egypt and attended Ain Shams University School of Medicine in Cairo Egypt. He has been practicing in the Imperial Valley for nearly twenty years. He has privileges in both El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorials Healthcare District and sees patients in Calexico, Brawley and El Centro.

Dr. El Newihi is married to his wife of over 21 years, and has two children. He especially enjoys listening to jazz, Latin and classical music. He also likes gardening.

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1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 2, El Centro CA 92243

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Mohsen El Ramah, MD
Mohsen El Ramah, MD
Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Mohsen El Ramah, MD, is an internist and nephrologist providing primary care and kidney care through the Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group, an independent practice with clinic offices located throughout the Imperial Valley. He is a member of UC San Diego Health Physician Network.

Dr. El Ramah specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the adult population. Dr. El Ramah's goal is to provide comprehensive care for the entire spectrum of his patients with specialty services for those who are at risk of having kidney disease and those who are living with all stages of kidney disease.

Dr. El Ramah earned his medical degree at University of Cairo Medical School, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. El Ramah completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI where he was the Chief Resident in his final year or residency. Dr. El Ramah completed his training with a Fellowship in Nephrology at University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Nephrology.

Dr. El Ramah is a member of the American College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology.

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1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro CA 92243

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Elana Godebu, MD
Elana Godebu, MD
Board Certified Urologist

Elana Godebu, MD, is a board-certifi ed urologist who provides general adult care to men and women for a variety of urologic conditions, such as incontinence and voiding problems, urinary tract stones, urinary tract infections and prostate problems. She also treats urologic cancers, including cancers of the kidney, bladder and prostate.

Dr. Godebu believes in a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to urologic care. When possible, she utilizes the latest robotically assisted and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients return to their normal activities more quickly and with fewer complications.

She has been recognized for her work to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections and educate the deaf and hard of hearing about urologic cancers. She is a member of the American Urological Association, the San Diego Urological Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a national honor society that recognizes excellence in clinical care, compassion and dedication to service.

Dr. Godebu completed residency training in surgery and urology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Outside of work, she enjoys bicycling, running and watching independent and foreign films.

 

1665 S. Imperial Avenue, Suite B, El Centro CA 92243

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Elias Moukarzel, MD
Elias Moukarzel, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Moukarzel is Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Moukarzel is a Magna Cum Laude graduate in Mathematics from New York University, New York. He received multiple awards including Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Pi Mu Epsilon, the national Honorary Society of Mathematics. He has attended the School of Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Moukarzel is trained in Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Montefiore Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital, respectively, affiliates of Albert Einstein's School of Medicine, New York.

Dr. Moukarzel is specialized in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery that addresses the problems of Urinary Incontinence, bladder; rectal, uterine and vaginal prolapse and pelvic pain. He is the only Board Certified Physician in this Specialty in the Imperial Valley and one of not so many nationwide.

Dr. Moukarzel established the Robotic Surgery Program at ECRMC, and is the most experienced Robotic Gynecologic Surgeon in the Imperial Valley.

His office offers complete women health services in Obstetric and Gynecologic Pelvic Ultra-Sounds, Cystoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Diagnostic Dilation and Curettage, Urodynamic, Pelvic Floor Therapy for Pelvic Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence.

Dr. Moukarzel and his staff are known for their professional and caring attitude toward their patients. They take care of their patients' concerns professionally, discretely, caringly and timely in a comfortable and pleasant office environment.

Dr. Moukarzel is on the active staff of ECRMC. He has been Chair of the OB/GYN Dept. and Chief of Staff. He currently is the Vice Chief of Staff at ECRMC. He had also served as the president of the Imperial County Medical Society and is currently a member of its Board.

2109 W. Ross Ave., El Centro CA 92243

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Jorge F. Robles, MD
Jorge F. Robles, MD
Family Medicine

We're pleased to announce that Jorge F. Robles has joined IVFCMG. Look for a bio coming soon.

1501 Ocotillo Drive, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Unnati Sampat, MD
Unnati Sampat, MD
Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Unnati Sampat is an Internist, Geriatrician and a Cardiac imaging specialist. She practices as a Primary Care Physician. Dr Sampat completed her medical education in India in 1997. Since then, she has done two residencies in Internal Medicine- one from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India and another from Loma Linda University, California. She has also done advanced fellowships in Geriatric Medicine, from UCLA, Los Angeles and Cardiac Imaging, from UCSD, San Diego.

Dr. Sampat is a National award winning researcher, with over a dozen publications and has spent one year focused exclusively on research at UCSD.

Dr. Sampat has memberships to major Physicians Organizations and serves as a Reviewer for the ACP abstracts competition as well as for articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Sampat is especially interested in practicing Geriatric-Cardiology, focusing on heart diseases in the elderly population. She believes in treating patients as a whole and individualizing treatment guideline for each patient. She particularly enjoys investigating complex and less-common medical conditions as well as providing preventive care for healthy adult patients.

Dr. Sampat has privileges at both El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Imperial Valley. She is fluent in many Indian languages and is actively learning Spanish.

Dr. Sampat enjoys spending her time with her family, husband and two children. She also enjoys traveling and music.

 

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1665 S. Imperial Avenue, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Patrick Wolcott, MD
Patrick Wolcott, MD
Pulmonary-Sleep Medicine

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Wolcott has joined IVFCMG. Look for a bio coming soon.

Imperial Sleep Center, located at 790 W. Orange Street, Suite D, El Centro CA 92243

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Alidad Zadeh, DO
Alidad Zadeh, DO
Internal Medicine

Alidad M. Zadeh, DO, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor providing primary care through the Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group. He is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network.

UC San Diego Health Physician Network is an alliance of health care providers based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Members of the network collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care in the region.

As a primary care physician, Dr. Zadeh provides urgent and non-urgent medical services including the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of acute and chronic diseases for people of all ages to a large internal medicine practice office in El Centro, CA. Some of the kinds of conditions and services offered at Dr. Zadeh’s office include, but are not limited to patient care and management for high blood pressure, diabetes, weight control, high cholesterol management, allergies, arthritis, and asthma disease states.

Dr. Zadeh is the Medical Director for the hospitalist group In Patient Care of Southern California in Brawley, CA and is on staff at both Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District and El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Zadeh earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA and is trained and certified in Age Management Medicine through the Age Management Medicine Education Foundation, a Division of Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation

Dr. Zadeh has been awarded The President’s Award and Pauline Weiss Pumerantz Memorial Award by Western University and the Golden Apple Award by the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine

EDUCATION
MEDICAL SCHOOL: DO- Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA

Additional Languages Spoken: Farsi

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1600 S. Imperial Ave., Suite 3, El Centro CA 92243

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Johnnie Cyr, FNP
Johnnie Cyr, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Johnnie to the Practice!

1600 S. Imperial Ave., Suite 3, El Centro CA 92243

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Iliana Gomez-Ramirez, FNP
Iliana Gomez-Ramirez, MSN, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Iliana is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with 18 years of combined experience as an advanced practice provider and medical surgical medicine registered nurse.

She is routinely involved in assessing and diagnosing, treating, evaluating and managing acute and chronic illness and disease, and providing primary, specialty and health maintenance care for adults, including annual physicals and certifying disability.

She is competent to provide healthcare for diverse populations in our community based on the need of the patient, and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

1665 S. Imperial Avenue, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Mitzi Gragson, WHNP-C
Mitzi Gragson, WHNP-C
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Mitzi was born and raised in Imperial Valley. She was previously associated with Imperial Valley Women's Clinic, and most recently El Centro Regional Outpatient Clinic.

Mitzi Gragson, is a Nurse practitioner highly experienced and trained in women health and obstetrical services.

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2109 W. Ross Ave., El Centro CA 92243

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Gabriel Hernandez, NP
Gabriel Hernandez, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Gabriel to the Practice!

1501 Ocotillo Drive, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Jessica Iten, NP
Jessica Iten, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Jessica Iten to the Practice!

1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro CA 92243

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Jose Daniel Navarro, FNP
Jose Daniel Navarro, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is pleased to announce that our family has just become a little bigger with the addition of ANZ Clinics and Dr. Alidad Zadeh. Dr. Zadeh’s office is located 1600 S. Imperial Avenue, Suite 3 in El Centro, CA 92243. Dr. Zadeh’s office offers internal medicine services and is staffed with Nurse Practitioner’s Jose Daniel Navarro FNP, Jessica Ruiz FNP and George Zamora FNP to assist in managing your ongoing care needs. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to George Zamora.

1600 S. Imperial Ave., Suite 3, El Centro CA 92243

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Christina Noriega, NP
Christina Noriega, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Christina Noriega to the Practice!

1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro CA 92243

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Ana k. Palafox-Mendez, FNP
Ana k. Palafox-Mendez, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Ana to the Practice!

Imperial Sleep Center, located at 790 W. Orange Street, Suite D, El Centro CA 92243

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Jessica Ruiz, FNP
Jessica Ruiz, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

We're pleased to announce that Jessica Ruiz has joined IVFCMG. Look for a bio coming soon.

1600 S. Imperial Ave., Suite 3, El Centro CA 92243

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Keri Valdez, FNP
Keri Valdez, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group is happy to welcome Keri to the Practice and Dr. Zadeh's office!

1600 S. Imperial Ave., Suite 3, El Centro CA 92243

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Victoria Wheaton-Young, FNP
Victoria Wheaton-Young, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Wheaton-Young, is a certified family nurse practitioner providing primary care through the Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group. She is a member of the UC San Diego Health Physician Network.

UC San Diego Health Physician Network is an alliance of health care providers based in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Members of the network collaborate on developing shared systems, infrastructure and quality initiatives to provide high-value health care in the region.

As a family nurse practitioner, Ms. Wheaton-Young delivers primary care to people of all ages - including preventive care, and diagnosing and treating chronic, complex multisystem disease processes and acute conditions for a multicultural diverse population.

Before joining the Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group, Ms. Wheaton-Young was associated with Alliance Health Clinic in San Diego, CA, where she performed in-depth practice services for the CHDP program, providing well-child care and well women exams and health maintenance. She focuses on health promotion, risk reduction, and patient education such as screening and patient education surrounding accepted quality measures and standard protocols.

She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego, and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

BOARD CERTS
American Nurses Credentialing Center

Master’s Degree: University of San Diego, Nursing

Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

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1665 S. Imperial Avenue, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Jose Zepeda, FNP
Jose Zepeda, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

We're pleased to announce that Jose Zepeda has joined IVFCMG. Look for a bio coming soon.

1501 Ocotillo Drive, Suite C, El Centro CA 92243

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Aubrey Cox-Alarcon, PA-C
Aubrey Cox-Alarcon, PA-C
Physician Assistant-Certified

We're pleased to announce that Aubrey Cox-Alarcon has joined IVFCMG. Look for a bio coming soon.

Imperial Sleep Center, located at 790 W. Orange Street, Suite D, El Centro CA 92243

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Claudia Ruiz, PA
Claudia Ruiz, PA
Physician Assistant

Claudia Ruiz is a Physician Assistant who has been working in Primary Care for over seven years. She is from Imperial Valley and has resided there most of her life. She attended Imperial Valley College Nursing Program. She then attended the Primary Care Associate Program that is associated with Stanford University, School of Medicine. Claudia Ruiz has been in affiliation with Sol Reisin, MD for the last six years. She enjoys providing care for her patients.

1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro CA 92243

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Sonia Vasquez, PA
Sonia Vasquez, PA
Physician Assistant

Sonia Vasquez was born in Mexicali, Mexico. Attended Stanford University and became a Physician Assistant in 1999. She currently practices under the supervision of Dr. Hussein El- Newihi in the specialty of Gastroenterology.

She is fluent in English as well as Spanish.

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1550 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 2, El Centro CA 92243

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Richard Fitzsimmons, FNP
Richard Fitzsimmons, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

Rick Fitzsimmons was born in Wyandotte, MI in 1956. He was educated at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan graduating in 1980 with a BSN and in 1986 with MSN. Rick Fitzsimmons received his post graduate Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1997.

Rick Fitzsimmons has been practicing medicine with Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group since 1997. He is the Associate Professor at Imperial Valley College. He teaches both Pharmacology and Advanced Nursing Practice.

Rick Fitzsimmons has lived in Imperial Valley for over 28 years. He is happily married to his wife for over 24 years, and they have 3 sons.

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1550 Pepper Dr, Suite C, El Centro, CA 92243

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