Care Providers

  • Dr. Edgar Chavez, MD

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
    Chief Medical Officer, Family Medicine

    Dr. Edgar Chavez received his BS in Neuroscience from Pomona College in 1998 and his MD from Stanford University in 2004. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in 2007 at White Memorial Hospital, which helped forge his ongoing relationship with the hospital.

    Following his residency, Dr. Chavez decided to pursue his dream of serving the low-income community of South Central Los Angeles where he grew up following his family’s immigration to the Unites States from El Salvador.


    Learn more about Dr. Chavez here.

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    Dr. Crystal Unzueta, MD

    Assistant Medical Director

    Family Medicine

    Dr. Unzueta is the Assistant Medical Director overseeing the service provider team and finding solutions to clinical/medical concerns. Dr. Unzueta believes that quality healthcare should be accessible to all families regardless of race, age, gender, or the ability to pay. 

    Dr. Unzueta received her M.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in 2014. She completed her residency in Family Medicine in 2017 at Dignity Health at California Hospital Medical Center in affiliation with University of Southern California.

    Interesting Fact: Dr. Unzueta is originally from Chicago, IL and has traveled throughout Belize offering primary care to underserved patients.

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    Dr. Kerry Park, MD


    Dr. Park specialize in women's healthcare, diagnosing, treating, and preventing medical conditions that affect women. Dr. Park also works with expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies, during childbirth, and postpartum.

    Dr. Park received his M.D. from University of Tennessee Medical School in 1992 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996 at the White Memorial Medical Center.

    Interesting Fact: Dr. Park is originally from Tennessee and speaks 3 languages (English, Korean, and Spanish).

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    Dr. Carlos Millan, MD

    Family Medicine

    Dr. Carlos Millan received his BS in Molecular biology from California State University Fullerton in 2011 and his MD from Howard University in 2016. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in 2019 at White Memorial Hospital. 

    Following his residency training, Dr. Millan is currently working at an urgent care setting , and continuing to peruse his passion from primary care at UCHC. 

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    Dr. Sandy Cadena, MD

    Family Medicine

    Dr. Cadena received her MD from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil in 2008. She completed her Family Medicine Residency Program in 2015 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

    Following her residency, Dr. Cadena continued to follow her passion of helping underserved communities and providing each patient with a customized plan towards wellbeing.

  • Leilani P Mookini

    Clinical Director

    Physician Assistant

    Leilani is a board certified physician assistant focusing on family medicine in underserved communities. Lei’s passion and enthusiasm over the years have made her a patient favorite at UCHC. 

    Leilani received her B.S. in Biology from University of California, Irvine in 1995 and and earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice  from University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine in 2008. 

    Interesting Fact: Leilani lived in Honolulu, HI for several years and is fluent in Spanish.

  • Teresa Sanchez

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Teresa Sanchez is a board certified physician assistant that specializes in dermatology.

    Ms. Sanchez is a highly sought after hair, skin, and nail specialist.

    She is known for providing her patients with a personalized and thoughtful approach. She is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal wellness and improved quality of life.

  • Isabelle Pamart-Tran

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Isabelle Pamart-Tran studied in France before earning a Bachelor from the University of California Irvine in 2004 and a Master in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology & Biostatistics in 2008. 

    Isabelle is a board-certified Physician Assistant who finished her training in family medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine in 2013 and who also specializes in pediatric and adult otolaryngology (Ear-Nose-Throat). 

    Isabelle is following her dreams in dedicating her life to helping underserved communities and providing each patient with a customized plan towards wellbeing.

  • Judith Onyepunuka

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Judith Onyepunuka is a board certified Physician Assistant whose focus is in family medicine. Judith earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California, where she has since worked in primary care.  She is committed to disease prevention and promoting healthy lifestyles.  

    She loves to set goals with her patient and encourage them to become the best version of themselves. Her true passion is education and providing quality care to patients in underserved communities.

    Fun Fact: Judith was previously a 4th grade teacher and still loves to teach kids. 

  • Carlos Alvarado

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Carlos Alvarado is a Physician Assistant that studied at the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Mr. Alvarado pursued studying at USC for their mission of going into medically underserved communities to practice medicine.

    During his time at USC he rotated through Federally Qualified Health Centers, clinics and hospitals such as Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles in Maywood/Bell Gardens and LAC+USC ER/Keck Medicine Cardiology in Los Angeles. He looks forward to practicing at UCHC for their mission that is much like his and USC's PA Program. He aims to practice evidence based medicine, have plans that patients agree with and incorporate his personal experiences to improve the health and lives of his patients. 

  • Jessica Flores 

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Jessica Flores is a board certified Physician Assistant, focusing on Family Medicine. Jessica earned her graduate degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, where she has since worked in Primary Care.  She is fully committed to providing quality care to patients in underserved communities.

    Jessica is passionate about reaching goals with her patient and encourages them to become the best version of themselves. 

    Fun Fact: Jessica is  recipient of the NHSC Scholarship from University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

  • Kristyl Felix, MPAP,PA-C

    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Kristyl Felix is a board certified Physician Assistant focusing on primary care in underserved communities. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from the Keck USC School of Medicine.

    Kristyl is a native Spanish speaker and was raised in Huntington Park, California. She is a National Health Service Corps scholar and founder of the USC PA NHSC Awardees Association at the Keck USC PA Program. Kristyl’s background is what inspired her to work in primary care with underserved populations. She is dedicated to providing influential patient care and is committed to encourage people into taking control of their health. 

    Fun Fact: Kristyl has a minor in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Irvine and enjoys finding new ways to implement her skills into the healthcare setting. 

  • Kathreen Kiamko 

    Nurse Practitioner

    Kathreen Dee Castro, MSN, FNP-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Polytechnic College of Davao del Sur in the Philippines in 2006. She worked at a Skilled Nursing Facility, AltaMed Adult Day Health Care, Beverly Hospital, and as a traveler RN to LAC+USC.

    She graduated from Charles Drew University in Los Angeles in 2014, obtained her MSN-FNP degree, and worked for the underserved community through another Federally-Qualified Health Center before joining Universal Community Health Center in 2018. Kathreen is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Brandman University and is expected to graduate by 2020.

  • Sonia E. Jaramillo 

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

    Sonia is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA and a Masters in Nutritional Science from CSULA.  She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and adjunct faculty member at Pacific Oaks College, she teaches an undergraduate course in nutrition. 

    Sonia has completed an Adult Weight Management training certificate.  She does have experience working with both pediatrics and adults.  She has several years of experience teaching classes in numerous community nutrition programs that focus on disease prevention. Her drive is to empower people to find sustainable ways to live healthier lifestyles.

  • Marina Compean, LCSW 

    Behavioral Health Specialist

    Marina Compean, LCSW is seasoned clinician social worker and teacher who knows trauma-informed, responsive, integrated health care from the inside out.

    Marina has dedicated her professional efforts to providing culturally responsive, collaborative and holistic care in the medically under served communities of East and South Los Angeles. 

    She is bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural and has a wealth of experience in providing clinical services for pregnant and post-partum women, at-risk youth, LGBTQIA young adults, as well as adults across the lifespan in community health centers, schools, and medical settings.

  • Gabriela Flores, LCSW

    Behavioral Health Specialist

    Gabriela Flores is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing mental health services in health settings. Gabriela has a BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, a Master’s in Social Work from USC and has been licensed in the state of CA since 2015.

    She has experience helping patients address a wide variety of mental health symptoms and disorders including but, not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, other Mood Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Grief/Loss, Phase of Life Challenges, Stress Mgmt, Adjustment Disorders, etc. Gabriela works with adults, older adults, adolescents and children. Her approach is client centered, culturally sensitive and incorporates several therapeutic modalities to best serve each individual patient needs. 

  • Patricia Vizcarra, MSW

    Behavioral Health Specialist

    Patricia Vizcarra completed her Master's Degree at Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

    She has over 11 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, teen, TAY population, adults and victims of crime.

    Patricia strongly believes in utilizing her patient's strengths to help them challenge and achieve their personal goals. 

UCHC is a Federally Supported Health Center Assistance center, granted medical malpractice liability protection under FTCA and HRSA.

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