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Maria AbordoMD Pediatrician

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Maria AbordoMD Pediatrician

Maria Abordo, MD received her doctorate from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Dr. Abordo is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Eligible in Pathology. She is fluent in both English and Tagalog.

I love to work at Peach Tree Because I love the children I am taking care of. I feel I make a difference in their lives somehow.

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Hakeem O. Adeniyi, Jr.MD Family Medicine

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Hakeem O. Adeniyi, Jr.MD Family Medicine

Education: B.A. in Child Development; Tufts University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Training: Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco-San Francisco General Hospital

Clinical Interests: Full-Spectrum Family Medicine, Primary Care Mental Health

Interests: Basketball, Football, Spending time with family, Growing in Christian Faith, Learning about new religions, Promoting diversity in medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Medical Spanish

The role of a physician to cure sometimes, to heal often, and to comfort always. – Sir William Osler

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J. Isaac BarthelowMD

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J. Isaac BarthelowMD

Education: B.S. Biological Sciences; University of California Davis Graduated top of class

Medical School: University of California Davis

Training: Ophthalmology; University of Utah – Moran Eye Center

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease

Community Service: ARC, Humane Society, Jesus Center, International Eye Care Missions

Interests: Golf, Cycling, Boy Scouts with his sons, Traveling with his family, Raised locally and supporting his hometown of Chico

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Aalia Al BarwaniMD Family Medicine

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Aalia Al BarwaniMD Family Medicine

Aalia Al-Barwani received her Doctorate with Honors from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her prior experience and education includes graduating as Chief Resident from University of Connecticut Family Medicine. Aalia has over four years experience in full scope Family Practice.

Her interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling and trying new foods and experiences. She also love outdoor activities including hiking and eco-therapy. Aalia is fluent in English with moderate fluency in Arabic.

I enjoy serving the community in which I live and believe working at Peach allows me to do that alongside a great team.

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Joseph CassadyDO Addiction Treatment Services

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Maggie Chan

Maggie K. ChanOD Optometry

Education: B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology; University of California, San Diego

Optometry School: Southern California College of Optometry

Training: University Eye Center at Marshall B Ketchum University, HuHuKam Memorial Hospital, San Diego Naval Medical Center, University Eye Center Los Angeles

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Optometry, Ocular Disease, Glaucoma, Pediatric Optometry

Community Service: Community School Screenings, Special Olympics

Interests: Hiking, Swimming, Boating or anything involved with being outdoors

Languages Spoken: English and Cantonese

“I love working with Peach Tree because I am able to provide care to those who are underserved. Here I am able to get to know my patients on a personal level, understand their ocular complaints and work together to resolve the problem. The appreciation and gratitude expressed by these patients is overwhelming; it definitely makes this clinic one of the most rewarding areas I have worked in.”

Ann-Chi Chen

Ann-Chi ChenOD

Education: B.S. Psycho-Biology; University of California Los Angeles

Optometry School: University of California Berkeley

Training: University of California Berkeley – Meredith Morgan Eye Center, VA Hospitals; San Francisco CA, Palo Alto CA, Kaiser Sacramento CA

Clinical Interests: Low Vision, Glaucoma, Binocular Vision, Pediatrics, Ocular Disease

Community Service: Board Member Paradise Scholarship Foundation, Interact Youth Club, International Eye Care Missions

Interests: Photography, Hiking with her husband and dogs, Traveling, Cooking, Snorkeling

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Michael DariusPA-C Family Medicine

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Michael DariusPA-C Family Medicine

Michael R. Darius, PAC graduated in 2000, from Standford University Medical School’s Primary Care Associate Program. Prior to that, Dr. Darius complete his studies at both Bakersfield College and Kern County Paramedic in 1997. Dr. Darius specializes in emergency medicine, urgent care, internal medicine, and family practice. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

“Peach Tree does have a well trained, professional staff working hard to provide the best care available. Working as a physicians assistant at Peach Tree, I am given a great deal of autonomy which allows me to provide high-quality, speedy care as well.”

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Jason Fisher-BeckPA-C Non-Surgery Orthopedics

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Jason Fisher-BeckPA-C Non-Surgery Orthopedics

Jason Fisher-Beck PA-C earned his Master of Health Science Physician Assistance Studies from South College in Knoxville, TN. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Cum Laude from the University of Charleston, Charleston, WV. Professional interests include Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

“The mutual excitement of bringing those with specialty experience to a primary care setting providing better access to quality, non-operative specialty care in a timely fashion.”

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Thiyagu GanesanMD Pediatrician

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Thiyagu GanesanMD Pediatrician

Education: Training as Registrar in Pediatrics and Neonatology in the United Kingdom,  American Board Certified Pediatrician

Training: Residency in Pediatrics at Madras Medical College, India and Residency in Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Clinical Interests: General Pediatrics (ages 0-21 years), Adolescent Medicine, Asthma and Allergies, Childhood Obesity

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity construction services, International Eye Care Missions

Languages Spoken: English, Tamil, Limited Spanish and Hindi

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Rupaul GhumanDDS Dental

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Rupaul GhumanDDS Dental

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Tejinder GhumanMD Pediatrician

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Provider at Yuba City location.

Jonathan E. Mennucci

Jonathan E. MennucciOD

Education: B.S. Construction Management; California State University, Chico

Optometry School: Southern California College of Optometry, graduated Magna Cum Laude

Training: University Eye Center at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Eye Center at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colorado

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Optometry, Ocular Disease, Dry Eye

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity construction services, International Eye Care Missions

Interests: Backpacking, Camping, Fishing. Raised locally and supporting his hometown of Chico

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Michael MerryOD, FAAO

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Michael MerryOD, FAAO

Education: B.S. Natural Sciences; Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduated Magna Cum Laude

Optometry School: Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Training: The Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Residency in Ocular Disease at Sedienberg Protzko Eye Associates, Eye Centers of South Florida, William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center Low Vision Clinic

Clinical Interests: Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Ocular Disease

Community Service: American Whitewater Association

Interests: Racquetball, Snowboarding, Whitewater Kayaking, Cycling

Craig Montgomery

Craig MontgomeryOD

Education: B.S. Microbiology; University of Wyoming

Optometry School: Southern California College of Optometry

Training: University Eye Center at MBKU, VA Salt Lake, Southwest Eye AZ

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Optometry, Ocular Disease, Glaucoma, Dry Eye

Community Service: Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Screenings

Interests: Traveling, Backpacking, Motorcycles, Technology, Football, Wrestling

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Glenn PalmbaumPA-C Family Medicine

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Glenn PalmbaumPA-C Family Medicine

Dr. Palmbaum graduated from UC Davis’s PA/FNP program in 2000. Prior to that, he earned his undergraduate degree from Cabrillo College Nursing Program in 1988. Dr. Palmbaum’s professional interest include Spanish.

He loves working at Peach Tree because, “the people are great.”

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Rosalie Pena-PridmoreMD Family Medicine

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Rosalie Pena-PridmoreMD Family Medicine

Rosalie Pena-Pridmore, MD received her doctorate from University Auto De Baja California, Esc De Med. Dr. Pena-Pridmore is a board certified family physician in Marysville, California. She completed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and is currently licensed to practice medicine in California, Utah, and Texas.

Dr. Pena-Pridmore was born and raised in Sacramento, California and is happily married with four sons and five grandchildren.

Her hobbies include traveling, activities with her church, dancing and working out.

“I love children and old people and everyone in between.”

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Kristiane RansbargerMD Pediatrics

Education: B.S. Biological Sciences; George Fox University, Graduated top of class Medical School: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Training: Ophthalmology; Loma Linda University, Fellowship; Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Loma Linda University

Clinical Interests: Strabismus, Amblyopia, Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Community Service: International Eye Care Missions

Interests: Running, Baking, Traveling, Spending time with her family

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Anthony J. RudickOD

Education: B.S. Biological Sciences; California State University Chico Graduated top of class

Optometry School: University of California Berkeley

Training: University of California Berkeley – Meredith Morgan Eye Center, VA Hospitals; Fresno CA, Reno NV, Tacoma WA

Clinical Interests: Keratoconus, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Specialty Contact Lenses, Ocular Disease

Community Service: Lions Club, Rotary International, Vice President of Paradise Scholarship Foundation

Interests: Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Shooting sports, Raised locally and supporting his hometown of Paradise

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Adam T. ShupeOD

Education: B.A. English; University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Optometry School: Southern College of Optometry, graduated Magna Cum Laude

Training: Southern College of Optometry – The Eye Center, VA Hospital, Memphis TN

Clinical Interests: Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Ocular Disease, Pediatrics

Community Service: President-Elect of Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, California Optometric Association Membership Committee, Marysville Joint United School District Screening Program, Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps

Interests: Traveling with wife, Photography, Fencing, Racquetball, Skiing

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Micheal SmithPA Family Medicine

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Micheal SmithPA Family Medicine

Micheal Smith graduated from UC Davis’s PA program after completing his Master’s at University of Nebraska Medical Center and his Undergraduate at St. Mary’s College California. Dr. Smith’s primary interest is geriatrics.

“My co-workers throughout the organization. We have an incredible team helping people, in a challenging era of healthcare change.”

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Baljit S. SohalOD Optometry

Education: B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; University of California Davis

Optometry School: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago – graduated top of class Summa Cum Laude

Training: Illinois College of Optometry – Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago West Palm Beach Florida Veterans Hospital, David Grant Medical Center Travis AFB, Family Vision Care Valencia CA

Residency: VA Central California Health Care Systems, Fresno CA

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Optometry, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease

Community Service: Member of Sacramento Valley Optometric Society, Vision Screenings

Interests: Raised locally in Yuba City CA, Agriculture, Farming, Football, Spending time with family