Faculty

Daniel
Diep,
MD

Program Director

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Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


Residency: Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency

 

Specialty: Family Medicine with HIV focus

Bio:
After graduating from residency in 2006, I joined Golden Valley Health Centers, a safety-net health system, where I practice Family Medicine and am part of the leadership team. My interests include treating patients who are pregnant or living with HIV, Hepatitis C, or opioid use disorder.  I attend the Stanislaus County HIV clinic where I enjoy teaching and getting to know our residents.  I am very excited for this opportunity to support VCME residents, faculty, and staff so they can do what they do best!  When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and 3 beautiful daughters, preferably outdoors and somewhere sunny.

Anika Godhwani, DO

Associate PD

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Medical School: Touro University in CA

Residency: Valley Family Medicine Residency

Thank you for reading!  I am a Bay Area native.  I came to Modesto for my residency at Valley Family Medicine in 2011.  I decided to stay in the area and join the faculty to continue caring for our under-served patients.  I enjoy group care, mentoring and advising residents.  I also helped start our Rainbow Clinic and enjoy providing care to the LGBT+ community.  I love all things Disney and Marvel.

Thomas Wenstrup,
MD

Core Faculty

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Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Resident: Stanislaus Medical Center, Modesto, CA

I am fortunate to work with a group of highly-skilled, compassionate physicians, who enjoy the challenges of working with underserved populations and of teaching family medicine residents. I would like more opportunities for involvement in efforts to improve the health and well being of the community.

Susie Wenstrup, 
MD

Core Faculty

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Medical School: MD, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine 1994

Residency: Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency 1997

Title: UCDavis School of Medicine Clinical Professor

Fellowship: UCSF Faculty Development Fellowship 2012

I have been working at Turlock Medical Office since 1997 and became core faculty for Valley Family Residency Program in 2011.

Alexander Phan,
DO

Core Faculty

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Medical School: A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona 2014

Residency: Valley Consortium for Medical Education – Family Medicine Residency Modesto CA – 2014-2017

Born in San Francisco, I grew up in the Bay Area, went to medical school in Arizona, and eventually ended up in Modesto for continuation of my training as a physician. I was fortunate enough to work alongside excellent residents and faculty. Based on my positive experience, I decided to stay after graduating in 2017 as an attending, thus giving back to the program and serving the underprivileged community here. Outside of work, I enjoy exercising, listening to music, doing outdoor activities (like hiking), watching sitcoms/movies, and spending time with family/friends.

RaeLeigh Payanes,
MD

Core Faculty

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Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Valley Family Medicine Residency

I am a mom of 3 energetic and hilarious little boys and wife to an amazing and supportive husband. We have our hands full between soccer, basketball, band and school/work! When I have a spare moment, I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with friends/family.

I’m excited to be a part of VCME because it allows me the unique opportunity to continue inpatient medicine, outpatient clinic, obstetric care, and teaching within the residency program.

James
Kraus, 
MD

Core Faculty

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Medical School: University of Oklahoma COM

Residency: Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency

Interests: Psychiatry, Substance Use disorder (Genesis Methadone program director), Residency education, POCUS, Global Health (10 years in West Africa doing relief work).

Hobbies: raising 4 children, guitar, science fiction books, hiking and camping.

Susan
Kraus, 
MD

Faculty

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Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine

Graduated 2000

Residency: Family Medicine Residency: St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City

John
English,
MD

Faculty

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Medical School: School UC Davis class of 96

Residency: Valley Family Medicine class of 99

I have twofold privilege of caring for the poor and teaching residents. It is both a challenge and a joy to uphold the dignity of the marginalized people I serve, especially those with HIV, while attending to their physical needs. It is a further gift to try to model that care and inspire the hearts and minds of the young doctors we teach.

When I am not at work, you will probably find me at home with my wife Francine and our four beautiful daughters, or perhaps working in the garden or listening to a Giants game.

Mitchel Cohen,
DO

Faculty

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Medical School : Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Stanislaus County Family Practice Residency

Who am I?: I am a transplant from Los Angeles. After finishing medical school in Chicago, I wanted to come back home. I completed residency here in Modesto in 1999, joined the faculty group and have never left. Modesto provides me with being close to the mountains as I enjoy skiing, backpacking and am hoping to get back into rock climbing one day. Spending time with my kids is a priority. I enjoy teaching our residents and also learning from them.

Christine Battaglia,
DO

Faculty

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Medical School: Touro University – College of Osteopathic Medicine Vallejo, CA 2007-2011

Residency: Valley Family Medicine Residency 2011 – 2014

Baltej Dosanjh,
MD

Faculty

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Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Graduated in 2011.


Residency: Valley Family Medicine

Residency, Graduated in 2014.

I was born in England but grew up here in the Central Valley. I love being a family medicine physician with VCME and teaching residents. Our group allows us to practice outpatient and inpatient care. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 sons, watching movies and playing golf.

Peter
Gaines,
MD

Faculty

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Medical School: Medical College of Virginia: Graduated in 1987

Residency: Scenic General Hospital Residency in Family Practice: Graduated 1990

Speciality: University of California at San Francisco, Geriatric Fellowship. Graduated 2000.

I have been teaching in the residency program since 1990 and am still trying to get it right. I love working with patients and their families and also enjoy teaching. The residents have made me a better doctor over the years and I am indebted to them for that. I also speak Spanish and have spent the last 26 years working on my Spanish with my patients. I feel very lucky to have spent my career here.

Sunita
Saini,
MD

Faculty, Pediatrics

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Medical School: Medical College of Ohio

Internship and Residency: Medical College of Ohio/Mercy Children’s Hospital

Specialty: Pediatrics

Hi there! I was actually born and raised in Turlock. I am blessed to have many different aspects to my career: I have a pediatric practice at the Family and Pediatric Health Center in Modesto. I am faculty for the Valley Consortium for Medical Education, so I get to teach the residents in the field of pediatrics. I am the Clinical Chief of Pediatrics for the clinics of the Health Services Agency. I also have administrative duties as Executive Committee Member for our medical board. When I am not working, I am spending quality time with my husband and four children. My hobbies include traveling, scrapbooking, photography, walking, running, dancing, and watching comedy and sci-fi TV series. My obsessions are Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, the San Francisco 49ers, and the San Francisco Giants. My life dream is to visit all 61 National Parks in the USA!

Meaghan Hongo,
M.D.

Faculty, Pediatrics

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Medical Doctorate: Ross University School of Medicine 2013-2017

Residency: University of South Alabama Pediatric Residency in Mobile Alabama 2017-2020

Specialty: General Pediatrics

About Me: I started my medical journey as a scribe at DMC Modesto ER and saw the tremendous need for primary care here in the Central Valley. I attended medical school with the intention of returning home as a primary care provider and was happy to achieve that goal by joining SFMG as a Pediatrician. In my free time I enjoy cooking, crafting, kayaking and hiking with my wonderful husband and our cowardly Labrador-mix.

Nancy
Brown,
MD

Faculty, Pediatrics

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Medical School: UC Davis


Residency: University of Arizona

I like reading, baking, operas, and walking my dogs.

Sabrina Hussain,
MD

Faculty, OB/GYN

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Medical School: State University of New York August 1993 – May 1997

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albany Medical Center
July 1997 – June 2001

Jose Alberto, MD

Faculty

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Hi my name is Jose Alberto and it is great to be joining Scenic Faculty Medical Group. I was born and raised here in Modesto, and take pride in serving the medical needs of our underserved community. Through my practice of medicine, I focus on providing compassionate, evidence based medicine and empowering patients to engage in a healthy lifestyle through education. When I am not at work I am spending time with my wife and two beautiful daughters. I also enjoy running, gardening and eating.  

Ana R
Revilla,
MD

Faculty, Pediatrics

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Dr Revilla graduated from Medical School in Argentina. In 1999 she moved to the US, and successfully completed her residency in Pediatrics in 2003. After residency she did postgraduate studies in Australia and obtained a master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

In 2004, she moved to California, and made the Central Valley her home. She worked at two Federally Qualified Health Care Centers before joining SFMG in August 2020.

Dr Revilla enjoys being around children and families. She easily connects with her patients and understands personally the difficulties and barriers that most of her patients’ families face. She loves supporting and educating her patients to be healthy and have productive lives.

She is a long time member of the AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption & Kinship Care. She is passionate about working with children in foster care.

Christopher Grover,
MD

Faculty, OB/GYN

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Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine Graduated 1991

Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology 
University of California San Francisco

Graduated 1995