Dr. DeNicola has cared for patients in Orange County for over 20 years,and is most proud of the many babies he delivered during that time.
Dr. DeNicola received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and completed medical school at Creighton University. He completed his internship and residency at Northridge Hospital (UCLA School of Medicine), and remains an assistant clinical professor at University of California, Irvine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
Dr. DeNicola sees patient in Laguna Beach.
Dr. Penkoff provides general medical care to patients of all ages, from adolescents to geriatrics. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is now the medical director of our new laboratory, named "KOS."
Dr. Penkoff received his undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton, earning a B.A. in Biology. He then completed medical school, internship and residency at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Penkoff sees patients in Irvine and Laguna Beach.
Dr. Scarlet Sparkuhl Delia grew up in Laguna Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in World Arts and Cultures with a concentration in Modern Dance. She spent a year studying Spanish in Chile.
Dr. Sparkuhl Delia attended medical school at Touro University Nevada and completed residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Her professional interests include preventive medicine and nutrition, adolescent medicine, diseases of the skin and women's health.
Dr. Sparkuhl Delia enjoys quilting and crafting, yoga, Pilates, triathlons, and RV travel.
She will be available for appointments at our Laguna Beach location, Caduceus on Thalia.
Dr. Lee is an osteopathic physician with a special interest in female health. Her favorite part of practicing medicine is interacting with patients of all ages and practicing a "whole person" appproach to each patient's medical care. In her spare time, Dr. Lee likes to oil paint and spend time with her two young children.
Dr. Lee sees patients in Yorba Linda and next door in our Life Center at Caduceus for Women.
Sakina received a medical science degree from Sind Medical College and did a residency in dermatology. She also holds a degree in medical lab sciences from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a degree from Western University Of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.She has over ten years of experience in dermatology and family practice.
Sakina sees patients at our Yorba Linda office.
Xandi has been a patient favorite for over five years and sees patients in our Irvine office.
Jeff is part of our primary care team and sees patients in all three locations. Jeff has been caring for patients in Orange County for 15 years. He is most proud of the breadth of his experience, which includes diagnosis and treatment of adults, children, and seniors.
Jeff completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Pomona, earning a bachelor of science in Science Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He completed his graduate schooling at the Western University of Health Sciences, earning license as a Physician's Assistant in 1997.
He is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a preceptor for the Western University of Health Sciences, providing training to students studying to become physician assistants.
Jeff is active in community sports, and remains an avid baseball fan since his days of playing professional ball with the Detroit Tigers in the early 1990s.
He sees patients in Yorba Linda.
Jamie graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a B.A. in Biology. She received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro University Nevada, and she also participated in medical missions in Guatemala.
Jamie is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She enjoys spending time with her family and her puppy, reading, and crafting projects.
She sees patients in Yorba Linda and Laguna Beach.
Jessica graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington with a B.S. in Biology. She completed her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences and participated in a medical exchange program at Shantou University in China. Jessica is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. A former ski instructor, Jessica loves the outdoors, particularly camping, running and bicycling. She is also a member of the Junior League of Orange County.
Jessica sees patients at our Laguna Beach office.
Mary has been a nurse for over 30 years, receiving her BSN from Creighton University. She earned her MSN/FNP from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.
Mary has worked as a primary care provider at Caduceus for over a decade, and is a certified lactation consultant with a special interest in breast feeding medicine.
Mary sees patients at our Yorba Linda office and next door at Caduceus for Women in our Life Center.
Vicki began her career as a hospital staff nurse in labor and delivery and after as a nurse manager for the last four years of her hospital career. Taking advantage of the rising need for advanced practice nurses, Vicki left hospital work in 1994 and went back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.
In 1997 she graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with distinction, and earned her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Although trained in family practice, Vicki used her extensive obstetrical experience to provide care to prenatal and gynecology patients in private practice. Eventually, she expanded her duties to include internal medicine and integrative medicine. She also teaches for the University of Phoenix in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Vicki is married, has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Vicki sees patients at our Yorba Linda office and next door at Caduceus for Women in our Life Center.