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The Marian Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to provide resident physicians with the full spectrum of the family medicine specialty while also promoting a scholarly environment that fosters a balance of personal and professional growth and enhances patient health.


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Derin Allard, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hi everyone, I’m Derin. I grew up in Huntington Beach, California and Istanbul, Turkey and went to undergrad at UC Irvine, majoring in political science. After completing a pre-med post-bacc program, I went to medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. I enjoy family medicine because of the broad scope of practice and the ability to establish long-term relationships with people of all ages. In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, and all-things related to aviation.



Linda Baldwin, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Prior to becoming a physician, I was thriving in a career as an Outcome Analyst for Stanford Healthcare and as adjunct faculty for San Jose State University. Making a choice to make a major career change to pursue medicine has been challenging, but rewarding in so many ways. I chose to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine because of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine skill set that I would be able to use to help my patients heal. I chose to come to MRMC for my residency because of the culture of collaboration and respect, their Osteopathic Recognition, and their integrative medicine track. I felt that my skills as a physician would become well-rounded and well-honed through my training here. I am passionate about helping people achieve their optimal health and find their voice. I believe that building health partnerships with patients is a powerful tool to improve lives. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband, five children, and three dogs. I love being near the ocean and the beautiful hiking trails all around us in the central coast. 



Patrick Coughlin, MD

Medical School: Loyola Medical School

I grew up in Santa Paula, California, two hours south of Santa Maria. I attended Thomas Aquinas College, where I met my wonderful wife, Francesca. Between undergrad and med-school I worked a number of jobs: construction, beach lifeguarding, football referee, medical scribe, and wilderness EMT. Then in 2015, my wife and I and our two children moved to Chicago to attend Loyola Medical School, and when we came back to California in 2019, we brought a third child with us! I love the variety I see working in Family Medicine, and in my off time I enjoy bike riding, surfing, spearfishing, SCUBA diving, camping, painting, playing guitar, motorcycling, reading, building model airplanes, board games, carpentry, and family time.



Kathy Guo, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hello! My name is Kathy and I am from Fremont, California. I was born in China and immigrated to the Bay Area with my parents when I was 10 years old. I completed my undergrad at UC Berkeley and medical school at WesternU in Pomona. I am very grateful to be a part of this residency program with such supportive staff, faculty, and residents. My area of interest include geriatric care, preventative medicine, mental health, and integrative medicine. During my free time, I love hanging out with my cat Waffle, spending time with friends and family, and being a big foodie. I am really enjoying the central coast; the weather and scenery is just unbeatable!   



Matthew Nguyen, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hello and welcome to our residency program! I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I attended UC San Diego for undergrad and Western University in Pomona for medical school. I am passionate about underserved medicine and making a lasting impact on the community. During my free time, I like to play video games/board games, build model kits, and try out new restaurants. The Central Coast has been an awesome place to live with amazing weather and tons of fun activities! 



Arielle Tucker, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hi! I’m a Central Coast transplant originally from Cleveland, OH. I went to Case Western Reserve University for my undergraduate degree and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. I choose family medicine because it gives you the opportunity to do a little bit of everything and pursue what you are truly passionate about.  I am specifically interested in the intersection of social justice, underserved medicine, and how we as doctors can advocate for our patients. I am really enjoying the beautiful Central Coast weather and easy access to ocean. Marian has been a great place to balance my career aspirations and my overall well-being.


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Julian Bandura, DO

Medical School: Touro University, Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hello everyone, my name is Julian. Originally I am from Cologne, Germany and grew up in Solvang, California. I went to undergrad in San Diego at UCSD and did my medical school training at Touro University Nevada. I am happy to be back in the Central Coast doing my residency and chose this program for its continued osteopathic hands-on training. In my spare time I like to explore the outdoors, play guitar, and check out the local wineries/breweries.



Eric Gavarre, MD

Medical School: New York Medical College

Hey! I'm originally from the Bay Area. I went to UC Davis for undergrad and then spent two years in Morocco while in the Peace Corps after college. That's where I discovered my passion for health care. After I came back, I went to New York Medical College and I am happy to be back on the west coast! I wanted to train at a community hospital where I could learn skills and tools that will prepare me to achieve all my future health care goals. There's no place quite like Marian. We have the ability to work with an underserved population in a great learning environment on the Central Coast surrounded by many breweries and wineries. 



Chuong Le, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Xin chao! I was born and raised in Vietnam for 15 years prior to immigrating to the U.S, and has been able to call California home ever since. I finished medical school at Western University in Pomona, CA, and I am glad to be able to stay in California, especially in the Central Coast, for my residency. I chose Marian family residency program not only for its dedication in delivering quality healthcare to the underserved population, but also for its commitment in physician resident’s wellness. In my spare time, I am an avid foodie and also dabble in photography now and then. 



Eric Sincoff, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Yo everyone, my name is Eric Sincoff. I was born in Sacramento California, went to college in San Diego and medical school at Western University in Pomona. Planning on practicing outpatient family medicine with infusions of OMM and integrative medicine. Love hiking, crossfit, wineries, and taking care of my 4 month old baby and cat fur babies!



Yvonne Yang, DO

Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

My name is Yvonne Yang. I went to medical school at Touro University, California.  My passion is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Integrative Medicine and would love to bring these to the community. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, surfing, dancing and tai chi. 



Mira Yoon, DO

Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

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Tania Bhatia, DO

Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi everyone! My name is Tania! I am was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I went to undergrad at Scripps College in Claremont, CA and medical school at Touro University California in Vallejo, CA. I love family medicine because of the close relationships I have been able to build with my patients. Our program has become like a second family to me! In my spare time I like to play tennis, watch movies, and hang out with friends and family. Come visit the central coast!    



Kathleen Coquia, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Hello! I’m Dr. Coquia, and I was born and raised in San Jose and have lived in San Diego and Los Angeles for school. I am now grateful to be living here on the Central Coast. I am passionate about working with the underserved and assisting my patients with their health goals.  I am also an osteopathic provider and can offer a unique therapy to the Santa Maria community. I enjoy going to the beach, being a “foodie” and traveling.  



Elizabeth Finken, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi! I am Elizabeth Finken, I was raised in Auburn, Washington, went to college in Portland, Oregon, spent a year in Manhattan, followed by medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and am now so excited to be out here on the Central Coast! I have strong interests in both osteopathic manipulative medicine as well as working with underserved Spanish speaking populations, which made this program a great fit for me. In my free time I enjoy hiking, relaxing, and spending time with my family. I absolutely love this program and all the people here, and hope that you do to!



Rachel Greatwood, DO

Medical School: AT Stills College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am from Kansas City, Missouri (barbeque capital of the world!) and went to college at Missouri State University. I attended A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and spent my first year in Mesa and the following three years at their satellite campus on the west side of Oahu.  I am passionate about providing comprehensive quality primary care, chronic disease management, women’s health, weight loss management, and dermatology.  In my free time, I enjoy travelling, live music, writing, running, spending time outdoors with my husband and dog.   



Isaiah Roggow, MD

Medical School: University of California, Riverside

Hi, my name is Isaiah Roggow.  I went to medical school at University of California Riverside and I obtained my degree in nutrition science from the University of California Davis.  Before that I was born and raised in Northern Michigan before joining the US Navy for 10 years.  I have a passion for family medicine with a special focus on lifestyle medicine and preventative care.  My hobbies include reading, being outside, camping, and trail running. 



Nicholas Walton, DO

Medical School: Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hi everybody! I’m Nic – I was born, raised and educated (undergrad) in Santa Cruz, California and am happy to have stayed on the Central Coast to continue my education. I’m passionate about providing high quality health care to our vast and diverse area. I have particular interests in both acute-care hospital medicine as well as austere and wilderness medicine. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the less traveled trails of California, nature photography, surfing, cooking and dog-walking. 


Learn More About Our Residency Program

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