MayView Care Providers

We are proud of the dedicated people who provide medical services at MayView. They are highly qualified, compassionate and always willing to help you understand your healthcare needs and options. Besides English, our Care Providers also speak Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Vietnamese, Sinhalese, Gujarati, Tagalog and Italian. They also speak the language of caring.

Staff

Aarthi Anand, MD

Aarthi Anand, MD
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Staff Physician

Family Medicine

Fluent in English and Hindi

Dr. Anand works at our Palo Alto Clinic. She is a board certified family physician with a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics. She has over 13 years of experience in outpatient, inpatient, urgent and skilled nursing care. She currently sees patients every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Joseph Awender, DC

Joseph Awender, MD
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Chiropractor
Fluent in English

Dr. Joseph E. Awender II is a second generation chiropractor with over 15 chiropractors in his extended family. Being the youngest student to ever enroll in chiropractic college, Dr. Awender II is proud to carry on the family tradition of excellence in health care. Dr. Awender II lectures and takes care of patients through out the world and enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna and their two children, Tyler and Phoebe.

Maragadham Balu, MD

Maragadham Balu, MD
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Staff Physician

Internal Medicine

Fluent in English and Hindi

Dr. Balu currently sees patients at our Mountain View Clinic on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She has experience with the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, Kaiser Permanente and University of California San Francisco.

Meena Chelvakumar, MD

Meena Chelvakumar, MD
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Staff Physician

Family Medicine

Fluent in English and Hindi

Dr. Chelvakumar works at our Palo Alto Clinic on Mondays and Fridays. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, and completed her Residency at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, WA. She has experience seeing a diverse range of patients and comes with previous experience working at Stanford Health care.

Bernadette Cheung, PharmD

Bernadette Cheung, PharmD
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Staff Pharmacist

Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Bernadette is a Clinical Pharmacist working at the Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale clinics Monday through Thursday. She has experience in medication therapy management (MTM) where she counsel patients who take multiple medications, reconcile their medications, and advise providers about best dosage and combinations of medications. At MayView, Bernadette focuses on diabetes management, helping our patients control their blood glucose levels.


Richard De La Garza, LCSW

Richard De La Garza, LCSW
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Staff Behavioral Health Therapist

Social Work

Fluent in English and Spanish

Richard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based at our Mountain View clinic. After completing his undergraduate degree at San Jose State, he earned Master degrees in Public Administration and Social Work at Columbia University. He specializes in PTSD and polytrauma and brain injury rehabilitation and brings extensive experience working with armed forces and veterans. 

Kari Fish, FNP

Kari Fish, FNP
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Staff Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

Fluent in English and Spanish

Kari is a Family Nurse Practitioner working primarily from our Mountain View Clinic location. She has experience with working with the homeless and under-served via clinic-based settings and street-medicine on skid-row in Los Angeles as well as public-health research on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health outcomes. She completed her Master's of Public Health from UC Davis and her MSN from California State University, Los Angeles. She sees patients of all ages.

Richard Foy, MD

Richard Foy, MD
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Staff Physician

Family Medicine

Fluent in English

Dr. Foy is a Family Medicine Provider working from our Mountain View Clinic. He has experience with in-home primary care with elderly and disabled adults, as well as patients of all ages. He has also worked as a Medical Director in both urgent care and emergency care settings. He sees patients Monday-Friday at our MV clinic.

Shian Hong, FNP

Shian Hong, FNP
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Staff Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

Fluent in English, Vietnamese and Spanish 

Shian is a Family Nurse Practitioner, grew up in San Jose and completed her Masters of Science as an FNP at Columbia University, NYC. She is now back near family in the Bay Area. She is experienced at interviewing patients in both Spanish and Vietnamese and performing physical examinations. Shian see patients at our Palo Alto Clinic, Monday-Friday.

Alexandra Horevitz, LCSW

Alexandra Horevitz, LCSW
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Staff Behavioral Health Therapist

Fluent in English and Spanish

Allie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive experience with community health clinics and has provided comprehensive behavioral and social support to patients of all ages. She currently works at our Palo Alto and Mountain View Clinic locations.

Sasha Liu, LMFT

Sasha Liu, LMFT
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Staff Behavioral Health Therapist

Fluent in English and Mandarin

Sasha received her degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She enjoys working with children, families and adults with a solution-focused and client-centered psychotherapy approach. Her specialties include stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and single parenting. Outside of work, Sasha enjoys hiking and Zumba. 

Sima Parsotam, FNP

Sima Parsotam, FNP
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Staff Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

Fluent in English and Gujarti and conversational Spanish

Sima came to MayView from Crescent Medical Center in San Jose where she practiced primary care and urgent care. She also worked as a Registered Nurse at Murfreesboro Medical Center in Tennessee. Sima received her Master of Science degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner at Tennessee State University and her Bachelor degree in Nursing at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee.

Jessie Peng, FNP

Jessie Peng, FNP
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Staff Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

Jessie is a Family Nurse Practitioner that trained at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She initially found her passion for underserved populations while working within rural villages of Alaska, and while caring for underserved communities across Cleveland, Ohio. She joined MayView Community Health Center in 2019 and sees patients at the Mountain View Clinic, Monday through Friday. She focuses on collaborative patient-centered care and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

Swarnapali Seneviratna, MD

Swarnapali Seneviratna, MD
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Staff Physician 

Pediatrics

Fluent in English and Sinhalese

Dr. Seneviratna attended medical school at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, where she graduated with honors, and completed her medical residency at the Los Angeles County – University of Southern California (LAC-USC) Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Seneviratna has worked at Kaiser Permanente, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and in private medical groups providing a full-range of preventive, urgent and specialty care to infants, children and adolescents.

Victoria Stanton, MD

Victoria Stanton, MD
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Staff Psychiatrist

Fluent in English

Lucia Tanassi, LCSW

Lucia Tanassi, LCSW
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Staff Behavioral Therapist

Integrated Behavioral Health Service

Fluent in English and Italian

Lucia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Contemplative Psychotherapy. Lucia has practiced social work since 2010 in different settings including intensive care units, liver transplant, hospice, palliative care and behavioral health. Lucia also has extensive training and experience in medical ethics, advance care planning, and goals of care conversations. In her free time Lucia enjoys traveling, trekking, painting and spending time with family.

Lucia works at our Mountain View and Palo Alto Clinics and she sees clients Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  


Tiffany Trieu, DO

Tiffany Trieu, DO
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Staff Physician

Family Medicine

Fluent in English, French, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and some Spanish

Dr. Trieu attended medical school at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York and completed her clinical residency in Family Medicine at the Nassau University Medical Center in New York. Her professional experience includes time at the University of Texas Health Science in San Antonio, Texas and the Stanford Hospital Sleep Clinic. Dr. Trieu has two professional publications on cervical cancer. Her patients appreciate her strengths of communication, understanding and empathy.

A family practice provider, Dr. Trieu accepts new adult and pediatric patients at our Sunnyvale clinic location.

Amanda van Gils, PA

Amanda van Gils, PA
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Staff Physician Assistant

Fluent in English and Spanish

Amanda is a physician assistant at our Sunnyvale clinic. She was born and raised in Miami, FL and is a native Spanish speaker.

She received her bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Utah State University in 2004. She received her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah in 2008.

Amanda enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.


M. Reza Zarghami, DC

M. Reza Zarghami, DC
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Chiropractor

Fluent in English and Farsi

Dr. M. Reza Zarghami graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2016. His past experience of managing his private practice has been extremely helpful in treating patients from small muscle strain to severe disc herniation. Dr. Z currently works as the sole chiropractor in our busy Palo Alto clinic. His compassion in helping those in need as well as his great knowledge of chiropractic has helped him treat patients with high satisfaction rate. Dr. Z has been using chiropractic treatments for his two kids since a very young age and enjoys working with athletes due to his passion for playing sports.

Karina Zhuravleva, MD

Karina Zhuravleva, MD
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Staff Physician

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fluent in English and Russian

Dr. Karina provides women’s health – obstetrics and gynecology – to her patients at our Mountain View clinic location on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. She received her medical training in St. Petersburg, Russia at the National Institute for Advanced Training for Medical Doctors and the I.P. Pavlov First Leningrad Medical Institute. Dr. Karina completed her medical residencies at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in New Jersey and the Flushing Hospital & Medical Center in New York.