Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff


Ana cruz

Medical Assistant/Assistant Manager

Ana Cruz is a Medical Assistant and Assistant Manager for both Advanced Pain Institute, Arcadia Surgical Medical Center & Encino Surgical Medical Center. Ana has been working for Dr. MineHart for the past 9 years. Ana’s passion for assisting new and existing doctors for both facilities has helped improved daily operations run efficiently. Ana helps coordinate patient flow from transporting the patient with gurney from the Pre-Op room to the OR. She is very committed in making sure Doctor MineHart’s credentials are up to date and demonstrates strong leadership in assisting with the whole practice.

blanca villela

Medical Assistant

Blanca is a Medical Assistant Professional who is certified in the Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Blanca prepares medical charts prior to both surgical and clinical days. Blanca received her education from Northwest College and interned at Fortanasce- Purino Neurology Center. Her passion is to make sure all patients are well taken care of regarding their prescription refills and making sure patients are having a wonderful experience when they come see Dr. MineHart.

Jennifer gonzalez

Medical Assistant/Team Lead

Jennifer Gonzalez has been working with Advanced Pain Institute and Arcadia Surgical Medical Center for the past 4 years. Jennifer was trained under Dr. MineHart 4 years ago and has been working for the organization as a team lead. She demonstrates strong effective leadership in training new staff and gets the job done.


Patient Transporter

Christian joined Advanced Pain Institute, Arcadia Surgical Medical Center & Encino Surgical Medical Center as a patient transporter 3 years ago. He previously worked for a catering company that enhanced not only his customer service skills but his interpersonal skills as well. Christian drives patients from their homes to the surgical centers back and forth. As a Patient Transporter, Christian’s number one priority is to ensure patients that come towards the surgical centers are brought there safely and returned to their homes safely.


Chief Registered Nurse/Infection Control Facilitator

Christian has been working for Advanced Pain Institute, Arcadia Surgical Medical Center & Encino Surgical Medical Center for the past 10 years. Christian works collaboratively well with Medical Staff, Nursing Colleagues, Surgical Technicians, and Medical Aides. He provides infection control programs specifically targeting infection surveillance, control and prevention. Christian spends majority of his time at Arcadia Surgical Medical Center directing patient care and staff support.


Patient Care Coordinator

Gia works for Advanced Pain Institute & Encino Surgical Medical Center as a Patient Care Coordinator. Gia trained under the lead Licensed Vocational Nurse to schedule appointments, read Doctor dictations and schedule authorizations for patients. She is able to comprehend and adapt to any obstacle that comes across her way.


Medical Records Coordinator and Medical Assistant

Jasmine Poghosyan has worked for Dr. MineHart for the past 6 years. Jasmine currently has 3 positions within the company. She is currently a Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Assistant & Licensed Vocational Nurse. She is currently in pursue of obtaining her credentials and certification as a Registered Nurse and move up within the company. Jasmine is dedicated and committed to her work which her number one focus is patient safety.

Jenny soytip

Registered Nurse/Pre-Recovery Nurse

Jenny has 12 years of healthcare experience who serves as an outstanding employee for Advanced Pain Institute, Encino Surgical Medical Center, & Arcadia Surgical Medical Center. Jenny evaluates postoperative patients plans. She implements and documents all nursing care and procedures for all 3 locations. Prior of patients going to the OR, Jenny assists patients who need help with getting out of their clothes and into medical gowns.

monroe san juan

Medical Assistant

Monroe has been working for Dr. MineHart for about a year. His experience covers all areas, including OR operations, back office support, patient transport, and credentialing. Monroe is an all rounded employee that ensures quality work towards patient care is well checked which portrays him a wonderful asset towards the company.

winnie wagner

Licensed Vocational Nurse/Pre-Op and Recovery Nurse

Has 11 years as a certified licensed vocational nurse with many years in both Pre Op & Recovery settings. Winnie responds promptly to emergencies and knows how to perform all safety procedures within ambulatory services. Her unique knowledge and qualities helps daily operations and answers all Joint Commission and Medicare inspections efficiently.

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Arcadia: (626) 445-2371
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638 W Duarte Rd Suite 18,
Arcadia, CA 91007

16250 Ventura Blvd #165,
Encino, CA 91436