Meet Cuesta Medical’s highly qualified team of physicians!

Atascadero

Nushrat Ullah, M.D.

Nushrat Ullah, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Ullah graduated from New York Medical College and is Board Certified. While assessing individual patients, she ensures that their physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs are looked after, through assessing which health services to adopt, put into place and monitor.

Dr. Ullah completed her Residency at St Vincent Catholic Medical Center, in New York, and her background includes roles at Rego Park Medical Associates and North General Hospital, also in New York. She has over a decade’s worth of General Medicine experience.


Anna M. Talarico, M.D.

Anna M. Talarico, M.D.

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Talarico is involved in traditional and holistic medical care at Cuesta Medical. Her specialty is women and children’s health and she coordinates an integrative approach to medicine in relation to female health issues through educational lectures and various treatments, including bio-identical hormone treatments and aesthetic treatments.

With a Doctor of Medicine qualification from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, in Illinois, Dr. Talarico is Board Certified and has over 20 years’ worth of medical experience. Her previous roles include Director of the Women’s Health Center at Ottawa Regional Hospital.


Higuera

Steven B. Goodman, M.D.

Steven B. Goodman, M.D.

Family Practice Physician; President, Cuesta Medical Group

President of Cuesta Medical Group, Dr. Goodman wears many hats. Besides his key administrative role, he works closely with his many patients, assessing their condition and needs, and developing, implementing and coordinating their individual treatment plans.

Dr. Goodman is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician and a Certified Diving Medical Officer who has a solid background, including Family Practice Department, FHP Guam Medical Staff.


Scott R. Negri, M.D.

Scott R. Negri, M.D.

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Negri has been working in medicine for 30 years and is responsible for overseeing the care of patients through assessing their needs at Cuesta Medical. He ensures that a plan is developed, put in place and monitored that includes the appropriate medical services needed to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of individuals.

With close to 30 years’ worth of medical experience, Dr. Negri is Board Certified and has a Doctor of Medicine qualification from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has previously filled roles at the Family & Industrial Medical Center, in San Luis Obispo, the Community Health Center of the Central Coast, in Arroyo Grande and the San Luis Medical Clinic in Atascadero.


Blanca B. Bisuna, M.D.

Blanca B. Bisuna, M.D.

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Bisuna ensures that the services available to patients at Cuesta Medical meet their specific needs in the area of Family Medicine and Dermatology. She implements and monitors a medical plan of action, utilizing her 20 years’ worth of experience and also performs various aesthetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion, botox injections and chemical peeling, as well as facial contouring and laser procedures.

Board Certified, with a Doctor of Medicine qualification from the University of the East Memorial Medical Center, in the Philippines, Dr. Bisuna completed her Residency at Louisiana State University and her Research Fellowship at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, with a Residency in Dermatology at East Avenue Medical Center, in the Philippines. Her background includes a role as Resident Physician at Louisiana State University.


Los Osos

Robert H. Schingler, M.D.

Robert H. Schingler, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician , General Medicine Internist

Dr. Schingler is in charge of ensuring services at Cuesta Medical meet patient health needs, by evaluating, implementing and monitoring individual medical options available and creating and coordinating a plan of care. He is responsible for assessing the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of patients.

Dr. Schingler is a Board Certified physician, with a Doctor of Medicine qualification from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and a Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, in French Camp. With over 30 years’ worth of experience, Dr. Schingler’s background includes a role as Chief of Staff at Lodi Memorial Hospital and President/CEO of Lodi Primary Care Medical Association.


Richard G. Day, MD

Richard G. Day, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Day has over three decades’ worth of experience to benefit patients at Cuesta Medical, where he assesses individual physical, psychosocial. spiritual and environmental needs. He implements and monitors a health care plan by evaluating which medical services are available and appropriate.

Dr. Day is Board Certified, with a Doctor of Medicine qualification from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a Residency and Internship at BS Stanford University. His vast medical background includes roles as Health Commissioner/Medical Director at Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department and Medical Director at Newbury Park Family Practice and Urgent Care.


Santa Rosa

Mary A. Brown, M.D.

Mary A. Brown, M.D.

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Brown specializes in Family Medicine at Cuesta Medical and creates specific medical plans for patients based on the most suitable health services available. She is responsible for evaluating patient needs, including their physical, psychological, spiritual and environmental requirements.

With many years of medical experience, Dr. Brown is Board Certified and has a Doctor of Medicine qualification from Chicago Medical School, with a Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp. Her background includes a role as Chief of Staff and Chair of a Family Practice Department.


Grace Crittenden, M.D.

Grace Crittenden, M.D.

Internal and Family Practice Physician

Having over three decades’ worth of experience, Dr. Crittenden helps patients at Cuesta Medical by assessing their physical condition, as well as psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs and implementing a health care plan and providing medical services that will bring utmost benefit. Dr. Crittenden graduated from University of Hawaii (Doctor of Medicine) and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician.

Before joining Cuesta Medical Group, Dr. Crittenden worked for the Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; San Luis Obispo County Community Health Center and Central Coast Primary Care.


Steven R. Sabo, M.D.

Steven R. Sabo, M.D.

Sports and Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Sabo is our specialist in non-surgical Sports Medicine with the added certification of Wound Care Specialist. He also cares for a select number of Family Medicine patients. His interest is in healing and rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and concussions. He does ultrasound guided corticosteroid injections fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, feet, toes, sacroiliac joints, jaw joints, and other muscles. He also does Xiaflex injections for Dupuytren’s contractures of the hand. He completed his training at the Univ. of South Florida where he took care of Division 1 sports teams. He also was a team physician for the MLB Philadelphia Phillies during spring training and the minor league affiliate the rest of the year. He did pre-season physical on the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. Dr. Sabo is an avid cyclist, marathon runner, kayaker, surfer, and Ironman Triathlete.

He previously completed a Wound Care and was medical director of a major wound care center and hyperbaric oxygen center in Northern California for 5 years. He has experience debriding and healing severe chronic wounds such as: venous and arterial ulcers, sacral decubitus, diabetic pressure ulcers, delayed radiation injury wounds, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis bone infections, and other chronic non-healing wounds.

Dr. Sabo is an Air Force Academy Graduate, and then received his Doctor of Medicine degree from U.S. Univ. of Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Nebraska. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and a Certified Wound Specialist. He is Board Eligible in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Sabo has over 24 years of experience taking care of families in the U.S. Air Force. His fondest memories are the people he met during his military assignments. He working with and caring for the elite Air Force Pararescue, Navy Seals, and Army Rangers. He is a Veteran of 2 tours in Afghanistan, and numerous other deployments including Kuwait, Bosnia, Haiti, Africa, South Korea and Somalia. A native of California, he retired from service in the U.S. Air Force in 2011 and moved back to the Central Coast. Now he would like to help you and your family be in the best possible health.


Templeton

Matthew T. Talarico, M.D.

Matthew T. Talarico, M.D.

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Talarico assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental needs of the patient. Based on them, he plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the suitable treatment options.

Dr. Talarico holds the Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, and is Board Certified in Family Practice. His previous 12 year experience includes working in Ottawa Regional Hospital and Health Center; Talarico Family Physicians, SC; Allen Medical Center, IL; West Suburban Family Medicine Practice (Residency), IL.