Our physicians are proud to pair with PA’s and NP’s. Together they’re able to work as a team to oversee your health by communicating and discussing action plans together. With care teams, there is better access for patients to see their providers in a timely manner, even same day. We believe care teams offer a more complete, elevated experience for our patients.
Dr. Matthew Combs received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Westmont College and graduated Medical School at Loma Linda University. He then went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency at Ventura County Hospital.
Dr. Matt has special interest in sports medicine and is on our team of hospitalists. Dr. Matt is also big on preventative medicine. He enjoys having the patient be an active participant in their healthcare where he can come alongside and equip them with knowledge so that they can come up with a plan together.
On a day off, Dr. Matt enjoys physical activity and the great outdoors!
Arika Whiteaker Completed her undergraduate studies at Eastern Washington University and went on to complete her Masters in Clinical Health Services at University of Washington School of Medicine. She also received additional certification in Rural and Undeserved Medicine.
Arika also has a special interest in women’s health, spurred by her love for missions. She first fell in love with women’s health on a service trip to Haiti with Dr. Walter and Dr. Matt Combs.
When Arika is not practicing medicine in the clinic, she loves to be outdoors! She also enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.
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