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Michael A. Benavidez, D.O.

A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. Michael A. Benavidez was raised in Southern California. He completed a bachelor's degree in biological sciences at the University of California State Fullerton. He obtained his medical degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona and went on to complete a three-year residency in family practice at Doctors Hospital, Montclair.

Having provided medical services to the residents of Upland, CA and surrounding areas since 1993, he is affiliated with San Antonio Community Hospital, Pomona Valley Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, Montclair.

Dr. Benavidez is board certified in family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

At Benacare Medical Center, Inc., Dr. Benavidez has put together a team of dedicated health care individuals who have a true compassion to meet each patient’s medical needs.

Karen French, FNP-C

Karen French is a native of Southern California, having grown up in Claremont, where she still resides. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University after which she worked in Coronary Care and Open Heart Nursing at Huntington Memorial Hospital and San Antonio Medical Center. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees from Azusa Pacific University. She is a faculty member for the University as well as an administrator and instructor in the Family Nurse Practitioner programs. She is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is an active member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Karen has experience in critical care, open-heart ICU, school nursing, and home health care for high-risk infants. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and Internal Medicine.

She is passionate about meeting the needs of each and every patient and she enjoys building trusting relationships with them through health promotion and education.

Daicy Navarro, MS PA-C

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