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 Dr. Jeffrey Solinas Family Medical & Chemical Dependency Medicine

Jeffrey A. Solinas, MD

Education / Training University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) –
Medical Education Southern California School of Medicine – 1979
Los Angeles, CA
Internship San Francisco General Hospital – 1980
San Francisco, CA
Residency San Bernardino County Medical Center – 1982
Brown University, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Hospital Affiliations Watsonville Community Hospital – Watsonville, CA
Dr. Solinas, owner/director of Plazita Medical Clinic, has been on the teaching faculty for both Stanford University and UC Davis Physician’s Assistant – Family Nurse Practitioner program since 1984. He is teaching UCSC Health Career Major interns. In his personal life, Dr. Solinas resides in Santa Cruz with his wife of 29 years and has 3 children. He enjoys salsa dancing and handball.
Olivia Guzman Physician Assistant

Olivia Guzman , PA

Medical Education BS, Biology –1996
UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Medical Education Stanford Medical School Physician Assistant Program
Palo Alto, CA
Residing in Watsonville with her husband and three children, Ms. Guzman has been employed by Plazita Medical Clinic for over 10 years. Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, Ms. Guzman is committed to promoting good health care. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.
Ricardo Plata, Physician Assistant

Ricardo Plata , PA-C

Medical Education Stanford Medical School Physician Assistant Program
Palo Alto, CA
Ricardo was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He developed an interest in medicine as a Hospital Corpsman while stationed at Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego and combat medical training at Camp Pendleton. Before he received his Physician Assistant training, he worked as a labor and delivery surgical technician, a phlebotomist with the VA, an emergency room technician and a procurement technician harvesting human eyes for transplantation and research.
He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine Primary Care Associate Program with Foothill College in 2007. Since graduating he has been working as a board certified physician assistant at Plazita Medical Clinic. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
Ricardo lives in Capitola. He enjoys music, sports, jiu-jitsu, spending time with family and friends.