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Spurlock, Kimberly

Family Medicine

VCC offers a wide range of medical care for adults, children and families in our community. Our services include regular checkups, screenings, treatment for illness and preventive care. We also help you manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, and coordinate your care with specialists. VCC is an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provider. This means we take a patient-centered approach to health care that is comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible and focused on quality and safety. In addition to medical care, VCC offers support programs such as free transportation to and from medical and dental appointments, health education and counseling.

Health Services

  • Initial and annual health assessments
  • Routine medical appointments
  • Volunteer specialty clinics (arthritis)
  • Screening for breast, cervical and testicular cancer
  • HIV care
  • Gender affirming care
  • Laboratory services
  • Men’s health
  • Physicals
  • Prenatal care
  • Acute illness and injury
  • Care of chronic diseases

Health Support

  • Transportation services
  • Health educators
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Care coordination management for patients with chronic diseases
  • HIV/AIDS support services

Sahelijo, Nienke

Pediatrics

Children’s health is a key concern at Vista Community Clinic, and about a third of our patients are under 18 years old. As a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), we take a patient-centered approach to health care that is comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible and focused on quality and safety. We know that as a parent you want the best care for your child, by doctors, dentists and nurses who are friendly and caring.

Pediatric Services

  • Asthma care
  • Behavior evaluations
  • Circumcision for newborns
  • Dental services
  • Immunizations
  • Screenings: dental, hearing, lead, nutrition, tuberculosis, and vision
  • School and sports physicals
  • Sick care and injuries
  • Teen health
  • Teen reproductive health
  • Well child care
  • Care of chronic disease

Additionally, Vista Community Clinic pediatricians attend to newborn babies at Tri-City Medical Center.

Patient Forms

Download, print and complete forms before your child’s appointment.

 

Optometry

Regular eye exams are an important part of your overall health, as many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. Eye exams are also a way of detecting chronic disease, such as high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. We use a variety of tests and procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes and offer prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. We can also provide a list of locations to purchase affordable glasses.

Optometry Services

  • Comprehensive eye health exams
  • Pediatric vision exams
  • Diagnostic and medical treatment of eye diseases
  • Urgent care for eye infections and injuries
  • Cataract and glaucoma surgery consults and referrals

Dugan, Gee Yeoun

Family Nurse Practitioner Gee Yeoun Dugan is here to help you choose health at every stage of your life. She has experience working in large hospital settings as well as smaller clinic settings, and as a leader among nursing students.

She can provide care for every age, including children, where she incorporates age and developmentally appropriate anticipatory guidance, general health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment to support optimal health. She can also appropriately refer patients and transfers to higher level of care when warranted, helping each patient get the care that’s best for them.

From routine visits to treatment for chronic conditions, FNP Dugan can help you in reaching your health goals.

VCC Provider Since
  • 2020
Medical Education
  • Azusa Pacific University

Sahelijo, Nienke

Nienke Sahelijo has a multicultural and multilingual background, including English, Spanish, Dutch, and conversational German. She is experienced and effective in communicating on various levels and in challenging situations while maintaining focus on providing compassionate and efficient healthcare. Nienke takes great pride in her position as a provider of healthcare, and is here to ensure every one of her patients receive the best in quality care from the moment they step into her office.

VCC Provider Since
  • 2020
Medical Education
  • University of San Diego

Women’s Health

We know how important women’s health is: not only for each woman as an individual, but also when it comes to family planning, pregnancy and raising a family. At minimum, women should visit the doctor on an annual basis.

Gynecology

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears and follow up procedures for abnormal results
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • NovaSure: endometrial ablation for women with heavy bleeding

Breast Health and Cancer Screenings

  • Clinical breast exams
  • Mammogram referral (see below for a list of imaging centers)

Prenatal Care

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you and your baby’s health begin with the choices you make. When you choose VCC for your prenatal care, you are making the choice to receive the best care during pregnancy. By choosing VCC, you also lay the foundation for a healthy life for your child. We offer a comprehensive array of services geared to meet the needs of the mother and child at every stage of pregnancy. Our high quality medical care and education ensure that you and your baby are safe, happy and healthy.

  • Medical appointments
  • Personal care from a wide range of support service providers including health educators, nutritionists, prenatal counselors, social workers, childbirth educators
  • Lactation education and support from our award-winning lactation support team, recipient of the internationally recognized IBCLC award.
  • Prenatal non-stress test (NST)
  • Prenatal ultrasound
  • Dental appointments

Obstetrics and Postpartum Care

  • Delivery at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido
  • Visit by a VCC pediatrician while at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido
  • Assistance by VCC staff, while at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, in coordinating all necessary appointments for mother and baby after hospital discharge
  • Postpartum medical visit
  • Pediatric care during the baby’s first weeks of life

List of Imaging Centers for Mammograms

When you contact the imaging center for a screening mammogram appointment let them know you are a VCC patient and give the name of your primary care provider (PCP). If you are insured the cost is covered. If you are uninsured, the cost is covered through the Every Woman Counts (EWC) program; eligibility is based on income and program guidelines. Please text or call VCC to make sure your EWC is active or for questions.

Imaging Center Appointment Lines

San Diego:
Imaging Healthcare: 858-658-6500
San Diego Imaging: 858-634-5900
Valley Radiology: 760-494-0556
Carlsbad Imaging Center: 760-730-3536

Lake Elsinore:
Health Scan Imaging: 951-245-2700
Temecula Valley Imaging: 951-682-7580
California Imaging Diagnostics: 866-419-3372

La Habra:
United Medical Imaging: 714-987-6000
Dynamic Imaging: 562-464-0039

 

Palacios, Yelennia

Dr. Palacios is fluent in English and Spanish and provides compassionate high quality care to patients of all ages and stages of life. Her passions include maternal and child health and she is skilled in ultrasound use during prenatal visits. Dr. Palacios is a strong advocate for excellence in community healthcare through mentorship and community involvement in underserved areas. Her goal is to empower each patient to live a long and healthy life.

Podiatry

Do you have questions about your feet? Do you have diabetes, smoke, or have poor circulation?  Do your feet ache?  If you answered yes, the VCC’s podiatry department offers top rated care and advice for your foot problems. Some common foot ailments include:  bunions, flat feet, achilles tendonitis, warts, ingrown nails, swelling, poor circulation, infection, wounds, diabetes, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes, athletes foot, calluses, arthritis, in toeing, toe walking, fractures, bumps and lumps, shoe recommendations, stretching exercises, training errors, neuroma’s, pronation and much, much more!

Visit Dr. Miller in the VCC Podiatry Department and let her help you to get back on, well. . . your feet again. Dr. Miller loves to help keep you active, and your feet healthy.

Call today for an appointment! Love your feet!