Advanced Practice Clinicians
Iman Guirgis, MD
Dr. Iman Guirgis is an Attending Physician for Orange County. She has been practicing medicine for 35 years and has been with company since Feb 2017. Prior to CareConnectMD, she worked in Toronto, Ontario serving the post-acute and elderly population. Her interests also include music and cooking. When she is not seeing patients, she enjoys traveling. Her favorite part about working for CareConnectMD is looking after the frail elderly and their family in their most challenging time.
Estelei Penuliar, NP
Estelei Penuliar is a Nurse Practitioner for Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Inland Empire, Eureka, and Arizona regions and is our after hours on-call provider. She has been with the company since 2004. Prior to CareConnectMD, she worked at Hospice Care Downey as Director of Patient Care Services. Her interests also include traveling and learning about different cultures. When she is not seeing patients, she enjoys watching movies and sleeping. Her favorite part about working for CareConnectMD is the work-life balance. She considers it such a blessing to be a part of a mission-driven company that offers such flexibility and allows her to watch her children grow.
Matthew Chandler, PA-C
Matthew Chandler is a Physician Assistant for Orange County. He has been practicing medicine since 2009 and has been with CareConnectMD since 2016. Prior to this, he worked in both an urgent care setting and internal medicine practice where he cared for patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his family, drinking Starbucks coffee, and CrossFit. His favorite part about working for CareConnectMD is being able to provide healthcare in an environment that believes in a comprehensive and patient-focused, team approach.
Jay Reyes, MSN, FNP-BC
Jay Reyes is a Nurse Practitioner for Orange County. He has been with the company since 2017. Prior to CareConnectMD, he worked as a Director of Nursing Services for a skilled nursing facility. His interests also include traveling and long walks on the beach. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys watching documentaries, taking road trips, and hanging out with his friends and family. His favorite part about working for CareConnectMD is that the company's mission and vision truly reflects his work values and beliefs.
James Agatep, MSN, NP-C Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
James Agatep is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for Orange County. He has been with CareConnectMD since 2014. Prior to this, he worked at UC Irvine Medical Center in the Surgical Step Down Unit and Orthopedic Unit. His interests include traveling and watching his children grow. When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys bike riding and hiking with his family, watching live sports events, and playing basketball. His favorite part about working with CareConnectMD is the feeling of satisfaction he gets after truly connecting with his patients, matching care given to care desired.