Crossover Health @ Shoreline

(650) 772-6131

1080A La Avenida St.
Mountain View, CA

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

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Your team at Shoreline.

When you start down the path to health and wellness, it’s great to know your team will be with you all the way providing expert knowledge, timely motivation, and even a little inspiration. We share a passionate belief in the power of relationships and look forward to meeting you!
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Elise Torres, MD

Primary Care

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Elise is a board certified family physician who believes in empowering patients by providing them with the information they need to make healthy decisions. She has particular interests in caring for patients within the context of their individual and family lives. She has developed special expertise in women’s health. She enjoys learning about how new technologies can improve access to healthcare, healthcare outcomes, and efficiency. Before joining Crossover, Dr. Torres was an attending physician at the Stanford affiliated family medicine residency and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Elise grew up in Southern California, and graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. She completed her family medicine training at the Stanford affiliated family medicine residency and her obstetrics fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In her free time, Dr. Torres likes to bake and to explore the various parks of the Bay Area with her husband, two children, and dog.

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Akbar Zikria, DO

Primary Care

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Akbar is a board certified family physician dedicated to helping his patient’s achieve the highest level of satisfaction with their health. He had done his residency at a community clinic in San Jose (CA) working with an underserved population and continued sharpening his clinical skills while working with a similar population for a few years after residency. The intricacies of insurance plans and coverages were at times difficult to decipher, however, Akbar welcomed the challenge and was driven in figuring out how to steer through these obstacles. This is a testament to his hard work and perseverance in making sure his patients receive the services they deserve.

 

Akbar has always enjoyed the diversity in the south bay area and has embraced it having found many lessons to be learned from the various cultures. Part of the reason behind this is due to his interest in learning languages and having grown up in an eastern culture himself; he speaks Farsi and Spanish in addition to English. He also finds having insight into a patient’s culture will ultimately help lead to clinical decision making that is most appropriate for that particular patient. Having trained at an osteopathic program for medical school, the holistic philosophy of medicine and strong understanding of the musculoskeletal system is engrained in him.

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Leslie Luff, BSN, RN

Practice Manager

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Leslie is an experienced Registered Nurse with over 20 years of health care delivery experience. She began her career at Stanford Hospital where she worked as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, physician liaison, and PACU nurse. She later gained experience in several specialities including cardiology, orthopedic spine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, and ambulatory surgery. Leslie brings her love of serving and caring for others to her role as the practice manager, responsible for the day-to-day clinical management of the health center. She will help ensure your visit to the health center combines the highest quality of care with an exceptional experience.

 

Leslie is a California girl who was born in Malibu and raised in Menlo Park where she still resides today. She finds great satisfaction in working with people to help them reach their full potential. She is an active mom who enjoys baking, pilates, tennis, and is a huge football and baseball fan! She can often be found helping with her daughter’s crew team or trying to keep up with her son on a dirt bike.

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Somerlyn Paul, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

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Somerlyn obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Her journey as a nurse has provided her with a wide range of opportunities and experiences in both traditional and non-traditional settings, shaping her global perspective of health care. From working autonomously in pediatric home health care, to collaborating with diverse medical teams internationally, and most recently coordinating research studies at Stanford, Somerlyn has developed a passion for preventative health care and patient education. She believes that wellness is key and that with the right care and education, we can inspire people to identify and pursue their own health goals.

 

Her heart for service and zest for adventure has led her to many different countries including Kenya, Germany and Mexico. During her time in these countries she was able to work, serve and educate those with little to no access to quality health care. When Somerlyn isn’t doing patient care, she enjoys cooking, good books, running, the ocean and traveling with her husband to the far corners of the globe.

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Rachel Demsey

Lead Host

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Rachel is a Bay Area transplant who grew up in the suburbs of Long Beach, CA. She graduated from San Francisco State in 2012 where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology. Her intrigue & passion for human history created a space to fill with knowledge of evolution, culture, and the future of civilization as we move forward with technology.

 

Her professional career has gravitated more towards fast paced environments where she can learn many new skills while helping others. When Rachel isn’t working as an ambassador for the health center, she is hiking with friends, traveling the world with her partner, and creating unique jewelry using precious metals, stones, and organic materials.

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Andrea Cerezo

Host

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Andrea is ambitious and driven to put her best work forward as she enjoys working with people and is passionate about the health and wellness field. She graduated as a Dean’s Scholar from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Andrea has over 7 years of experience in the health care field from working in a Nursing home and at a Physical Therapy clinic. She believes and values the importance of creating a positive patient experience for every member as they walk through the door.

 

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending her time outdoors and venturing out to find new places to eat. She loves to explore different hiking trails, enjoys going out for a run, and loves weekend trips to the beach.

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Marybeth Ibarrientos

Host

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Marybeth is an upbeat and dedicated individual who strives for growth and excellence. She loves communicating and working with people, and highly values building relationships. She is reliable and thrives on learning and expanding her knowledge in from experiences. Marybeth has demonstrated her communication skills in many different avenues. She worked in the retail and student learning industry for over three years. During that time, she learned to balance many tasks while attending school and build trusting relationships with customers from diverse backgrounds. During college, she also interned with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and education services to several communities. She worked closely with the Volunteer Services and Human Resources Departments and enjoys volunteering whenever she can.

Marybeth was born in San Jose, CA and raised in Manteca, CA. She attended college at San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration in Health Services Administration. In her free time, she enjoys watching watching movies, hiking, and spending time with her family and boyfriend. She also spends as much time as she can spoiling her energetic Pitbull and Chihuahua mixed dog named Spike.

 

Nina grew up in the city and suburbs of Chicago and has been living in the Bay Area since 2010. She enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, barre classes, and hiking. Alongside her husband, Nina loves exploring all that northern California has to offer.

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Anastasia Alvarez

Brand Coordinator

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Anastasia has a gift for relationship building which she has honed in a variety of clinical settings over her working experience. In her role as host, Anastasia is the first person to greet you and help you feel welcome as you begin the care experience. She also helps with any patient service issues, including coordinate appropriate follow up. She was fortunate to work and gain experience while in various medical clinics ranging from a surgery office to a physical therapy clinic. Anastasia is a San Francisco native and a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California.

 

Anastasia loves San Francisco and continues to enjoy exploring and finding hidden gems the the city has to offer. She has a goal to visit every stadium in the NFL and MLB. She has a passion for sports, including both the Giants and 49ers. She previously served as a 49ers Fan ambassador where she provided game day customer service for 5 seasons. When not working she enjoys traveling and hanging with friends and family.

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Annie Low, OD

Optometrist

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Annie is a primary care optometrist who has been in practice for five years. She began her career in a small private practice and has continually expanded her practice settings by moving to a large retail setting and then to the employer health industry. She has continued to develop her patient skills as well as learned how to successful manage the business side of optometry in these various settings. Her practice scope ranges from infants and geriatrics and everything in between. She has employed by Crossover Health for several years and appreciates the opportunity to practice in an integrated care environment. She is excited to help launch the new Mountain View Health Center.

 

Annie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but lived in the East Bay for almost 10 years during her undergraduate years and as she began her career in optometry. She loves the California sunshine and enjoys her free time with her husband and twin sons. She is a voracious reader (2-3 books per week), a music aficionado who can play six instruments, and has the dream to one day produce an album.

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Conrad Young, PT

Physical Therapist

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Conrad graduated from Physical Therapy School in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsequently completed additional training in the 18 month long Folsom Physical Therapy Manual Therapy training, completed mutliple parts of the McKenzie method for mechanical diagnosis, training in the Ola Grimsby Institute Long Term training, become a Certified “Whole Body” Active Release Technique Practitioner, and attended multiple short courses on everyting from neural mobilization techniques to sports conditioning. Conrad has also been part-time faculty of the Auckland Institute of Technology Sports Medicine Dept as well as the Hayward Kaiser Long-term Residency program.
Outside of his occupation, Conrad is an avid multi-sport participant especially with Triathlons. He has run everything from Sprint to Ironman distance races. He is also a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Vice President of the Palo Alto Run Club, and a general fitness enthusiast. One usual interest is his special skill as an apiarist (a fancy word for a beekeeper) which he maintains on the weekends.

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Kate Gintoft, DPT, OMT

Physical Therapist

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Kate is a passionate, enthusiastic physical therapist with many years of experience in the neurological rehab and orthopedics settings. She enjoys the intimate process of revealing biomechanical faults that might predispose to injury, using manual techniques to improve passive alignment and creating an individualized exercise program to get people back to doing what they love quickly. Kate has participated in numerous community outreach programs including developing a strength and conditioning program for a local ultimate frisbee team and performing injury screenings and run assessments for high school athletics. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and completed a residency in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2014.

Kate is originally from New Jersey and attended graduate school at the University of Miami. She moved to California in 2011 and loves the west coast because it allows her to participate in all of her favorite activities. In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking and playing ultimate frisbee.

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Mason Orme, DC

Chiropractor

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Mason is a board certified Chiropractor who is passionate about both sports chiropractic and general health, wellness, and vitality. At an early age Mason was encouraged to become a chiropractor when his mother’s migraines were relieved through treatment. This inspired him to learn and study the human body where he began to understand the connectedness with various parts and systems of the body. From this emerged an comprehensive view of health which was reinforced during his Chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Mason has since served thousands of patients from professional athletes to stay at home moms to reach their health potential.
Mason was born and raised in Merced, CA and is currently residing in San Jose, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and discovering new locations to hike. He enjoys Crossfit training and loves to volunteer at his local church’s large events and homeless shelters. Dr. Orme is an avid reader who values investing quality time with family, friends, and people as a main priority and calling in his life.

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Naroth Mendoza, DC

Chiropractic

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Dr. Naroth is an alumni of Life Chiropractic College West, in Hayward, CA. At LCCW, she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree with Cum Laude, and has been serving her community for the past decade. During her last year in school as a student doctor, she was able to go on a medical trip to San Salvador, El Salvador, where she was able to serve the people and provide chiropractic care and education. Since then, she has continued her humanitarian work and took another trip to El Durazno, Guatemala, where she built stoves to improve the lives and respiratory health of the people living in the village. She continues to help improve the health of her community and has been focused on working with athletes and women’s health. She is certified in Rock Tape and the Graston Technique. She currently resides in the San Francisco area and enjoys all her extra time running around with her two children. She keeps active with her obsession with barre3 and weight lifting when she is not with her children.

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Rachel Combs, LAc

Acupuncture

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Rachel was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and has made Santa Cruz her long time home. She obtained her Bachelors of Science from UC Santa Cruz and later earned her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University also in Santa Cruz. Rachel’s health care philosophy is firmly rooted in compassion and cultivated by a love of modern and ancient medical knowledge. Rachel’s clinical expertise in the safe and effective use of acupuncture techniques is matched by her previous experience working in an integrated care environment. She believes this is the best environment to help patients get well and stay healthy.

 

Rachel’s life philosophy includes giving back, and she regularly teaches on topics like mind / body balance and stress reduction while still volunteering free acupuncture services for organizations like Women Care and Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter. She has a strong love of nature, friends and family with the resulting belief that being outdoors is an important addition to a balanced, happy, and meaningful life.

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Ross Nelson, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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Ross obtained his bachelors in psychology from Santa Clara University and later his Doctorate in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, Ross received his bachelors in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Ross completed both his pre-doctoral internship year and post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente. He then went on to work for Kaiser for an additional 2.5 years where he continued to work amongst an integrative team supporting adult clients. He is interested in research-based interventions and has developed a specialty in treating anxiety, improving cognition, increasing performance, and reducing stress.

 

Ross was born and raised in San Diego, but has made the Bay Area his home for the past 14 years. He considers himself a “foodie,” enjoys playing as well as watching various sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and friends. As an extension to his clinical practice Ross is experienced in guided mindfulness practices, interpersonal effectiveness, and integrating tech opportunities with client services.

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Nina Kalus, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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Nina is a licensed clinical psychologist who is dedicated to supporting people’s growth, both individually and in relationship to others. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and her Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Nina has experience working with individuals, couples, and families in hospital, school, residential, and community mental health settings. Her specialties include relationship difficulties, adjustment issues, stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

Nina grew up in the city and suburbs of Chicago and has been living in the Bay Area since 2010. She enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, barre classes, and hiking. Alongside her husband, Nina loves exploring all that northern California has to offer.

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Christina Becker, MPH, RDN

Health Coach

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Christina’s mission is to empower people to achieve optimal health and well being by guiding their wellness journeys with an integrative, wholesome, and caring approach. She has over 12 years of experience working with a combination of disciplines including dietetics, non-profit community health, corporative wellness and coaching. Christina attended Hunter College in New York City for her undergraduate studies in food sciences, her dietetic internship and her Masters degree in Public Health. In 2014, she graduated from the inaugural class of the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and is a certified Hatha yoga instructor.
German by birth, world-citizen by choice, Christina recently re-located from NYC to California. She was in search of an environment that aligns with her philosophy for healthy living and chose Half Moon Bay, California to be her new home. Christina enjoys yoga and meditation, exercise, the beach, travel, and Brazilian samba. Passionate about wellness and believing firmly in what she teaches, Christina lives the life she encourages her clients to strive towards.

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Maxine Yeung, MS, RD, CPT

Health Coach

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Maxine is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. Her interest in nutrition started with her first career as a pastry cook. Passionate about cooking, she longed to have a better understanding of how different foods affect the body. She pursued her curiosity, completing her dietetic internship and masters in clinical nutrition through New York University, and worked in a variety of settings from hospitals to gyms. Speaking with Maxine, you quickly learn she is truly client-centered and focuses on a positive mindset. She believes in a balanced lifestyle and is dedicated to helping you find a realistic way to achieve your health goals.

 

Maxine was born and raised in Maryland and moved to the Bay Area seeking access to nature after living in New York City for nine years. She loves anything outdoors, especially stand up paddling, hiking and running, and dreams of becoming a ski bum. When she is indoors, you will find her baking, crafting and spending time with her family.

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Merry Reimer, MT

Massage Therapist

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Merry initially graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked in a hands-on technical environment. In a career shift to seek a more fulfilling endeavor, massage therapy provided a great fit; it’s hands-on, requires problem-solving, and allows her an opportunity to assist people in their healing journeys. While Merry has been trained in a number of different massage modalities, including deep tissue, neuromuscular techniques, sports, Swedish, Reflexology, and Reiki, she uses her knowledge to offer a customized session to meet each of her clients’ needs. She has received her National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Merry continues to expand her skills with ongoing training and workshops.

 

Merry lives in the Bay Area with her husband where she enjoys the region for its scenic and challenging roads and trails to bike, run, and hike. She pursues an active lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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