Dr. Calvin Wong, MD, FAAFP
Calvin Wong, MD, FAAFP, is a California native, born in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. degree in biochemistry and graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his residency in Family Medicine from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, he obtained further training completing a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He is board-certified in family medicine and has achieved the honor of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Wong has vast experience in family medicine, sports medicine, occupational medicine, and urgent care. He opened Metro Comprehensive Medical Center in downtown San Diego in 2009 to help serve the growing needs of the area. He enjoys spending extra time with his patients and is an active listener, a quality that sets him apart from other providers. He sees work-related injuries, handles acute and chronic occupational injuries under most workers’ compensation insurance programs, performs pre-employment, DMV, and sports pre-participation physical examinations, and sees urgent care patients. With his expertise in sports medicine, he has served as the head medical team physician for the NFL professional football team, the San Diego Chargers for 17 years. Dr. Wong enjoys participating in the care of athletes ranging from high school to professional level. He has helped in providing medical coverage at various events including ESPN X-Games, San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon, San Diego Marathon, Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, and the World Match Play Golf Championship at La Costa.
Furthermore, Dr. Wong actively participates in the training of future providers. He has served/currently serves as volunteer faculty at the Western University of Health Sciences and University of California, Davis. He also aids in the training of physician assistants and nurse practitioner students at USC of School of Nursing, University of San Diego, and California State University. He is also on the clinical faculty at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and involved in the training of medical students.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling and sports as well as spending time with his family. Dr. Wong is a proud father and a doting husband to his wife, Alena and 3 children, Jacob, a sophomore at University of California, San Diego, Liana, a high school student, and Aria, a first grader.
Ashley Russell, PA-C
Ashley Russell, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant. As a Southern California native, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at UC San Diego. She then went on to receive her Master of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She has a strong interest in family medicine and believes in building a partnership with her patients to empower them to lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, skateboarding, and spending time with her family.
Kathy Nguyen, CMA, CPT I
Kathy is a Southern California native! She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from San Francisco State University and is working towards becoming a physician assistant. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, hiking, and eating delicious food.
Megan Rae, CMA
Megan was born in the Bay Area of California and moved to San Diego for college. She graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology and a minor in Global Health. She is currently in the process of applying to medical school. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach, and cooking.
Vi Nguyen, CMA, CPT I
Vi is a Southern California native. She received her bachelor’s in Public Health from UC San Diego. She is currently working towards becoming a physician assistant. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, listening to EDM, and spending time in Irvine. Fun fact: she has been awarded the title “Captain Phlebotomist” within our office, due to her high success rate in blood draws.
Mariana Arias, CMA, CPT I
Mariana was born in Mexico, but moved to California at a young age and considers it her home. She graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a minor in Global Health. She is currently working on getting into medical school. In her freetime, she loves spending time with her loved ones and taking walks on the beach. She loves interacting with patients and providing quality care!
Nicole Drozdov, CMA, CPT I
Born and raised in San Diego, Nicole got her Bachelor’s degree from CSU San Marcos in Biology concentrating in physiology. She is fluent in Russian, enjoys fitness, and is always looking for good matcha spots around San Diego. She is currently working on getting into a physician assistant program.
Michael Li, CMA
Michael was born in Texas and raised in Taiwan. He received his bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California, San Diego. He is currently working on getting into medical school. In his free time he enjoys exercising, reading, and trying out new food. He is also fluent in Mandarin!