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Dr Robert Amster MD MBA MS, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer:Dr.Robert Amster is the founder of Cypress Urgent Care and Laguna-Dana Urgent Care and is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician. He received his BA from Rutgers College and went on to complete Medical School at the University of Rochester. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University. He is double board certified in both Emergency Medicine and in Preventive Medicine with subspecialty of Occupational Medicine. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MS Degree from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

Dr.Amster has over 40 years of experience in Urgent Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He served as the Director of local Emergency Departments and was a Medical Director at Blue Cross of California and at Blue Shield of California. Dr. Amster has been a member of the Industrial Medical Council in California, and was a Worker’s Compensation MRO and QME. He is also a lifetime Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Bikash Devaraj, MD

Physician

Dr Bikash Devaraj received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from UC San Diego where he was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society. He then graduated from the UC San Diego Medical School in the top tier of his class and again distinguished himself by receiving the “Foundation Award in Surgery”. He stayed on at UC San Diego to complete his general surgery residency and then completed surgical subspecialty training in colorectal surgery at the University of Southern California staying on as a junior attending on completion of his fellowship training in 2014. Dr Devaraj is certified in general surgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery

He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and also presented his work at national meetings – the latest of which being an extensive review of patients with complicated diverticulitis at the 2015 meeting of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons.Having extensive training in critical care medicine and surgery, Dr Devaraj is extremely comfortable in taking care of acutely ill patients. He has been practicing urgent care medicine since 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Josephine, traveling and sampling the various cuisines from around the globe.

Bikash Devaraj, MD

Physician

Dustin Handel

Physician Assistant

Dustin is a certified Physician Assistant practicing since 2014 in the urgent care setting. He grew up in San Diego California and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Long Beach in 2010. He worked as an EMT in San Diego before attending UC Davis Physician Assistant Program in Sacramento CA.

Dustin currently lives in Lakewood CA with his wife, son and two dogs. He enjoys golf, staying physically active, and a good craft beer.

Kari Heil

Nurse Practitioner

Kari Heil is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who has over 22 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. She has been a didactic associate professor at California State University for the Nursing Program. She enjoys her role as a clinical preceptor to various graduate Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students who are in process of completing their clinical internship in Urgent / Emergency medicine. She completed her undergrad studies at California State University, Fullerton where she also received her degree in Public Health. Kari completed her graduate studies at California State University, Los Angeles with a focus in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. When she is not working she enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with family.

Kari Heil

Nurse Practitioner

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