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13612 E. Philadelphia St.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The Health & Wellness Center is staffed a full-time nursing staff. We also contract with Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Family Practice (PIH) to provide physician services. Board-certified physicians and a nurse practitioner (NP) are available during various hours throughout the week.
Mechelle Alvarez keeps preventative care and education with a holistic approach close to her heart. With years of experience working with in-home patients, she provides quality and compassionate care to all Whittier College students. She is the mother of two school-aged children and is a proud, lifelong Whittier resident.
Dr. Brown has worked with PIH for 14 years at the Bloomfield family medicine office and is the Department Chair of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. As a graduate of Whittier College (class of 1994), Dr. Brown is happy to once again be assisting student health at the College. After graduating from Whittier, she attended the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico and then completed Family Medicine residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Dr. Brown is the proud mother of three boys and enjoys an active life with her husband Dave.
Tracy Espinosa is excited to be joining the amazing team at the Student Health & Wellness Center! She has been an RN for over 22 years specializing in cardiopulmonary patients. As a nurse practitioner, Tracy has experience working with complex and dynamic health conditions of the adult and geriatric population. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from the University of Phoenix. Tracy received her FNP Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2016. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid, and ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support). Tracy believes in health education, prevention, and treating everyone she cares for in the utmost respect and compassion. She connects mind, body, and spirit as crucial parts of the healing and well-being of all individuals.
Dr. Khan has been a part of PIH since September 2017 at the Bloomfield Family Medicine office. Dr. Khan earned her bachelor's of Arts degree in Biology at The College of New Jersey. Thereafter, she received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and her residency training in Family Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan has also co-authored a publication in the BMC Microbiology journal while working on a research study for Lyme Disease at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Khan was born and raised in New Jersey and recently moved to Whittier. Dr. Khan is looking forward to contributing to the community of Whittier and assisting the students at Whittier College
Anali Quinonez is the newest member of our team, but she is no stranger to the Whittier Community or the medical scene! Anali has over 17 years of experience as a medical receptionist and has close ties to the Whittier campus. She was a former uptown Whittier business owner, resident, and even had a daughter who attended Whittier's Broadoaks Elementary school. Anali gets joy from spending time with her family and working out to maintain a healthy balance of mind, body, and soul. Her new position as a Medical Receptionist at the Student Health and Wellness Center allows her to extend compassion to students and families and has brought her full circle; embodying everything she loves about the Whittier community and her professional and personal goals.