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Dr. James Stewart
Internal Medicine

Medical School: Santo Tomas University - Manila, Philippines

Bio:
Dr. James Stewart was born at Garfield Hospital in Monterey Park, CA. He grew up in San Gabriel with four brothers and three sisters. At a very early age Dr. James knew he wanted to be a physician and began his journey by entering the University of Southern California for pre-med. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to Graduate School at the University of California, Davis to complete his studies in Behavioral Science. Dr. James soon traveled to Manila, Philippines to attend one of the most prestigious schools of Medicine in Southern Asia, the University of Santo Tomas. Dr. James met his wife Emma, in the Philippines whom he has been happily married to for 31 years. He has three children, two girls and one boy. Dr. James and his brother Dr. John opened Stewart Medical Group in 1980.

Affiliations:
Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1981 to Present
Physician Advisor, Utilization Review Committee - Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
Hospital Affiliations - Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center

Hobbies: Golf, hunting
Motto: "To make people healthy and happy"




Dr. John T. Stewart, MD
Bio:
Dr. John was born at Alhambra Hospital. He grew up with four brothers and three sisters in San Gabriel, CA. Dr. John graduated from Gonzaga University majoring in German and minoring in Biology. He followed his passion for medicine across the ocean to Manila, Philippines along with his brother, Dr. James Stewart. Dr. John attended the University of Santo Tomas. He graduated in 1977 and did a three year residency in Family Practice. He has been practicing family medicine with his brother, Dr. James, at the same office since 1981. He has been married to his wife for 32 years and has three children.

Affiliations:
Chairman, Governing Board – Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Southern California School of Medicine, Western University
American College of Physician Executives
Hospital Affiliations – Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

Hobbies: Golf, Traveling, working on building projects

Motto: "If it can be done today, why wasn’t it done yesterday"



Dr. Anita L. Mercado, MD
Bio:
Dr. Anita Mercado attended the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Dr. Mercado continued her medical education at the University of Santo Thomas and graduated as a doctor of Medicine in 1986. She completed her Family Practice residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan in August 1997. She is also a California Licensed Physical Therapist. She is currently active with various Medical Research and enjoys working with the geriatric population.

Affiliations:
Board Certified – American Board of Family Practice
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Hospital Affiliations – Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

Hobbies: cooking, painting, gardening



Dick Chuang, PA-C

Bio:
Dick Chuang, MS, PA-C, graduated with a Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University in 2005; and received his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from University of California, Irvine in 2001. He is affiliated with CAAPA, AAPA, and NCCPA. He has worked over 3 years as a Physician Assistant in Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine. He goes to Philippine Chinese Evangelical Church, teaching Sunday school for grade school kids, leading worship, and mentoring high school kids. He also volunteers at Herald Christian Health Clinic, a non-profit organization that provides affordable health care to people who cannot afford any medical insurance.

Affiliations: He is affiliated with CAAPA, AAPA, and NCCPA.

Hobbies: On his spare time, he enjoys working with cars and computers, playing the guitar, piano, basketball, volleyball, board games, hiking, and traveling.

Favorite Quote: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." -Deuteronomy 31:6




Jillian Payne, PA-C

Bio:
Jillian Payne graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2007 with a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Prior to beginning her education as a PA, she obtained a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Community Health Education and a Minor in Spanish from California State University, Long Beach.

Affiliations: Member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Hobbies: Hobbies include lifelong interest in bicycling, grew up competitively racing and obtained 5 National championships titles and 12 National medals. Being outdoors, spending quality time with family.

Favorite Quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit" --Aristotle



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