Our office and our staff
We have lots of books, a few big toys, and wildlife-themed exam rooms, all with an emphasis on marine life. (There's a Star Wars room too though.) But most important are the humans!
Here are the people you'll meet when you come to see Dr. Keene. (For information on Dr. Schramm, click here.)
On a bittersweet day in late July, we bade farewell to Mary Tuteryan after four tremendously helpful years as Dr. Keene's scribe. Mary is pursuing a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University in Pomona. Congratulations and we'll miss you!
Good luck, Mary!
Linda Wilson, LVN
Linda has been working with Dr. Keene since 1988. She knows all of our patients, parents and siblings, and sometimes grandparents and nannies too. Dr. Keene's own children fondly (well, sort of fondly) remember her giving them their childhood shots, and she has retained her gentle touch until this very day. She lives in Torrance and likes gardening anything that will grow there, especially tomatoes.
Maggie Valenzuela, Medical Assistant
Maggie, a mom and grandmother herself (is she old enough?), has been working with Dr. Keene for about 20 years. She knows all the patients and their families and is known for her warmth and friendliness to all. She has four grandchildren so far, and when she's not working or taking care of them, she likes to go hiking around the San Gabriel Valley.
Hasmik Nazaryan, Scribe
Hasmik joined our staff in 2017 and helps Dr. Keene in the exam rooms, so he can concentrate on listening and talking to patients and their parents. A recent pre-med graduate of UCLA, Hasmik immigrated from Armenia at age 14, and her hobbies include reading, ballroom dancing and spending time with kids. Hasmik plans to apply to medical school next year and is considering pediatrics as a specialty.
Brittany is the newest member of our staff and is the person who will greet you both on the phone and when you arrive at our office. Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania (a good railroad to own in Monopoly!). she's lived in St. Louis and in Arkansas, where she worked at the national headquarters of Walmart, and she's happy now to be working in a more family-oriented environment. In her free time, Brittany likes writing, basketball, and visiting the dog park with her Great Dane-mix, KP.