Our Heart and Vein Specialists
Ezio is our practice manager. He comes with over 20 years’ experience in managing companies. Among his roles were Business Segment Leader for Owens Corning, Production manager for SRI surgical express, Director and General manager of EVS for Sierra Vista Hospital in the Central Coast, Manteca Hospital and St. Joseph’s hospital in the Central Valley, and Clinic Manager at Pain Management Specialist in Atascadero. He was also a consultant for the largest laundry in the west coast, processing over 75 million pounds of laundry per year for different medical facilities and hospitals. At Premier Heart and Vein Care he is our Practice Manager handling all of the day to day operations of the practice. He is certified as an IS 9001 internal auditor, FDA auditor, Environmental health and safety manager, Ergonomics specialist as well as certified in train the trainer and Accelerated training courses. He is also a certified OSHA trainer for the OSHA 500 and 501 courses. Ezio is proficient in Spanish as well as English and served as an interpreter in more than 200 depositions and court cases in medical, legal and civil claims.
Arturo Arguello is the newest addition to Premier Heart and Vein Care staff, serving as lead medical assistant. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in nursing at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has worked in the medical field for more than a decade in different specialties in the Central Coast. He was an Instructor for Nursing at UNAM and English as a Second Language Program at Cuesta College. He has volunteered for charity organizations such as with Mercy Hospital, working with a plastic surgeon in a mission for children with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot repair, Community Nurse Volunteer with free home visits for indigent patients discharged from the hospital, and City at Peace Mediator volunteer intervening to divert juvenile delinquents from a potential life of crime to productive lives as good citizens. He has volunteered as a community paralegal and interpreter for the Hispanic community. He dedicates a lot of his time helping others in many ways. His passion is to make a difference in people’s lives.
Dahlia Valdez is the Receptionist at Premier Heart and Vein Care and is bilingual in English/Spanish. Dahlia greets our patients and ensures that all of your information is accurate and up to date. She is attending San Diego City College in the spring to finish her last year of schooling for her Associates Degree in Social Work. Dahlia's goal is to be a Child Welfare Social Worker. She is looking forward to help the patients at Premier Heart and Vein Care have a smooth, stress free front desk experience.
Marisol Villagran is a medical assistant at Premier Heart and Vein Care. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She greets patients, does the medical record intake, and ensures all medical records are gathered and up to date for a smooth office visit. She helps patients with Zio monitors, medical questions, medication refills and laboratory test orders. She also assists in the radiofrequency ablation procedure and wound care. She attended Allan Hancock College and Center for Employment Training Medical Program. She did her externship at Pain Management Specialists in Santa Maria.
Randy is the Insurance/Billing Coordinator for Premier Heart and Vein Care. He has over 18 years of experience in medical billing, collections, insurance authorization and customer service. The majority of his medical billing experience came from working at three hospices in Phoenix, Arizona. Since moving to the Central Coast he has expanded his medical billing knowledge to include nursing home billing, gastroenterology and now cardiac and vascular medicine. His main focus is to verify that the procedures ordered are covered and authorized before our patients arrive at the office because nobody wants a surprise when they receive a letter from their insurance plan.