Amada Hernandez is Dr. Parks’ nurse. Previously a Medical Assistant for a busy Pediatric Practice, she came to us after undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2013. She lives in Sierra Madre with her teenage daughter. She is extremely patient and kind; her knowledge of obstetrical and gynecological matters is enhanced by her experience with pediatric patients. Amada has attended nursing school and is pending her Boards. She is such a great resource when it comes to “breast diseases,” but her strength is her general compassion. She is the “right hand and write hand” of Dr. Parks.
Iveth Figueroa has been with ACWC since 2011 almost directly out of MA school! She is Dr. Forte’s Medical Assistant and is our Disability Specialist. She is extremely knowledgeable about the laboratory procedures and policies (this is a very important skill!). She is very reliable, so when you ask her for a Disability form, Return to Work Letter, Doctor’s excuse, or Prescription/test “Prior Authorization” you can rest assured it will get done in a timely fashion. Although she hasn’t started a family of her own yet, she gets her “baby fix” with her new infant niece.
Debbie Webster-Jaggers has been an ultrasound technician for more than 10 years. Her strength in evaluation of fetal anatomy comes from the many years of scanning high risk pregnancies with various perinatologists in the San Gabriel Valley. She became known to ACWC when she came to Dr. Parks as a patient in 2011. After recovering from the birth of her second daughter, we asked her to join us and now she has been integrated to all aspects of patient care. Her sweet disposition makes her the perfect fit in our family-oriented practice.
Lisa Taumaivale came to ACWC with Dr. Forte in 2014. They have been together since 1987! Her presence has allowed for the smooth merging of the two doctor’s practices in January, 2014. She has been a great asset in transitioning the practice to be more or less “paperless,” and works tirelessly on the technical issues that we constantly face. She also deals with insurance claim situations, staffing solutions, and complex patient problems. Sometimes she is here until 10 at night so you may not always see her at 8am, but a harder working manager you will never meet!
Katie Richter has been with the practice since 2014. Her background in marketing and business management makes her an enormous asset to The Angeles Crest family. She is our Receptionist and Surgery Scheduler. She is knowledgeable about everything in the practice and is a valuable source of information. Please direct your questions to her email address and she will forward them appropriately.
Dr. Kerri Parks has been practicing in Glendale and Pasadena since 2000. She completed her training at Los Angeles County/USC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals during the busiest years in the hospital’s history. She gave birth to her second child 2 weeks before graduation, and started slowly building a private practice in Pasadena.
Dr. Katherine Forte, whose 30 years of practice in Glendale was punctuated by the demolition her office building on Central Avenue, is a no-nonsense, brilliant, breath of fresh air! Mutual friends from the USC Residency Program suggested she join Dr. Parks, and they complement each other well.