Meet our Medical Staff

George Delgado, MD, Director

GEORGE DELGADO, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Delgado strives to provide the highest quality of personalized medical care, always respecting the sanctity of the gift of human life. He is board certified in family medicine as well as in hospice and palliative medicine.

He welcomes patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. He seeks to establish a partnership with patients and their families to serve them as a trusted healer, educator, advisor and supporter.

His special interests include NaProTECHNOLOGY, bioethics, skin surgery and behavioral health. He and his staff are available to help women and families in difficult pregnancy circumstances and are fluent in Spanish.

He received his undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s College of California where he graduated summa cum laude and received the biology department’s top honor — the Carlos Freitas Award. He attended medical school at University of California, Davis and completed his residency training at Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital.

Karen Saroki, MD

KAREN SAROKI, MD

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Saroki is a San Diego native who attended UC Berkeley for her undergraduate training, and majored in Integrative Biology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Saroki attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed her family medicine residency training at University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is an NFP Medical Consultant trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY. Dr. Saroki is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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GEORGINE DE ROTH, MD

Physician

Dr. De Roth grew up in Montreal, Canada, and received her medical degree from McGill University. She completed her residency training in family medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and eventually relocated to the United States.  Dr. De Roth is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been in practice for over 20 years. Prior to joining COLFS Medical Clinic, she most recently served as a physician volunteer at San Jose Clinic in Houston, Texas, a clinic providing quality healthcare services to those with limited access to care. Dr. De Roth was awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018 and 2021, as well as the Mrs. Katie Carroll San Jose Clinic Volunteer of the Year award in 2020.  

Dr. De Roth’s professional interests include geriatrics, preventive medicine, diabetic care, and mental health. She believes in treating her patients with dignity, respect, and compassion. Dr. De Roth provides each of her patients with individualized care and enjoys partnering with them to improve the quality of their health and their overall well-being.

Atefeh Eslami, PA

ATEFEH ESLAMI, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Atefeh is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in Family Medicine care. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego and continued to obtain her Masters of Science Degree at Hofstra University in New York. Ms. Eslami is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and New York State Society of Physician Assistant (NYSSPA) and is committed to providing quality compassionate care to all her patients.

Katie Grauerholz, ANP-BC

KATIE GRAUERHOLZ, ANP-BC

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Katie has more than twenty years of experience as a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in preventive medicine, weight management, professional education, hospice, and perinatal loss. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from San Diego State University and a graduate degree in nursing from the University of San Diego. Katie is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the National Association of Catholic Nurses (NACN). She authored several articles on pregnancy loss grief and workplace resilience published in peer-reviewed healthcare journals. Katie is passionate about providing evidence based medicine and holistic health promotion across the life span.
Dana Rodriguez, PhD, PNP

DANA RODRIGUEZ, PhD, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Dana Rodriguez, PhD, PNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner who has worked in private practice and school-based health clinics. She has also been a clinical instructor for Marquette University and an adjunct professor for University of Phoenix. Dana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse and her master’s of science in nursing degree from Marquette University of Milwaukee. She later went on to earn her PhD in nursing from Marquette University where she served as a research assistant for the Institute of Natural Family Planning and studied the Marquette Method. Dana has been passionate about partnering with parents to meet the healthcare needs of their children for many years. She and her family have recently moved to San Diego. In her free time, Dana enjoys cooking, hiking, travel and spending time with loved ones.

Kara Andromalos, RN

KARA ANDROMALOS, RN

Registered Nurse

Kara is an Ohio native who completed her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Capital University in Columbus, OH. Kara has worked in multiple care settings in multiple states over her 5 years as a nurse including Medical/Surgical units, Postpartum/Newborn care units, and women’s health clinics. Kara loves to get to know her patients and is committed to providing quality care to them.

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MARICAR GAGUCAS, MBA

Director of Operations

Maricar has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 5 years now. She is the Operations Director for COLFS Medical Clinic and is responsible for the operations and administration side of the medical office. Maricar is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified EKG Technician, and Certified Billing & Coding Specialist.

Maricar is fluent in English, and Tagalog, allowing her to serve diverse populations. In addition to her clinical practice and clinical research experience, Maricar has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management & Leadership Specialization.

Maricar uses her positive attitude and energy to encourage others to work tirelessly toward success.

Priscilla Garcia, Assistant Clinic Manager

PRISCILLA GARCIA, MA

Back Office Manager

Priscilla completed her medical assistant externship at COLFS and has been with us since 2011. She previously worked as a caregiver where she found her love and passion for patient care.

Clarissa Moreno, Front Desk Manager

CLARISSA MORENO

Patient and Client Support Manager

Clarissa has been a COLFS volunteer since 2016. She has now taken the role of Patient Services Manager. Clarissa graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking large sums of coffee, and cooking a good meal.