Dr. Bryan Doonan, while originally from New Jersey, was raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in sunny CA, he was no stranger to skateboarding, but at the age of 12 everything changed when he attended Paskowitz Surf Camp at San Onofre. He developed a strong love of surfing, becoming quite proficient in the sport. During a surfing session in Newport, he was spotted by a scout, and went on to receive a highly coveted sponsorship from the well-known surfing and lifestyle brand, Quicksilver. However, after a heart-wrenching ankle injury that sidelined his surfing career, he changed course, and wanted to learn how to help fellow athletes, (such as himself), recover from such debilitating sports injuries.
Dr. Doonan went on to attend the University of California San Diego for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Minored in Economics. He then received a full scholarship to St. Louis University School of Medicine.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Doonan moved to Newport Beach to begin his internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine. Greatly inspired by his younger years of surfing and skateboarding, he began his fellowship in sports medicine at Kramer Orthopedic Group in Newport Beach, where he learned first-hand from some of the best Orthopedic Surgeons in Southern California.
Since then, he has opened up a Sports Medicine and Family Practice, and owns and operates 5 urgent care centers in southern California, (including Newport Center Urgent Care).
Ida is a Physician Assistant at Newport Center Urgent Care with Dr. Doonan, since 2018. She is a graduate from Touro University California with two master degrees: a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Public Health. Ida spent a few months in Cambodia in 2018, where she conducted research on HIV and co-authored an article that was later published in the journal mHealth titled “Using Participatory Methods to Build an mHealth Intervention for Female Entertainment Workers in Cambodia: A Formative Study of the Mobile Link Project.”
She was born and raised in Orange County, California and received her undergraduate degree at the University of California Irvine in biological sciences in 2012.
Erin Finston is a double board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with an extensive background in Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Urgent Care. Her undergraduate studies were done at Mt. San Antonio College, where she graduated with an Associate of Science, and Pre-Nursing Studies.
Erin received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. She then went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University, graduating as a Nurse Practitioner in 2006. She is additionally the recipient of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship for Nursing, as well as receiving a Clinical Excellence Award from the BSN Program for Restorative Nursing.
After graduating, Erin worked at Children's Hospital of Orange County as a Critical Care Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for over 14 years. Later, as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked both as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Outpatients Orthopedic Institute, and the critical care and PICU. Erin is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Pediatric Orthopedic Practitioners Society, and is fluent in Spanish. She lives in Huntington Beach with her husband and three children.
Lindsay is a licensed Physician Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at California State University of Fullerton. Later she received her Masters in Medical Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies at Touro University of Nevada.
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