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Dr. Robert Kaplan Medical Director

Dr. Robert Kaplan is a Family Medicine Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada and has been practicing for 45 years. He  graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University in 1973 and is affiliated with Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Doctor Kaplan has been selected by his peers in the Medical field as HealthCare Quarterly, Vegas INC and Las Vegas Sun’s “Top Doctors in 2018” for Geriatrics. We are all so proud of his accomplishments and his vision. Dr. Robert Kaplan is a Family Medicine Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University in 1973 and is affiliated with Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

A-P Medical Group was founded with unique values of respect and diversity, promising attentive, caring service to each and every patient that walks through our door. We strive to deliver consistent experience that you can count on whether you’re ill or simply being proactive about maintaining your health.

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John Richards, MBA A-P Medical Group Executive Business Manager

John Richards is a seasoned Business Consultant who has spent the last 20 years serving as chief executive officer and chief operating officer in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, management services organization, real estate, hotel and restaurant management, supply warehouse and maintenance. With over 25 years of progressively responsible experience, John has directed as many as 1,500 employees in companies with revenues in excess of $50 million. He has led these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes.His understanding of both domestic and international distribution channels encompasses retail sales, wholesale, OEM, Human Resources, direct sales, leasing and government markets. Previously, John served as Executive Business Consultant to A Las Vegas Medical Group. Other significant positions include Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Procyon Management Group, a Nevada-based MSA, and European Regional Director of NAF European Headquarters Community Operations Division. John also served under Major General (Dr.) Vernon Chong, Command Surgeon for Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, who advised the Commander-In-Chief on all medical matters and health issues that may affect the readiness of military forces in the command. He was responsible for establishing policies for the employment of theater medical resources during crisis, contingency and humanitarian relief operations. John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dublin University.

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Shenekwa Hawkins MSN, APRN, FNP-C HIV Primary Care Certified

Shenakwa Tennille Hawkins is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner. Although she began her career as
Behavioral Health Nurse, Shenakwa spent the majority of her career in the Emergency
Department/Trauma Center at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Shenakwa Tennille
Hawkins brings with her over 15 years’ experience in ER/Trauma and Behavioral Services. In addition to
her experience, she also served as a Family nurse practitioner/pain specialist for over 2-3 years in
chronic pain management. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Science at Azusa Pacific
University in Azusa, California. According to USA today, Azusa Pacific University was ranked number
eight amongst the ten best U.S. colleges as having one of the best nursing programs in the United States
in 2013-2014. She holds a national certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Shenakwa Tennille Hawkins was born and raised in Southern California where she often mentored the
underserved youth and was an active member in her church and community. Shenakwa Hawkins is the
mother of a beautiful 21-year-old daughter who is currently enrolled at UNLV majoring in biology and
enjoys spending time on the weekends with her husband, daughter and their dogs Kimati, buddy, and

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Rhia Dizon, MSN, FNP-BC HIV Primary Care Certified

Rhia Dizon, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines, and her master’s degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia.  Her foundation of nursing career was mainly with adult and geriatric patient population. Her experiences as a registered nurse for more than 10 years were working as a charge nurse in skilled nursing in-patient facility and as an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse in a long-term acute care hospital. By taking care of critically ill patients, as a nurse practitioner, she believed that
preventative care is one of the important keys to achieve better patient health and that identifying and prioritizing individual needs of patients are important. Her goal is to improve patient-centered care within primary care setting by applying current quality standards and health promotion of commonly occurring health problems in adult and geriatric population.

Rhia, speaks Tagalog, Kapampangan, and English fluently. She is a proud wife and mom. She enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling with her family.

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Rubyani Colon Health Care Administrator

Rubyani comes to us with half a decade of medical experience under her belt. With experience in Family Medicine, Urgent care, and OBGYN, we are more than excited to have her with us and take A-P Medical Group to the next level. Rubyani over sees all operations that occur with our office, and is also cross trained in medical billing and coding. Rubyani enjoys taking the time to educate her patients on their medical benefits to make sure they get the upmost care. Migrating from New Jersey in 2006, Rubyani is head strong and resilient to breaking new grounds wit A-P Medical Group. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, and who doesn’t love a good lazy day every once in a while.

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Nikki Hawkins Health Care Administrator

Nikki Hawkins comes to A-P medical group with over 3 years experience in front office operations.
Nikki’s current role allows her to be creative and maintain medical record systems that contribute to the clinics compliance with regulatory standards and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She also conducts quality assurance activity for the clinic programs I. Relation to clinical/medical records, along with providing reports.
Nikki possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. She has the ability to attend to detail with excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication.
Nikki is from Southern California, and while here in Nevada, she enjoys spending time with her two lovely sons and her family.

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Pham (Bob) Dieu Accountant / Bookkeeper

Pham (Bob) Dieu was born and raised in Vietnam, and relocated to the United States with his Family. Today, he is a proud Citizen currently holding a Bachelors degree in accounting, and is pursuing an advanced degree in finance. Bob works side by side with our CPA, and is Quick Books Certified. He is a valuable team member, and we can’t express enough how lucky we are to have Bob in the office when he is not busy in his other role as a supervisor at the Venetian Hotel, Resort and Casino. Bob’s is a sucker for horror movies. He also enjoys watching soccer, traveling, and learning new cultures. He speaks Vietnamese, Chinese, and English.

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Lovella Marquez Certified Medical Assistant

Lovella Marquez  was born and raised in the Philippines. She is fluent in Tagalog, Ilocano, and English. Lovella is an asset to A-P medical, and is extremely helpful when best representing the needs of her Philippine community. Lovella started her healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant but has since become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. Lovella graduated from the Pima Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked in pediatrics for nine years, and is very deserving of the position she holds as back office lead. She ensures on a daily basis that all of our patients are not only happy- but safe, and well cared for. Today, Lovella is happy to be in primary care with adults, and assisting her providers in all aspects of our medical aesthetic procedures. Lovella also holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Abra Instiutite of Science Technology, and is currently pursuing additional education in the medical field. Lovella loves cooking, and enjoys traveling the world with her friends. She loves being around her family, has quite the green thumb in the garden. She also just learned to swim last year and we cant wait to see all of the wonderful things Lovella dives into next!

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Steyci Altamirano Medical Assistant

Steyci Altamirano was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua and moved to Las Vegas 8 years ago. While it was extremely difficult in the beginning, leaving much of her family and friends behind, Steyci was able to stay resilient and become a 2015 graduate of Valley High School. After High School, Steyci went on to Pima Medical Institute to begin her education, and start her career in the medical field. She continues to be captivated by the human body, and by our ability as individuals to learn. Steyci sees her position with A-P Medical as a stepping stone into big things in the field of medicine, and we couldn’t be more proud and willing to support her career path. Steyci brings so much to the table, and always strives to accomplish the most within her reach. She is always willing to expand her knowledge. In her spare time, you can find her at the gym, hanging out with her friends, or watching movies. Her dream is to travel he world and to be an inspiration to others.

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