Dr. David Mizes

Dr. Mark Pomerantz

Dana Shaheen,
Physician Assistant

Dr. Thomas Caruso

Rebecca Valverde, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM to 7:30PM

Saturday: 9:00AM to 4:30PM

(805) 922-0561    email us

Ed Donahue, M.S.P.T.

Main offices of the Central Coast UrgentCare Medical Group at

340 East Betteravia Road, Santa Maria, CA  93454

Mark Pomerantz, M.D.  and Thomas Caruso, M.D. co-founded Central Coast UrgentCare in Santa Maria in 1983. Together these dedicated professionals provide over 65 years of combined experience and commitment to the health of Santa Maria Valley residents and employees.


Dr. Mark Pomerantz has been providing quality medical care to the Santa Maria Community for over 30 years.
He earned a BA degree from Brandeis University and his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Dr. Pomerantz's credentials include: member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society; member, California Medical Association; and Designated Civil Surgeon.

Dr. Thomas Caruso has over 30 years of experience in emergency, occupational and primary care medicine. He earned a BS degree from MIT and his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Caruso's credentials include: member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society; member, California Medical Association; and Designated Civil Surgeon.

Ed Donahue has been a practicing Physical Therapist for over 30 years. He has been on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara where he taught Kinesiology and Sports and Rehabilitative Medicine.
Mr. Donahue can provide a program consisting of: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, heat, ice and paraffin as well as deep tissue massage and joint or spinal mobilization.
For our Industrial Medicine clients, Mr. Donahue will gladly arrange for an ergonomic work site analysis, set up gym conditioning, fitness programs, and workplace safety/body mechanics training.

Rebecca Valverde has many years of experience in family practice and women's health. And she is a longtime local favorite!

Dana Shaheen, is our Physician Assistant at Central Coast Industrial Care.   

Dana has an extensive background in occupational medicine as well as urgent care. He is also a longtime favorite healthcare professional in the Santa Maria Valley.


The newest member of our team, Abigail Kraemer-Cole, PA-C, joined us last November to help expand our Family Practice Medicine Department

along with Dr. David Mizes

Susan Berban  is our go-to person for ensuring that all your paperwork and claims are processed quickly and accurately. And you can always contact Susan if you have any questions about our services, polices, procedures or billing.

Central Coast UrgentCare

Medical Group

Abigail Kraemer-Cole, PA-C

Susan Berban,
Client Services Coordinator