Meet our team

Elevation Physicians is proud to have a highly motivated and patient focused  team of Doctors , Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Nurses and Muscular Skeletal experts available to help you with your health needs.  With Radiology, Diagnostric Labs, Pharmacy, Movement Cognition Center and more, soon to be available also at the V5 Medical Campus we believe we offer  a unique high quality, convenient, patient centered experience.

 
 
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Jeffrey Hill, D.O.

Board Certified Family & Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Hill is a board certified Family Medicine Physician with the American Board of Medical Specialties.  Following medical school, Dr. Hill completed his residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana.   Dr. Hill is committed to full spectrum care only available through a family physician. He believes in building lasting relationships and is committed to providing the best current evidence based treatments in family/ sports medicine as well as monitoring  your exercise capacitance.

For more than a century, osteopathic physicians have built a tradition of bringing health care to where it is needed most. D.O.'s are modern-day pioneers who practice on the cutting edge of medicine.

 
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Shawn Skarpnes,  M.D., CAQSM

Board Certified Family & Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Skarpnes, earned his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in sunny Sint Maarten in 2013.  He then completed a Family Medicine residency at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana, in affiliation with Tulane School of Medicine.   His passion for sports medicine prompted him to complete additional fellowship training at UC San Diego, where he obtained subspecialty board certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  His fellowship afforded him unique training at all levels of athletics including high school, intercollegiate, and professional.  As a native of Folsom, Dr. Skarpnes is thrilled to return home and provide high-quality medical care in sports and family medicine to a community that has given him so much!

 
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Matthew Soulier, M.D.

Board Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist

Matthew Soulier has been in the local area with his family for almost a decade. He comes to us from UC Davis, where he was the program director of child psychiatry. In addition to his own clinical practice, he was responsible for teaching and training residents in psychiatry.

Dr. Soulier grew up on the East Coast. He obtained training in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry at Duke and Harvard. He has a special interest in forensic psychiatry, which concentrates on the intersection of law and psychiatry. He is an expert in areas such as child sexual abuse investigation and juvenile delinquency. He has testified in courts worldwide.

Dr. Soulier is passionate about mental health and helping people be successful. He is board certified in adult, child and forensic psychiatry. He believes in Elevation Physicians’ mission to provide total care. More than ever, accessible, state-of the art mental health treatment is imperative. Partnering with primary care will open doors and cross links to empower you to live healthy.

 
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Dina Medeiros, PA-C, MPA

Physician Assistant

Dina Medeiros is originally from El Dorado County and the Tahoe Basin, where she grew up alpine ski racing and swimming.  She moved to Gunnison, CO where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Med from Western State University of CO.  She moved back to California to be close to family (and to thaw out), working as an EMT and a ski instructor for the next few years.  Dina received her Master's Degree (MPA) from Samuel Merritt University in 2005 and has been providing medical care in the greater Sacramento region, with experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Pain Management.  She is grateful for the opportunity to work in Folsom with the Elevation Physicians team and is excited to help patients reach their optimal health by treating acute and chronic illnesses, while working towards disease/chronic illness prevention. 
During her free time, Dina enjoys dragging her friends, family and fur babies on outdoor adventures.  She is an avid runner, cyclist, swimmer and alpine skier.   She spends her Winter weekends helping coach the El Dorado High School Ski Team while Summer weekends Dina can be found poolside cheering on her Folsom Tigershark and his teammates.  

 
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Jonathon Sanz, MHS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jonathan A. Sanz spent his early formative years in Buenos Aires Argentina where he completed his high school education and developed a strong passion for athletic performance and sports medicine. He then decided to move to California to complete his undergraduate education at San Francisco State in Exercise Physiology and Neuromuscular Science. During his undergraduate education Jonathan continued working towards his goal of becoming a Physician Assistant and worked in the fields of Physical Therapy, Athletic and Personal Training and Sports Medicine.

Jonathan completed his Masters in Health Care Sciences at UC Davis and became board certified as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) in 2015. Upon his graduation, Jonathan worked in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine for 2 years prior to joining the team at Elevation Physicians.

 
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Hillary Williams, MSN, FNP-C

Physician Assistant

Hillary Williams obtained her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in exercise biology. Before pursuing her nurse practitioner degree she did research for UC Davis in the Department of Pharmacology. After this, she attended Samuel Merritt University for a master’s degree in nursing. During her time at Samuel Merritt University, she trained in a variety of areas including family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, orthopedics, occupational health, and urgent care. Hillary grew up in the Sacramento Valley and believes in community-based healthcare. She now works at Elevation Physicians to provide the best care possible for the Folsom community.

When not in clinic, Hillary enjoys fishing, golfing and hiking with family and friends.

 
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Hilary España, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Hilary España is a board certified physician assistant who is originally from Wisconsin where she developed a love for the outdoors, the Green Bay Packers and a passion for helping others in her community. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis on health care. Despite being dedicated to her studies, she competed as a collegiate track and field athlete in sprints and middle distance. She has now switched gears and enjoys training for bodybuilding competitions, which she and her husband both enjoy. Prior to starting her journey at Elevation Physicians, she practiced at a pain management clinic where she was exposed to several acute and chronic complex pain syndromes including but not limited to fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, headaches, and pain associated with autoimmune diseases. She takes particular interest in the management and education of diabetes, obesity and weight management, chronic pain syndromes and women’s health. She is excited to spread her knowledge to the community about the importance of incorporating a healthy and active lifestyle in order to prevent chronic disease states. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, playing with her dog, traveling, researching, exercising, camping, fishing, hiking, and baking.

 
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Joel M. Mariano, MSN, APRN, PHN, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner 

Joel M. Mariano was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area.  He spent his early years and education in the healthcare administrative environment.  He completed his bachelors of science in Health Sciene with a focus on healthcare administration.  After working in health administration, he decided to make his impact by working directly with clients.  He moved his young family up to the Sacramento area to chase his dream and passion of providing patient centered-care.  He has worked with multiple local communities and healthcare settings in the Sacramento region.  He completed his Family Nurse Practitioner program with a Masters in Nursing at Samuel Merritt University.  He is excited to provide high-quality healthcare to families here in the historic and beautiful city of Folsom.  When Joel is not in the clinic, he enjoys fishing, crabbing, biking, swimming, basketball, and barbecuing for family and friends.        

 
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Angela Mallory, MHS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Angela Mallory is a board certified physician assistant who has lived and practiced in the Sacramento area since she started her career in 2002.  In the past she has worked in internal medicine and gastroenterology and brings this experience to elevation physicians. She focuses on establishing true and lasting relationships with her patients to positively impact their health for the long term. 

Angela earned her bachelor of science degree in microbiology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1999.  She then went on to earn her masters of health science degree and physician assistant studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2002. Angela is passionate about exercise and focuses on exercise as a prescription for health. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her children.    

 
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Niccole Collie

Muscular Skeletal Specialist

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