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Our Practice


Valle Verde Medical group (VVMG) is  a team of board-certified primary care physicians with over 35 years of cumulative experience in practice.  The team provides extensive quality care to adults and children of  Monterey County and the surrounding communities. Valle Verde Medical Group is led by Doctor Eloy Romero and focuses on providing personalized care focused on your individual health needs. Doctor Romero and the entire team of Valle Verde Medical Group are  passionate about fostering meaningful relationships with patients by spending quality time with their and by being advocates for all aspects of their physical, cultural, financial, social, and mental well-being.

As part of Valle Verde Medical Group commitment to providing you with the best healthcare possible, our doctors are also on the hospital staff of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Natividad Medical Center.  On many occasions our own doctors will be able to provide care for you in the hospital when you are facing critical illness or delivering your baby. When you leave the hospital, they will focus on making sure you have a  smooth transition home and back to our medical office. 

Our Mission
  • To empower our patients with the knowledge and resources to live their healthiest lives.

  • To provide the highest quality patient- centered, evidence-based, affordable care to our patients.

  • To respect the patient’s and their family’s values and provide culturally sensitive care

  • To promote social justice in healthcare


Our Vision:
  • To be the premier patient-centered, culturally sensitive, comprehensive, community-focused family medicine practice in Monterey County.

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Our Providers
Eloy Romero, M.D.

Doctor Romero received his Bachelor of Arts degree in molecular and cell biology and public health from University  of California  at Berkeley, California. He earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree at  the UC San Francisco.   He continued to complete his Family Medicine and Obstetrics  at Natividad Medical Center where he received several awards in community medicine and Resident Teacher of the Year.  He followed his post residency training with a fellowship through UCLA Harbor Medicine Transforming Primary Care Fellowship.

Dr. Romero is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He practices full- spectrum outpatient family medicine including obstetrics and is an adult medicine hospitalist at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Romero is proud to serve on the board of directors of the Monterey County Medical Association.  He is also proud to serve as a board member for the  Northern California Affordable Care Organization.

Dr. Romero is  a native Spanish speaker.  He spends ample time customizing treatment plans and utilizes evidence-based diagnostic testing and treatment methods. He understands the importance of not only treating the person’s illness, but also the person in regards to  their social, environmental, and cultural context.  He strives to promote wellness in the individual,  beyond the absence of disease.

In his free time, Dr. Romero enjoys spending time dancing, hiking, beach lounging and lazy Sundays with his family.

Mariana Leone , M.D., M.P.H.
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Imad Kafilmout, MD, MACM, BC-ADM.

Dr. Kafilmount brings a wealth of experience in family medicine and women's health. His approach focuses on providing personalized care partnering with patients to help them achieve their health objectives.


Dr. Kafilmount thrives on building lasting relationships with his patients and he is  dedicated to serving every member of the family.

Guillermo Perez, MPAS, PA-C

Guillermo was raised in Salinas, CA and went through the public school system. He graduated with an Associate of Science degree in chemistry from Hartnell Community College. He continued his formal education at the University of California Davis and majored in Psychobiology, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree.

After his undergraduate studies he decided that he was interested in pursuing a career in medicine and received his Masters degree in Physician Associate Studies from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, NM in 2006. He is NCCPA Board Certified and holds multiple certificates pertaining to medicine.

He is bicultural and bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English. He understands the family medical needs of the community and strives to provide the best care possible by staying informed and up to date in Family Medicine advances. He manages the full spectrum of medical needs with the exception of obstetrics.

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