Jeffrey A. Solinas, MD

  • Education / Training: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
  • Medical Education: Southern California School of Medicine – 1979
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship: San Francisco General Hospital – 1980
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Residency: San Bernardino County Medical Center – 1982
  • Brown University, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Hospital Affiliations Watsonville Community Hospital – Watsonville, CA

Dr. Solinas, owner/director of Plazita Medical Clinic, has been on the teaching faculty for both Stanford University and UC Davis Physician’s Assistant – Family Nurse Practitioner program since 1984. He is teaching UCSC Health Career Major interns. In his personal life, Dr. Solinas resides in Santa Cruz with his wife of 29 years and has 3 children. He enjoys salsa dancing and handball.


Shirley Dickinson, MD

  • Education/Training: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Medical Education: Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine – 1984
  • Internship: Ventura County Medical Center – 1985
  • Residency: Ventura County Medical Center – 1987
  • Fellowship: Kern Medical Center – 1988
  • Certification: American Board of Family Medicine – Sleep Medicine – 2009
  • Volunteer Physician for Compassion Pregnancy Center, Monterey – 9 years

Dr. Dickinson specializes in Family Medicine. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. She evaluates patients for various medical problems and provids them with medical advise and treatment as necessary for the medical complaints and issues.


Olivia Guzman, PA

  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Education BS, Biology –1996
  • UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Medical Education Stanford Medical School Physician Assistant Program, Palo Alto, CA

Residing in Watsonville with her husband and three children, Ms. Guzman has been employed by Plazita Medical Clinic for over 10 years. Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, Ms. Guzman is committed to promoting good health care. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.