Dr. Ludwig D. Dumaplin received his Doctor of Medicine in 1986 from The University of East Ramon Magsaysay - Manila, Philippines. He did his pediatric residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Dr. Yves D. Dumaplin received his Doctor of Medicine in 1986 from The University of Santos Tomas - Manila, Philippines and did his pediatric residency training at the University of Illinois, in Chicago.
MID LEVEL PROVIDERS
Christina obtained her Master’s degree from UCLA. She became a Certified Nurse Practitioner in the fall of 1999. She has been a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, since 1999
A Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant is what is known as a mid-level provider. Twin Pediatrics is fortunate to have some of the best mid-level providers in the Phoenix area who bring a myriad of experience to our practice.
Mid-level providers serve in collaborative roles with physicians in all specialties in acute care and clinic settings. Both nurse practitioners and physician assistants are nationally certified and state licensed to provide diagnostic, treatment and follow-up care under the direction of a physician.
The main difference between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant is the educational background. To be a nurse practitioner you have to be a Registered Nurse first. Nurse practitioners also have a master’s degree and follow a nursing model of education. Physician assistants follow a medical model, and while they also sit for a board examination and are state licensed. Physician assistants are not required, but often do have post-secondary degrees.
We understand that some of our parents like seeing a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for their child’s care. We do however recommend that every second or third visit you schedule an appointment with one of our Physicians. Also, if you are a parent who would prefer seeing only a Physician for your child’s care, please inform the front desk when scheduling an appointment.