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Dr. Sogocio relocated to Merced in 2009 with her husband (a native of Merced) and their two children. She has been a strong supporter for the ongoing growth in Merced. 

In 2007, Dr. Sogocio completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, NJ. After residency, Dr. Sogocio worked in both a private practice setting and as a Hospitalist in northern New Jersey. She mentored and taught resident physicians and medical students.

Since her arrival to Merced, Dr. Sogocio has worked as a solo, private practitioner, starting her private medical practice in July 2009, and it has thrived in the evolving medical community.  She has treated over 2000 women in the community and has provided full scope gynecologic care to women of all ages: adolescents to women in their 90’s.  Dr. Sogocio has also provided Obstetrical services and has helped birth over 1500 babies in her career.
From 2017-2019, Dr. Sogocio served as the Interim Director for Women’s Health Services for Livingston Community Health in Livingston ,CA. Her main role was to teach and mentor medical assistants, nurse practitioner students and medical school students.  Her emphasis was teaching the importance of providing the most comprehensive and appropriate health care for all women and bringing a heightened awareness of the challenges with the various healthcare issues that affect marginalized women.  Dr. Sogocio firmly believes in providing a safe and neutral health care space for all persons identifying as “woman.”

Dr. Sogocio has remained committed to the advancement of women's healthcare here in Merced.  Her passion and mission is individualized care and supporting overall wellness.  Dr. Sogocio treats a spectrum of women's health issues but believes that full scope care extends beyond the physical aspects—it also includes the mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects as well.  Wellness care, as Dr. Sogocio states, is truly the kind of care that educates and empowers women to engage in all aspects of their well-being.  

Dr. Sogocio completed medical school at St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in Public Health from The George Washington University in Washington D.C.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Sogocio was born in Toledo, OH of Filipino immigrants. She enjoys yoga and strength training, cooking, reading, and traveling.  She is fluent in both written and conversational Spanish. Dr. Sogocio currently serves as the Fundraising Chair on the Board of Directors for the local Playhouse Merced community theater.  More recently, Dr. Sogocio has expanded her medical practice to include specialized skin care and wellness services. 

Kristina M. Sogocio, MD 



MOCI Merced prides itself with providing quality and personalized care with whole wellness as the focus. 
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“I believe every woman deserves to feel good in her own skin.”


 Meet Debbie

Debbie currently serves as MOCI’s Financial Counselor.  In 2018, she “retired” as the lead medical biller at Atwater Medical Group, only to come out of retirement and join MOCI’s staff soon after.  Debbie provides 35 years of medical billing experience to MOCI and provides financial assistance to MOCI’s patients, helping them find ways to maintain their access to care. Debbie was born and raised in Merced, CA.  She is married and the “mother” of two fur babies.  Debbie enjoys walking on the beach and relaxing at home.

Debbie Wilson

Financial Assistant


 Meet Cathy

Cathy is a native of the Central Valley who grew up in Merced. She attended UC San Diego, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She spent several years in clinical research involved with breast cancer, IVF, venous disease and aging at UCSD. Cathy shifted her career path and pursued nursing, inspired by caring for her ailing father. She completed her nursing training in San Diego, but now works as an Emergency Department RN in Merced. Cathy is trilingual in English, Vietnamese and Spanish.  In her spare time, she loves to brunch with friends, hike and travel.

Cathy Le

RN Aesthetic Nurse/Injector

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“I have the pleasure of working with a diverse population, which allows me to connect with and learn from people from various backgrounds the different perspectives of beauty. Feeling beautiful on the exterior transcends into the confidence with which we carry ourselves.  I am honored to play a role in helping individuals achieve this outcome.”

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“I love to help women feel better about themselves. I like to help them feel beautiful, just the way God created them. I do this by making their skin look beautiful.  Skincare is truly my passion.”


 Meet Juli

As MOCI expanded its services into skin care and wellness services, Juli, joined the MOCI team in May 2021 as its first Aesthetician. She is not only a licensed Aesthetician, but she is also a trained Medical Assistant and RDAEF (Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function).  She has over 18 years of experience as an Aesthetician and serves as one of the lead instructors at the Milan Institute in Merced. At MOCI, Juli provides various skin care services and skin consultations.

Juli Silva


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