Meet Our Clinical Team

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WellNow and its affiliated physician group, Well Now Physicians, PC, was founded by a group of healthcare executives and clinicians with an eye towards reducing costs and improving accessibility of receiving primary care services. Our clinical team, comprised primarily of physician assistants and nurse practitioners, is a dynamic group of healthcare professionals who coach and participate in competitive sports, are world travelers and work hard to deliver the best care and patient experience possible.

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Michael Tarnay, MD
Michael Tarnay, MD
Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP
Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP
Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP
Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP
Erin Finston, NP, CFNP
Erin Finston, NP, CFNP
Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP
Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP
Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP
Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP
Michael Tarnay, MD

Dr. Tarnay is WellNow’s Medical Director, founder and architect of our service offerings. Dr. Tarnay has been an emergency medical physician for over 15 years and serves on the medical staff at a renowned hospital and two urgent care centers in Southern California. Dr. Tarnay was trained in emergency medicine at UCLA Medical Center and attended Georgetown University Medical School. In addition to his world travels and busy work-life mix, he has served as a clinical faculty member at UCLA and has dedicated time to training physicians in East Africa.

Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP

Mr. Johnson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, with 17 years experience in with significant experience in orthopedics, family practice and urgent care. Michael earned his Master of Physician Assistant Practice, Magna cum laude, from Charles Drew Medical University in Los Angeles. In addition to working with WellNow, Michael works with Pioneer Medical Group and Luke Family Medical Group in Long Beach, CA.

Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Cordia is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, with over eight years experience in gastroenterology, family medicine and geriatric medicine. Tamara earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Keck School of Medicine at USC. In addition to working with WellNow, Tamara works with the Coastal Family Medicine/Greater Newport Physicians Group in their Home Visit Program. In addition to her board certification as a Physician Assistant, Tamara has an additional certification in basic cardiac life support (BCLS).

Erin Finston, NP, CFNP

Ms. Finston is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with over twenty years of combined nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner experience. Ms. Finston specializes in pediatric medicine, family medicine and orthopedics, with specialty training in Sports Medicine. Erin earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to caring for patients at WellNow, Erin works in the pediatric orthopedic surgery ward at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA.

Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Fermin is a Board Certified Physician Assistant currently working in emergency medicine and urgent care. Serena earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice at the Touro College of Health Sciences in Manhattan, NY. In addition to working with WellNow, Serena works in the Emergency Departments with St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Serena’s additional certifications include basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric life support (PALS).

Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Morgan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, and urgent care. Stephanie earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Keck School of Medicine of USC. In addition to working with WellNow, Stephanie works at Stetson Powell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. In addition to her board certification as a physician assistant, Stephanie has certifications in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

Michael Tarnay, MD
Michael Tarnay, MD
Michael Tarnay, MD

Dr. Tarnay is WellNow’s Medical Director, founder and architect of our service offerings. Dr. Tarnay has been an emergency medical physician for over 15 years and serves on the medical staff at a renowned hospital and two urgent care centers in Southern California. Dr. Tarnay was trained in emergency medicine at UCLA Medical Center and attended Georgetown University Medical School. In addition to his world travels and busy work-life mix, he has served as a clinical faculty member at UCLA and has dedicated time to training physicians in East Africa.

Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP
Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP
Michael Johnson, PA-C, MPAP

Mr. Johnson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, with 17 years experience in with significant experience in orthopedics, family practice and urgent care. Michael earned his Master of Physician Assistant Practice, Magna cum laude, from Charles Drew Medical University in Los Angeles. In addition to working with WellNow, Michael works with Pioneer Medical Group and Luke Family Medical Group in Long Beach, CA.

Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP
Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP
Tamara Cordia, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Cordia is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, with over eight years experience in gastroenterology, family medicine and geriatric medicine. Tamara earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Keck School of Medicine at USC. In addition to working with WellNow, Tamara works with the Coastal Family Medicine/Greater Newport Physicians Group in their Home Visit Program. In addition to her board certification as a Physician Assistant, Tamara has an additional certification in basic cardiac life support (BCLS).

Erin Finston, NP, CFNP
Erin Finston, NP, CFNP
Erin Finston, NP, CFNP

Ms. Finston is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with over twenty years of combined nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner experience. Ms. Finston specializes in pediatric medicine, family medicine and orthopedics, with specialty training in Sports Medicine. Erin earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to caring for patients at WellNow, Erin works in the pediatric orthopedic surgery ward at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA.

Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP
Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP
Serena Fermin, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Fermin is a Board Certified Physician Assistant currently working in emergency medicine and urgent care. Serena earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice at the Touro College of Health Sciences in Manhattan, NY. In addition to working with WellNow, Serena works in the Emergency Departments with St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Serena’s additional certifications include basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric life support (PALS).

Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP
Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP
Stephanie Morgan, PA-C, MPAP

Ms. Morgan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, and urgent care. Stephanie earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Keck School of Medicine of USC. In addition to working with WellNow, Stephanie works at Stetson Powell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. In addition to her board certification as a physician assistant, Stephanie has certifications in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

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