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Flagstaff Family Care Clinic Providers - Yale Location


Meghan O'Donnell, M.D.

Dr. Meghan O’Donnell graduated from the University of Colorado with a major in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, and performed a family medicine residency at University of South Florida College of Medicine, Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Board-certified, Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. O’Donnell specializes in family-centered medical care including pediatrics, women’s health and chronic disease management for all. Dr. O’Donnell joined Dr's. Andrew at Flagstaff Family Care Clinic in 2008.


Elysia Small, PA-C

Elysia Small, PA-C graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and a minor in Japanese Language and Literature. She has several years of experience as a Rehab Tech and CNA. She has volunteered in many capacities including as a nursing home activities volunteer and as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. She graduated in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ and recently moved to Flagstaff, AZ to join the team at Flagstaff Family Care. She enjoys working with all ages including children.

During her free time, Elysia enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, caving, and canyoneering. She also enjoys an occasional artistic endeavor and spending time with family and friends.


Chad Taylor D.O.

Dr. Chad Taylor was born in Fargo North Dakota, but was raised in Eden Prairie, a little suburb outside of Minneapolis. He attended Minnesota State University in Mankato where he earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Political Science. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Taylor attended medical school at A.T. Still University where he received his Doctorate in Osteopathy. During his Family Medicine residency in Kingman, AZ, Dr. Taylor was recruited to join a dermatology team with the professionals at Mohave Skin and Cancer Clinic where he practiced and received special training for 5 years. Dr. Taylor believes in a cohesive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary clinical approach to offer the best medical care possible to his patients. On his free time, he enjoys running, playing racquetball, playing guitar, reading, writing, and spending time with his family.


Karen Damgaard, PA-C

Karen Damgaard, PA-C is a Flagstaff native. Born and raised in Flagstaff, she has always returned because she considers Flagstaff home. Karen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She later went to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with a minor in Pre-med studies and Chemistry at Northern Arizona University. Prior to earning her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, Karen worked for several years as a medical assistant in several private practices settings as well as a community health care facility. As a PA, Karen has spent the last 10 years serving the medical needs of the uninsured, underinsured, and privately insured people of Northern Arizona by continuing her work in a community health care center. She is excited to join the team at Flagstaff Family Care and looks forward to the challenges that lie ahead. Karen enjoys the field of family medicine because it allows her to practice medicine in a wide variety of areas while interacting with patients of all ages. Her greatest reward from practicing medicine is learning from her patients and watching them achieve optimal health.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time outdoors and training for half-marathons, marathons and century bike rides. She also enjoys traveling, reading a good book and relaxing with her family, friends and dog.


Mary Porvaznik, MD

Mary Porvaznik, MD

Dr. Mary Porvaznik is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She served in the US Public Health Service with the Indian Health Service for 24 years in various jobs and locations, including Tuba City, AZ and Shiprock, NM and a 4 year tour teaching back at her medical school in Bethesda, MD.
She moved to Flagstaff 2 years ago with her teenage daughters and husband to take advantage of the educational resources and opportunities the city has available. Dr. Porvaznik cares for people of all ages and all walks of life, to guide them in finding their health and peace.


Cameron Allen PA-C

Cameron Allen PA-C

Cameron Allen, PA-C, is a Phoenix native who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. During his undergraduate studies he studied health sciences at Arizona State University while working as a pharmacy technician. Cameron has a passion for preventative medicine, research and public health initiatives. He is excited to join our Flagstaff team and better the health and wellness of the community. In his free time, Cameron is an artist and avid musician with a love for electric guitar, bass, and synth.


Janine Cwiklinski, MA LPC NCC

Janine Cwiklinski (pronounced “Quick-Lynn-Ski”) comes to us with over 20-years of behavioral health experience. She is originally from Philadelphia and has called northern Arizona her home now for over ten years. Her educational background is varied studying liberal arts, creative arts therapy, a variety of body psychotherapy modalities, and counseling psychology. Janine has worked with a variety of people across their life span and enjoys supporting others in finding solutions to their challenges. Creating wellness and restoring a sense of balance has been a professional passion that she looks forward to sharing with our patients.