Doctor Information and Bio’s

Roy L. Bishop, M.D.
CEO Argyll Medical Group

Roy Bishop has been a Family Physician for 21 years. He is a graduate of Oxford University, England, and Glasgow University, Scotland. He completed his residency serving with the British Army (Scottish Highlanders) and Forth Valley, Scotland. Dr Bishop came to Chico in 1997 and previously worked at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and for Sutter Health. He is married to Wendy, a Californian, and they have a daughter, Meredith. Dr Bishop has a special interest in diabetes, travel medicine, medical information technology, was the founder of Argyll Medical Group and is the current CEO.

Louise Krone, M.D.

Louise Krone graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She did her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well. She then practiced in Milwaukee for three years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin before moving to Chico. She moved here from Milwaukee with her husband, Dr. Christopher Massa, a cardiologist. Dr. Krone is a board certified Internal Medicine doctor with interest in preventative medicine and women’s health.  Dr Krone practices part time.

Maureen Breese, FNP

Maureen graduated from OHSU and has lived in Peru, Pittsburgh and Portland. Maureen and her husband live in Forest Ranch and enjoy taking care of their animals and property. Maureen specializes in preventative care, nutrition and tick-borne diseases. She prefers to utilize acupuncture, applied kinesiology and musculoskeletal manipulations. Maureen is welcoming new patients.

Stuart Mishelof, PA-C

Stuart Mishelof received his undergraduate degree at The University of Connecticut and completed his medical training at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is Board Certified in Family Practice Medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. His practice focuses on a vast array of family practice medicine ranging from Diabetic Management, Sports Medicine and Preventative Healthcare. Stuart, his wife Lisa and their two children relocated to Chico in 2008 form Phoenix, Arizona to be in close proximity to their immediate family. The Mishelof family values family very much and have a soft spot in their heart for helping others. Since then, Stuart has received two first place and two second place Best of Chico awards in which he is very humbled by. Mr. Mishelof is an extremely dedicated and hardworking individual that that takes immense pride in his commitment to each and every one of his patients. Over the years Stuart has worked diligently to expand and improve his practice at Argyll Medical. He is extremely happy to share his love of medicine with the people of Chico (and the surrounding areas) for many years to come.

Brandan Stark, D.O.

Board Certified Family Medicine
Addiction Medicine
Medical Review Officer

Stark was raised in the “Gold Country” in Sutter Creek, California. He completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, Chico, then matriculated to Midwestern University in Chicago. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Upon completion of his training he served in the National Health Service Corps for 4 years working for the Open Door Health Clinics in Humboldt county. His medical interests include addiction treatment and recovery. He and his wife Yvette have 2 children, Theo and Harper. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and listening to “the blues”.

Shirley Huffman, PA-C

Shirley is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant, raised in rural Northern California. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at California State University, Chico. She matriculated to Touro University, Vallejo, California, where she completed dual Master Degrees in Public Health and Physician Assistant Studies. Her internships included family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and cardiology. Her studies in public health focused on addiction, highlighting opioid and narcotic abuse with a special focus on methamphetamine abuse. Shirley is also a board member for the Shalom Free Clinic in Chico, where she continues to volunteer her time. Shirley has 2 children and several four legged family members. Including, a potbelly pig named Annabelle and a mini mule named Delilah. She enjoys riding motorcycles, loves cooking, baking, crafting and spending time with her family and friend.

Seema Aggarwal Afsari, D.O.

Seema Aggarwal Afsari completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her medical school education at Touro University in Mare Island, CA. She moved to Chico with her husband, an internist practicing at Enloe Hospital, and her son from Michigan where she completed her osteopathic family medicine training. She is board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and has a special interest in integrative and holistic medicine. She is currently pursuing additional training in the fields of acupuncture, herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine, and plant based nutrition in order to provide comprehensive therapeutic modalities for her patient population. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, yoga, cooking, and working towards a more balanced life.

Phone: 530-899-0134

John Hoffmeister, PA-C

John Hoffmeister completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah and pursued his Physician Assistant training at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. His training was as a generalist, but with specialty focus in the areas of Orthopedics and Primary Care.

John and his wife, Heather, are both avid golfers and skiers. John is also obsessed with swimming, which he did in college. In December of 2017, they welcomed their first child, Thomas, and are thrilled to be relocating to Chico to settle down with their new family.

Laura Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C
Argyll Medical Skin Care

Mrs. Taylor is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant, raised outside St. Louis Missouri. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Missouri State University with a double major in Dietetics and Biomedical Science. Laura continued her academic pursuits while working in urgent care, graduating cum laude, from Missouri State University with a Master degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  She then commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and continued her work and training at Pearl Harbor-Hickam AFB, Hawaii.  Experienced in Family Medicine and Skin Care. Laura transferred to David Grant Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base and continued to hone her skills in Skin Care. She relocated to Chico following the end of her service commitment and is now residing in Chico with her husband Darrin and their 3 little boys.

Mrs. Taylor is certified to treat a variety of skin diseases and conditions as well as cosmetic treatments and injectables.

Bob Kurts MSPAS, PA-C
Argyll Medical Skin Care

Mr. Bob Kurts is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant raised in rural Northern California. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees at A.T. Still University, Arizona. He graduated the Physician Assistant program at Stanford University. He has been a member of the Chico community for over 30 years, where he has worked in Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. Mr. Kurts is currently certified to treat a variety of skin diseases and conditions including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and rosacea, as well as providing cosmetic treatments and injectables, Botox and filling agents. Bob has three grown children, three grandchildren and several four-legged fur babies at home. He and his girlfriend enjoy riding motorcycles, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family.

Darcie Garman, PA-C

Darcie is a Chico area native who has always had the goal of returning to the city of trees to care for those in the community she was raised in. She completed her undergraduate education at San Jose State University where she majored in Kinesiology and swam competitively on the team during her time there. After undergrad, she spent time working in Physical Therapy as a trainer in the Bay Area. Her journey to becoming a PA brought her to Oregon where she completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University. She was a Rural Health Care Track Scholar which provided her the opportunity to learn about health care specifically in rural areas. She has a lifelong passion for swimming and enjoys spending time hiking, biking, cooking, and exploring new places with her husband and dogs.

Laura De La Cruz, FNP

Laura, a Chico native, earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Chico State University and her Masters in Nursing from Sonoma State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a background in Emergency Nursing, Women’s Health and Family Practice and enjoys the pleasure of getting to know and grow with patients in family practice. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, & reading.