Providers   Affinia    N. Florissant Location


Affinia Healthcare provides trusted health services through highly qualified and dedicated professionals at our seven locations. These providers, working along side our dedicated staff and volunteers, have received their training and certifications from some of the most highly-regarded programs in the nation.


Dr. Carla Duban
Dr. Duban received a BA from Loyola University of Chicago and graduated from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed a residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Jessica Despotovic
Dr. Despotovic earned a BS from Wayne State University in Detroit,, MI. She also received a MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Despotovic completed her residency at Washington University/BJC. She is a Board Certified OB-GYN.
Kathleen Guerrein
Nurse Practitioner/Pediatrics
Kathleen Guerrein, RN, MSN, ARNP, received her undergraduate degree from Maryville University and her masters from Saint Louis University. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Salena Cecil
Nurse Practitioner
Salena Cecil, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, received her undergraduate degree from Truman State University and her masters from University of Missouri- St. Louis. She is Board Certified in Women’s Health
Dr. Phillip Asaro
Family Practice
Dr. Asaro conducted his residency at the Rockford Medical Education Foundation (Rockford, Illinois) and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri - Columbia, MO. He also earned a BS in Chemistry from the University of Missouri (St. Louis).
Brandy Macon
Physician Assistant
Brandy L. Macon, MMS, PA-C received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and a Masters in Medical Science from Saint Louis University. Brandy is a board-certified Physician Assistant.
Dr. Thomas Kuciejczyk-Kernan
Family Practice
Dr. Kuciejczyk-Kernan is board-certified in both family and integrative medicine. He applies a “functional” and mind-body medicine approach to help his patients heal the root causes of their chronic illness. Dr. K-Kernan has worked at Affinia for 28 years, and serves as an assistant medical director.
Karen Paschel, Doctor Nursing Practice
Family Practice