Our Triage Nurses

We have two amazing Triage Nurses to handle many of your routine phone calls.  They have extensive training in pediatrics and are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 430 PM and also Saturday and Sunday mornings to help our providers with the phone calls.  If there is something complex or they need to relay a message to the patient’s doctor, they will send a message to the doctor.  They also help check any cultures and labs that need to be checked on the weekends.

Here is some information about Kelli and Marcia!


Kelli Rico, R.N.

Kelli Rico, R.N., grew up in San Diego, and earned her nursing degree at Palomar College. While going to nursing school Kelli worked as a Medical Assistant in our office, and after graduating from Nursing school with her RN, she began working at Tri-City Medical Center in the Pediatric Department, and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After 8 years at Tri-City Medical Center, Kelli took a job at Rady Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Telephone Triage Nurse and worked there for the next four years.  In 2002, she began to work as the Telephone Triage nurse at El Camino Pediatrics.

Kelli is married to Victor,a precision metal worker, and they have one son named Jake and he is 14 years old and a freshman at Scripps Ranch High School. Kelli enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and watching her son Jake and her three nephews play football and baseball! Kelli loves dogs and enjoys taking long walks with her two Shi Tzu’s-Daisy and Peanut.


Marcia Stults, R.N.

Marcia Stults. R.N., grew up in Michigan and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked at Tri City Medical Center for almost 10 years, most of which were in Pediatrics. She became a “stay at home” mom when the first of her three daughters came along and returned to nursing as a health center and camp nurse at the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad and also worked at a surgery center.  She is now happy to be working at El Camino Pediatrics doing telephone triage nursing.

Marcia lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Steve, a teacher. Her oldest daughter, Greta, has her Master’s degree and lives and works in Washington DC. Her middle daughter, Heidi, is a veterinary technician in Carlsbad, and her youngest daughter, Liesl, is a Senior majoring in Business at San Diego State University. Marcia likes gardening, walks at the beach, and travel.