WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
At Bay Area Health and Wellness Center we believe in investigating into the cause of your discomfort and not just masking or addressing the symptoms. Functional medicine is defined as a personalized, systems-oriented model of health care that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. We believe strongly in the principles of functional medicine and take a holistic and alternative approach to work with each individual person’s needs.
Using the latest research in Nutrition, Immunology and Neurology we tailor personalized plans to meet your specific needs. We very much believe in giving you the most effective plan that yields the fastest results.
Dr. Ernesto Medina is the founder of the Bay Area Health and Wellness Center in San Jose, CA, a Functional Nutrition and Neurology based health center focused on helping people with chronic unresolved health struggles, that conventional medicine has been unable to help.
Education: In 2012 he graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA and went straight into clinical practice. He is currently a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, and the Kharrazian Institute where he continues to stay up to date with the latest research and clinical applications in Functional Medicine and clinical neuroscience to better serve his patients.
Featured book: Dr. Medina is a co-author of the best-selling book, “Break Free To Stand In Your Power”. The intention of this book is to provide powerful wisdom, tips, and insights around stepping more into your power and purpose and becoming more empowered in your life, business, and career. This book will become a powerful resource to those looking to learn and grow around empowerment and the remarkable courage it takes to start on the empowerment path.
CONDITIONS WE CAN HELP SUPPORT
I don't normally come to the South Bay for treatments but was in the neighborhood for a business meeting and decided to give Dr. Medina a try. He was very effective and very efficient and the issues in my upper and mid back were resolved with the first visit! I also had a nice talk about his functional medicine practice and am planning on trying to get my parents to visit from SF for Alzheimer's analysis and preventative treatments/consultations. Who knew that there are already treatments available for Alzheimer's!
If something is hurting Dr Medina will fix you up!! He Definitely knows what he is doing. I came in to his office with neck pain cause my whole left arm to go numb. Not like other chiropractors, Dr Medina took time to explain everything in details before treatment. I was stunned after only one treatment I had more movement in my neck. I already have my next session booked.
Autoimmune patient. My autoimmune and digestive issues had soared out of control, and Dr. Medina was the calm, knowledgeable, ever supportive functional doctor that led me through incredibly difficult decisions to ditch my vegan diet. After several months working with Dr. Medina, my stomach and all autoimmune issues have been resolved for many months now and I eat a wide variety of foods. I rarely crave the empty calorie snacks, I'm consistently at my ideal weight with little effort, and my entire body composition has changed. I look and feel much, much healthier. It was a difficult but necessary journey for me and Dr. Medina is just the kind of guy you want on your side to help you navigate your way through. He has positively altered the quality of my life forever. Thank you, Dr. Medina!
I've had a strain in my right rotator cuff for a year and a half before I started working with Dr. Medina. It came to a point where I stayed away from any shoulder workouts. My rehab started around the last week of March 2013, within a month I am back to full mobility in my shoulder and I feel great throughout my whole body. I recommend Dr. Ernesto Medina if you are seeking a Chiropractic doctor.
Ernesto Medina is the real deal. Anyone looking to improve their overall health, get a deeper understanding of their physiology, or wants to optimize their training performance, needs to work with him. What I enjoyed most about working with Ernesto was his ability to break down information and provide simple answers that I would not have otherwise received from my regular health care professional. I found that when you are generally healthy, you are told that things are "normal," because you are not falling into the ranges of unhealthy or sick people. But what if you just want to be the best version of your healthy self? Through working with him, I learned that my quality of life was sub-optimal and that taking a deeper look into my physiology improved my quality of life dramatically. I started sleeping better, I had energy throughout the day, my skin looked better than ever, I lost body fat, continued to gain strength and muscle, and my performance in the gym skyrocketed. The amount of change that occurred is mind-boggling. He helped to reclassify normal and got me to feeling better than I ever have!
I saw Dr.Medina for a complimentary 30-minute consult ; I came in with a binder of tests and a myriad of questions. Dr.Medina thoughtfully and patiently addressed all of my issues. I more than highly recommend Dr.Medina based on his attention and professionalism in this short time frame.
I am a well educated and experienced fitness trainer. Because of that I'm very mechanically aware and I usually am able to take care of any tweaks, pulls, strains and other injuries that come with the high wear-and-tear lifestyle of a fitness trainer. However, in addition to my job, I'm 6'8", 250 lbs., lift heavy at the gym and a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Wrestling. So the wear-and-tear on my body is EXTREMELY high. My lifestyle caught up with me eventually when I injured my right pectoralis (chest muscle) where it meets the front of my right shoulder. For the life of me I couldn't make it better. No matter how much I stayed off of it and iced it. I had massages done, K tape, Icy Hot/BioFreeze and SMR. Still it persisted. In addition to that, it was affecting my work. I went to see Dr. Medina and he had it figured out in about 2 sessions, and completely fixed in about 2 sessions after that. Since then, I've had small injuries here and there and the Doc has slashed my healing in time in half. I consider him an integral part of my maintenance process.
The Doctor himself is a consummate professional, always on time for our appointments, a true "student of the game" and as far as I'm concerned, a master of his craft. I'm very in tune with the rates charged by health and fitness professionals in relation to services received, and with Dr. Medina you get far more than what you pay for. I couldn't recommend him more.
I have been receiving therapy from Dr. Medina for about a year now, and wow! it has made a huge difference in my life. I love staying active, but with this comes getting injured. I had pain on my IT band that carried pain to the side of my knee, then I had low back pain, and recently I injured my shoulder and upper back. Dr. Medina at Vitality has been just exceptional at alleviating my pain. He's not the older doctor you might expect, but he sure has all of the knowledge and expertise you want from a chiropractor. And I will say, I have tried different chiropractors before. He's very comfortable to be around too. Friendly doctor who is happy to explain everything he's doing on you and how to also continue improving as well as to how to avoid getting hurt again by teaching you proper body mechanics. I cannot recommend Dr. Medina enough, it really is a blessing to find a doctor whom you can really trust. I tell all of my friends to come to his clinic in Fremont any time they get injured. Oh! but not only when injured, but also even if you feel some pain around your body. One of my pains came from carrying a purse with too much weight; it completely misaligned my body which began giving me pain..so one can get hurt in even the most insignificant ways. .anyway, I can talk about all the discomfort and pain Dr. Medina has alleviated for me for hours! All I'm going to say is Thank you Dr. Medina!
Dr. Medina is a lifesaver! This review is long overdue. I first came to see him in Summer of 2019 for an autoimmune skin disease called Lichenplanus. My skin was out of control - very dry, flakey, itchy, rashy, peeling on my hands, arms and chest. I wanted to hide those parts of my body all the time. I was tired of going to my dermatologist who kept prescribing me the strongest steroid cream and sending me on my way. Ernesto was incredibly thorough with his examinations and testing and dedicated to finding the root cause. Through extensive bloodwork we found an underlying bacterial infection that was likely contributing to my skin issues. I followed a very strict liver and digestive cleanse/detox for five weeks which revealed hidden food sensitivities which were also contributing to my skin flaring up. By October of 2019 my skin had cleared up and I now know that I'm allergic to too much soy and particular white wines, both which would cause my skin to break out. Additionally, Dr. Medina has helped me with my slipped disc impinging my sciatic nerve (spondylolisthesis) through chiropractic adjustments and exercises to help me strengthen my core. The third thing he has helped me with is getting my hormones back in balance after being on hormonal birth control my whole life. I had to stop seeing Ernesto in March of 2020 when the pandemic hit because I am self employed and lost a majority of my work so I had to adjust my financial spending. He is truly the best, so knowledgeable and trustworthy - he changed my life and health and I am so very grateful.I will definitely be back in the near future to continue working on my back and balancing out my hormones. Thank you, Ernesto!
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