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 working 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, DC is the founder of Bay Area Health and Wellness Center. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of California San Diego in 2009 and immediately went on to pursue a career in health care. In 2012 he graduated from Life Chiropractic College West and went into clinical practice.
Through the course of his studies, he has dedicated additional hours of course work in the field of functional medicine, clinical nutrition and functional neurology.
Dr. Medina is continuously dedicating time to take additional course work in order to stay up to date with all the latest clinical research and treatments to better serve and understand each patient’s unique needs in a completely holistic and drug free way. He is currently taking part in a 3 year post graduate program studying clinical neuroscience and functional neurology through the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.
CONDITIONS WE CAN HELP SUPPORT
I saw Dr. Medina for my vertigo, and he was able to resolve the issue on the first visit. Turns out I had crystals in my ear that dislodged and entered into an area of my ear which causes dizziness, nausea, and caused me to be out of commission for many days.
Dr. Medina used the Epley maneuver to relocate the ear crystal(s), and within a day I was back on my feet.
His integrative approach to health, nutrition, neurology, and chiropractic makes this doctor really stand out. He is all about results, and he definitely delivers them.
My insurance through my employer gives me 40 visits per year for Chiro (Blue Shield), and I will continue to see Dr. Medina for many health needs.
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.
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 the best!
He just moved and I had to track him down since knowing he opened his own practice. But I found him again! 🙂
I honestly won't let anyone else treat me just because of the amount of trust I have in Dr. Medina now that he has been my "go to" sports medicine doctor. He is a few in a pod with his strong work ethic and his bedside manner with his patients. He is never in a rush, always patient, very honest and straightforward which is a rare quality nowadays.
I got in car accident a couple of years ago and ever since then I had very bad knee pain on my left knee every time I made a movement (bent my knees). I procastinated getting treatment because I don't like doctors or going to therapy - this is obviously a bad choice. A friend of mine recommended me Dr Medina in the old clinic were he was working before (which to my surprise looked very young!) Immediately I felt skeptical of his experience but I was already there; no turning back now! I was very nervous during my 1st session too, so I might have been looking unconsciously for an excuse Lol. However, Dr. Medina was very professional and caring. He explained to me the whole process as he was treating me. He was very reassuring and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. He listened to my concerns and doubts and didn't rush at all. I was sold by how nice he treated me, and so I kept coming to my sessions. It has been some time now since I started my treatment sessions and I honestly feel much better. My knee doesn't hurt anymore and the "crunchy" sound it made -when I bent it- is almost gone. If you are scared of doctors (like I embarrassingly am) and are looking for a highly skilled, professional chiropractor who cares about his patients you will not go wrong with Dr. Medina. He truly is a master with his hands. He has magic hands and is highly skilled in his field. I cannot recommended him enough.
Obviously I am better now since that accident but I like to play soccer and once on a while I need a quick fix at my age and Dr. Medina is the best I know for that! I obviously have been very pleased with him that I have tracked him down all the way to his way practice 😉
Thanks Dr. Medina for everything.
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 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!
I have been seeing Dr Medina when he was still practicing up in Fremont. I am a very active guy, gets injury quite often, and he always fixes me up. Fremont is very far for me. Now that he has moved to Cupertino, it's much easier to go see him. I had another arm injury recently, but really needed it to recover in a week for a special workshop. I sent him a message at night, and he responded right away and was able to see me the next day. Again, he fixed me up, gave me all the tips I needed to get good enough for my next practice in a week.
His new office is very conveniently located, close to Santana Row. You can even go for a drink before or after your visit.
Medina is extremely knowledgeable, especially in sports injury, as he is himself a highly skilled martial artist and dancer. He is also very patient, easy going, and always respond very quickly to any inquiry, even when he's traveling. He's a life-saver!
Dr. Medina has been a tremendous help with lower back, neck and wrist pain sustained from a car accident in April of 2018. He was very easy to work with and helped fixed all of my symptoms within weeks of the accident.
What sets Dr. Medina apart is his ability and passion to look at all areas of health and wellness to help solve bodily issues to get someone like myself back into their daily activity. Hands down he performed the best chiropractic work on me I have ever received and I recommend him to anyone looking to improve their overall health and wellness.
I am blown away by Dr. Ernesto's depth of knowledge on integrative and functional medicine. He has the education and expertise to help many difficult and complex issues such as concussion syndrome, Alzheimer's, menier's and more. He is also a really nice person. I highly recommend him.
I got rear ended and was told I needed surgery for my back by a Kaiser doctor immediately after seeing my x-rays. They didn't even try to find alternative route, just immediately said I needed a $12,000+ back surgery!
So instead I searched for ALTERNATIVE treatments.
Thankfully I found Doctor Medina. Dr Medina is known for his natural and alternative approach to traditional old fashioned "medicine" that just cuts you open when you don't need it...all for profits! He believes the body can heal and repair itself with the proper adjustments, vitamins and targeted back sessions to decompress and guess what? He was right! I feel better than I did before.
If someone says you need surgery don't trust them immediately, I urge you to get a second opinion or search for alternatives first before allowing surgeons to cut you open just to charge your insurance thousands of dollars and leave you feeling worse! It happened to a family member and that's why I was so weary of the news when I was told I needed surgery. I am not so blindly trusting of surgery doctors. Surgery is not the right approach for everyone! It can leave you with a domino effect of lifetime health issues further along.
In my case THIS was the right approach - Dr. Media's Holistic approach mixed with medical knowledge to create a perfect plan just for ME.
He created a whole personalized treatment plan after seeing my x-rays, going through ALL my medical history and reviewing my tests.
I also changed my diet along the way thanks to his influence because I felt so great while under his targeted vitamin plan for my healing. What a difference he has made in my overall health! My whole body health! Everything in my body seems so synchronized and in perfect harmony, something that I didn't feel even before I had the accident when I was supposedly "healthy". Dr. Medina digs deep into finding the right treatment mix for YOU. I feel great!
I enjoy every session I have with him for decompression. He has very soft hands and is not rough like other doctors. He works along with your pain level and makes me feel very relaxed. He is a very professional and knowledgeable chiropractor. I can tell he loves his job since he's always in a good mood and has such a positive aura to him-unlike the other doctors who just rush you and seem to want to finish as soon as possible.
I also love that he has a small practice, which makes him readily available to his patients, unlike the huge hospital with so many heads ad so much bureaucracy that it is very difficult to reach your doctor on the phone. Dr. Medina actually answers my phone calls and emails. I get to speak to him if I call him. He makes himself very available and that feels very reassuring and stress free! It's a level of one on one with my doctor I hadn't gotten before. I wish all practices and doctors were like this.
Yelp only let's me place 5 stars for him but here's a symbolic +1 extra point=6