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, 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.
CONDITIONS WE CAN HELP SUPPORT
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 has a completely different approach to chiropractics than I've ever experienced. Whereas at other offices I've often felt that the doc spent a minimal amount of time with me--Dr. Medina takes a wholistic approach to health. He always tells me about the latest literature and different ways to improve my health.
I am a dentist so my work takes a major toll on my body. Dr. Medina showed me different exercises and massages that I could incorporate into my day to make me feel better.
I would strongly recommend Ernesto Medina to anyone looking to make a plan to seriously improve their overall health.
Hashimoto's disease patient; 23 years old
I went to Dr. Medina after having exhausted all conventional medicine. I was seeing a general practitioner and then an endocrinologist. Moral of the story is that I was still feeling as terrible as when I was diagnosed in May 2018. I went to Dr. Medina with a desperate cry for help in July 2019. I cannot express how much this man has changed my life and the way I view autoimmune diseases now. I went in with a flurry of symptoms and 2 months later, after having undergone his treatment plan, I regained control of my life and the autoimmune disease I'm living with. It was definitely a tough journey but well worth it! Dr. Medina is so knowledgeable in what he does. Time and time again I tell people that he is by far the best, most knowledgeable Doctor I have ever encountered. My advice if you are looking for a new doctor that can actually help you HEAL is; pay attention to what Dr. Medina has to say, follow his treatment plan and recognize that it takes two to tango- meaning that you too will have to put in a good amount of work and will to heal. To me, undergoing all of this has been a 'miracles do happen' moment. Much appreciation for Dr. Medina!
Ps. He's an amazing chiropractic adjustor!
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 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.
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.
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 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!
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!