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 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've struggled with hormone issues for years. Finally, I went to Dr. Medina and I'm so happy I did. I got a month long female hormone panel done and based on those results Dr. Medina was able to confidently tell me the root cause for why I was still having adult acne issues and unbearable mensural cramps. After only 3 month on the supplement protocol he recommended, my acne was gone, yes gone! I can't tell you how much of a confidence booster that is unless you've lived with acne since your teens. As for my cramps, I've been able to get off the prescription pain killer I was on in order to keep the pain in check and at a level where I wasn't having to throw up. Now I have only a few hours of mild cramps and the rest of my period is pretty easy going. Game changer for me.
I highly recommend Dr. Medina if you are having any hormone issues or feel others haven't been able to help.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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