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
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 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'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.
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.
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.
About one and a half years ago, I went to see Dr Medina about relieving back pain in my upper rear shoulder (scapula). He performed active release on the area and did some adjustments to fix a rib that was slightly out of place. Voila, within three appts the problem was gone. I haven't had a recurrence, since. This was after suffering from that problem for about seven years. It was to a point that I couldn't lean on that shoulder, sleep on it, or sit for short periods of time.
More recently, I underwent surgery for my ankle. After months of PT, I was still not able to function on my ankle. My knee started locking up, so I went to have Dr Medina do active release on it and an adjustment. Immediately, I was able to do deep knee bends on it. Within a few appts, it was no longer locking up. At the same time, he took a look at my ankle. Up to that point, I was completely unable to run or load that ankle. After a few (five) appts with adjustments, sensory stimulation, and strengthening exercises, I'm actually running and doing moderately heavy squats. I ran for ten minutes last night. Before, I couldn't run ten seconds. Feel like giving up? Don't. Just call Ernesto.
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 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.
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.