About Our Practice
My practice is at 555 Tachevah 1 West, Suite 204, in Palm Springs, California, and is in the medical plaza across the street from the Desert Regional Medical Center (at the corner of Indian Canyon Way and Tachevah Drive). The facility of six buildings is called the Las Palmas Medical Plaza. My office, upon entering the plaza, is in the building on the right along Tachevah, and is located on the second floor. There is an elevator in my building next to the pharmacy. The parking is located behind the buildings.
Your first contact with my office will be with Natalie, who runs the front desk. She has been with me for five years. Lucy, my office manager, handles all insurance and payment issues. She has been with me since 2001. My patients tell me they are both caring and efficient staff, and I am pleased to have them both as employees.
As with all offices, there are a lot of forms to fill out. However, due to the current Medicare and Federal guidelines, my office is on the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system. If you need help, either Natalie or Lucy can help you. This computer program is required and necessary to facilitate my ability as a treating doctor to handle your condition, or to comply with current regulation and/or insurance needs. The more I know about you and your condition, the better I can help you. Any tests that have been done on any part of your body, such as X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, EMGs, etc., are important for me to know in order to help you in the most efficient possible manner. I also need to know about any surgeries or conditions, even if you don’t think they are pertinent.
I will then sit down with you to discuss your history and condition. I always want to hear your story, not just what is typed into the computer. This first consultation is very important so that I can best decide how to help you. This will be followed by an examination. After the examination, we will conduct another conversation about the findings, whether I think I can help your condition, and what I want to do for you as treatment.
Everyone is an individual, and I am interested in knowing everything about your condition, how your body works, and along the way, how you respond to treatment. My office is next to the hospital because I think it is very important to work within the medical establishment. I work with your medical doctors, not against them. I have many patients, including MDs, RNs, LVNs, and hospital staff.
I vary my treatments depending on your needs. My manipulations vary from very light to forceful; however, I use the least force necessary to help your condition. I always use soft tissue work, which may involve myofascial release, acupressure, trigger point, vibratory massage, stretch release, and other soft tissue work. I also use various physiotherapy modalities, including ultrasound, computerized electrical therapy, and vasopneumatic procedures. I always talk about home care during the treatment phase, and about how to take care of your condition after treatment ends. This will include stretching, exercises, activities of daily living, and ergonomic (workplace) adaptations. My goal is always to get you the most efficient treatment available.