La Mesa Diagnostic Radiology, part of RADDICO group is one of eight radiology centers owned and operated by Dr. Anthony Bledin, a seasoned and experienced board certified radiologist, who works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors and personal injury attorneys. We accept all major insurances, PI liens, Authorized worker’s compensation, and private pay patient referrals.

Our radiological reports are available within 24 hours and STAT cases are available within hours. We also offer immediate wet reads, upon request. Most reports include critical key images that correlate with the findings.

Our custom designed web portal allows physicians and their staff to have real-time access to their patients’ medical imaging and reports via their web browser. Our servers are available 24/7, so physicians and their staff always have access to patient records.

Please contact us at 858.723.7540 if you or your staff has any questions regarding our services, or visit our website at raddico.com.

• MRI System (Philips Achieva 1.5T) with top-of-the-line imaging quality
• Same Day Scheduling is Available

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Mark Schultzel, M.D., MBA

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Mark Schultzel is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He trained at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic under mentor Dr. John Itamura, and is a respected expert in injuries of the shoulder and elbow. His focuses of practice are shoulder and elbow sports medicine (labral tears, rotator cuff tears, Tommy John injuries), shoulder and elbow arthroplasty (joint reconstruction), and fracture care.

Dr. Schultzel completed undergraduate, medical school, and business school at UC San Diego, with orthopaedic surgery residency training in Kansas City. He has experience with sports medicine coverage at an elite level, as a team physician for the US Olympic Team, San Diego Legion Professional Rugby Team, as well as for the Los Angeles Sparks and Loyola Marymount Athletics. He currently is a team physician for the USA Kendo Team and for the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Schultzel is the Chair of the Sharp Community Medical Group Orthopaedic Specialty Advisory Council and sits on the Surgical Steering Committee for Sharp Healthcare.

He is also committed to training the next generation of physicians: he provides mentorship to numerous college students, medical students, and residents, fellows, and young attendees. He is a volunteer clinical instructor for the UCSD School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for Touro College of Medicine and Rocky Mountain University. Dr. Schultzel is also a clinical instructor at Point Loma Nazarene University.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Mark Herschberger, D.C.

Dr. Herschberger specializes in workplace “workmans’ compensation”, automobile injuries, sports, and personal injury. Dr. Herschberger provides rehabilitative exercise; additionally, he believes that educating the patient along with active care will allow the patient to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle; this is why every patient will receive a specific treatment plan that is optimized to benefit the patient.

Receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Cleveland Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Abilene Christian University, Dr. Herschberger has practiced for over 25 years. In addition to his experience providing chiropractic care in his private practice, Dr. Herschberger has the unique experience of having been a Chiropractic Rehab Therapist for the Department of Corrections, worked as a Chiropractor for members of the Men’s and Women’s Beach Volley Ball Tour, as a chiropractor for the Winning America 3 Cup Foundation, and as a Chiropractor/ Team Physician for the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team. Dr. Herschberger has worked for multiple sports teams as a N.A.T.A. certified athletic trainer, including the San Diego Chargers in the 1980s. Dr. Herschberger specializes in workplace “worker’s compensation”, automobile injuries, sports, personal injury, as well as rehabilitative exercise.

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

Integrated Medical Center has helped thousands of people in the community with recovery, relief from chronic pain, and long term health. Their Philosophy is to treat patients as though they are their own family- providing the utmost respect and gentle guidance in their unique paths to wellness. Combining Western Medicine & alternative therapies, they develop the best holistic-individualized treatment plans for those in their care utilizing the most current technologies to address specific health concerns and needs

Anthony Pirritano, D.C.

Anthony Pirritano, D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He graduated valedictorian, he is a clinical excellence award winner, as well as received the President’s Award from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992.Pirritano was the youngest board member ever assigned to Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He served on the Chiropractic State Board as a review instructor for California, Utah, and Nevada from 1992 to 1996. He not only Founded Chiropractic Network in 1992, he also subsequently cofounded Integrated Medical Center in 2015.

He has participated in many personal injury conferences including CSIMS & TBI Med Legal.

Dr. Pirritano has been a committed member and chairman for multiple nonprofits over the last 32 years. He is motivated to provide the most ethical, professional treatment for his patients.

Sarah Alfon, D.C

Sarah Alfon, D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic and hardworking healthcare leader with 8+ years of experience in Chiropractic Care. She completed her Bachelor in Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in February of 2015.

Dr. Alfon provides chiropractic care for the entire family, from infants to seniors to expecting mothers, with a specialty in Personal Injury. She is committed to providing quality treatment and giving each individual patient the best care as if they were her own family.

We bring peace of mind to adults and their families.  Reach out to us and you will find a team that is exceptionally responsive and accountable. Whether our clients utilize us to regain their strength, maintain their independence or have some respite-they know they can count on us.

Our Unmatched Expertise supports you on the road to Aging in Peace. Our Care Management team ensures consistency through changing conditions and staff, overseeing our Home Care Aides (HCAs) in performance of their responsibilities.

We meet our Attendance Guarantee on 99.98% of our scheduled shifts. We strive for  punctuality and for HCAs who meet all your skill needs, though last-minute unavailability of scheduled HCAs is inevitable. It is rare when our replacement HCA does not meet most of your particular required skills. Our guarantee takes into consideration that our replacement HCA may not arrive at the scheduled time nor have all required skills for that shift. A registered and trained HCA will be available to attend your scheduled shifts. **If we are unable to attend a shift, the next shift will be provided at no cost. 

Our Continuity Guarantee goes a long way towards the excellence we provide and you  should expect your HCA team to be stabilized within the first 3 weeks of care. If we do not meet our Continuity Guaranty, then we will provide a 5% discount retroactively and until continuity is met. **Continuity will be negatively impacted and the guarantee will not apply in situations of: short shifts, less than 2 shifts per week, irregular shifts, personality mismatches, and remote locations.

Continuity Examples:

  1. With 2 to 5 shifts per week, 2 HCAs; and with 6 to 7 shifts, 3 HCAs.
  2. 24/7 Care: With stabilized 12-hour shifts 6-7 HCAs will rotate through the schedule, though it is possible to optimize to 4 or 5 HCAs. In the first couple of weeks, 12-15 HCAs may be on the schedule.
  3. Weekend-only shifts (Saturday, Sunday), 2 HCAs may be scheduled.

All of our HCAs receive training to assist with activities of daily living and with cognitive  impairment. Different cultural backgrounds of our staff result in different skill levels in household tasks such as cooking and housekeeping. As we settle into continuity of care, our staff will become more attuned to your needs.

Contact: Misty@coastcare.org

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

At PainCare of San Diego, we offer chiropractic services with our focus always centered on the optimal performance of the spine. Dr. Danny Song specializes in complicated disc related trauma and injury, with a core practice of traditional manipulative, gentle, and therapeutic rehabilitation.

To achieve this we assist patients in planning a personalized health plan that is developed using their personal background. We take a holistic approach to ensure that we are supporting the whole mind body connection. Measurably we focus on improving the spine as the power source and believe that educating our patients empowers them to succeed.

It is always our top goal to achieve optimal health for all of our patients. That usually means something different for everybody. We understand that each person is unique and has an individual purpose and we want to support their very best. We believe that when a patient improves physically, all areas of life will improve too.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Danny Song is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and a Qualified Medical Examiner. He is also credentialed as a Diplomate through the American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Song graduated on the Dean’s List from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He specializes in chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, exercise physiology and nutritional counseling.

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ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Mark S. Stern, M.D.

Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon

Mark S. Stern, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurosurgeons, California Neurosurgeons Association, San Diego Academy of Neurosurgeons, and American Medical Association. Dr. Stern began his medical training at the Albany Medical College in New York. While in medical school, he was awarded a fellowship in oncology at Leads Infirmary in Leads, England. Upon completing his fellowship, he accepted an internship and residency at Georgetown University, where he was immersed in general surgery. His primary interest however remained spinal disorders, pain management, and pediatric neurosurgery. During this time, he focused on writing a number of research articles on these topics and would eventually be rewarded with a fellowship in neurological surgery from the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Upon completion of this second fellowship, Dr. Stern moved to Los Angeles to finish his residency training at the University of Southern California. Here he continued to perfect his microsurgical skills in the areas of vascular tumors, aneurysms, cranial base brain tumors, and all manner of spinal pathology.

Dr. Stern is currently the chief of the division of neurosurgery at Palomar Medical Center. Under his leadership, he has instituted a number of protocols at both hospitals such as Radiosurgery, Stereotactic surgery and minimally invasive neurosurgery and micro neurosurgery. However, one of the most important items brought by Dr. Stern was the introduction of breakthrough technology, such as image-guided procedures, to our North County hospitals. His persistence to use new technology to provide high quality and efficient care has enhanced the success rate of numerous surgeries.

Jeffrey Mercado, M.D.

Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Mercado specializes in the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He utilizes a multi-modal approach which includes, but is not limited to, X-ray-guided minimally invasive interventional procedures. He completed medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He did his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency training at Beaumont Health System in Michigan. After his residency, Dr. Mercado completed a North American Spine Society (NASS) recognized Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine fellowship at The Spine and Sports Center, in Houston, Texas. He’s a member of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR), and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Jeffrey Mercado, M.D.

Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Mercado specializes in the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He utilizes a multi-modal approach which includes, but is not limited to, X-ray-guided minimally invasive interventional procedures. He completed medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. He did his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency training at Beaumont Health System in Michigan. After his residency, Dr. Mercado completed a North American Spine Society (NASS) recognized Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine fellowship at The Spine and Sports Center, in Houston, Texas. He’s a member of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), North American Spine Society (NASS), American, Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR), and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Thomas Schweller, MD, is triple board certified neurologist in Neurology & Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Electroencephalogram (EEG). He is also a qualified medical evaluator (QME), independent medical examiner (IME) and agreed medical examiner (AME).

Dr. Schweller received his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and completed is pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and his fellowship in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

In 1988, Dr. Schweller began his private practice in San Diego which has consisted of private patients, AME’s, QME’s and independent medical examinations for the Department of Social Services, Social Security in neurology and pediatrics. He also served a clinical teaching appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Neurology at Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Schweller has privileges at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

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