Practice Specialties:

Accident Recovery Center is a full service wellness clinic offering personalized, quality chiropractic care, physical therapy, rehabilitation, ultrasound, massage therapy, physiotherapy and x-rays. We specialize in personal and work injury rehabilitation, auto accidents, sports injuries and effective care for the whole family.

About The Doctor:

Reza, Shakeri, D.C.

Dr. Reza Shakeri has 20+ years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of patients.  He is a diplomate of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is licensed by the State of California as a Radiography X-ray Supervisor and Operator.  Dr. Shakeri received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Albany in Albandy, NY in 1998, and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West-West.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Harish Hosalkar, M.D., FACS, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon (Adult & Pediatric)

Dr. Harish Hosalkar is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon in both the United States and India, and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington State, Florida, and in United Kingdom and India. He brings expertise in hip joint preservation and arthritis prevention surgery that has previously been unavailable in this entire region. He is an accomplished Orthopedic Surgeon who is also trained in traumatology and complex fracture care, hip and pelvis reconstruction, limb-lengthening and deformity correction, children’s orthopedic problems, tumor surgery, and neuro-muscular orthopedic surgery including management of traumatic brain injury, stroke and spasticity.

Dr. Hosalkar is currently the director of Center for Hip Preservation and Children’s Orthopedics, Inc in San Diego and also the founder and director of the Hosalkar Institute for Joint Preservation and Injury care. He is one of the founding members of the Center for Hip Preservation at Tri-City Medical Center and the Deformity Correction and Amputation Prevention Center. He is also part of the Neuro-restoration team at Scripps Encinitas hospital and is on faculty at AO North America for Trauma. Dr. Hosalkar is affiliated with the Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego & Chula Vista, Scripps Encinitas, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center, and Paradise Valley Hospital. He is also affiliated with several surgery centers in central and north San Diego.

Dr. Hosalkar has published extensively during his career and has an extensive list of peer reviewed publications, chapters, podium presentations, posters, instructional course lectures, specialty day meetings, and visiting professorships to his credit.

With almost 24 years of experience he has encountered numerous different clinical problems and has helped to impart that knowledge and experience by frequently lecturing and teaching medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in both the art and science of orthopedics and musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation. He has participated in administrative and leadership positions in health care at both the regional, national and international level.

Practice Specialties:

Menifee Chiropractic is a full service wellness clinic offering personalized, quality chiropractic care, spinal decompression, high power PEMF therapy, high power laser therapy, LED therapy, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy and x-rays. We specialize in personal and work injury rehabilitation, car accidents, sports injuries and effective care for the whole family.

About The Doctors:

Blake Caropino, D.C.

(Bio coming soon)

Larry Basch, D.C., CCSP, CCEP, ICSC

Dr. Larry Basch has extensive experience working with numerous Multi-Specialty Clinics and working along side various Medical professionals, such as Sports M.D.’s, Anesthesiologist-Pain Specialists, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Naturopaths, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, and Military Corpsmen.

Dr. Basch has treated thousands of patients from newborns to professional athletes, to active duty U.S. and foreign military, to veterans to advanced seniors. He has extensive training in Clinical Nutrition, Sports Injuries & Spinal Rehab as well as Clinical Insurance review for the nation’s largest Chiropractic HMO. He uses state of the art clinical tools, such as Cox Flexion-Distraction, Gentle Non-Force ArthroStim, Class III & Class IV Laser, PEMF, Activator, DTS Spinal Decompression, and InfraSound Therapy to name a few.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Zachary Cohen, M.D.

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Dr. Cohen is double Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain. After completing his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he completed his Chronic Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of California San Diego, which was rated the top pain fellowship in the country by the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Cohen treats a variety of conditions with interventional spine and orthopedic procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and medication management. His practice is devoted to patients that have neck pain, headaches, lower back pain and other painful conditions caused by joint and nerve pain.

Dr. Cohen employs a multi faceted approach to pain. He is also a published author and lectures to other pain physicians nationally. He understands that pain is an emotional and frustrating condition and often employs a team approach to get the best results for his patients.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Casey Fisher, M.D.

Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Casey Fisher received his medical degree from Ross University. He served his residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and then went on to complete his Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles Spine Center.

Dr. Fisher is double board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Pain Management. As a physiatrist and rehabilitation doctor, he has a strong understanding of the musculoskeletal system and spine to precisely identify the source of various pain ailments to design effective treatment plans for each of his patients. His expertise includes fluoroscopic, ultrasound and electrodiagnostic testing to aid in pain diagnoses for the treatment of various musculoskeletal and spine conditions.

He believes in being an advocate for his patients with acute and chronic conditions by helping them to minimize or prevent their pain and by providing education and support so they can live healthy and productive lives.

Dr. Fisher is active in the field of pain medicine research. He has written several articles for peer reviewed journals and is currently contributing to a chapter in a spine surgery textbook.

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.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Ward is a nationally recognized expert in brain function and how that affects mood, work, and behavior. She was born in Washington DC but quickly moved throughout the world, eventually landing and being raised in California from childhood. Academically, she earned a BS from California Polytechnic State University, SLO; an MEd from City University, Bellevue, WA; and both an MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy, Washington DC. Additionally, she went on to complete a two-year Houston Guideline fellowship in neuropsychology with an additional focus on forensics.

In 2010, Dr. Ward began her private practice in the Virginia / Washington DC area. There, she worked on private cases and consulted at Snowden Community Psychiatric Hospital, Spotyslvania Hospital, Mary Washington Medical Center, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and numerous assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. She also was frequently contracted with multiple county courts for forensic evaluations as well as multiple workman’s compensation agencies. With that experience, she became the Clinical and Training Director at Neuropsychology & Complementary Medicine and Central Coast Neuropsychology, where her team created a psychology/neuropsychology training program including externships, doctoral practicum, pre-doctoral clinical psychology internships, and two-year Houston Guideline approved post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology. Dr. Ward has been adjunct faculty at various colleges and universities teaching cognitive psychology, psychopharmacology, research, statistics, psychological assessment, biological bases of behavior, and biological psychology.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Mario Ammirati, M.D.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon

Dr. Mario Ammirati is a board-certified neurosurgeon who recently opened his private practice in Sorrento Valley (San Diego) after 20+ years of operating his own skull base surgery lab in Ohio. He has two clinics – one in Sorrento Valley and one in La Mesa. He performs surgery at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Surgical Center of San Diego (and currently in the credentialing process for Paradise Valley Hospital and several more). He has 30+ years of neurosurgical and spine surgery experience; he has been published in 160+ medical journals and publications, and he has co-written the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and primary brain tumors for the American Neurosurgical and Cancer Associations. Newsweek Magazine published a physician-voted survey in which Dr. Ammirati was listed among the “Top 3% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S. in 2015.”

Dr. Ammirati has performed 4,000+ procedures on skull base and benign and malignant tumors in the brain and spine/lumbar. He’s known by his peers for correctly diagnosing and treating patients who were otherwise misdiagnosed (e.g. brain tumors hidden behind blood clots; normal pressure hydrocephalus misdiagnosed as dementia/Alzheimer’s). He takes personal injury cases, and has 20+ years of experience as a medical expert – providing IMEs and testifying for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

He trained in neurosurgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Afterwards, he completed a 2-year fellowship with Professor Samii, the leading world expert in skull base neurosurgery. He contributed to writing the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and Brain Tumors on behalf of American Neurosurgical/Cancer Associations. Dr. Ammirati was one of the first neurosurgeons in the USA to use computers and intraoperative Computerized Tomography (CT) to place instrumentations (screws) in the spine, thereby decreasing the number of badly-positioned screws and hence the need for reoperation while optimizing patient outcomes.

Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Dr. Ammirati has personally trained more than 120 neurosurgery residents and fellows from all over the world in the delicate art of neurosurgery/skull base surgery and spine surgery. These surgeons have used the techniques that they learned from Dr. Ammirati at prestigious neurosurgical institutions such as, amongst others, Harvard and Cleveland Clinic. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in diagnosing, removing and treating benign brain tumors with care and precision, while prioritizing his patients’ quality of life and physical functions. He prides himself in being the most considerate doctor to his patients, who meet him at the most vulnerable time in their lives.

Dr. Ammirati’s treatment philosophy is based on adherence to the most up to date reliable scientific evidence that is tailored to the need of each individual/unique patient. Indeed, no guideline completely fits each unique patient.

Dr. Ammirati has contributed chapters on Skull Base Surgery in the last 3 editions of the #1 neurosurgery textbook in the world (Youman’s Neurological Surgery), and his contributions to the advances of medicine in general include authoring 13+ textbooks on skull base tumors and meningiomas, speaking at hundreds of conferences over 40 years, and publishing more than 165 peer-reviewed research papers that uncover and perpetually evolve techniques to improve outcomes and lives through neurosurgery.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Mario Ammirati, M.D.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon
 
Dr. Mario Ammirati is a board-certified neurosurgeon who recently opened his private practice in Sorrento Valley (San Diego) after 20+ years of operating his own skull base surgery lab in Ohio. He has two clinics – one in Sorrento Valley and one in La Mesa. He performs surgery at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Surgical Center of San Diego (and currently in the credentialing process for Paradise Valley Hospital and several more). He has 30+ years of neurosurgical and spine surgery experience; he has been published in 160+ medical journals and publications, and he has co-written the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and primary brain tumors for the American Neurosurgical and Cancer Associations. Newsweek Magazine published a physician-voted survey in which Dr. Ammirati was listed among the “Top 3% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S. in 2015.”

Dr. Ammirati has performed 4,000+ procedures on skull base and benign and malignant tumors in the brain and spine/lumbar. He’s known by his peers for correctly diagnosing and treating patients who were otherwise misdiagnosed (e.g. brain tumors hidden behind blood clots; normal pressure hydrocephalus misdiagnosed as dementia/Alzheimer’s). He takes personal injury cases, and has 20+ years of experience as a medical expert – providing IMEs and testifying for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

He trained in neurosurgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Afterwards, he completed a 2-year fellowship with Professor Samii, the leading world expert in skull base neurosurgery. He contributed to writing the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and Brain Tumors on behalf of American Neurosurgical/Cancer Associations. Dr. Ammirati was one of the first neurosurgeons in the USA to use computers and intraoperative Computerized Tomography (CT) to place instrumentations (screws) in the spine, thereby decreasing the number of badly-positioned screws and hence the need for reoperation while optimizing patient outcomes. 

Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Dr. Ammirati has personally trained more than 120 neurosurgery residents and fellows from all over the world in the delicate art of neurosurgery/skull base surgery and spine surgery. These surgeons have used the techniques that they learned from Dr. Ammirati at prestigious neurosurgical institutions such as, amongst others, Harvard and Cleveland Clinic. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in diagnosing, removing and treating benign brain tumors with care and precision, while prioritizing his patients’ quality of life and physical functions. He prides himself in being the most considerate doctor to his patients, who meet him at the most vulnerable time in their lives. 

Dr. Ammirati’s treatment philosophy is based on adherence to the most up to date reliable scientific evidence that is tailored to the need of each individual/unique patient. Indeed, no guideline completely fits each unique patient.

Dr. Ammirati has contributed chapters on Skull Base Surgery in the last 3 editions of the #1 neurosurgery textbook in the world (Youman’s Neurological Surgery), and his contributions to the advances of medicine in general include authoring 13+ textbooks on skull base tumors and meningiomas, speaking at hundreds of conferences over 40 years, and publishing more than 165 peer-reviewed research papers that uncover and perpetually evolve techniques to improve outcomes and lives through neurosurgery. 

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Robert Afra, M.D.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Afra is a San Diego-based orthopedic surgeon who is nationally renowned in sports medicine with expertise in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle conditions. As the former Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Afra has published extensively in professional journals and books and presented at conferences around the world, where he is considered a pioneer in the study of shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle injuries in athletes and active adults. Dr. Afra is also a specialist in cartilage issues and pain in knee cap disorders; he was named Co-Director of the International Patellofemoral Study Group Conference in San Diego in July 2011. As a sports medicine physician, he has managed and treated complex joint injuries and successfully guided patients back to peak performance levels.

Dr. Afra takes a customized approach to treat each of his patients. He provides comprehensive care to injured athletes, from sprain rehabilitation and muscle and ligament tear repairs to care for broken bones. He regularly cares for children and active adults with injuries to the upper extremities (shoulders, elbows, and wrists) and lower extremities (hips, knees, and ankles). His joint replacement practice consists of shoulder replacement, hip replacement, and knee replacement surgery, including minimally invasive surgery techniques and traditional joint replacement surgery when necessary.

Dr. Afra completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Boston University, where he treated a variety of elite college athletes in ice hockey, soccer, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse. Dr. Afra was a researcher at University of Hawaii’s Queen Emme Medical Center in the field of muscle and nerve physiology, and was a surgical fellow at the world-renowned Barnard O’Brien Microsurgical Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He has studied microsurgical techniques and the art of plastic surgery. Dr. Afra studied medicine at UCLA, where he also completed his surgery internship. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Afra worked at the Salk Institute on an NIH research stipend. In 2010, Dr. Robert Afra was selected by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, a premiere sports medicine society, as one of three surgeons to lecture to university faculty in the United States and Canada.

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