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.

When you’ve been injured or in an accident, it can be frustrating and financially challenging to get the prescription medications you need. Attorney fees and doctor bills can mount rapidly, leaving you with little flexibility. Getting the treatment you need is something that can’t wait. You need your medication now, while your attorney is working to settle your claim.

EVEN WHEN YOU CAN’T AFFORD YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO WAIT.

We will get you the medication you need, when you need it, so you can return to your family, your job and your life in health and confidence.

At Oceanside Scripts we understand what you’re dealing with. We know the challenges that come with the fallout of an accident or injury, and we are here to help. Your recovery is our priority. At Oceanside Scripts, we promise:

How It Works

Oceanside RX Ensures YOU ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO THE MEDICATION YOUR DOCTOR PRESCRIBED, REGARDLESS OF YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. IF YOU’VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, HERE’S HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

  1. If you’ve been injured or in an accident, you’ve already seen a doctor, and you’ve likely spoken to a lawyer. You must be represented by an attorney in order to use a lien pharmacy. The cost will be deducted out of your settlement or judgement. There’s no credit check required–it’s all part of your legal case.
  2. Just take your prescription to our pharmacy in Oceanside, and your prescriptions will be filled at no up-front cost to you. Bring your prescriptions in before 3 p.m., and your order can usually be filled on the same day. Even if you can’t get to the pharmacy, your medication can be delivered direct to your door within 1-2 days.
  3. Finally, when your case is settled or a judgement has been made, the cost of your medication will be automatically deducted from that amount. It’s simple, it’s convenient and it takes care of your mental and physical well-being.

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

Our National City clinic offers a full range of chiropractic services. These services include adjustments/manipulations, cox flexion-distraction, myofascial release, therapeutic exercises, foot orthotics, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling and postural correction. Treatment is provided for a wide variety of conditions including injuries related to the home or workplace, accidents and sports.

Our mission is to implement an effective chiropractic system of spinal correction and to help educate the patients about natural solutions that will provide improved health, comfort and physical strength, while providing exceptional holistic body care and enabling all to experience an enhanced quality of life.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Joe A. Hernandez completed his undergraduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of California, Davis. After graduation, he went on to complete three and a quarter years at Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002. Before graduating Dr. Hernandez worked as an intern among chiropractic’s elite helping treat professional athletes in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Hernandez has been certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the state of California. He is committed to helping each patient reach his or her maximum health potential using a natural approach that respects the inner wisdom of the human body. The care he provides not only eliminates the bodies aches and pains but also strengthens your immune system. Dr. Hernandez goals are to help people with his extensive knowledge of how the body works, through compassion, dedication, and exceptional service.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Dr. Rana Ram

Board Certified Emergency Medicine Specialist

Dr. Rana Ram is a board-certified emergency physician. She trained at a Level 1 trauma center in New York City which exposed her to a variety of acute medical conditions. This training allows her to provide quality medical care in assessing the patient to identify the most urgent diagnosis.

After residency, she moved to San Diego and has worked at emergency departments in the area. She had the honor of receiving the Guardian Angel Award which is patient sponsored recognition of the medical care provided by the physician. She has worked in the ER at the VA where she enjoyed providing service to the veterans. Subsequently, she was promoted at her last position to assistant medical director where she actively mentored other clinicians in the group in correctly assessing and managing patients.

Dr. Ram obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology and minor in neuroscience from USC. At USC she took an active role in philanthropy and was awarded the USC Outstanding Community Award. She went on to complete medical school in northern CA where she continued her community involvement and was the recipient of the TOUCH award by the AOA House of Delegates.

Dr. Ram emphasizes providing quality medical care to her community and enjoys the lifelong commitment to staying up to date on the evolving medical advances and helping patients which is the core mission of her practice.

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Patient Care Liaison: Jackie (760) 681-4330

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

For many people, pain is a constant presence. It can make daily tasks difficult, or it can be entirely debilitating. The pain management doctors at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics specialize in managing and treating acute and chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Our patients are individuals who, along with their physicians, are seeking alternative, advanced treatment options for their unrelenting pain caused by injury, illness, or disease. Working together with you, we can help relieve or decrease your pain and assist your return to your daily activities.

Our specialties include:

We are committed to each of our patients – and the medical community – to be the best center for pain management in North County San Diego. Our accomplished team of physicians and specialists is devoted to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Treatment plans are designed to combat your pain – helping you return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach reduces pain and restores function while focusing our care where it belongs – on you, the patient. When you need a pain management expert, turn to our experienced pain management doctors for quality, compassionate care.

NATHAN A. MILLER, M.D.

Nathan A. Miller, M.D. is a pioneer in the field of pain medicine with over a decade of experience treating patients in the North County San Diego area. Dr. Nathan Miller is a well-respected, compassionate physician who strives to help his patients regain their lives. He is Chief of Pain Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine.

Dr. Miller completed his pain fellowship at the prestigious University of Virginia pain program. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Qualified Medical Examiner in the State of California.

Dr. Miller is at the forefront in the treatment and management of a wide variety of acute and chronic pain disorders. He is a strong proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach in pain management to improve outcome and increase quality of life. With his knowledge and the use of advanced medicine, he has been able to help many patients who had little hope of a functional life. Dr. Miller specializes in difficult cases where other pain doctors have given up. He continues to stay current in the field of pain management and studies peer-review medical journals and literature. He is noted by his colleagues for his strong commitment to ethical patient care and compassion. He practices evidenced-based pain management.

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Patient Care Liaison: Jackie (760) 681-4330

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

For many people, pain is a constant presence. It can make daily tasks difficult, or it can be entirely debilitating. The pain management doctors at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics specialize in managing and treating acute and chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Our patients are individuals who, along with their physicians, are seeking alternative, advanced treatment options for their unrelenting pain caused by injury, illness, or disease. Working together with you, we can help relieve or decrease your pain and assist your return to your daily activities.

Our specialties include:

We are committed to each of our patients – and the medical community – to be the best center for pain management in North County San Diego. Our accomplished team of physicians and specialists is devoted to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Treatment plans are designed to combat your pain – helping you return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach reduces pain and restores function while focusing our care where it belongs – on you, the patient. When you need a pain management expert, turn to our experienced pain management doctors for quality, compassionate care.

ANKUSH K. BANSAL, M.D.

Dr. Ankush Bansal is a double board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Physician (through the American Board of Anesthesiology) that has devoted his career to understanding complex and difficult-to-treat painful conditions. He has helped numerous patients with incapacitating pain improve their quality of life and regain function. He is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and multiple national medical societies including American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and North American Neuromodulation Society. He has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including the Pain Medicine Journal. He is continually striving to find new and effective ways to treat chronic pain.

Dr. Bansal completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan where he studied the impact of exercise, nutrition, and movement on the human body. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Michigan Medical School. After enduring a chronic painful neck injury, he moved to Los Angeles to specialize in Anesthesiology and Chronic Interventional Pain Management through the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was mentored by some of the most renown figures in the field of Pain Medicine.

In the summer of 2018, he joined Coastal Pain Medical Group. He is dedicated to their mission of bringing the highest quality and compassionate pain services to their patients. He currently has medical and surgical privileges at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital and Tri-City Medical Center. He has a particular interest in treating neck, back, trunk, pelvis, shoulder, hip, and knee pain through various medical, interventional, and regenerative techniques.

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