Chiropractic Family Health Center has been a family-owned and operated facility in El Cajon since 1965. Drs. Chris and Justin Jesperson are father and son, second and third generation chiropractic doctors. As a full service, bilingual (Spanish) chiropractic family practice, health services are offered to patients in all seasons of life, from newborn infants and children, active teens and young adults to working adults and senior citizens. Your care begins with a comprehensive consultation and examination followed by the chiropractic technique that best suits your particular condition; ancillary nutritional supplementation and/or physiotherapy is available if needed to help speed your healing process. Whether you are suffering from neck, and back pain, headaches, TMJ, sciatica, or shoulder, knee, wrist and ankle pain, our gentle, all natural treatment methods are highly effective without the use of invasive or medication-based interventions. Maternal care, both pre and post-natal is an area of specialization in our clinic that makes child birth both a natural and joyous event for both mother and child. Beyond caring for the whole family, Drs. Jesperson offer highly specialized treatment for injuries arising from workers compensation, auto accidents and sports injuries. Most insurance plans accepted as well as attorney liens.
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ABOUT THE DOCTORS
R. CHRISTIAN JESPERSON, D.C.
Dr. Chris Jesperson has practiced as a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the past 35 years in the same location in East San Diego County. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his graduating class from Pasadena College of Chiropractic in 1982. Dr. Jesperson is a living example of the “Chiropractic Lifestyle” having been raised in a holistic environment by his father, one of the first chiropractors to practice in El Cajon. His postgraduate and continuing education pursuits through the years have covered a wide range of study and training in all facets of the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems of the human body. Dr. Jesperson’s overarching philosophy of health recognizes that the body has been endowed with the innate ability to monitor, regulate and heal itself. His efforts, as a doctor of Chiropractic, are only to facilitate the restoration of proper function in order to eliminate pain and establish an overall state of “wellness.” As more and more healthcare consumers seek for conservative, drug-free, non-surgical solutions to their healthcare needs, Dr. Jesperson is confident that his “hands-on” chiropractic techniques combined with physiotherapy, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices will increasingly be in greater demand. Having served as Team Physician for several local high school football, wrestling and soccer teams, Dr. Jesperson is well versed in treating sports injuries of all types. He is thoroughly knowledgeable in the treatment of industrial injuries, having qualified as a Certified Industrial Disability Examiner and Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California. A major portion of his practice is dedicated to the treatment of those who have been injured in automobile accidents, where he enjoys a professional working relationship with specialty physicians and attorneys throughout San Diego County. Dr. Jesperson has maintained membership in the California Chiropractic Association and the San Diego County Chiropractic Society throughout the course of his career. He is fluent in Spanish which allows him to better serve the Hispanic community here in San Diego. Much of Dr. Jesperson’s free time has been spent as a volunteer, giving service to his church, Rady Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul Center and the American Red Cross. He is very pleased to say that he has been married to his wife, Margaret, for forty years and they have six children and twenty-one grandchildren (and counting).
JUSTIN D. JESPERSON, D.C.
Dr. Justin Jesperson is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College – Kansas City. After completing clinical work at the VA Hospital in Kansas City and at the Cleveland Health Center, he interned and treated patients at the Head, Neck and Spine Center of San Diego in La Jolla, CA.
As a California Board Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Justin is trained and known for his expertise in various chiropractic techniques such as Diversified, Sacral Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, and Cox-Flexion Distraction. Beyond his college curriculum, he has received specialty training with world renowned doctors involving extremity work, TMJ, complex shoulder conditions, soft tissue therapies as well as chiropractic pediatrics. He has also taken an active interest in the political leadership of his profession, having served as the Vice President of Student American Chiropractic Association on his college campus.
As a third generation chiropractor, Dr. Justin has seen the amazing benefits of chiropractic care in his own family and feels a strong sense of purpose to provide the same blessings of natural health to others.
ABOUT THE DOCTOR
Amirhassan Bahreman, M.D.
Dr. Amirhassan Bahreman is a board certified neurologist. He earned his doctor in Medicine from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Mashhad, Iran in 1993. He then moved to the United States, and went on to complete a residency in internal medicine from Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a residency in Neurology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Bahreman went on to obtain a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders/ neurophysiology at University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, IL and is board certified in general neurology, vascular neurology and neuromuscular disorders.
Dr. Bahreman performs a wide variety of neurophysiological testing including: EMG/nerve conduction studies, routine EEG, 24-hour EEG monitoring, vestibular and balance testing. By performing these studies, he has been able to assist surgeons and pain management specialists for designing accurate and successful care plans. Dr. Bahreman has been practicing neurology in San Diego for nine years, and has been instrumental along with his partners in directing the stroke program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital which is the largest stroke center in San Diego county. He has treated thousands of ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage patients in acute settings. His outpatient practice focus is neuropathy and pain related to degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. He has a special interest in holistic medicine and tries to incorporate integrative neurology in his practice.
Except for straight Medi-Cal, Dr. Bahreman is contracted with almost all commercial insurances and main HMOs including Sharp Community Medical Group, Community Health Group, Molina and Tricare.
HARVE MESKIN, EDD, LMFT / LETTY N. MESKIN, LMFT
ABOUT THE DOCTORS
Harve Meskin, EdD, LMFT
Dr. Meskin provides an environment which allows people to “be themselves.” The patient can expect an open, compassionate, honest and non-judgmental atmosphere.
He is trained both by some of the finest and well known leaders in the field of modern psychology. Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Therapy; Arnold Lazarus, founder of Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (CBT); Isadore Chine, the founding researcher and writer in the field of Addictive Disorders; and William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy. One common thread amongst these great teachers is that Dr. Meskin learned to focus on the “here-and-now” problem solving, as opposed to spending decades mining the past.
Dr. Meskin is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (14138) since 1979. His specialties are that of Behavioral Pain Management, Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Addictive Disorders.
His experience ranges from individual counseling, to founding clinics and hospitals and in coordinating emergency field work at music festivals. Among the many firsts that Dr. Meskin has accomplished, he has contributed innovations in the treatment of adolescent substance abuse, which have changed the way teens are treated for this problem. He stands at the forefront of the treatment of chronic pain and has compiled innovative approaches to treating chronic pain disorders. He has produced sets of pain management CDs for at home use. Dr. Meskin has also consulted with both houses of the United States Congress and numerous community groups.
Harve is also the founder and President of Do Something Now!, a non-profit that sends bicycles to Third World countries. He also founded the North County Branch of the American Cancer Society and has served on multiple community boards and agencies.
Letty N. Meskin, LMFT
Her clinical experiences include, being a graduate fellow studying with the world renown theorist Carl Rogers, extensive chemical dependency training, as well as running an Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Program, a substance abuse diversion program for the Vista Unified School District, and heading up the Lifestyle Clinic for the CareUit, an inpatient chemical dependency hospital, and working at a community substance abuse clinic in El Cajon as a group and individual counselor. In addition, Mrs. Meskin has worked with the Intervention and Treatment Branch at Camp Pendleton, CA as a domestic violence clinician with the U.S. Marine Corps. Her strength and love are facilitating groups.
Presently, she enjoys working with couples in crisis, individuals in life transitions, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, those experiencing depression and anxiety symptoms, and chronic pain issues. Treatment modalities used are goal-setting, cognitive-behavioral management, biofeedback, and teaching other methods of relaxation and stress reduction, like mindfulness meditation. An expression that she likes is, ‘education is power.’ She also strongly values the belief that each person walking through the door deserves equal respect.
Board Certified Pain Management Specialist
Board Certified Physical Med & Rehab Specialist
Improving a patients quality-of-life by helping them get back to the things they used to do is the focus of our practice. Our team of pain medicine professionals provide some of the worlds most advanced treatment options for acute and chronic pain.
Alpine Advanced Pain Management Group (AAPMG) provides our patients with thorough consultation and formulation of treatments plans based on their individual needs to regain their quality of life. We believe by taking the time to talk to each patient to pin-point the source of pain will help us diagnose and treat the source of pain providing patients a manageable life style.
At Alpine Advanced Pain Management Group, team of physicians have years of experience diagnosing and treating painful conditions. We believe in providing a multidisciplinary, multi-specialty approach that allows each patient access to a variety of pain treatment options. The field of pain management is continually advancing, with Alpine Advanced Pain Management’s physicians at the forefront of new treatments, new procedures and new pain management techniques to help patients control and minimize their pain. Our comprehensive approach to pain care provides patients with exceptional patient care. In addition, our physicians are solely dedicated to pain management, providing us with the experience to help patients understand their pain.
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