Our Team

RehabOne is a physiatry-based medical practice with a clinical team that specializes in the best conservative treatment of pain-related conditions and injuries.

What are Physiatrists?

Physiatrists are physicians trained in the medical diagnosis and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological medical conditions to optimally manage pain and optimize physical function. These physicians complete training in the medical specialty Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) also known as physiatry.

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are medical doctors who are:

  • Experts at diagnosing and treating pain
  • Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
  • Lead a team of medical professionals
  • Provide non-surgical treatments
  • Explain your medical problems and treatment plan
  • Work not only on treatment but also prevention

Our Team

Our physicians are board-certified in their respective specialties and bring exceptional skills to your care. RehabOne Medical Group’s clinical team includes:

Allen Kaisler-Meza, M.D.

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Dr. Allen Kaisler-Meza earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency training at Stanford University. He is a board-certified physiatrist and a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). Dr. Kaisler-Meza worked as Assistant Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Laurel Grove Hospital and then served as Medical Director of Rehabilitation at San Jose Hospital. He is currently the Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Kaisler-Meza also completed a six-month intensive acupuncture training program at UCLA and incorporates medical acupuncture into his practice. He is skilled at performing electrodiagnostic studies and intra-articular and Botox injections for pain management. He is a co-founder of RehabOne Medical Group and RehabOne Functional Restoration Programs. Dr. Kaisler-Meza is fluent in Spanish.

Michael Post, M.D.

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Dr. Michael Post graduated medical school from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, performed his internship at Cornell North Shore University Hospital and completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Post is a board-certified physiatrist and pain medicine specialist. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). He has been extensively involved in organized medicine and is a past president of both the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery and the Ca lifornia Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Post has developed and managed several functional restoration and pain management programs in Northern California. He is a co-founder and chief medical officer of RehabOne Medical Group and RehabOne Functional Restoration Programs. In addition, Dr. Post is an active-affiliate on the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Ronald Fujimoto, D.O.

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Dr. Ronald Fujimoto earned his medical degree at the Western University of Health Sciences. He served at the U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Meade Maryland in general practice and emergency room medicine before completing his residency at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center. He is a board-certified physiatrist and pain medicine specialist and is also board-certified in electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Fujimoto is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and is a certified independent medical examiner (CIME) for the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He served as staff physiatrist at Ford Ord and San Jose Good Samaritan Medical Group before starting private practice. Dr. Fujimoto is co-founder of RehabOne Medical Group and RehabOne Functional Restoration Programs.

Melinda Brown, M.D.

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Dr. Melinda Brown earned her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her residency training at Ohio State University. Dr. Brown is a board-certified physiatrist and is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME). She has served on the board of directors for the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, as well as vice president and current president-elect for the California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Brown has been in practice in Gilroy, California since 2004 and has been providing physician services at the SpineOne Functional Restoration Programs since 2007. She joined RehabOne Medical Group in 2011.  Her practice focus is on treating musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain, with emphasis on multidisciplinary care, injections including Botox, Trigger point and Peripheral joints as well as performing electrodiagnostic studies.

Elisa Yao, M.D.

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Dr. Elisa Yao is board-certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Integrative Holistic Medicine. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis Medical School, Dr. Yao completed her residency training at U.C. Davis Medical Center. Dr. Yao has received several honors including the Mercy Touch Recognition Award for exceptional compassionate care, the William M. Fowler Resident Research Award, and the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award. She also works at Good Samaritan Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in addition to seeing patients in her private practice.  Functional medicine is focused on find root causes of health problems and applying treatments accordingly. She has been practicing functional medicine since 2011, specializing in holistic pain management, chronic fatigue, and weight management.  Due to her own personal struggle with infertility, which she fortunately overcame through better understanding of women’s reproductive health and function, Dr. Yao is now eager to help other couples wanting to get pregnant naturally in her clinic. To learn more about what Dr. Yao does, visit www.elisayaomd.com.

Amruta Samarth, M.D.

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Dr. Amruta Samarth completed her Residency training in PM&R from Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas Alliance Program where she was awarded the prestigious Oliver R. Smith M.D. resident award. She is board-certified in PM&R and has served as Medical Director of Transplant Rehab at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana and later worked at Memorial Hermann Hospital Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Texas. Over the course of her career, she has treated medically complex individuals after organ transplants and life changing injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputees and poly-trauma. At RehabOne, she treats patients with musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, post-stroke rehabilitation and spasticity management after stroke, spinal cord injury and brain injury. She is skilled in intra-articular steroid injections, trigger point injections and ultrasound guided intramuscular botulinum toxin injections for spasticity management. Her primary practice location is our Los Gatos office. She’s fluent in Hindi and Marathi.

Richard Keyme, M.D.

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Dr. Keyme received his undergraduate degrees from University of Pennsylvania with honors in both Psychology and Biomedical Science. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was awarded the Granville A. Bennett Award for “Excellence in Medical Education.” Dr. Keyme completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency from Stanford University and he worked as a Stanford University Affiliated Clinical Instructor before joining our RehabOne Medical Group. Dr. Keyme specializes in rehabilitation of back pain, stroke, brain injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries. He believes in a comprehensive approach to healing, treating both the mind and the body. He is passionate about truly helping his patients, not just treating the diagnosis. Dr. Keyme performs ultrasound guided injections, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and trigger point injections. He treats patients in our Salinas and Gilroy offices, and is fluent in Korean.

Jesse Phelps, PA-C

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Jesse Phelps is a Certified Physician Assistant who attended Loma Linda University for his Masters of Physician Assistant Degree, graduating in 2013. He also attended Emperor’s College where he became a Acupuncturist and Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Jessie is certified as a Personal Trainer by American Council of Exercise. He has worked in private practices in southern California ranging from specialties such as Physical Medicine to Advanced Pain Management. Jessie treats patients in our Salinas office.

Lindsay Anagnost, FNP-BC

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Lindsay Anagnost was raised in Northern California and she graduated with honors from San Diego State University and California State University Fullerton. She received her family nurse practitioner degree from University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a Licensed California Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Family Practice with specialties in pain management and addictionology. She is also certified as a Public Health Nurse. Lindsay has extensive experience working one on one with patients in both rehabilitation and addiction and has provided consultations on patients who have chronic pain complicated by the use of mood altering medications in both the acute and outpatient setting. She is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and California Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her practice focus addresses the emotional side of pain, strengthening the mind body connection and emphasizing alternative treatments for pain management. She has a passion for patient empowerment and education. Lindsay treats patients in our San Jose office.

Richard Esquivel, O.M.D., L.Ac.

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Dr. Esquivel completed his bachelors degree at U.C. Berkeley, his Masters degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches Institute and obtained a Doctorate of Oriental Medicine degree from South Baylo University in 2007. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, a board specialty within his field of medicine. This is a post-graduate training program for acupuncturists in the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal pain conditions. He has over 12 years of experience treating a wide range of pain conditions with acupuncture in his private practice and over 6 years experience treating work injuries in occupational medicine and pain management settings. Dr. Esquivel provides acupuncture services at our Gilroy office.

Jessica Luu, L.Ac.

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Jessica Luu, L.Ac., is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her Master in Chinese Medicine from the Five Branches University, in San Jose, where she completed more than 3200 hours in eastern medicine and western medicine. During her training, she apprenticed with specialists in internal medicine, pain management, nutrition and infertility. She spent a semester at Zhezhang University in Hangzhou, China, observing the renounced TCM doctors treating their patients. She enjoys taking time listening to her patients and assessing the roots of their ailments and pain, then she proactively puts together treatment plans. Jessica aims to help her patients to optimize their health and to reclaim their lives. Jessica Luu is fluent in Vietnamese and treats patients in our San Jose office.

James Lu, PT, DPT, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, OCS, MTC, CSAS

Dr. Lu, licensed Acupuncturist and Physical Therapist, has been in the medical profession for over 20 years. He has worked as Director of Rehabilitation and Senior Physical Therapist in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private clinics. His primary experience has been in the realms of orthopedics, stroke rehabilitation, balance/vestibular disorders and pain management. Dr. Lu holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine, and a Master’s of Science from The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
In 2003, he completed advanced training in manual therapy and received his certification from The University of St. Augustine, and in 2004 was certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty as an Orthopedic Specialist. Dr. Lu also has extensive training in the neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) approach tailored to post-stroke and neurologically-impaired patients.  Dr. Lu is fluent in Chinese and treats patients in our Los Gatos office.

Monisha Chanan, DC

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Monisha Chanan, D.C. is a CA board-certified chiropractor. She has specialized in occupational medicine and personal injury care since 2000. Dr. Chanan completed her pre-chiropractic requirements at Cal State University, in Hayward. She received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, in 1999. Dr. Chanan is a certified by the State of California Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit as a Qualified Medical Evaluator. She is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists. Dr. Chanan has vast experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions, through joint manipulation with adjunctive physiotherapy techniques. She emphasizes patient educational tools and home exercise programs, as a way for her patients to achieve better clinical outcomes and pain relief. Dr. Chanan is fluent in Punjabi and treats patients in our San Jose/Los Gatos offices.

Zandra R. Amato, DC, QME

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Dr. Zandra Rolón Amato, frequently referred to as “Dr. Z”, is a fully accredited Doctor of Chiropractic and a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) certified by the California Division of Worker’s Compensation. In 1989, Dr. Z earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from the Southern California College of Chiropractic with formal training from the Cleveland Chiropractic College, in Los Angeles. Dr. Z is an expert in structural and spinal analysis and diagnosis. She has specialized training in Craniosacral Therapy and the McKenzie Method. She is an advanced proficiency rated doctor specializing in The Activator Method, a gentle, non-force alignment rehabilitation for sports and work-related injuries. Dr. Z empowers her patients to obtain and maintain optimal health by teaching them how their bodies work. “Education is power! The more patients know about how their bodies work, the better their bodies will work!” She is committed to providing quality health care by educating each patient and assisting all in establishing and restoring a healthy way of being. Dr. Z is fluent in Spanish and works in our Salinas office.

Richard Chau, DC, CEAS, QME

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Dr. Richard Chau, D.C. is a California board certified chiropractor. He has specialized training in exercise rehabilitation, musculoskeletal kinesiotaping, functional rehabilitation and sport injury care.  Dr. Chau attended the University of Miami for his undergraduate studies and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in 1990. Dr. Chau is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) since 2002.  He is certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations and Restoration. He is also certified as an Ergonomic Assessment Specialists, having performed consultative work with some of the largest industrial and hi-tech companies in the South Bay. Dr. Chau is fluent in both Chinese and Spanish.  He treats patients in our San Jose clinic.

Jo Ann Lauer, C. B. P. M., B.S.

Jo Ann Lauer, C. B. P. M., B.S. has been in clinical practice, specializing in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy for over 25 years in San Jose. She trained at the Bonnie Prudden Institute of Myotherapy and Physical Fitness, and holds a BS from San Jose State University. She is a member of the American Chronic Pain Association, and National Fibromyalgia Association. In addition to her private practice, she is also an educator and workshop lecturer, who knows first-hand the consequences of chronic myofascial pain. She is a speaker at medical conferences, presents in-services for Physical Therapy and Integrative Medicine Clinics, and teaches “How to Get the Gain on Pain” workshops to the community. A dancer at heart, Jo Ann is passionate about restoring pain free movement, and teaching self-help muscle maintenance to her patients with high quality individual care. Jo Ann treats patients in our Salinas office.

Kirsten McGlynn, CMT

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Kirsten McGlynn, CMT, graduated from the comprehensive 900-hour massage therapy program at National Holistic Institute and became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2016. Building upon her foundation of a variety of massage modalities and techniques such as Swedish, Shiatsu, acupressure and energy work, she continued her therapeutic studies at San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork, where she specialized in Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release. Kirsten’s safe and effective blend of massage techniques include applying gentle sustained pressure and stretching into myofascial tissue restrictions to help eliminate pain and restore motion. Kirsten treats patients in our Los Gatos Office.

Elizabeth Ayala, MS, CPT, CSS

Elizabeth Ayala serves as the Clinical Program Manager and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist for RehabOne Medical Group. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions with an emphasis in Wellness, Fitness and a dual concentration in Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Studies, customizing a specific course of study by integrating Kinesiology and Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay.  Elizabeth is also a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Speed Specialist (NASE-CSS). Her specialties are pre/post rehabilitation for acute and chronic conditions, functional fitness programming, injury prevention and rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, first responders and law enforcement fitness training, flexibility, balance and core stability/strength, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), weight loss and running training programs (5k-marathon). Elizabeth is bilingual (Spanish/English).

Amy Posada, B.A., P.T.A., C.S.C.S.

Amy Posada earned her Physical Education degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistance, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, registered yoga teacher (RYT) and is certified in Therapeutic Yoga. As a Therapeutic Exercise Specialist at RehabOne Programs, Amy takes a detail oriented educational approach to exercise technique, postural alignment and functional movement recognizing the individual needs of each client. She joined the multi-disciplinary team at RehabOne in 2005 and has spent the majority of her career specializing in chronic pain management and rehabilitation of the spine. Amy attended the Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) and studied in India. She completed other coursework in Yoga Neuromechanics, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, Yoga for the Pelvic Floor and Yoga for Chronic Pain and illness.

Joel O’Beso, PsyD.

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Dr. O’Beso has been the Director of Functional Restoration Programs for Pain since 2002. He is passionate about helping individuals affected by chronic pain to regain hope and live meaningful and productive lives. After completing his Doctorate in Psychology in 2001, he received advanced training in the use of Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Pain. Dr. O’Beso is a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) Medical Psychotherapist at RehabOne in our Salinas office .

Janet Kraemer, Ph.D.

Dr. Kraemer has been practicing in the fields of clinical and health psychology for over 25 years. She received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees at Alliant University in Clinical Psychology with a proficiency in Health Psychology and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  She has consulted on three Inpatient Rehabilitation Units for patients suffering from stroke, head injury, or other disabling conditions.  Dr. Kraemer was honored by the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative for her work in treating cancer-related pain.  She has been practicing in Los Gatos since 2006 with a focus in chronic pain and has presented numerous times on treating chronic pain to psychologist and physician groups.  Dr. Kraemer is the Director of Behavioral Medicine for the RehabOne Programs, as well as treating her practice patients in our Los Gatos and Gilroy facilities.

Ernestina “Netty” Araiza, PsyD.

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Dr. Araiza is a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) Medical Psychotherapist at RehabOne in Salinas. In 2002, she started providing pain psychology services to injured workers at an Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Araiza is originally from Mexico, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology and a Master of Science in Family Relations. In the United States, she earned a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Psychology. Dr. Araiza’s professional interests include cross-cultural issues and health psychology; particularly, how improving the individual’s thinking, feeling and behaving can promote her or his health and wellness, or facilitate the healing process if ill. For patients with health conditions that medical science cannot cure yet, like chronic pain, Dr. Araiza’s work focuses on helping them strengthen their resiliency and their ability to cope and adapt successfully.

Oscar Hernandez-Sutton, Ph.D.

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Dr. Oscar Hernandez-Sutton was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of San Francisco, in Psychology, and in 2011, he obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Sofia University. He completed his predoctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, where he was part of the chemical dependency team and had the opportunity to co-lead a chronic pain management group. Dr. Hernandez-Sutton also worked as a substance abuse psychotherapist at the Salvation Army, where he offered counseling to recovery victims of substance abuse. He has a special interest in Buddhist psychology and in teaching mindfulness techniques to individuals with chronic pain. Dr. Hernandez-Sutton in bilingual in Spanish and English.