Announcing Our Newest Member Of The Team!

Angela Mignea graduated medical school from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. In Romania, she worked as a neonatologist. She moved to California and performed clinical research in the Departments of Anesthesia and Hematology/Oncology at Stanford University Medical Center.  Angela graduated from the Stanford School of Medicine Primary Care Associate Program and later worked in the Stanford Department of Functional Neurosurgery where she was involved in the care of patients with chronic pain.

Angela will be working closely with Drs. Melinda Brown and Allen Kaisler-Meza, in our Gilroy office.  Her attributes include a varied work experience in the medical field, which offers a unique and valuable addition to our group.  Angela brings with her a strong background in research coupled with patient care and we are delighted to have her as part of our team!

April Newsletter


Changing Thinking/Changing Behavior

Most health care professionals working with people suffering from chronic pain know that helping the person become aware that their pain condition is a chronic one, and to accept that fact, is a key part of the process of restoring function.  It is a difficult thing to do for many of our clients because it naturally involves feelings of sadness and fears about moving forward into uncharted territory.   One client insisted she disliked using the word “acceptance”, because to her it felt like “giving up”.  I recall replying, “I can understand not wanting to forgo hope of a cure, so long as you don’t spend the rest of your life waiting around for one.  That is just too painful!”

March Newsletter


RehabOne Medical Group Now Offers Acupuncture!

Dr. Richard Esquivel has over 10 years of experience treating a wide range of pain conditions with acupuncture in his private practice and over 5 years experience treating work injuries in an occupational medicine setting. He has a Doctorate of Oriental Medicine degree from South Baylo University and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics.

February Newsletter


SpineOne Welcomes New Colleagues

Janet E. Kraemer, Ph.D. has been practicing in the fields of clinical and health psychology for over 16 years. Marcela Molina-Uribes, LMFT, is the bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapist at SpineOne working under the leadership and supervision of Dr. Kraemer.

January Newsletter


Patient Care and Social Media

Last month we touched on the influence of social media on healthcare. With the growing popularity of social media and technology information, an important issue for us to ponder, involves possible issues with patients having online access to healthcare information.

In the “internet age,” patients have easy access to on-line medical information and also receive a barrage of advertising from pharmaceutical and healthcare-related businesses. This can create several challenges that may undermine the patient-physician relationship if the patient becomes the facilitator, promoter, and director of their treatment based on misinformation provided by family, friends, the media and the internet.

December Newsletter