MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Mireya Hernandez
Dr. Mireya Hernandez is a graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences and has been in practice since 2008. She received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from California State University, Long Beach. She has gone on to receive the post graduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
She's always known she wanted to be a doctor but wasn't sure what route she would go until she got a job at a chiropractic office while attending college. It was then that she fell in love with the profession and found her true calling. She decided to pursue chiropractic as her career path. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Hernandez worked as a physical therapy aide where she assisted in the rehabilitation of patient's with various conditions and injuries both on land and in the aquatic setting. She has extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation.
Dr. Hernandez understands that everybody is different and tailors each patients' care according to their specific needs utilizing a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy, manual therapy, cryotherapy, kinesiology tape, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitation exercises and physiotherapy modalities.
Her goal is to get the patient out of pain and educate them on how to stay healthy and pain free utilizing integrative care.
Outside of the office she enjoys running, working out, attending sporting & music events and spending time with her family and friends.
Julia Wu, L.Ac.
Julia Wu, L.Ac., is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California. In addition to her extensive training in Chinese Medicine, graduating with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Julia received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California Berkeley.
She chose to specialize in Traditional Chinese Medicine because of the connection to her cultural heritage, and because of her deep-seated belief in natural holistic health care. Julia was particularly drawn to the fact that Chinese Medicine is tailored to each individual, is completely natural, and always targets the root of the problem.
During her training as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Julia devoted much of her time to the scientific research of the efficacy of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and how to successfully communicate the remarkable results that acupuncture and herbs can achieve in patients to the western scientific and healthcare communities.
As a practitioner, Julia utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to healing. She believes that a complete approach to healing, including acupuncture, cupping, Tui-Na, herbology, nutritional counseling, and life style recommendations, is the best approach to promoting overall health and wellness.
As the benefits coordinator for Simple Health Wellness, Dame is here to serve you. “Informing patients of all services offered within our clinic is what I love to do. My main priority is to help our patients understand what benefits are available to them under their insurance policy.” He helps monitor, keeping up to date knowledge of patient’s benefits and coverage, deductibles and employer contributions to make sure each individual is staying within their insurance parameters. If there are questions about insurance or a patient needs invoices for payments made, Dame is the point of contact who will love to help. If you have medical insurance, let’s get it verified so that you’re able to take advantage of your healthcare.
“Affordable health care should be available to all people. I take pride in the fact that as a clinic we offer many options of treatment to our patients that is affordable and convenient.”
Dame also helps coordinate our Integrated Wellness, which is our multi-disciplinary approach that consists of all of our treatment options. Our team of doctors and therapist are all hands on deck, working together collectively to create a customized effective plan that will help individuals achieve and maintain optimal results from the designed treatment for them personally.
Damijon Redmond, Benefits Coordinator
Adriana Barragan, Lead Administrative Support Clerk
Adriana began her career in customer service 5 years ago as a Human Resources Manager. She then accepted a position here at Simple Health Wellness as a supporting ASC 2 years ago. Soon after, Adriana was promoted to her current position, Lead Administrative Support Clerk. In this position, Adriana oversees the front desk operations and ensures that all of our clients receive exceptional experiences during each visit.
Adriana is known for her incredible perseverance in handling the many obstacles of her job. Her colleagues praise her leadership skills and recognize her as a very compassionate and kind person.
Her many accomplishments are indicative of her passion for excellent customer service, training, and development. She loves working for such a dedicated team and cannot wait to meet you!
Shannon Kennedy, LMT
Shannon Kennedy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006. She always knew she wanted to work in rehab and deal directly with injuries. She originally went to college to pursue Physical Therapy and attended massage school as well.
Shannon began working for a Chiropractor and Physical Therapists right out of school and realized that massage therapy was her calling.
“I fell in love with helping people recover from injuries, everyday postural dysfunctions,or simply to help them get a good nights sleep."
Specialties: therapeutic massage, deep tissue, pregnancy, myofascial suboccipital release techniques.
Paulina Guzman, LMT
Paulina specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, sports massage, and acupressure. "With a background in sports, injury was a constant battle. Massage therapy became a weekly routine, it was the only thing that kept the pain at a minimum. I believe that getting a massage on a regular basis will not only relieve aches and pains, but it will relax the mind as well.
We wear out our body everyday by doing the simple things like texting, driving, walking, and most importantly with the way we sleep. Being aware of our body's positioning and receiving maintenance will not only allow you to physically be more comfortable in your everyday life but you'll notice your mind more at ease and the stress you had will fizzle away."
Specialties: Deep tissue, Sports, Myofasical Release, Swedish, and Prenatal
Melina Hernandez, LMT
Melina Hernandez is a LMT and ANMT. Her ANMT(advanced neuromuscular therapy) education is based on Trigger Point therapy. With this additional credential, she has gained guidance and confidence how to massage rare and difficult cases like TMJ disorder, fibromyalgia etc.
“Working with the whole team is the most beneficial and effective way to help the patient. Doctors, therapists and other medical professionals can help envelope a patient's treatment. Allowing better recovery time and lasting results.”
Melina understands that massage should be a maintenance, emotionally and physically. Promoting consciousness of the body’s physical and emotional state. “You need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. You’re human. Recover and rest!”
Specializes is Swedish, Trigger point and Deep tissue.
Michael Adams, L.Ac.
Mike is a licensed acupuncturist, originally from the East Coast, who now lives and works in the Orange Country and Long Beach region. He graduated and received a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Yo San University in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, he had spent time studying at the Beijing China International Acupuncture Training Center earning himself an Advanced Acupuncture and Moxibustion certification.
As most of his life has been spent passionately pursuing an active lifestyle, he naturally has gravitated towards focusing on orthopedic and sports related injuries, but also specializes in gastrointestinal/ metabolic disorders, stress and anxiety, post-operative management, and strengthening the immune system. Mike’s style combines the best of Eastern medicine and Western medical research, utilizing the subtle energetics of acupuncture and time-tested results from herbal formulas. Each patient is addressed as a whole system, treating the symptom of concern, but also focusing on the underlying antagonistic pattern by providing individualized treatments.
Scott Eide, L.Ac.
Scott Eide, L.Ac., is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist in California. He became an acupuncturist primarily to help people but also wanted to do so in a different and alternative way. Prior to becoming a licensed Chinese medicine professional, Scott attended Long Beach State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology--Sports Medicine. He also studied Eastern philosophy that taught alternative ways of thinking and helped shape his next educational direction.
After graduation, Scott enrolled in an intensive Master’s program in Oriental Medicine program at South Baylo University in Anaheim, California. He graduated in 2005 with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since then he has treated thousands of patients with a broad range of conditions using Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage therapy, and cupping.
During his 15 years in practice, Scott has specialized in musculoskeletal issues, collaborating with physical therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors. He feels the possibilities are endless with what acupuncture can do for the body and mind. He believes that continuing to mainstream eastern medicine will make the world a healthier and happier place.