Natalia Balytsky is an Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with over 15 years experience. Studying medicine in Ukraine, Natalia transitioned to the Unites States to the University of Pittsburg and University of California San Francisco where she was a clinical fellow. Prior to joining the Sfmmg team, Natalia worked at Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as a pain management specialist. Natalia brings valuable knowledge and experience to join our team of specialists and surgeons.
Dr. Razi received his graduate training at the Ross University Medical School, with his graduate-level residency in anesthesiology at the famous Beth Israel-Deaconess hospitals affiliated with Harvard. He is double board-eligible in both Anesthesia and Pain Management. Dr. Razi explains that it was about halfway through his anesthesia residency that he became interested in working with “awake people” as opposed to anesthetized patients undergoing surgery, and especially with patients experiencing chronic pain difficulties. Within his understanding of the biopsychosocial functional restoration paradigm for treating such people. Dr. Razi has additional training and certification in opioid detoxification. He expects to be working closely with Dr. Jasmine Silva and the Footsteps program in the Walnut Creek site to increase referrals that would benefit patients who need to decrease or discontinue the use of narcotic medications for chronic pain. Dr. Razi has two locations. One in Fairfield and another conveniently located in San Leandro, two blocks from the freeway and near the local Kaiser-Permanente medical facility.
Dr. Sikka is a Double Board-Certified Physician in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine as well as Pain Management. She is a specialist in multiple chronic and acute pain management modalities including Ultrasound injections, Spinal injections, Prolo Therapy, Addiction Medicine, Suboxone maintenance, EMG/NCV Studies, Spine, musculoskeletal, repetitive stress injuries, acupuncture, and sports medicine. In addition to her work with pain management, Dr. Sikka has strong professional interests and training in Closed Head Injury, Neuropsychiatric, and Spinal Cord Injuries. Dr. Sikka is adept in both Eastern and Western medical techniques. This breadth of knowledge ensures the highest level of care for her patients. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Sikka completed her residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center. She then pursued post-graduate work in Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord and Head Injury, Neuromuscular Disease, Prosthetic and Orthotic Evaluation, Electromyography, and Acupuncture. Since 1978 her practice has been focused on the Worker's Compensation area. She possesses the skills and experience needed to address the issues and challenges unique in the treatment of injured workers. Dr. Sikka practices in the Fairfield and Oakland offices since 2003.
Am Krista V. Halal graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New Jersey City University, New Jersey in 2010 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, nursing’s National Honor Society, the same year. She has spent the last 7 years caring for patients in a variety of settings, including the cardiac-telemetry unit at St. Michael’s Medical Center. She also has taken care of patients with acute and chronic diseases, such as acute and chronic injuries and pain. She graduated with a master’s degree in nursing, in 2015 from Rutgers University, New Jersey. She was nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in January of 2016 and assumed her first job as a Nurse Practitioner in Hollister, California after relocating in the West Coast. In 2017, she moved to Fairfield, California where she found the job that she knew she would love with IPM Medical Group.
Am Krista believes that patient education is one of the most important aspects in pain management. It helps patients better cope with their pain and promotes patient involvement in their healthcare.
Outside of work, Am Krista loves spending time with her husband, their son, and their 2 dogs. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, and going on trips with her family and friends.
Dr. Selover received her undergraduate from St. Mary’s College of CA and went on to complete her Masters at Pepperdine University, and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Argosy University. Dr. Selover has experience working with adults with chronic pain as well as, working with children, couples, and families. She completed her dissertation on the subject of clinician experiences of burnout. She currently utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach in her clinical work. Dr. Selover is passionate about her work and structures therapy and evaluations to best fit the needs of the client.
Dr. Katherine Brousseau received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University in 2019. Upon graduating she entered a specialized training program in the art and science of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California. During her time at Kaiser she gained advanced skills in movement analysis and hands-on treatments for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple orthopedic trauma. Katherine has a love for movement, healing, self-empowerment, and a thirst for knowledge that keeps her connected and committed to the people she works with. She has extensive experience in exercise instruction, and has been an A.C.E. certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2012, and Personal Trainer since 2016. Her background in dance, martial arts, running, and yoga complements her skills in designing exercise programs that help people develop their own enthusiasm for therapeutic movement.
Shannon Hagan, PsyD. is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of the Department of Behavioral Medicine for the Integrated Pain Management in Fairfield and San Leandro locations, where she has worked since 2014. In her current role, she is acting director of both Functional Restoration Programs and Psychological Services for San Leandro and Fairfield locations. Dr. Hagan received her undergraduate from UC Irvine and went on to complete her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Psychology (CIIS). She completed her postdoctoral psychology internships at California College of the Arts as well as the Psychological Services Center at CIIS. Dr. Hagan has experience working with adults with chronic pain as well as those struggling with issues related to creativity and spirituality. She completed her dissertation on the intersection between Buddhism and Psychotherapy. She currently utilizes a predominantly psychodynamic approach in her clinical work.