Dr. Carl Fieser is a specialist in Interventional Pain and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with IPM Medical Group. Dr. Fieser holds board certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Fieser received his medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He then completed a one year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional and Chronic Pain Management. As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, he focuses on using the latest non-surgical interventional techniques as part of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. He strives to provide high quality compassionate patient care with an emphasis on improving function and quality of life. Dr Fieser has a special interest in Sports Medicine and is preparing for a board certification in that field. He is able to perform Electrodiagnostic Studies and is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the California Workers’ Compensation System. He is also a healthcare entrepreneur with an interest in health related tech start-ups. Dr. Fieser was raised in Kansas and is an obsessive Kansas Jayhawk Basketball fan, as well as an Oakland A's fan. He also enjoys traveling and shooting medium format photography. Dr. Fieser is available to see patients in our Walnut Creek, Brentwood, and Oakland offices and is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Matthew Johnson is a ABPMR Board Certified Physiatrist and Interventional Pain Management Specialist. He is originally from Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia with honors in Biology. Dr. Johnson completed his medical training at Western University in Southern California followed by a one year internship at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California-Irvine where he served as the Chief Resident during his final year. Following residency he completed a one year fellowship in interventional pain management. Dr. Johnson’s interests include neuropathic pain, back and neck pain, joint pain, headaches, fibromyalgia pain, abdominal pain, non-surgical management and rehabilitation of orthopedic issues and industrial injuries, and general debility. He also performs Electrodiagnostic Studies (nerve conduction studies and electromyography) to diagnose nerve problems. He is an expert in interventional pain techniques such as radiofrequency ablation, epidural steroid injections, selective nerve blocks, Botox administration, neuromodulation, and joint injections. Dr. Johnson is a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California Worker's Compensation system and is an expert in matters of disability and function. Dr. Johnson is available to see new patients immediately.
Eric Beane is a California licensed Physician Assistant (PA) at the Brentwood, Walnut Creek and Oakland locations. He graduated from Samuel Merritt University with his Master of Physician Assistant and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of PAs. Eric has also completed extensive graduate work in Kinesiology with an emphasis in rehabilitation at California State University, East Bay while concurrently working as a Physical Therapist Aide. Previously, he conducted various philanthropic and volunteer work, including traveling to Ecuador, to provide compassionate care to the underserved population. Eric was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in the East Bay.
In his free time, Eric is pursuing his private pilot’s license, is an avid free diver and swimmer, including participating in annual swims from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco Marina District’s Aquatic Park.
He is a PA who works in the Brentwood, and Oakland locations.
Scott graduated from Samuel Merritt University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 and later returned to Samuel Merritt to earn a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019. He is Nationally Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an RN for six years, Scott has worked in both Skilled Nursing and Acute Care working in areas specializing in trauma, neurology, orthopedic and post-surgery. Before joining IPM he was working as a Nurse Practitioner at vaccine sites across the Bay Area and Central Valley helping people become vaccinated against Covid 19. Growing up, Scott had a love for athletics and through personal experience dealing with injury, combined with his training, he has developed a passion for pain management, orthopedics and helping people recover as much as possible from injury. Scott was born and raised in the East Bay, where he lives with his wife and children.
Vina Nguyen is an NCCPA-certified Physician Assistant with a Master of Health Services from the University of California at Davis. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Georgia State University. Her focus has been primarily in Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She practiced at Pain & Spine Consultants in Tennessee for 3 years before moving back to California. She is skilled in joint injections and trigger point injections. She believes in a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to pain and also utilizes physical therapy, acupuncture, and meditation practices to help restore function and quality of life for her patients. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new food, traveling, and listening to podcasts and music.