Dr. Diokson Rena has been a practicing physiatrist for 20 years, the last 12 years has been with the group. Dr. Rena is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with subspecialties in pain medicine and sports medicine. He studied physical therapy prior to medical school. He completed the residency in PM&R and fellowship in spine, sports and pain. He also trained in pathology. Dr. Rena specializes in nonsurgical musculoskeletal care with special interest in interventional spine care. He is also adept in the California workers compensation system. When not working, Dr. Rena likes spending time with family and friends, traveling and simply enjoying what San Francisco has to offer.
Dr. Sciaroni is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine injuries and conditions. She focuses her practice in sports medicine including ACL injury and rotator cuff as well as general Orthopaedic surgery, with particular interest in surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Sciaroni believes that success comes through teamwork, and her patients are informed and active participants in their recovery process. She is committed to helping her patients maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle, and will partner with her patients to determine the best surgical and nonsurgical approaches to meet their goals and expectations. Dr. Sciaroni employs innovative and well-established procedures to evaluate, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries and conditions, staying current with important developments in orthopedics to remain at the forefront of innovation. When out of the office, Dr. Sciaroni can usually be found somewhere on Mt. Tam or the Marin Headlands, hiking, or riding her road bike or mountain bike. Learn more about Dr. Sciaroni at www.drsciaroni.com.
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. Fernandez graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a B.A. in economics & received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1991. His training continued at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco and focused in physical medicine & rehabilitation. In 1996, he directed the Orthopedic & Back Pain Centre clinic in EI Paso, Texas & later pursued academic interests at the University of California at San Francisco's Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine in 1997. Since then, he continues to explore the complementary roles of acupuncture, joint mobilization, & spinal intervention.
Dr. Campbell is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon treating Worker’s Compensation and Private Health Insurance patients in the Bay Area since 2007. Treatment offices include, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa and Vallejo. With thousands of cases worth of experience, Dr. Campbell brings a well-honed skill set to those patients in need of surgical treatment for their shoulder, knee and general Orthopedic injuries. However, every patient is different, and many times good results can be obtained without heavy medication, aggressive treatment or surgery. Dr. Campbell derives a great deal of satisfaction working with his patients as they choose from the various treatment options that best match their goal. Dr. Campbell is almost universally accepted in all the various MPN’s (including the recently updated SCIF/Harbor Health Systems) as well as Private Health Insurance carriers (including Brown & Toland). Dr. Campbell is also an Orthopedic Q.M.E. and has been recognized as AME on multiple occasions by firms such as Ratto, Hanna Brophy, Boxer & Gerson, Laughlin Falbo and others. Practicing within the worker’s compensation arena for almost a decade has produced a keen understanding of the various issues surrounding AOE/COE, TTD, disability rating, apportionment, future medical care and the various other complexities of the med-legal evaluation process. Dr. Campbell maintains several Med-Legal Offices (see below) and appointments currently book out one to two months. Dr. Campbell attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine. Later, he completed his orthopedic surgical residency in the Michigan State University system, and fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch. To Schedule Please Call: Kerry Esquivel – (510)-451-4142 x 275 San Francisco, Daly City, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Vallejo, Brentwood, Walnut Creek. Treatment Offices – (415) 409-7364 San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa and Vallejo
Dr. Angela Giertych earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University and a certification in Health and Wellness Coaching from Wellcoaches. Through her clinical training and diverse patient care experiences, she developed a passion for empowering people through intrinsic motivation and the use of mindful behaviors for lifelong wellness. She values the power of empathic communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and courageous presence to uplift patients and providers alike. Angela champions well-being by illuminating patient strengths so they can overcome daily challenges and feel their very best. Looking toward creative innovations for the future of chronic pain care, she promotes impactful wellness solutions through personalized health management technologies.
Dr. Barry Meskin has a well-established reputation as an excellent and responsible clinician, with a very strong commitment to rendering care in a pragmatic, efficient and cost-effective manner. His 20 years of experience in trauma, sports injuries, medicine and industrial work injuries has earned him the respect of both colleagues and patients. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Meskin immigrated to the United States at the age of 25. In 1992 he completed his medical and surgical training in San Francisco where he became a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Dr. Meskin’s internship and residency training was completed at the city and county Hospitals of San Francisco General and Oakland Highland Hospital. His inspiration and interest in working with injured individuals comes from both his father, Denis Meskin, MD, and in serving as an Orthopedic Trauma Corpsman at the largest South African Military Hospital during the South African Border Wars. Dr. Meskin is a credentialed provider in excellent standing with most Medical Provider Networks. In addition, he has been selected as a Preferred Panel Provider with many employers and carriers. In addition to his medical practice, his experience as a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) enables him to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports based on objective evidence and places scientific methods relative to causation. Dr. Meskin treats IPM patients at the San Francisco and Walnut Creek locations.
Michael Johnston graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2000. He obtained his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and was board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the same year. Upon graduation, Michael moved to Chengdu, China to continue his studies at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After returning to the U.S. Michael obtained board certification in California in 2003. Michael has worked in several medical venues including private practice, group practice, hospital settings, and community clinics. He has over 18 years of clinical experience with special interest in pain reduction and pain management using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. His philosophy has always been one of treating the whole patient. He utilizes all aspects and modalities Chinese medicine has to offer in order to tailor the most effective treatment plan for each patient. He is the co-author and editor of 5 publications. In his career, Michael has practiced in New York, Colorado, and California. Michael resides in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife and two boys.