Sergio F. Azzolino, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.,
Dr. Sergio F. Azzolino is a native San Franciscan, graduate of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, and completed his undergraduate education at San Francisco State University. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in 1995 where he graduated Salutatorian and Summa Cum Laude and received the Clinic Excellence Award for his graduating class. While attending Life Chiropractic College, Dr. Azzolino received other various awards and honors such as the Excellence in Care citation.
He completed a 3-year postdoctoral neurology course through Logan Chiropractic College and successfully passed examinations leading to the certification of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He also holds Board Certification/ Diplomate Status in Pain Management through the American Academy of Pain Management. He has blended his background in nutrition with hundreds of hours of advanced post doctorate training in Functional Medicine and Neuroimmunological Studies to provide a very comprehensive and unique approach to one’s care. He has also completed advanced studies in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders from the Carrick Institute for Postdoctoral Education and has expanded Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology Group to assist in the non-pharmaceutical treatment of vertigo and balance disorders in all age groups and children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and Learning disabilities.
In 1997, Dr. Azzolino received the prestigious appointment of being 1 of 5 internationally appointed examiners to the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, which he currently serves as the Vice President. He has also recently been appointed as a Board Member of the American College of Functional Neurology.
He was voted the Chiropractic Neurologist of the Year in 1999 by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Neurology.
He currently is the director of Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology Group and full-time clinician specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of various neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. He has worked with numerous professional and amateur athletes in their quest to maximize their neuromusculoskeletal system and assisted in their recover from injuries. He served as a faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West where he was a senior instructor in the clinical science department and has written several courses and lectures on various neurological conditions such as peripheral neuropathies, repetitive stress injuries, and post-traumatic head injuries.
He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator in the State of California and serves as an expert witness for disputes in the workers compensation system and personal injury arena, and was elected the Northern California Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association in 2008.
Dr. Azzolino is first and foremost committed to providing each patient with an individualized diagnostic and therapeutic approach to assist them in their journey to live a healthy and fuller life.
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Christopher DeMartini, D.C.
Dr. Christopher DeMartini is a Bay Area native, born in San Francisco and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Dr. DeMartini’s experience with chiropractic care began in his teens and was a pivotal part of maximizing his performance and facilitated his healing from injuries which allowed him to become the California State Champion in the shot put and a Junior National Champion in weightlifting. Upon graduation he declined many athletic scholarships in order to accept a residency at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While in Colorado Springs he completed his undergraduate education at Pikes Peak Community College. A severe injury ended his athletic career, but his remarkable recovery, thanks to the aid of Dr. Sergio Azzolino, started him on a new path of becoming a Chiropractic Neurologist.
He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in June of 2005, graduating cum laude. He has completed postdoctoral studies in Chiropractic Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies and will be evaluated by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board for certification as a diplomate.
Dr. DeMartini has been fortunate to have trained alongside many elite athletes during his residency at the Olympic Training Center and this experience has given him great insight into the relevance and application of chiropractic as a beacon to the pinnacle of human performance. Dr. DeMartini continues to be involved in weightlifting as the team chiropractor for Team 24 Hour Fitness in Larkspur and is in training to become an international team doctor for the United States.
Dr. DeMartini has recently moved his practice from San Mateo to join the Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology Group. He has clinical experience in cases ranging from sports care/injuries, wellness/preventative care, autoimmune disorders, acute injuries, neurological disorders and work injuries. Dr. DeMartini uses a wide repertoire of techniques that are suitable for all people including newborns, people with advanced osteoporosis and the severely disabled. Dr. DeMartini finds grateful satisfaction with facilitating the health and wellness of families through excellent chiropractic care.
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Kisoo Han, M.D. (Korea), D.C.
Dr. Kisoo Han, born in Seoul, South Korea, studied Medicine at Korea University College of Medicine. In 1989, he obtained his M.D. graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed a 5-year Neurosurgery internship and residency at Korea University Medical Center and successfully passed examinations given by the Korean Board of Neurosurgery, leading to his status as a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon (Korea) in 1994. He also completed a 2-year postgraduate study at Korea University Graduate School, earning a Masters Degree of Medical Science in Neurosurgery.
From 1995-2001, Dr. Han practiced neurosurgery in Korea. During
that time, he served as an attending neurosurgeon at Gachon Medical
School, South Korea and successfully performed approximately 600
elective and emergency surgeries, including cerebral hemorrhage,
cerebral artery aneurysm, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, meningocle,
brain tumor, skull fracture, herniated disc, spine fracture, spinal
cord tumor, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, and peripheral nerve
injury. He also served as an assistant professor at Gachon
Medical School, South Korea, where he taught various neurosurgical
conditions to medical students and neurosurgery residents.
Throughout his practice, Dr. Han approached and treated his patients as whole people, not the sum of a biochemical parts. For him, surgery was a last-resort treatment option. This approach led him to the practice of minimal invasive surgery and the non-invasive treatment of neurological disorders and then to studies in chiropractic in the United States. He pursued his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. In 2004, he graduated Magna Cum Laude and salutatorian of his class in with the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. In February of 2005, Dr. Han received his California license to practice chiropractic.
Dr. Han recently joined the Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology Group, where he blends his extensive background of surgical practice with the non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical chiropractic approach to health and wellness.
He is currently undertaking the postdoctoral course in Neurology from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, which will lead to his Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology.
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Rachman L. Chung, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
Dr. Chung is a board certified chiropractic neurologist and a former extreme athlete. He knows from personal experience what it is like to suffer from chronic injuries and the commitment required for recovery. Dr. Chung graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West, cum laude. He is fully certified in Active Release Techniques and Functional Medicine.
Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Chung was an acclaimed, competitive skateboarder. His sponsors included Powell Peralta, Airwalk and Venture. He was featured in international videos and magazines. On the verge of reaching his professional goals, chronic injuries ended his career. At age 17, he found himself using a cane just to walk. With the help of chiropractic and alternative medicine, Dr. Chung restored his physical health and became inspired to do the same for others.
Dr. Chung’s path to recovery introduced him to the field of complimentary and alternative medicine first as a patient, then as a student. He lived in Montana, studying herbology through Dr. Christopher’s School of Natural Healing. In Tucson, Arizona, he studied Zen Shiatsu and Chinese martial arts. For six years, he studied Cranial Fluid Dynamics and kinesiology techniques at the Ad Humanitas Institute. Dr. Chung is passionate about integrating the most recent medical advances in the diagnosis and treatment related to neurological and blood chemistry function. At present, he is pursuing advanced education in Functional Medicine. When not buried in a medical textbook, he enjoys hiking, cycling, and kite surfing.
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Alexander Charles Frank, D.C.
Dr. Alexander Charles Frank, a native of Merrick, NY, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL, playing high velocity/impact sports such as football and hockey. He experienced many of the consequences of participating in collision sports, such as sprain/strains, dislocations, fractures, and many high velocity impacts. Upon entering high school, he parlayed his fascination for anatomy, physiology and sports and became an athletic trainer. He continued his athletic training career at the University of Florida working in the largest Intramural Sports Program in the world.
Dr. Frank has always felt an inner drive to serve his community. He has been a part of the Fire/EMS service since 1989, beginning at the age of 13. He received his state certification as a Fire Fighter II and Emergency Medical Technician in 1994. Dr. Frank served with Alachua County Fire Rescue during his studies in Gainesville, FL. He continued his Fire-Rescue career after college with the city of Plantation (FL) Fire Department, receiving the Rookie of the Year award for his Battalion in 1997.
Dr. Frank began his collegiate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. As a student there, he saw a need for a campus based quick response team, he co-founded the University of Florida BIKe (Basic Immediate Kare) Team, the first student run Emergency Medical Service in the state of Florida. Dr. Frank later transferred to and graduated from Florida Atlantic University, focusing his studies in the fields of evolutionary psychology, biology and early childhood development, which are the foundation of his chiropractic philosophy.
After moving to California in 2000, he taught high school science and math in Oakland, CA. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in June of 2008, graduating cum laude. Dr. Frank is a certified Active Release Technique (ART), Interactive Metronome, and Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) practitioner. He is currently working towards his postdoctoral studies in Chiropractic Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, which will lead to his Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology.
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