MEET OUR DOCTOR
Dr. Kamau Kokayi, M.D.
Dr. Kamau Kokayi is a Yale trained physician with over thirty years of practice in the field of Alternative and Holistic medicine.
Dr. Kokayi distinguished himself as a scholar at Cornell University and passed on a full scholarship to law school and entrance to Harvard medical school. Instead he pursued a unique course of study at Yale medical school in 1978 where he focused on what was then called Holistic medicine.
With the completion of his family practice residency with Board Certification, along with parallel training in the fields of homeopathy and Chinese medicine, and later applied kinesiology, Dr. Kokayi entered the field of primary care medicine in 1985. He has cultivated his craft and augmented his diagnostic and therapeutic skill set with countless workshops, trainings, and trips to various parts of the world, seeking out medical wisdom from other cultures and civilizations.
Dr. Daniel Paveloff, MD
Dr. Paveloff, M.D. was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine.
He then earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and completed his general medicine internship at Olive View medical center and the Sepulveda VA medical center. He attended Rush University in Chicago where he completed his residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is board certified by both the American Academy of PM&R and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Paveloff has been treating non-surgical Orthopedic conditions for more than 25 years now in the LA area and his goal in patient treatment is to maximize daily function and activity and to provide his patients with excellent service and compassionate care so optimal musculoskeletal health may be restored through the use of various modalities and interdisciplinary treatments including joint, tendon and trigger point injections and referral for chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture services.
In his free time, he enjoys skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, and traveling with his wife and son.
Dr. Adam Silver, D.O.
Dr. Silver has experience and training in both conventional and alternative approaches to pain management and musculoskeletal dysfunction and disease.
As an Osteopathically trained Physician, Dr. Silver has a keen understanding of physical anatomy and the biomechanics of the body. He’s an expert at using various manual medicine techniques including cranial osteopathy which supports his holistic approach to physical rehabilitation.
Dr. Mabel De La Luz, D.C
Dr. Mabel De La Luz, D.C graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2022. While enrolled she was an active member of the Rehab to Performance Club, where she learned how to bridge the gap between injury rehabilitation and performance.
She is passionate about helping individuals recover from injuries so they can participate in their favorite activities year-round.
Dr. Stephanie Higashi, D.C.
Dr. Stephanie Higashi, D.C. is the CEO and Founder of Health Atlast. She has been practicing for over a decade and works passionately to help patients achieve their health goals. She collaborates with other practitioners in the office to provide the best customized treatment plan for patients for long term stable results without the use of drugs and surgery whenever possible.
Dr. Christopher Pierson, D.C.
Dr. Christopher Pierson, DC is a licensed chiropractor in the state of California. He is a previously registered EMT and has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Chris is trained in Active Release Technique, full spine and extremity manipulations. Along with specializing in the treatment of athletes and sports injuries, Dr. Chris Pierson has a strong passion for helping our military veterans, as he was raised in a military family that still resides in Colorado Springs. Dr. Chris believes that “Movement is Life” and aims to provide the absolute highest quality of care to each individual patient.
Dr. Wayne Higashi D.C., A.T.C.
Dr. Wayne Higashi has been a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic since December 2000 and Certified Athletic Trainer since 1996.
He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2000 and from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1996.
A member of the California Chiropractic Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, and the Southern California University of Health Sciences Alumni Association, he also has P.A.D.I. Rescue Diver Certification and American Red Cross CPR First Aid Certification.
Dr. Brian Huth, D.C.
Dr. Huth has been a Doctor of Chiropractic for 32 years, providing care in the Los Angeles area throughout his years of practice. He finds patient treatment and the education of future Chiropractors to be exciting and rewarding. He believes in educating and empowering a patient towards health care.
Dr. Nicole Brennan, LAc
Nicole is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a passion for treating the body through its many transitions and changes. She believes deeply in honoring the physical metamorphosis and challenges of aging and major life events. She marries traditional Chinese and Western medicine to provide unique treatments for musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and hormonal imbalances.
Shawn Yang, MSOM, LAc
Shawn Yang, MSOM L.Ac. graduated from DULA with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He was a professor at Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He is currently an acupuncture provider at the West Los Angeles office of Health Atlast, and also UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. His professional interests are pain management, musculoskeletal conditions, hormonal imbalance, stress and anxiety reduction.
My name is Kiesha Bougere I have been working as a Licensed Massage Therapist for the past 10 years (with 8 years at Health Atlast), I’m known as an intuitive therapist. I love that everyone specializes in their fields and being a service facilitating healing one person at a time I find it really rewarding.
Jiny Lee is a Board-Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in the state of California and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She obtained her master’s and Doctor’s degree of Science in Oriental Medicine from South Baylor University of Los Angeles, California.
She specializes in acute and chronic pain management and internal medicine, treating her patients with pain-free acupuncture techniques. She also utilizes other forms of Chinese Medicine to bring optimum wellness, including Chinese Herbal Medicine, cupping, moxibustion, Tui-na and nutritional counseling.
She has also successfully treated other women’s health conditions such as infertility, migraine headaches, depression, anxiety, painful menstruation, prenatal, postpartum care and cosmetic such as facial lifting, weight-loss and etc.
Her goal with each patient is to help improve their health and well-being. She assesses patients holistically by taking a thorough history, evaluating diet and lifestyle, and creating an individualized treatment plan.
Randy Powell, LMT
I have been a massage therapist for many years, and I have a love and dedication to this healing art form. I like to take a personal and holistic approach when I connect with clients. I specialize in corrective and pain reductive modalities, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
Billy Joe Martinez, LMT
Billy Joe Martinez is a Certified and licensed massage therapist. Billy went to massage school at American Career College. He is adept in Sports recovery, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal and Pregnancy massage, Tigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage. Billy has Worked for years honing his craft to better help facilitate the Body on the road to recovery and wellness. “Everything in the Body is inter-connected. When we address the body and injuries as a whole, then the body can truly start to heal.” Billy one day hopes to open his own apothecary. Billy Loves cold Cloudy days, spending time at the beach and exploring the natural world.
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