MEET OUR DOCTORS
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. Norr Santz, MD
Norr Santz, MD is a board-certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation who provides quality care to patients at the West Los Angeles office of Health Atlast. Dr. Santz completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles then earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Santz provides comprehensive care to her patients and strives to empower and support them with patient education. She values a multidisciplinary approach to maximize her patients’ physical function
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. Richard Ochs, D.O.
Dr. Richard Ochs has been a licensed Doctor of Osteopathy since August 1973. He has extensive experience in drugless healing for orthopedic problems and pain management.
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. 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. Ashley Franklin, DC
Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic (Florida) in 2017.
Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences in 2014. While at UNLV, she competed in the 100 & 200-meter sprints. In 2013, she was a NCAA Division 1 2nd Team All- American in Track & Field and was awarded the NCAA Division 1 All-Academic Award.
Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC is a soft tissue treatment expert and has been certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) for the Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity, Spine, Full Body & Long Tract Nerve Entrapment.
In 2019, Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC furthered her studies by becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) through the American Chiropractic Board of Sport Physicians (ACBSP). She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (National Strength & Conditioning Association).
Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC is a provider at Health Atlast West LA and is the chiropractor for USC Athletic Medicine, treating Division I collegiate athletes for every sports team. As a former track athlete and current body builder, Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC brings a wealth of experience and has an outstanding understanding of athletic injuries, injury management and rehabilitation as well as the work ethic, determination, and mind-set of an athlete. It is these qualities that have earned Dr. Ashley Franklin, DC the respect from the patients and clients as well as the doctors she has worked with in her professional career.
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. Kris Szen, D.C.
Dr Kris Szentivanyi or “Dr Szen” is a 1999 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic. Since then he has persued extensive training in nutrition and Applied Kinesiology. He has a passion for uncovering the root cause of a patient’s problem.
Dr. Matthew Wong, D.C.
A graduate of Parker University, Dr. Wong believes his patients can obtain the level of health they desire by working together with his patients as a team. He looks at how the human body functions and moves as a whole as well as the integrity of the spine and nervous system and locally, joint by joint. By correcting misalignment of the spine, which causes nerves and joints to be damaged, we are able to restore motion, eliminate pain and correct negative affects on specific areas and organs as well as the body as a whole.
Dr. Wong also works with patients in “performance care.” He personally enjoys cross fit training and soccer, which explains his passion for helping people unlock their potential so they can reach new heights in their training as well as their health and fitness goals more quickly and/or efficiently.
Dr. Ping-Hsuan “Daphne” Chiao, DPT
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Jiny Lee, Lac
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Olivia McMullen-Fields, LAc
Dr. Olivia Fields, DACM, LAc, MTOM is a California and nationally licensed acupuncturist, a board-certified Chinese medicinal herbalist and acupuncturist, and national Diplomate in Acupuncture.
She studied Medical Anthropology at the University of Southern California, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, one of the leading acupuncture institutions in the US, where she also graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed internships at the Disney Cancer Center in Burbank, CA and at the Venice Family Clinic. She completed her doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College in San Diego, CA.
In addition to her university-level training, she has apprenticed with several master healers and herbalists. She is a certified yoga, meditation and breathwork instructor. She also has advanced training in integrative nutrition, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and Acutonics (the stimulation of acupoints with sound rather than needles).
Dr. Olivia’s goal is to not only restore health and balance, but also to help her clients experience greater vitality, clarity and creativity than ever before. With the understanding that each person’s goals and path to wellness are highly personal, Dr. Olivia incorporates current scientific research, ancient philosophies of healing and her extensive clinical experience to design programs that are as unique as each individual she treats.
Drawing from her extensive knowledge of Eastern medicine and complementary healing modalities, Dr. Olivia provides a number of services, including acupuncture, cupping and tui na to help patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues and digestive disorders, stress and anxiety, fertility and pregnancy, sleep disorders and fatigue, allergies and immune health, hormonal imbalance, headaches and migraines, autoimmune disorders, weight loss, emotional health and wellbeing and many other primary care health concerns.
Shawn Yang, 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.
Claudia Flores, MT, MA
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