Stephanie, Office Manager

Stephanie Valdez Escalante is our Office Manager with over 11 years of medical training as a Medical Assistant and LVN. She is passionate about providing consistent quality care to all of our patients. She understands the value of spending quality family time as well as balancing her passion for patient care. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her 8-year-old son and her dog husky “Yogi.”

In her free time, she may be found at one of her very large family events, dancing, listening to traditional Spanish music, and going to the beach!

Robert Chen, DC

Dr. Chen graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2005. Since then, he has worked to build a practice based on strong relationships, personal integrity and a commitment to individual needs. His patients have come to rely on him for a sympathetic ear, expert advice and a practiced hand – with treatments designed to restore quality of life as quickly as possible. Having suffered an excruciating sports injury in high school, Dr. Chen witnessed firsthand the positive effects of chiropractic care on acute lower back pain. Though skeptical at first, he watched as chiropractic adjustments and other treatments alleviated the pain, restored mobility and allowed him to return to his active lifestyle. He wants to help you stay active and pain-free, too. Through personalized chiropractic treatment, Dr. Chen can treat your pain naturally. No drugs, no surgery. Just a proven approach to holistic healing and a sincere interest in your well-being.

​Erik Paulson, DO

Dr. Erik Paulson is originally from Denver, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for undergraduate and earned a B.A. in Integrative Physiology. He then moved to northern California where he attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and attained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). For internship and residency, he trained at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology but also has extensive experience in primary care. Since 2009, he has worked for Lockheed Martin as the medical director of multiple clinics and has also personally evaluated thousands of disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces. In 2014, he moved to Pasadena, California in order to complete a fellowship in cross sectional interventional radiology and body MRI at the University of Southern California Medical Center. As an osteopathic physician, he was taught the holistic approach to medicine. The body has an innate ability to heal itself and this process can be assisted and accelerated by osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation. As an organic gardener, amateur chef and avid golfer, he practices the same healthy principles he teaches. He also stays active trying to keep up with his 2 year old daughter Elyse. He is supported by his wife Carissa who is the owner of an organic cosmetics company in Pasadena.

Alice Chen, PA

​Alice Chen, PA is a Board Certified physician assistant with over 18 years of experience in dermatology, cosmetic injectables, tattoo removal, anti-aging, laser skin rejuvenation and skincare. She has been practicing in Southern California since graduating from UC Irvine with an undergraduate degree in Economics, followed by a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of St. Francis in 2004. She is qualified to evaluate and treat all dermatological skin concerns including psoriasis, hair loss as well as perform biopsies, excisions and write prescriptions. Alice has a varied schedule both caring for her patients in office, and for her two young children, therefore she has a broad understanding of treating all dermatological conditions.

​Michael Chou, DPT, DC

Dr. Michael Chou, DPT, DC is a Board Certified physical therapist and chiropractor with over 10 years of experience. He has been practicing in Southern California since graduating from Southern California University of Health Sciences and Chapman University with his diverse knowledge and background, he is able to quickly customize patient care with a medical and alternative point of view.

We look forward to meeting with you soon!