Akbar Zikria, DO
Akbar is a board certified family physician dedicated to helping his patient’s achieve the highest level of satisfaction with their health. He had done his residency at a community clinic in San Jose (CA) working with an underserved population and continued sharpening his clinical skills while working with a similar population for a few years after residency. The intricacies of insurance plans and coverages were at times difficult to decipher, however, Akbar welcomed the challenge and was driven in figuring out how to steer through these obstacles. This is a testament to his hard work and perseverance in making sure his patients receive the services they deserve.
Akbar has always enjoyed the diversity in the south bay area and has embraced it having found many lessons to be learned from the various cultures. Part of the reason behind this is due to his interest in learning languages and having grown up in an eastern culture himself; he speaks Farsi and Spanish in addition to English. He also finds having insight into a patient’s culture will ultimately help lead to clinical decision making that is most appropriate for that particular patient. Having trained at an osteopathic program for medical school, the holistic philosophy of medicine and strong understanding of the musculoskeletal system is engrained in him.
Lauren Parks, RN
Jason Yuag, DPT
Jason received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in 2009. Since then he has been primarily focused on treating patients in an outpatient setting where he has treated a variety of orthopedic injuries; however, it is in sports-related injuries where Jason’s passion lies having treated athletes from the high school to the professional level.
Jason understands that every person is unique which is why he takes his time with each patient to customize a treatment plan to develop an individualized plan of care with specific goals achievable by each patient. Jason utilizes a very hands-on approach with his patients as well as using functional exercises and patient education to yield the best outcomes.
Jason continues his educational pursuit to ensure his patients receives the most up-to-date evidence based evaluation and treatments to provide the best care he can offer. He is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist 1 (CEAS 1).
In his personal time, Jason likes to maintain his health and fitness by playing sports, spending time outdoors, weight lifting and training. He also loves spending time with his family and friends as much as possible while rooting for the Warriors and Niners.
Sonya Bruner, PsyD
Azra Alic, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Azra obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She went on to complete a two-year post graduate fellowship at the the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry where she obtained specialized training in the Anxiety Disorders Program and the Perinatal Team. She has provided clinical services in large health systems, in a community non-profit organization, and in private practice. She particularly enjoys working with clients who are struggling with anxiety.
Azra was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and grew up there and in Germany before moving to Michigan at age 11. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2016, she has enjoyed exploring the area’s beautiful scenery and searching for the area’s best Korean BBQ.
Ryan Duebel, DC
Sahar Ghasemi, LAC
Andrea is ambitious and driven to put her best work forward as she enjoys working with people and is passionate about the health and wellness field. She graduated as a Dean’s Scholar from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Andrea has over 7 years of experience in the health care field from working in a Nursing home and at a Physical Therapy clinic. She believes and values the importance of creating a positive patient experience for every member as they walk through the door.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending her time outdoors and venturing out to find new places to eat. She loves to explore different hiking trails, enjoys going out for a run, and loves weekend trips to the beach.
Paul is an amiable and adventurous individual with the personal goal to make at least one person smile a day. Meeting new people, delving into new experiences and places, and attempting to find comfort during uncomfortable situations are a few things he finds joy in. Ever since Paul was old enough to work, he began learning and fostering invaluable skills from working in varied industries – education, restaurant, fine arts, and rehabilitation to name a few.
Paul was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1997 and is the youngest of six children. He attended college at San Jose State University where he was Cum Laude and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and also minored in Kinesiology. Outside of the clinic, He is also a “triple threat.” Paul is a professional performer who sings, acts, and dances for theatre, film, and private events around the Bay Area and abroad. Paul also is a Hula/Tahitian dancer, loves comic books, and believes stickers are too much commitment.