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Hello

Hi, I'm Brianna!  I'm a Physician Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer with an additional Doctorate in Medical Science. I specialize in chronic pain management. I have over a decade of patient care experience and a lifetime of experience with chronic pain. 

I have a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which caused me to develop Craniocervical Instability (CCI) Spinal CSF leak and dysautonomia. All of these are considered rare diseases, and I had to fight hard to even get a diagnosis- let alone treatment. I'm grateful to have a better quality of life since making my health a priority.

My mission is to help others find relief from chronic illness so that they may live their best life. 

I believe education is the key to becoming healed and empowered! 

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About Me

Medical Specialties

  • Holistic Pain Management

    • Pharmacologic management

    • Nutrition and supplements

    • Exercise/Rehabilitation

    • Manual therapy

    • Taping and bracing

    • Cannabis

    • Mindset

  • Imaging Review

    • Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak​

    • Cranio-Cervical Instability (CCI)

    • Chiari Malformation

    • Tethered Cord

  • Chronic Illness
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome​

    • CSF leaks

    • Dysautonomia

    • Craniocervical Instability

    • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Experience

Work Experience​

  • PA Education (3 years)

  • Pain Management (6 years)

  • Urgent Care (2 years)

  • Athletic Trainer (11 years)

Professional Memberships

  • Ehlers-Danlos Society Community Coalition

  • International Consortium on EDS, HSD, and Related Disorders.

  • California Academy of PAs Diversity Steering Committee
  • ​PA Education Association CASPA Steering Committee

  • American Academy of PAs

 

Presentations

  • Ehlers-Danlos Global Learning Conference - Spinal CSF Leaks and Intracranial Hypotension Poster Presentation

  • EDS ECHO - Neurologic Manifestations of EDS

  • American Academy of PAs - Joint Hypermobility and the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Education and Certifications

  • Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSC) - University of Lynchburg - 2022

    • Publication: Ketamine, an Overview of Clinical Applications

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) - Western University of Health Sciences - 2013

    • Thesis: Clinical Applications of Platelet Rich Plasma

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - University of La Verne - 2011​

  • Physician Assistant, Certified (PA-C) - NCCPA 

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) - NATABOC

  • State of California PA Licensure

  • Online Teaching Certification - University of La Verne

  • Fascial Counterstrain Practitioner - The Jones Institute

I acknowledge that I am privileged to be healthy enough to be able to work and help others with EDS. While I am a queer Latina cis woman with a disability, I also have had the privilege of housing security and access to higher education. I run my online businesses on the traditional lands of the Tongva people. 

Thank you to my husband, chosen family, and friends for encouraging me and supporting my desire to help patients.

Thank you to Dr. John Fagan for collaborating with me to make this dream a reality.

Thank you to my colleagues for your help in improving the quality of life of members of the EDS and chronic illness communities.


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Ready to take the next step on your healing journey?

I can't wait to work with you!