Douglas J. Abeles, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Douglas Abeles of Douglas J. Abeles MD & Associates in Castro Valley, California, specializes in sports medicine, spinal surgery, and general orthopaedics. Serving his residency at the New York Medical College (Brooklyn-Queens), Dr. Abeles completed fellowships at Georgetown University-Virginia Sportsmedicine Institute and the University of Southern California-Rancho Los Amigos. He also performed medical rotations on spine and pediatric services at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Abeles performs innovative minimally invasive surgeries of the spine, shoulder, knee, ankle, and hand. He is among a handful of surgeons to perform highly technical surgeries resulting in less patient discomfort and faster recovery. He also explores all means of non-operative techniques designed to give patients the best chance of healing, avoiding surgery when possible.

Practicing in the East Bay of Northern California for more than a decade, Dr. Abeles has performed over 4,000 procedures with excellent outcome and recovery rates. Dr. Abeles also performs more traditional spine, knee, and shoulder surgeries when these techniques offer the best chance for success.

Dr. Abeles is affiliated with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Jalal-Arman Daryaie, DC

Chiropractor located in Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Arman Daryaie is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, and has been in practice since the year 2000. In 2001 Dr. Daryaie became an Industrial Disability Examiner and a Qualified Medical Evaluator. Dr. Daryaie’s professional interests lie in sports injuries, work related injuries, rehabilitation, and degenerative diseases. Through his extensive training and experience Dr. Daryaie has helped countless number of people achieve optimal health. He has an in depth understanding of what it means to treat, support and enhance an athlete’s body from both a professional as well as a personal angle. When he is away from the clinic, Dr. Daryaie is fully committed to supporting his daughter’s professional tennis career. He takes on the role of fitness coach, manager, and above all a proud loving father. Dr. Daryaie’s personal interests include motorcycle riding, practicing sports, and humanitarian endeavors. Dr. Daryaie is known for his gentle touch, great caring character, and for being there for his patients no matter when or what. When he assesses a patient, Dr. Daryaie does not see a back condition or a shoulder complaint, he sees a whole person. The doctor’s philosophy is to treat a whole person not just a condition, he strongly advocates the body mind connection and as a result will address all stressors in the patient’s life.

Minzhan (Mindy) Gao, LAc

Acupuncturist located in Castro Valley, CA

Minzhan (Mindy) Gao is a California Board certified licensed acupuncturist. She is also practicing herbal medicine. She holds a Master Degree of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her other trainings include Traditional Chinese Medicine Orthopedics and Asian Bodywork Therapy. She has a passion to treat patients suffering from pain with a complementary and alternative therapy and has successfully helped many patients with pain and injury.

Mindy treats many pain conditions like low-back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, shoulder pain, TMJ, headache, etc.
Mindy also offers a variety of other treatments related to insomnia, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, allergy and asthma, etc.

Mindy’s unique skill and therapy is very well described by one of her patients: “Mindy is incredibly good at what she does. I sprained my ankle playing tennis, and even after a month, it still didn’t feel quite right, and hurt under duress. An acquaintance suggested I have Mindy take a look at it, so I went to her, not sure what to expect. I described my problem to her, and within 15 minutes, she worked her magic and my ankle felt normal again. She is extremely knowledgeable and adept with her hands, and I would highly recommend a visit!”

Creed Larrucea, DPT

Clinical Neurophysiologist located in Castro Valley, CA

Creed Larrucea DPT, ECS received a BS in Physical Therapy from CSU Sacramento in 1999, He practiced for 10+ years in geriatrics, sports medicine, and orthopedics before going back to school to receive his doctoral degree and board certification. During his career Dr. Larrucea has studied EMG/NCS at the University of Kentucky via Rocky Mountain University of Health Care Professionals and was a professor at CSU Sacramento for five years teaching EMG/NCS to doctoral students.

Dr. Larrucea is board certified and specializes in Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). These tests are ordered by physicians and surgeons in the case of weakness, unrelenting pain, numbness/tingling and atrophy. Studies in EMG/NCS help referring physicians make clinical decisions. Dr. Larrucea has performed over 3,000 studies and helped many patients find the appropriate treatment for their condition.

Dr. Larrucea currently maintains a sports Physical Therapy practice in Sacramento but his passion is EMG/NCS. He works with doctors in the Sacramento area, East Bay area, and Central Valley area to help improve patient outcomes. He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy association since 2000, American Congress of Electroneuromyographers since 2007 and board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist in Clinical Electrophysiology since 2010.

Dr. Michael B. Krinsky

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Krinsky is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, who has been in private practice in Castro Valley since 1978. He is a general Orthopedic Surgeon with a special interest in knee & shoulder injuries.

Dr. Krinsky has been treating injured Athletes since 1972. Ranging from the Weekend Warriors to the professional Warriors. He was a team physician for the Golden State Warriors in the 1980’s and 1990’s during the TMC Era. He is presently the team Physician for Chabot College and has been treating their Athletes since 1991.

Dr. Krinsky grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Harvard University where he played Football and Baseball for 4 years. He then returned to Brooklyn and attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center for medical school. His internships and residencies were at U.C Irvine. He spent 2 years at Travis Air force base as a Staff Orthopedic Surgeon. He has been in Castro Valley ever since, enjoying treating the local community.