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Meet Dr Blecher’s Staff

Staff

Zack Gonzalez, BS, ATC

A local to Palm Springs for most of my life I settled in the not-so-distant land of Los Angeles to pursue my interests in sports medicine. I attended University of La Verne where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training allowing me to pass the Board of Certification exam.

As a nationally certified athletic trainer, I have worked with a variety of sports including soccer, softball, football, and track & field ranging from youth athletics to high school and collegiate levels. I have worked as a first responder at sports camps, tournaments and volunteered my athletic training skills at the Mt. Sac Relays. Along with on field settings, I also have previous experience here at SCOI working in our physical therapy clinic with a wide variety of patients and injuries.

Currently, I am Dr. Andrew Blecher’s certified athletic trainer. My responsibilities include obtaining patients’ histories, performing injury evaluations, arranging for diagnostic testing, developing rehabilitation programs, and assisting with patient education and concussion management. I have been trained as a lab technician and assist Dr. Blecher with regenerative medicine procedures using the latest techniques developed by Regenexx. I also help with clinic procedures such as ultrasound guided injections, arthrograms and the processing of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies.

I am very much a caffeine dependant life form and in my free time I enjoy playing tennis, going to the beach and watching documentaries about the planet. Feel free to ask more about me or give me a random fact that you may know, I love those.

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Michael Monteleone, ATC

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Emily Curtis, MS, ATC

As a Southern California native, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from an accredited undergraduate program at California State University of Northridge. Continuing to pursue my passion, I then received my Master of Science degree in sports medicine and injury studies at California State University of Long Beach.

Nationally certified I have worked in many different settings with all types of patients, ranging from young children to professional football players. I have worked at all levels of ‘sport’ including, University of Southern California, various local community colleges and a multitude of high schools in Southern California. I specialize in sports health and wellness for extreme sports athletes, weekend warriors, recreational athletes, physically active individuals and those who desire more for their health.

Currently, I am the certified athletic trainer working with Dr. Andrew Blecher. My responsibilities include, obtaining patients’ histories, perform injury evaluations, arrange for diagnostic testing, develop rehabilitation programs, and offer patient education. I also assist Dr. Blecher with office procedures, such as ultrasound-guided injections, arthrograms, platelet-rich plasma injections, and stem cell procedures. In addition to my clinical duties, I provide outreach athletic training services to local area high schools.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, paddle-boarding, snowboarding, cooking and spending time with my family.

I look forward to meeting with you!

 

Carmen Vasquez-Coreas

I have been in the health care industry since 2005 working in various departments including billing, administration, and clinical practices. I received my Medical Billing Specialist certification from Los Angeles Valley College and Medical Assistant certification in 2016. Patient care has become a true passion of mine. As Dr. Blecher’s practice coordinator I am responsible for the organization of our sports medicine and regenerative medicine practice and act as a liaison between physician and patient. Along with addressing patient needs I also assist in our clinic with office procedures and arthrograms.

In my spare time I enjoy volunteer work, reading, bike riding, visiting the beach and spending time with my family.

I look forward to meeting you!

 

 

Alisa Beal, P.A.-C.

As a certified physician assistant, I work directly with Dr. Andrew Blecher and I specialize in sports medicine. I first became interested in sports medicine while doing clinical rotations in orthopedics, surgery, and primary care during PA school.

I received my bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from college, I worked in clinical research for several years at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I received my master of science degree in physician assistant studies
from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

I grew up in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, where I enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hiking, tennis, and snowboarding. When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy running, cooking, traveling, yoga, and spending time with my family.

I am available to see patients at our Van Nuys and Valencia offices. I look forward to meeting with you!

Sincerely,

Alisa Beal, P.A.-C.

Certified Physician Assistant to Andrew Blecher, M.D.

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