Meet the Team at Desert Medical Care & Wellness
Dr. Naota Hashimoto DC
Dr. Hashimoto’s mission is to help as many people reach their full health potential as possible, in the Coachella Valley region. He specializes in natural health and life extension using various evidence based and holistic methods. Dr. Hashimoto graduated at the top of his class and was originally pursuing a career in Dentistry until he was in a head on collision. The rehabilitation that he went through after this traumatic crash—and in particular, the chiropractic treatment that helped him to recover—inspired him to change direction in life.
It was after his recovery, that he knew his mission in life was clear. And he vowed to learn everything he could about the human body so he too could help others going through the same kind of pain as he had gone through. In pursuit of this vision, as soon as he finished his Bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia he headed south to study at the prestigious Southern California University of Health Sciences. After his residency, he completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate education in pain management.
Some of that training led him down the path of regenerative medicine, which he has used to treat his own body. You see, as a consequence of the aforementioned crash, Dr. Hashimoto had torn 4 ligaments in his spine and ever since then he has undergone a wide variety of treatments to alleviate his pain. Throughout the years he has added advanced methods for relieving pain in search of a cure for his own chronic pain. It was this never-ending search for the latest tools and methods for pain relief that has led him to his current method of pain elimination without medications or surgery.
Dr. Hashimoto was the first person in the desert to add items like laser, shockwave, PEMF, PRP, stem cells, and other types of therapies to his office for treatment for his patients. Throughout the years he developed a 4-pillar system for eliminating chronic pain. The first pillar of this system consists of pain and inflammation reduction first, second addressing structural treatment and thirdly, the stabilization of weak muscles. His fourth pillar then goes on to include the introduction of regenerative medicine to help facilitate the healing of damaged joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves that have otherwise seemingly passed a point of no return.
His friend and partner, Dr. Olesnicky, has been involved with stem cell research since the 90’s, far before it was popular. Dr. Hashimoto himself has been treated using stem cells and has had amazing benefit from this procedure, and both doctors have been offering it to their patients for many years. Dr. Hashimoto now spends his time training other doctors around the country and heads regular lectures to doctors and patients alike in which he showcases this new method of pain relief. He is a published author of several books and has been interviewed on various news radio and television shows around the country. His goal is to ensure that everyone can wake up pain free and looking forward to the future, rather than suffering in pain.
Dr. Hashimoto’s practice is most certainly one of his driving passions, but he would not be where he is today if it wasn’t for his beautiful wife, Dr. Nora Coleman, who is his best friend and partner in life. They met in school many years ago, and she is the reason they relocated from the Northwest, to sunny Southern California. Leaving Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA was difficult, but being close to her family—and the sun—made it much more tolerable. Now they have two growing boys, Leo and Eli, who keep them busy day and night. In their free time you’ll find them enjoying the local park or carting their kids to different activities.
Chiropractic: Arthro-Stim (machine assisted), Sigma Ultralign G2 (Instrument), Diversified, Flexion/Distraction, Gonstead, Pettibon, Thompson Drop, Upper Cervical, Specific Gonstead Extremity, Scoliosis Correction Technique
Soft Tissue: Active Release ART, Graston, Vibrocussor
Rehab: Kinesio Tape, Physio Therapy License, Scoliosis Specific Rehab, Spinal Curve Restoration Rehab, Selective Function Movement Assessment Technique (SFMA), Titleist Golf Rehabiliation,
Nutrition/Hormones: Anti-Aging, Bio-Identical Hormones, Functional Medicine, Functional Nutritional Testing.
Dr. Nora Coleman DC, LAc
Dr. Nora Coleman DC, LAc licensed in California as a chiropractor and an acupuncturist. Growing up she always had an interest in the human body but chose a career in finance instead due to her interest in the business field along with a recommendation from one of her mathematic professors. Her grandfather was actually one of the many trailblazer chiropractors and naturopathic doctors that graduated in the 1940’s during which time some chiropractors were actually jailed for treating patients. Her grandfather built up a large practice in Escondido, CA and began treating her as a young child. So she always loved getting chiropractic treatment throughout her life and has always loved getting ‘adjusted.’
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Finance from California Lutheran University and worked for three years for BAE systems and Fresenius Medical Care as a financial analyst but did not feel fulfilled at the end of the day. That’s when she thought of her grandpa again, on how his patients loved him and how much he enjoyed helping people every day; that’s when she applied for Chiropractic College at Southern California University Of Health Sciences (her grandpa’s alma mater). Prior to attending school, one of her friends was permanently paralyzed in a car accident and utilized acupuncture to help with some of his health issues. Once she researched the methodology and philosophy of Oriental Medicine she fell in love with it and knew that completing both programs is what she was destined to do.
To complete both programs at the same time it meant that she would have to attend school from 8am to 5pm for chiropractic and attend acupuncture school from 6pm to 9pm 5 days a week and another 6 hours on Saturday. She kept that up for 4 years without a break and graduated with honors in both programs.
She was awarded the Hua Tou Clinical Award for overall knowledge, technique and community service while in Acupuncture school and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and also holds a Diplomate Degree from the NCCAOM and is trained in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s & Master Tung’s Acupuncture methods.
Prior to practicing in the Desert, she practiced in Bellvue, WA under Dr. Chen who is a retired OB/GYN from China and a practicing Acupuncturist with one of the largest Acupuncture practices in the state of Washington. Dr. Coleman refined her skills training under one of the best in the state while seeing more patients in one year than an average acupuncturist sees in three years.
Along with her clinical work, Dr. Coleman has volunteered with Help for Brain Injured Children, Healing Hands for Humanity and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. While continually expanding her knowledge of natural health techniques, Dr. Coleman takes time to enjoy yoga, hiking, reading and spending time with her husband and baby boy Leo.
Dr. Bohdan Olesnicky, MD aka "Dr. O"
Dr. Olesnicky or Dr. O as his patients is the medical director and practicing physician at Desert Medical Care & Wellness. He spent the greater part of his career as a board-certified emergency room physician but branched out into anti-aging and regenerative medicine a decade ago.
His passion in regenerative medicine started when he was studying molecular biology and studied stem cell therapy in graduate school at Columbia University.
Being a pioneer in this field of regenerative medicine, he has found it important to take a look at the data from different perspectives. He works with all types of providers because this new era of medicine requires new ideas in this rapidly evolving field.
Dr. O believes that the body is an amazing machine and integrating time proven safe therapies in medicine with cutting edge treatments is what he does best for the patient. He has extensive training and certifications in nutrition, internal medicine and anti-aging medicine that combines with advanced methods of pain relief to offer a complete package to his patients.
He feels that pain relief is important but improving his patients overall health is the upmost importance. He utilizes platelet rich protein (PRP), amnion allografts, exosomes and stem cell therapy to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients.
Dr. O is born and raised in New Jersey, but migrated to the west coast for warmer weather and fell in love with the Coachella Valley years ago. He spends his free time helping the local SWAT team in Palm Springs as a part time police officer and spending his free time with his beautiful wife Dr. Ann, who is also a retired anesthesiologist, and their four children.
Lily Chin-Yee Wu L.Ac.
Lily knew that acupuncture was for her after she had her own health problem corrected with acupuncture when other treatments had failed. After reviewing some colleges, she decided to attend school at the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked on the east coast prior to moving to California, which is where she attained her Masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. She is a licensed Acupuncturist in California, certified in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
as well as nationally certified acupuncturist, holding a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Her favorite method is Master Tung and Dr. Tangs method of acupuncture, along with various scalp acupuncture techniques. These have been very helpful in the physical medicine setting and she gets most of her referrals from other physicians and chiropractors who send to her because of her knowledge of joint, tendon and ligament injuries.
When she is not studying acupuncture or about the body you can find her collecting rocks and crystals. She enjoys going on field trips with her rock club, the Pasadena Lapidary Society, looking and learning about rocks and minerals.
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