Amisha Parekh, MD, MPH, FACEP
Dr. Parekh graduated from medical school in 2007 and completed residency training at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Parekh is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has been Board Certified since 2013. She has completed training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Parekh has also completed a Masters of Public Health at the Medical College of Ohio. She is an Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and is available for consultation at the clinic for both urgent and primary care matters. She is licensed to practice medicine in Oregon, Washington, and New York. Dr. Parekh continues to practice full time in an Emergency Department setting.
Robert Birkhahn, MD, FACEP, AAFP
Dr. Birkhahn is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Birkhahn graduated from the University of Cincinnati, completed residency training at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and received his Masters from Cornell University in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. He is Board Certified by ABEM and has been trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Dr. Birkhahn is a Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and has produced more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, conducted more than 50 clinical research trials, and still actively teaches medical students, paramedics, residency candidates and clinical fellows. In his spare time Dr. Birkhahn volunteers as a Primary Care Physician providing free medical care at the Southwest Community Health Center in Hillsboro.
Stacey Bzowy, ND
Dr. Stacey Bzowy is a licensed Naturopathic Physician practicing primary care and believes in utilizing both conventional and naturopathic apporaches in an integrated manner. Dr. Bzowy attended National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon graduating in 2011. During her time at NUNM she completed a two year mentorship in women's health with Dr. Kimberly Windstar.
Prior to graduating NUNM, Dr. Bzowy enjoyed a 28 year career as a Clinical Labratory Scientist specializing in hematology/oncology starting out in Chicago, IL and working at multiple facilities across the country. In her free time, Dr. Bzowy enjoys kayaking and hiking with her dog, and also devotes time to volunteering with the local food pantry and dog rescue organization.
Andrea Del-Olmo, ND
Dr. Andrea Del-Olmo is a licensed naturopathic physician and assistant professor at National University of Natural Medicine. After graduating from NUNM in 2013, she went on to complete a two-year residency position through the university, after which she was hired on as assitant professor teaching primarily in the School of Graduate Studies at NUNM. While in school, Dr. Del-Olmo worked for four years as a teaching assistant in gross anatomy. She completed a two-year apprenceship in women's health, midwifery, and pediatrics with Dr. Catherine Schaefer, where she assisted in 86 live births in the greater Portland area. Her specialties include women's health, chronic disease and minor surgery.
Dr. Del-Olmo recieved her baccalaureate from University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating cum laude with a degree in community studies. Prior to attending school at NUNM, she studied botanical medicine at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene, Oregon, and ayurvedic medicine at the countries across S.E. Asia, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Del-Olmo has an integrative approach to health care, which addresses mental, emotional and physical needs while utilizing the best of both conventional and alternative medicine to provide safe and effective treatment. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, hiking, cooking and traveling
Zubaida Abdulai, FNP-C
Zubaida is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she received her Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and her Bachelor in Science Degree from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She started her nursing career as a Pediatric Emergency room Nurse in Philadelphia, PA and has since branched into adult areas of Nursing as well. She is devoted to serving underserved populations. In her free time, Zubaida enjoys exploring Portland restaurants, reading, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Latha Reddy, PA-C
Latha is a licensed and Board Certified Physician Assistant. She recieved her Bachelors degree in Biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 1995. She completed a three-year Masters of Science degree in 1998 from Seton Hall University-UMDNJ's Physician Assitant Program in South Orange, NJ. She began her career in the area of Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine caring for post-accute care patients suffering from stroke, motor vehicle trauma, orthopedic injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and cancer. She then took a clinical faculty PA position at Pacific University's School of Physician Assistant Studies in Forest Grove, OR, teaching graduate PA students from 2004-2010. She has been trained in Basic Life Support, including CPR and AED. She is also certified as a Nutrition Coach and has a passion for preventative medicine, modifying risk factors of chronic disease and educating patients about food choices, physical activity and lifestyle modifications. She continually strives to deliver compassionate care to her patients. She is a member of Amerian Academy of Physician Assitants (AAPA) and Oregon Society of Physician Assitants (OSPA). She enjoys cooking, wine and cider tasting, dancing and spending quality time exploring the outdoors with her husband, two boys and their Australian labradoodle, Apollo.
Evan Halbert, DC
Dr. Halbert graduated from the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College and the University of Western States. He practices and is certified in Cox Technic flexion/distraction, one of the best non-surgical options for serious spinal conditions like disc herniation with radiculopathy or sciatica and stenosis. Dr. Halbert also enjoys treating every day aches, pains, headaches, and bad posture in addition to extremity conditions like ankle sprains, tennis elbow, and numb or tingling fingers and toes. When able, he incorporates gua sha and other manual therapies, therapeutic exercises and stretches, massage, activity modifications, and nutrition. In his spare time, Dr. Halbert enjoys playing music, dancing Argentine tango, designing board games, and spending time with his family.
Nicholi Khajavei, DC
Dr. Nicholi H. Khajavei graduated from The University of Western States in 2017 as a doctor of chiropractic, and also has bachelor's degrees in Human Biology, Psychology, and Public Health. He joined the Pearl Health Center in January of 2018. In his treatments, he practices diversified adjusting techniques and utilizes flexion/distraction, soft tissue manipulation, Rock Tape, postural training, nutrutional adviceand exercise in order to help each, individual patient reach their personal goals and optimum health. He strives to educate his patients so they understand their own body and also teach them self-management techniques to better manage their health. Conditions that can be treated by chiropractic care include: neck and back pain, sciatica, disc herniations, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and general muscle or joint pain.
Dr. Khajavei is happily married with two teenage boys, a wolf-dog (Shadow), a miniature pinscher (Hercules), and cat (Cleo- the boss!). He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, snowboarding, riding motorscycles, mountain biking, running Hood to Coast, hiking, and playing with his fur babies.
Darren Brooks, L.Ac
Darren is a licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist. He graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2007 and is also a nationally certified Traditional Chinese Medicine continuing education Instructor.
He enjoys helping patients of all ages with their healing process, and encourages an integrative medicine approach, where a patient has support from all their practitioners to achieve optimal health and wellness. Acupuncture treatments are a wonderful way to assist in the care of a wide variety of conditions. Darren has an extensive background with training in a number of traditional medicine wisdom traditions.
Beyond acupuncture, Darren practices mindfulness meditation, trains in the martial arts of Aikido and Taiji Chuan, and enjoys organic food cooking with his girlfriend.
Melanie Muniz, LMF
Melanie earned a Bachelor's degreen in Psychology at University of California, Santa Cruz and obtained a Master's in Marital and Family Therapy at Alliant International University in Irvine California in 2013. Melanie is a Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in the impact of multidimensional systems (culture, worldview, family of origin, etc) on individuals and their relationships. Melanie's experience includes working with children, couples, and adults in a variety of levels of care, from outpatient to acute care for mental health crisis intervention. Melanie is a trauma-informed clinician, helping folks learn skills to cope with trauma and find a path to health and happiness.
She strives to walk beside you on your journey and to work collaboratively on the road to emotional healing. Melanie offers a warm and compassionate style, working to help you uncover strength from within and elicit a rich connection to authentic self. She believes that change in mental health happens in the safe space that is created between the therapist and the client, where each person is able to experience their true authentic self in the presence of another.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys running and hiking, as well as exploring Oregon with her family.
Jeremy Adversalo, LPC
Jeremy is a licensed professional counseling (LPC), and received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. Jeremy has provided mental health services for a wide range of individuals, including those impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, substance use, and challenging life transitions. Jeremy believes it is important for mental health treatment to be tailored to our clients' wants and needs. Through this collaborative process, clients are able to identify their own personal goals, and begin to develop a meaningful and fulfilling life. When Jeremy is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing fetch with his dog, riding his bike, and going to music concerts.