Lucas Campos, M.D., Ph.D., hails from the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. As an undergraduate, he traveled east to study at Yale University where he was awarded the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Fellowship for his research on photosynthesis as renewable source of consumer energy production. Dr. Campos then matriculated to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he enrolled in medical scientist training program and completed both an M.D. and a Ph.D. His Ph.D. research was in a novel surgical therapy to treat patients with spinal cord injuries. Dr. Campos then pursued an Anesthesiology residency at the University of Michigan.
In an effort to serve the needs of the growing population experiencing chronic pain, Dr. Campos accepted a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Stanford University where he learned to treat complex pain syndromes from the top experts in the field. Dr. Campos is dedicated to using his advanced training in multi-modal pain therapies to improve the quality of life of patients who experience chronic pain.
In his free time, Dr. Campos enjoys fly-fishing, golf, and alpine skiing.
Natalia Balytsky is an Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with over 15 years experience. Studying medicine in Ukraine, Natalia transitioned to the Unites States to the University of Pittsburg and University of California San Francisco where she was a clinical fellow. Prior to joining the Sfmmg team, Natalia worked at Bay Area Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine as a pain management specialist. Natalia brings valuable knowledge and experience to join our team of specialists and surgeons.
Dr. Razi received his graduate training at the Ross University Medical School, with his graduate-level residency in anesthesiology at the famous Beth Israel-Deaconess hospitals affiliated with Harvard. He is double board-eligible in both Anesthesia and Pain Management. Dr. Razi explains that it was about halfway through his anesthesia residency that he became interested in working with “awake people” as opposed to anesthetized patients undergoing surgery, and especially with patients experiencing chronic pain difficulties. Within his understanding of the biopsychosocial functional restoration paradigm for treating such people. Dr. Razi has additional training and certification in opioid detoxification. He expects to be working closely with Dr. Jasmine Silva and the Footsteps program in the Walnut Creek site to increase referrals that would benefit patients who need to decrease or discontinue the use of narcotic medications for chronic pain. Dr. Razi has two locations. One in Fairfield and another conveniently located in San Leandro, two blocks from the freeway and near the local Kaiser-Permanente medical facility.
Am Krista V. Halal graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New Jersey City University, New Jersey in 2010 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, nursing’s National Honor Society, the same year. She has spent the last 7 years caring for patients in a variety of settings, including the cardiac-telemetry unit at St. Michael’s Medical Center. She also has taken care of patients with acute and chronic diseases, such as acute and chronic injuries and pain. She graduated with a master’s degree in nursing, in 2015 from Rutgers University, New Jersey. She was nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in January of 2016 and assumed her first job as a Nurse Practitioner in Hollister, California after relocating in the West Coast. In 2017, she moved to Fairfield, California where she found the job that she knew she would love with IPM Medical Group.
Am Krista believes that patient education is one of the most important aspects in pain management. It helps patients better cope with their pain and promotes patient involvement in their healthcare.
Outside of work, Am Krista loves spending time with her husband, their son, and their 2 dogs. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, and going on trips with her family and friends.
Dr. Benjamin Sandler is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in pain management with the experience of seeing thousands of chronic pain patients. He believes in the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain, as well as combining cognitive behavioral therapy with approaches from psychoanalytic and existential -humanistic traditions. He is now Program Director of the Functional Restoration Program in Fairfield, California which educated and empowers patients to take control of their chronic pain and their lives.
Dr. Selover received her undergraduate from St. Mary’s College of CA and went on to complete her Masters at Pepperdine University, and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Argosy University. Dr. Selover has experience working with adults with chronic pain as well as, working with children, couples, and families. She completed her dissertation on the subject of clinician experiences of burnout. She currently utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach in her clinical work. Dr. Selover is passionate about her work and structures therapy and evaluations to best fit the needs of the client.
I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with compassion to bring healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I am trained in a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Brain Spotting, Didactic Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
I have worked with diverse populations from the chronically homeless mentally ill forensic population, families and children that have experienced neglect/abuse, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, and runaway/homeless youth.
I have a MA in Counseling Psychology, a one-year post-master’s dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health) certificate, a BA in Behavioral Science with an emphasis on substance abuse, and scheduled to complete an MS in Integrative and Functional Medicine in the Spring of 2021.
Jonathan obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from California State University Long Beach in 2021. He has worked as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedic settings with various conditions and patient populations such as military, athletes, worker’s compensation, acute and chronic pain, and post-op patients. Prior to obtaining his DPT, he attended the University of California Davis where he received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biological Psychology and was also part of the football team. With an extensive background in exercise and after spending many hours in physical therapy as a patient, he developed a passion to help others return to function as a physical therapist. As a Bay Area/Northern California native, he is enthusiastic about working with individuals in his local community. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family and playing a variety of sports.