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  • Nicholas J. Athens
    D.C.
    Chiropractor

    Appointments: (650) 593-4447
    Dr. Athens Voicemail: (650) 590-7039
    Email: [email protected]

    Dr. Athens graduated in 1982 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Besides spinal care, Dr. Athens also specializes in extremity conditions (e.g. shoulder and hip bursitis, knee tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Morton's Neuromas, heel and foot pain, elbow and wrist conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome, among others). He has two sets of boy/girl twins, ages 27 yrs. and 22 yrs., and is very comfortable working with various child ailments.

    He was awarded ICA’s 1st Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 1990!  Dr. Athens was a team chiropractor for the San Francisco 49er football team. He was a team chiropractor for the San Francisco Giants baseball team, from 1997-2002. He is the only chiropractor to be on a Super Bowl pre-game show when in 1990, he adjusted former quarterback Joe Montana on national TV, before the game with the Denver Broncos. Some of his celebrity patients include: Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Michelle Wei (LPGA).

    Dr. Athens has been in practice for 38 years and he has been featured in many local and national publications. His motto is to always give the patient the best care and service, along with teaching them ways to take their health to another level.

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    OFFICE SCHEDULE

    Monday

    8:00-1:00, 3:00-5:30

    Tuesday

    7:00-1:00

    Wednesday

    7:30-1:00, 3:00-5:30

    Thursday

    7:00-11:00, 1:00-5:00

  • Jerry Patrignani
    D.C.
    Chiropractor

    Appointments: (650) 593-4447
    Dr. Patrignani Voicemail: (650) 590-7037
    Email: [email protected]

    Dr. Patrignani graduated in 2001 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California. Dr. Patrignani specializes in conditions of the spine, as well as headache management, ankle, knee, hip & shoulder conditions from running, recreations or sports. Dr. Patrignani interned under the guidance of Dr. Athens for 6 months before becoming licensed. His adjustive techniques include diversified manual therapy, instrument adjustments which are gentle force, and myofascial release (to remove scar tissue from muscles). All Patients are provided with home care instructions to ensure maximum benefit from the treatment.

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    OFFICE SCHEDULE

    Monday

    8:00-1:00, 3:00-6:00

    Tuesday

    3:00-6:00

    Wednesday

    3:00-6:00

    Thursday

    9:00-1:00, 3:00-6:00

    Friday

    8:00-1:00, 3:00-6:00

    Saturday

    9:00-12:00

  • Mario S. Gutierrez
    D.C.
    Chiropractor

    Appointments: (650) 593-4447
    Dr. Gutierrez Voicemail: (650) 590-7038
    Email: [email protected]

    Dr. Gutierrez is a native of Los Angeles, CA. He graduated with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College. He earned a Bachelor of Science
    degree in Biology at the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina where he was a high-ranking cadet officer while maintaining the Dean’s list status. In 2007, he joined Athens Chiropractic Clinic as the Head Exam Doctor, and now, growing a successful practice. Dr. Gutierrez specializes in headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel, temporomandibular joint disorders and sports/soft-tissue injuries. During the NFL season, he works closely with Dr. Athens on the San Francisco 49ers team. His goal is getting you to the top of your game, whether you are an elite athlete or just trying to get ahead in life. In his spare time, he enjoys boxing, crossfit, and yoga.

    BILLING SERVICES

    MOST HMO'S (check provider list)
    MEDICARE
    AETNA PPO
    BLUE CROSS PPO
    BLUE SHIELD PPO
    CIGNA PPO
    GREAT WEST PPO
    HEALTHNET PPO
    PACIFICARE PPO
    UNITED HEALTHCARE PPO

    OFFICE SCHEDULE

    Monday

    8:00-1:00, 3:00-5:30

    Tuesday

    7:00-1:00

    Wednesday

    7:30-1:00

    Thursday

    9:00-1:00, 3:00-6:00

    Friday

    7:00-11:30, 2:00-6:00

    Saturday

    9:00-12:00

  • Allie Fonseca
    D.C.
    Chiropractor

    Appointments: (650) 593-4447
    Email: [email protected]


    Dr. Fonseca graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2018. Prior to attending Palmer West, she graduated cum laude from Saint Mary’s College of California with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance. While at Saint Mary’s, she was a two sport athlete playing Division 1 college softball and cheerleading.

    Dr. Fonseca specializes in sports and soft tissue injuries as she has experience with treating a variety of athletes as well as she holds several certifications in sports chiropractic and athletics. While attending Palmer West, she was apart of the Palmer West Sports Council where she treated athletes at events such as the Sea Otter Classic, the Avon 39 Walk, and San Jose State Rugby games. She currently assists the University of California Los Angeles club softball team with OnBaseU screenings. Dr. Fonseca currently holds certifications from OnBaseU in  hitting and pitching, Driveline Baseball, USA Baseball, and KOH Education’s Kinesiotaping. She currently is an associate member of the Professional Baseball and Chiropractic Society, a professional member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and apart of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

    Dr. Fonseca utilizes a variety of different techniques such as diversified manual adjusting, drop table, instrument adjustments, and soft tissue therapies. Her passion is to help patients achieve their health goals and perform at their best.


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Monday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I thought maybe I would have to go see a medical doctor until someone at my gym suggested I call Dr. Mario."
    Tiffany S. / San Francisco, CA
  • "Now I see Dr. Patrignani pretty regularly about every 3 weeks (which is what my insurance covers) and he keeps my back in tip-top shape."
    Jen L. / San Francisco, CA