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Physicians

  • 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 23 yrs. and 17 yrs., and is very comfortable working with various child ailments.

    Dr. Athens is 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 almost 33 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 improve their level of health care.

    BILLING SERVICES

    BLUE SHIELD PPO
    MEDICARE

    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

    Friday

    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.

    BILLING SERVICES

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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

  • Kevin J. Chong
    D.C.
    Chiropractor

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

    Dr. Kevin Chong graduated in 2013 from Palmer college of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA. His treatment plans consist of a combination of adjustments, stretches, and physical therapy modalities. Dr. Chong always has the patients' best interest in mind as he genuinely cares about their recovery and well-being above all else. Follow-up calls to patients after treatment to see how they are feeling or if they have any questions or concerns are a regular practice.

    It's imperative that all his patients understand why they were injured in the first place and what can be done to prevent a reoccurrence in the future.

    As an avid participant in recreational sports such as softball, basketball, and soccer, Dr. Chong works with many 'weekend warriors', and is in tune to the most common injuries these types of athletes get. Making sure their bodies are at their best helps to prevent injury in the first place and keep them on the field.

    As an avid participant in recreational sports such as softball, basketball, and soccer, Dr. Chong works with many 'weekend warriors', and is in tune to the most common injuries these types of athletes get. Making sure their bodies are at their best helps to prevent injury in the first place and keep them on the field.

    Dr. Chong received his first Chiropractic treatment at the age of 10 for a little league related injury. Ever since then, he knew what he wanted to be. He now lives his childhood dream every day, practicing at the very same clinic he received his first adjustment from.

    BILLING SERVICE

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    OFFICE SCHEDULE

    Monday

    1:00-3:00

    Tuesday

    1:00-6:00

    Wednesday

    7:30-3:00

    Thursday

    9:00-1:00, 2:00-6:00

    Friday

    1:00-3:00

    Saturday

    9:00-12:00

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San Carlos Office

Monday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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