Dr. Jagdish Parikh-All natural pain relief and Wellness Specialist
Medical Doctor

Dr. Parikh leads the Medical portion at City of Orange Physical Medicine Group and works in a collaborative effort between Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Deep Tissue Therapy. This Integrative, Natural, state of the art approach to Injuries and Pain Management has had a tremendous impact on our patients. Dr. Parikh’s ability to understand patients’ individual concerns while having access to the expertise of our other providers has provided our patients a truly comprehensive level of treatment they cannot get anywhere else.

Dr. Parikh received his medical degree with Honors from the MS University of Baroda, India, School of Medicine. He performed his Residency in General Surgery at Saint Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He became interested and refocused his practice on evaluating spine, musculoskeletal, and joint conditions. He is a leader in all natural pain relief treatment.

Dr. Parikh has always centered his medical practice around promoting wellness and preventative medicine, making him a perfect leader of City of Orange Physical Medicine Group. Delivering the highest quality care and seeing the best results possible are Dr. Parikh’s top priorities.

When he’s not working with patients, Dr. Parikh enjoys spending his time away from the office swimming, exercising, and reading.

Dr. Mark Bell – Specialist in deep tissue and all natural pain management.

Dr. Mark Bell discovered his passion for healthcare while he was training to be a paramedic for the fire department. His decision to choose Chiropractic was heavily influenced by his experience as a teenager when seeing a Chiropractor for a back injury.

He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) and Qualified Industrial Injury (QII) Examiner for The State of California. In addition, he is a Member of the California Chiropractic Association and Supervising Intern Doctor at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Bell prides himself on being the caregiver that patients can turn to when other doctors have been unsuccessful in treating their painful conditions.

Determined to exceed the industry standard for patient care, Dr. Bell started his practice immediately after graduating over 20 years ago. Thanks to this Amazing, state of the art combination approach of Medical, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Deep Tissue Therapy, all in the convenience of one office, thousands of patients have been able to avoid invasive surgeries and unnecessary drug protocols.

Outside of the office, Dr. Bell enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and playing guitar in his church’s band.

Meet our Medical Staff

Greg Maruki

When Greg received his first Acupuncture treatment in 1999 from his friend, and now mentor, it was a life-changing experience that he knew he had to share with others. He is a big advocate of acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and other alternative treatments such as Deep Muscle Stimulation (DMS) for the purpose of allowing the body to self-heal.

Greg graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and specializes in working with high school and college athletes in providing physiotherapy, allowing muscles to function at a competitive level.

Greg believes that a strong relationship with patients is highly important, which is why he takes the time to fully understand what a patient is dealing with. No two treatment plans are the same because no two patients are the same.

Outside of work, you can find Greg perfecting his golf game at his favorite courses throughout Southern California.

Liz Lozano

Liz knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a nurse. Now as a licensed vocational nurse, she gets to live her passion by helping people understand their health issues and how to treat and prevent them.

Liz was drawn to our team at City of Orange Physical Medicine Group because she felt our practice had a “hometown doctor” vibe and loved the warm energy of our office. She prides herself on listening to the concerns of patients and is a strong advocate of listening to our own bodies for indications of our health and wellness.

Outside of the office, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, going to wine tastings with her husband and friends, cooking, and camping.

Carri Ann Gravitt
Physicians Assistant

From The Emergency room to Orthopedics to Family Medicine, in her 15 years in
Healthcare, CarriAnn has cared for patients of all backgrounds in a wide variety of
situations. Now she gets to share that experience with our patients at The City of
Orange Physical Medicine Group.

CarriAnn has a wonderful gift for communicating with patients to help them fully understand their symptoms and the possible treatment options. She graduated at the top of her class and continues to stay involved and up to date on all current and emerging treatment options for various musculoskeletal conditions. She advocates for the use of safe, effective, Organic treatment options.

As a Physicians Assitant, CarriAnn has advanced training and is able to provide virtually the same level of services as a medical doctor. CarriAnn is a wonderful asset and adds that special element to the practice for specialty conditions like for painful debilitating Migraines, muscle and joint injections, or maybe you just would like a consultation about personal female issues, she is warm, personable, caring and like the rest of us, loves helping people.

Meet our Therapists

Melissa Hall
Massage Therapist

Melissa never had the desire to sit at a desk all day and knew she wanted to help others. With a passion for promoting healing and wellness, she naturally gravitated towards massage therapy which has given her true purpose in her work.

Melissa has been making a difference in our patients’ lives for the past 7 years. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is seeing the immediate shift in mood, energy, and pain level of her patients after each massage therapy session.

She lives a vibrant life outside of the office, practicing yoga, dancing, traveling, and enjoying time at the beach and mountains.

Primavera de Vera
Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse

Primavera knew she wanted to be involved in healthcare for as long as she can remember. She started volunteering at hospitals when she turned 16 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She loves the hands-on-healing aspect of massage therapy and aims to see physical improvements with her patients after each session.

Primavera joined our team in 2004 and has played a major role in creating the family environment that our patients love about our office. She takes pride in working with a practice that provides a holistic approach to preventative wellness and alternative treatment, alongside traditional western medicine.

As a massage therapist with a nursing background, Primavera brings a unique skill set that complements our practice perfectly.

Cathy Lascoe
Massage Therapist

Cathy loves people and her generous personality led her to the practice of massage therapy. She started working at City of Orange Physical Medicine Group 10 years ago after receiving treatment from Dr. Bell following an auto accident — she was impressed by how great she felt and the positive environment created by the staff.

Every day Cathy strives to make a difference in someone’s life and believes personalized service is the key to patients’ success. She finds the experience of relieving pain, improving circulation, and aiding the healing process with her own hands deeply gratifying.

When she’s not at the office, Cathy enjoys gardening, riding motorcycles, attending theaters, and playing with her dog, Alfred.

Cindy Mitchell
Massage Therapist

As an aging athlete, Cindy was originally drawn to massage therapy as she looked for ways to heal injuries quicker and perform better. After seeing amazing results in her own life, she decided to become a massage therapist so she could help others experience the same positive effects of massage therapy.

Cindy joined the team at City of Orange Physical Medicine Group around 7 years ago because she felt that Dr. Bell’s professionalism and integrity aligned perfectly with her approach to massage therapy. Cindy has a passion for the human body that drives her holistic approach to health and fitness.

Outside of work, Cindy remains active and enjoys hiking, sailing, and kayaking. When she wants to relax, she likes to get together with friends and listen to jazz music.

Our Front Office Staff

Melissa Higareda
Patient Services, Front Desk

Melissa has always had a passion for the medical field and loves the family environment in our office. Her level of compassion is greatly appreciated by patients and everyone on our team.

With almost two decades of experience in customer service in the insurance and chiropractic fields, Melissa has been a valuable addition to our team at City of Orange Physical Medicine Group. As the first and last person that our patients interact with in our office, she strives to make each visit a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Melissa is a proud soccer mom and spends her time outside of the office on the soccer field with her family, as well as camping, hiking, and traveling to Big Bear in the winter.

Marla Messner
Customer Service, Insurance Specialist

Marla is a natural problem solver that specializes in helping our patients understand medical insurance and navigate through issues with their insurance providers. Our patients appreciate her dedication to customer service and willingness to take on any challenge.

She joined our team around 7 years ago to be part of a tight-knit office and has become a vital part of our growing family. Marla’s love for her job and our patients is reflected by the positive attitude that she brings to the office every day.

When she’s not navigating complicated insurance procedures, Marla enjoys spending her free time with family and traveling.

Hours of Operations

Monday:9 AM - 1 PM, 3 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday:1 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday:9 AM - 1 PM, 3 PM - 7 PM
Thursday:1 PM - 5 PM
Friday:9 AM - 1 PM, 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday:9 AM - 1 PM
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