We believe that patients want and deserve a comprehensive and holistic health program. Your body treats you as well as you treat it. We treat our patients as if we are treating ourselves. That is why you will always be greeted with a smile and leave with an even bigger one on your face. Everyone in our office, from our patient coordinators to your doctor, has one goal in mind–to help you feel and look better fast. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treating you and know that the internal and external body often reflect each other.
Brian Manjarres MD – Medical Director
Dr. Manjarres is the founder and Medical Director of Namaste Medical Group headquartered in San Diego, CA and has nearly 15 years of experience as a physician specializing in internal, integrative, and holistic medicine. He received his Doctorate of Medicine Degree in 2005 from the University of Arizona followed by a three year residency at Kaiser San Francisco. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in both Microbiology and Biochemistry from Northern Arizona University in 2000 and then pursued his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and Political Science.
Dr. Manjarres is originally from Arizona but has lived all over the world as a member of a military household. His passion for volunteer work led him to Mexico City to work for the Red Cross as well as the Peruvian Amazon where he started and ran a volunteer clinic to provide free healthcare to the local residents while teaching resident physicians from the University of California San Francisco.
Before founding Namaste Medical Group, Dr. Manjarres worked for a total of seven years as a Hospitalist and Intensive Care Physician for various hospitals such as Eisenhower Medical Center, Kaiser San Francisco, and Kaiser San Diego. After gaining this invaluable experience, he felt he could take patient care to the next level by combining different modalities of customized care that is guided by the patient’s value system. He believes that giving patients the benefits and risks of all options and by partnering with other healthcare providers that he can empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. He acted on his belief by partnering and sharing his vision with a single Pain and Wellness Clinic in Palm Springs, CA. His vision led them to grow from a single location to four additional locations throughout Southern California and Hawaii. He then chose to settle down in San Diego and follow the path of integrative and holistic medicine as a entrepreneur.
He worked with Urban Street Angels and Eric Lovett to help write and be awarded an innovations grant from the County of San Diego to help homeless youth (18-25yo) with severe mental illness with a whole wellness approach. He designed the program to use technology including the innovative health care application HealthTrak to help track the effectiveness of the modalities used to treat the youth.
In his free time he loves to do yoga, study conciousness, do biotech consulting and spend time with his two dogs at the beach.
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