Arturo Palencia, M.D.
Dr. Arturo Palencia is a California native and moved to Bakersfield to practice medicine 10 years ago. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. He then went to University of California, San Diego and received his medical degree in 1992. This was followed by a Anesthesiology residency at LAC-USC in Los Angeles. His Pain Management fellowship was done with Dr. Jayson Hymes in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Palencia's philosophy of treating pain is to always identify the source of the patient's pain. Any subsequent studies or treatment are done in order to treat the pain or to confirm a suspected injury. He has extensive experience in pain injections including spinal cord stimulators.
Afaq Kazi, M.D.
Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Kazi completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in 2003, at Washington University, Barnes Jewish Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. Most recently, he completed a Fellowship in Interventional Spine at Cedar Sinai Institute of Spinal Disorders.
Dr. Kazi's background reaffirms our emphasis on targeted therapeutic interventions, and complete rehabilitation and strengthening.
Carmen I. Fischer, M.D.
Carmen I. Fischer, MD, is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. She specializes in non-operative care of spinal disorders, joint disorders, chronic pain syndromes, and electrodiagnostic studies.
Dr. Fischer is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Fischer is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. She then completed a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Spine Institute in interventional pain management.
Kris Isenman, PA-C
Graduate Western University of Health Sciences. Physicians Assistant Program 1997 Licensed by the state of California. Certified since December 1997 by the National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Worked in Family Practice for 6 1/2 years before changing to pain management in March 2004. Member of California Academy of Physicians Assistants (CAPA) and American of Physician Assistants (AAPA).