Victor Rafa, DC
Victor Rafa, DC, provides integrative, whole-body care at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in Mission Viejo, California. At the group medical practice, Dr. Rafa teaches patients not only how to get out of pain, but how to avoid it in the future.
Dr. Rafa graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1997 with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in business. After graduating, Dr. Rafa worked at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach assisting in the operating room and the functional rehabilitation department. After an injury, chiropractic care helped Dr. Rafa recover and he’s been in love with it ever since. He then went back to school and graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier in 2001 with a Doctor of Chiropractic. He opened his first office, Healthy Solutions, in 2002 and Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc. in 2006.
Dr. Rafa is a family man with a wife and two kids. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and is an avid mountain biker.
Vinod Malhotra, MD
Dr. Vinod Malhotra, MD is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and Cardiology specialist who has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Amritsar, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. Dr. Malhotra is the lead physician with the Bloodless Program. His bedside matters are beyond every patients expectations. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his two daughters.
Dr. Schlingman began his pre-chiropractic education at Rutgers College in New Jersey where he studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses. After completing his study there, he was accepted at Life Chiropractic College in Marrietta, Georgia. During his four years at Life, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Life College Public Clinic. After graduating in 1982 Dr. Schlingman moved to the Saddleback Valley area in to establish his practice.
Dr. Schlingman is married to Anh and they have two children, Drew, and Logan.
Azita Ansari, Lic. Acupucturist
Azita Ansari is a Registered Nurse, graduated from Paris/France and certified in California since 1993. Her work experience started in hospitals, operating room and home health care.
Azita earned her certification as an Aesthetic injector with Allergan and Mertz in 2002, and started to work with various plastic Surgeons in Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
In addition, Azita extended her education in becoming an Acupuncturist/ herbalist in 2000 from Emperor’s college of oriental Medicine. Her expertise as an Acupuncturist is pain management, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, stress management and overall to establish a state of harmony within the body, mind and spirit.
Azita is a big believer in maintaining a healthy life style and youthful appearance.
Moreover, Azita has lived in 3 different continents and speaks 4 languages.
Stevie Sisneros, PA-C
Stevie is originally from Colorado and moved to Southern California more than 20 years ago. She attended Charles R. Drew University, where she earned both a Bachelors and Physician Assistant Degrees in 2003. Stevie was a volunteer for Shea Therapeutic Riding Centers for 18 years and believes in the importance of incorporating many forms of therapy to create a balanced mind, body and spirit. In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, camping, weight lifting, and hanging out with her dog.
Erek Antis, PTA
Erek’s dream growing up was to play football in the NFL. After sustaining 3 ACL reconstruction surgeries and 1 medial meniscus tear Erek was introduced to the world of Physical Therapy. Through 10 years of personal training and two undergraduate degrees in both psychology and kinesiology; Erek decided to further his education in Physical Therapy. In April of 2021 Erek began his PTA education at Stanbridge University. Through determination, grit and adversity Erek graduated and is now a licensed physical therapist assistant. Erek possesses years of experience but most of all shares his gift of quality care and compassion to aid his patients in the fastest and safest way possible.