Chiropractor / Clinic Director

Dr. Dennis Buckley graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1993 with honors. He started practicing in Pasadena and worked with Dr. Michael Budincich for 11 years. He moved to the new Los Angeles College of chiropractic Pasadena clinic as a private practitioner and clinician. In March of 2009 he started The Health Advantage Health and Wellness Center.

In January, 2015, the Health Advantage Health and Wellness Center evolved into Health Advantage Physical Medicine where he holds the position of Clinic Director

Dr. Buckley’s passion as a chiropractor extends beyond the clinic. He has served his profession at the local level up to the state level and in 2004-2005 he was president of The California Chiropractic Association. He has served locally as the Chairmen of the Board of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

He serves as team doctor to local high schools and teaches injury prevention and risk management to football programs. He is on the executive board of the National Football Foundation San Gabriel Valley Chapter as Vice President and Sports Medicine Chair.

Dr. Buckley is married and has two “extra sons” and a daughter who serves in the United States Navy. He is from Downey, CA and is a third generation Southern California native. He has run 3 marathons, over 100 5K’s to ½ marathon, duathons and triathlons. He loves to play golf, walk, read and is a closet history buff. He loves spending time with his family and he and his wife Brenda serve on the Marriage Matters ministry at their church where they also chair the Marriage Mentor program.

Dr. Buckley mentors students from high school to graduate schools and has made a study of success. He has authored two books, “Student Chiropractors On Road to Excellence” and “The Hole In Your Diploma”. He is working on his third book, “The Hole In Your Practice” which should be out this summer.

Mostly Dr. Buckley is all about helping people achieve their God given potential in performance, health, or relationships. He feels blessed to work in a profession that helps so many people in so many ways.


Chiropractor / Center Director

Dr. Miwa Yoshida started her career as a rugby football trainer for Kobe Steelers (10 times Japanese national champion). She loves to study sports injury and training techniques. She has helped trained and treated boxing champions and served as team doctor for professional basketball team in Japan.

Dr. Yoshida has dedicated her life to learning holistic medicine practices including acupuncture and chiropractic. She graduated from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in 1989 and from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1999. She was an instructor for Southern California University of Health Sciences as a supervising doctor/clinician for 10 years. In 2009 she co-founded The Health Advantage Health & Wellness Center. In 2015 she co-founded Health Advantage Physical Medicine. Her knowledge of eastern medicine and western medicine, nutrition, supplementation and sports injury have helped many patients with difficult conditions.

Dr. Yoshida enjoys skiing and snowboarding. She used to be a gymnast and figure skater and has been very active her entire life including playing soccer. She has 4 boys who are involved in karate and soccer.