Dr. Amelia Armenta is the medical director of Health Advantage Physical Medicine. She brings a wealth of experience as an Internal Medicine doctor dealing with a myriad of problems and has always wanted to bring a holistic approach to health care.
She has brought new ideas and areas of focus to the practice to meet the needs of the community. This includes bio-identical hormone treatment and weight loss. She is an avid exercise enthusiast and practices what she preaches Dr. Armenta is an excellent example of what healthy living can do to add years to your life and life to your years.
Dennis Buckley, DC, is an experienced chiropractor and clinical director at Health Advantage Physical Medicine in Pasadena, California.
In 1993, Dr. Buckley graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier, California.
After graduating, he started practicing in Pasadena and worked with Dr. Michael Budincich for 11 years. Dr. Buckley moved to the new Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Pasadena clinic and worked as a private practitioner and clinician.
In March 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.
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 from 2004 to 2005, he was president of The California Chiropractic Association. He has served locally as the Chairman of the Board of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Buckley is married and has two “extra sons” and a daughter who serves in the United States Navy. He is from Downey, California, and is a third-generation Southern California native.
Dr. Buckley has run three marathons. 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 school 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.
Dr. Buckley enjoys helping people achieve their God-given potential in performance, health, or relationships. He feels blessed to work in a profession that helps people in many ways.
Miwa Yoshida, DC, is an experienced chiropractor and center director at Health Advantage Physical Medicine in Pasadena, California. She started her career as a rugby football trainer for Kobe Steelers (10 times Japanese national champion) and loves to study sports injury and training techniques.
Dr. Yoshida has helped train and treat boxing champions and served as a team doctor for the professional basketball team in Japan. She has dedicated her life to learning holistic medicine practices, including acupuncture and chiropractic.
In 1989, Dr. Yoshia graduated from the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco, California. In 1999, she graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic School in California. Dr. Yoshia was an instructor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California, and supervising doctor/clinician for ten years.
In 2009, Dr. Yoshia co-founded the Health Advantage Health & Wellness Center. And in 2015, she co-founded Health Advantage Physical Medicine. Her knowledge of Eastern and Western medicine, nutrition, supplementation, and sports injury has helped many patients with challenging 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 four boys who are involved in karate and soccer.