Pacific Center of Health was established over 30 years ago in 1986. Rick Gold (still practicing at the clinic today), Alex Tiberi and Joe Lizarro founded PCOM (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) to provide Oriental medical and Asian bodywork therapy education to students from around the world. At the same time, they realized they needed a clinic site off-campus and Pacific Center of Health was born! Although the clinic has had a few homes over the years, we've settled in convenient Mission Valley for the past 10 years. In 2011, we were very happy to welcome Adrian Bean from The Healing Point as we joined forces. Adrian is a diamond in the ruff practitioner; he is extremely effective while also being nurturing and kind. His patient's adore him and he is very busy as a result. Over the years we've had practitoners come and go but are happy to report our current group has been with us for a while and we are going strong. Our clinic is a leader in the Chinese medicine field; we see a variety of patients from chronic pain, to worker's comp injuries, to cancer patients to overall wellness with great success. We strive to provide a great experience for patients from the time they schedule with the front desk staff (most of whom have been with us for many years) to the time they come in for their treatments. We have a warm, welcoming environment and genuinely care about the health and well-being of our patient's, it is our goal to provide the best holistic care possible.
Thank you San Diego!
We're thrilled to announce that we received the San Diego A-List Award for acupuncture and massage! The coveted CityVoter A-List award is to businesses who offer outstanding services and is voted on by the community. We're honored to be a recipient and will do our best to keep serving our patients in the best ways possible.
"My GP recommended that I try acupuncture for my chronic pain. I have severe social anxiety and seeing a doctor alone, unless it's a female, is painfully hard for me. I needed to find somewhere where I didn't feel threatened and this place is amazing. Everyone in the office is easy going. This place has beautiful energy.
Rachel Riba is my acupuncturist and I adore the crap out of her. She has a beautiful way of treating others with care and respect. I've never seen her greet anyone without a smile or a kind word. Her friendly manner makes the questions she asks less invasive than what a GP might ask. She keeps a close eye on symptoms to evaluate what is working and what is not to better serve the needs of her clients.
Along with Rachel I see Lisa Loos for massage and she is fantastic. I have met only a few people in life that can give real hugs but Lisa is one of the top. Heck, I don't even like being touched by people but Lisa has magic in her hands. She is so down to earth that it's hard not to find comfort in being near her. I think the greatest thing about seeing Lisa is she listens to my body and lets me know what it is she is encountering and if it's something that needs more attention from Rachel.
The desk help is also helpful and friendly. Grace quickly learned my name and greets me by it each time I have an appointment. I love that they have the ability to confirm appointments through phone, text, or email. The reminders are awesome if you are like me and can't keep your days straight.
I highly recommend Pacific Health Center. Rachel and Lisa are the best." ~ Ali C., San Diego