380 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Dr. Joel Richnak is Managing Partner at Mountain View Rehabilitation Medical Associates where he is Co-Chairman of their sports and spine specialty clinic. He is also a Consulting Physiatrist for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, CA.
Dr. Richnak received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1999 and went on to complete his residency in Physiatry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY in 2003. He has been board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2004 and earned his Sports Medicine sub-specialty board certification in 2013.
Since completing his residency, Dr. Richnak has consistently pursued additional professional training, driven by his strong interest in regenerative medicine and its ability to help the human body heal itself. This led to training in prolotherapy in 2007, followed by training in regenerative medicine concepts and treatments in 2014. In 2015, he was brought on as a Regenexx affiliate – the foremost regenerative medical company, offering the most advanced stem cell and platelet procedures.
Since 2003, Dr. Richnak and his family have lived in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. He is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, with experience as a climbing and back-country ski guide. He and his family spend much of their leisure time cycling, running, backpacking, and skiing the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
Dr. Gary Glaze was born in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He went on to Des Moines, Iowa and attended College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines University) where he graduated with honors. After an internship in Cleveland at Richmond Heights General Hospital, he practiced medicine in the United States Navy. By 1988, he had completed both a Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Pain Management at Bethesda Naval Hospital. From here he went to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California to become the Director of the Pain Management Fellowship program. He moved to Sacramento, California in 1990 and practiced Anesthesia and Pain Management at Mercy General Hospital. While still in the US Navy Reserves, he went to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991.
He moved to Nevada City, California in 2001 and began a solo practice in Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesia in 2005. He continues to practice in Sacramento and Grass Valley at various locations.
Diplomate National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Diplomate American Board for Anesthesiology
Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management (ABA)
American Osteopathic Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiology
International Spinal Injection Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
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