Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Dr. Barkow is the Founder and previous Medical Director of Orange County Pain Management. As a leader, philanthropist, and physician, he practiced medicine for over 20 years, drawing from a variety of disciplines and alternative medicine options to best help heal his patients. Our team is passionate about carrying on Dr. Barkow’s legacy.
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Dr. Tony Liu, DO

Dr. Liu is very open to both traditional and alternative methods of treating a patient. His passion is taking care of the patient first and offering alternatives that will better their lives without limiting himself to just medicine.
DrLiu completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at University of California Irvine. In addition to his Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard and a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon in Information Systems Management. Originally from China, Dr. Liu earned his Bachelor’s in Chinese Medicine from Guangzhou University, specializing in alternative and holistic methodologies such as acupuncture, herbalism and chi-gon.

Dr. Daniel Krauchuk, DO

As a double board certified physician in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, DrKrauchuk has a strong belief in interventional pain management practices as well as strengthening the body through exercise to achieve results. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Fascinated by the human body, he went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University. He went on to complete his residency in General Surgery at Saint John’s Hospital in New York followed by a PM&R Residency at Wayne State University and, later, a Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management. Dr. K is a life-long athlete and to this day keeps a regimented schedule of two workouts per day and surfs regularly. When he’s not working or surfing, DrK spends his time doing motor sports or enjoying blues or jazz.
DrK has extensive knowledge and experience with handling more complex cases such as CRPS patients, implanting stimulators and regenerative medicine practices.

Sasha Speare – Nurse Practitioner

Sasha Speare was born and raised in Southern Orange County and is an integral part of the team at Orange County Pain Management. Her nursing approach is well-rounded, having worked in physical therapy, primary care, home care, inpatient facilities and abroad. She values a holistic approach to pain that focuses on the whole individual including nutrition, physical therapy, interventional techniques, medication management, and alternative options to treat pain. Her experience working abroad in Spain and the Dominican Republic has given her experience with a variety of disease processes and people, as well as enhancing her fluency in Spanish. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, surfing, and golfing. Sasha was educated at Columbia University in New York City for her Masters of Science in Nursing and Northwestern University for Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science.

Steve Rhyan, MA, PA-C, CSCS – Physician Assistant

With more than 10 years experience in healthcare, Steve’s practical approach to Sports Medicine comes from his experience as a former professional athlete, coach and educator.

Steve Rhyan received his bachelor of science in Physician Assistant studies from Charles R. Drew University-UCLA. He completed his masters degree in Physiology of Exercise with an emphasis in human performance and a bachelor of science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University.

When he is not working as a Physician Assistant, he gives lectures in Exercise Science & Strength Development at San Diego State University and Santa Ana College. Steve is a nationally certified strength & conditioning specialist and an instructor of Physical Fitness & Health for Police, Firefighter and Military personnel. He is a published author in peer-reviewed journals of regenerative medicine, with a concentration in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

Pamina Barkow, MA, CNC – Nutritionist

What began as a childhood love of cooking in her grandmother’s kitchen slowly grew into a career in helping people eat healthier and be happier. For the past decade, Pamina has worked with people who have special dietary needs, specializing in patients with celiac, dairy and other dietary sensitivities. In addition to her education and technical skills, Pamina is also a mother who can relate to busy family schedules and the challenge of eating healthfully. She received her Master’s Degree from UC Irvine and is also a classically trained chef.

Ciro Elgueta, PHD, CNC

Ciro is the lifetime student of human behavior. He earned his PHD from Biblioteca Vasconsulelos University as well as earning highest honors while pursuing his Clinical Nutrition Certification. Our patients appreciate his insight and academic approach to the topic of human health and nutrition.