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. 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).

Erin S. Piccola – Licensed Acupuncturist

  Erin is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Board Certified Practitioner of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science in Cellular Neuroscience at Colgate University and graduated at the top of her class from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she received her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. In her previous experience, she has performed acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping, and moxibustion to provide a nutritional and lifestyle guidance for patients that experience a variety of conditions. 

In her free time, Erin participates as a guest speaker in Health Science and Anatomy courses at the UC Irvine and Soka University. Erin enjoys healthy home cooking and is very passionate about early childhood nutrition. She has also previously traveled to China, France, Israel, Italy, Greece, Holland, and Czech Republic.

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.