COMPASSIONATE CARE FROM OUR TRUSTED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Francis Lagatutta, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Francis P. Lagattuta M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for Lags Medical Centers. He holds Board Certifications for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has been treating patients for over twenty years and is also a certified IMR reviewer. He currently supervises the medical staff at all Lags locations.
Basem Aziz, M.D.
Basem Aziz, M.D. is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is fluent in English and Arabic. Dr. Aziz has been a member of the Lags team of providers since September of 2014 and he currently practices in California’s Central Valley.
Ed Balbas, M.D.
Dr. Balbas graduated 1996 with his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines. In 2005, he completed his residency in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. That same year, he participated in a 1-year fellowship training with a board-certified PM&R, EMG, and Pain Specialist with emphasis on spine care, chronic pain, general musculoskeletal, sports injuries, EMG-NCS, and fluoroscopically guided spinal procedures – his fellowship is as a Physiatrist Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) accredited. Dr. Balbas has been a provider with LAGS Medical Centers since 2015, and is board-certified as a Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Kendra Brown-Walker, M.D.
Kendra Brown-Walker, M.D. is fellowship-trained in Pain Medicine and completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown-Walker is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Brown-Walker has been a Lags team member since October, 2015 and currently practices at our Ventura County facilities.
Fredrick Comrie, M.D.
Frederick K. Comrie M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He has been a member of the Lags team since 2013 and currently practices in California’s Central Valley.
Igor Galan, M.D.
Igor Galan M.D. earned his Doctorate in Neurology from Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences in Edison, NJ. Dr. Galan has also completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and specializes in general neurology, pain management, neuromuscular disorders, and neurophysiology/epilepsy. He is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. He has been a member of the Lags team of providers since 2014 and currently practices on California’s Central Coast.
Matthew Hadilaksono, D.O.
Dr. Hadilaksono is a PM&R Board Certified and Fellowship trained Interventional Pain & Musculoskeletal Medicine specialist. Completing his undergraduate study at University of California, Los Angeles, he received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York. He went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He continued with his subspecialty fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at the Center for Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation/NJMS Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Brianna Hoffman, M.D.
Dr. Hoffman utilizes a multi-faceted approach to pain management, addressing patient’s social, psychological, and physical health all as integral components of their overall well-being in her native Portland. She holds a medical degree from the University of Miami, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and joined in 2017 after her PM&R residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Health System.
Fajie Ma, M.D.
Fajie Ma, M.D., is fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the State University of New York (SUNY). He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Ma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Cantonese Chinese. He has been a Lags team member since February, 2016 and practices in the Central Valley and the Bay Area.
Laura Megorden, DPM
Laura Megorden is a Board-Certified Podiatrist specializing in all foot and ankle related pathology, including elective and reconstructive surgery. She completed her undergraduate education at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University School or Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete her surgical residency training at Maricopa Medical Center In Phoenix, AZ. She currently practices on California’s Central Coast.
Winston Montero, M.D.
Winston F. Montero M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been a member of the LAGS team of providers since September of 2012. Prior to his work with Lags, he completed his residency with Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He currently practices on California’s Central Coast.
Mahendra Nath, M.D.
Dr. Mahendra Nath studied at S. M. S. Medical College in India and received his M.B.B.S. He has also received his MS in Orthopedic Surgery and his PM&R. Full bio coming soon.