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Meet Mireya Hernandez of Simple Health Acupuncture & Chiropractic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mireya Hernandez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mireya. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Growing up, I always said I wanted to be a doctor because I love helping people but I wasn’t sure exactly what route I’d take. It wasn’t until my third year at Cal State Long Beach that I finally decided I wanted to be a chiropractor. At the time I was already a Kinesiology major but thought physical therapy was the path for me.

I ended up getting a job at a chiropractic office and that’s when I found my true calling. I loved everything about the profession and the doctor I was working with was so very passionate about chiropractic that I decided to look into it and see if it was for me. Indeed, it was because after college I enrolled in chiropractic school. While in school I worked part-time at 24 Hour Fitness and at a physical therapy office as an aquatic therapy assistant. Those two jobs taught me a lot about patient interaction and care.

It’s been nine years now since I began my career as a chiropractor and It’s been quite the roller coaster ride with more ups than downs but I wouldn’t change a single thing because it’s all lead me to where I am today. I am blessed to be a business owner and I love what I do.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely has not been a smooth road. Some of the struggles have been personal. It took me a few years to get comfortable and confident with my skills as a chiropractor and to some extent that hindered the growth of my patient base. I was young when I graduated and started practicing and it was all new to me. I wasn’t exactly sure the type of practice I wanted to have so I spent years working for other doctors trying to figure it out, while at the same time building my patient base. I eventually decided to open up my own practice and unfortunately that didn’t work out for reasons beyond my control. It was a blessing in disguise because it brought me to the current location I’m at now and it’s here that I met my now business partner Julia Wu. We both shared the same vision of having a holistic healthcare clinic, so when the practice I was working for (which was next door to her acupuncture practice) went up for sale, we decided it was the perfect opportunity for us to buy it and merge in to one. It’s now been a little over a year and a half since we merged and became Simple Health Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

Please tell us about Simple Health Acupuncture & Chiropractic.
Simple Health Acupuncture and Chiropractic is a holistic healthcare clinic dedicated to serving the people of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Cerritos, and the greater Los Angeles area. We have been in business independently for 9 years and together a year and a half. We offer acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, assisted stretching, cosmetic acupuncture, physiotherapy and cupping in addition to a few other services. We have an experienced team of professional, knowledgeable, licensed individuals who strive to bring better health, wellbeing, and quality of life to our patients. It is our goal to provide patient-focused healthcare that is tailored to the individuals need. Altogether, we have a combined 30+ years of experience, and we are always striving to improve the substance and quality of our care. We welcome you to share in our experience, and know that you are in the best of hands here at Simple Health.

Since we are a multi-disciplinary health clinic, we are uniquely positioned to offer our patient’s the health care they need under one roof. In addition, the practitioners along with the staff are in constant communication with each other with regards to patient care to make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to the treatment provided. We are proud to say that we offer one of the most comprehensive, effective, and affordable range of services in all of the Los Angeles area. Our dedication to our craft and our constant desire to improve sets us apart.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is walking to the library with my mom on Friday’s and checking out books. My mom worked in the strawberry fields which meant she was gone basically the whole day but since strawberries are seasonal, she wouldn’t work during the off season and that’s when we would walk to check out books. On our way home we’d stop by the local hot dog stand and eat. It’s the simple, little things that I remember and are very special to me.

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