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Rachel Chavez Joins Comprehensive Pain Management Center


The Pain Management Center at Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center is pleased to welcome Rachel Chavez, Physician Assistant. Joining the Pain Management Center team was an easy decision for Chavez. “Dr. Young is progressive in treating pain and believes in a holistic approach which includes a mind, body, spirit philosophy,” shared Chavez.

Helping residents in Mendocino and surrounding counties who deal with pain is one reason why Chavez chose to practice at the Pain Management Center. “For me it’s really like coming home,” shared Chavez. “I was born in Ukiah and grew up in Mendocino County so I really have a passion to help the people of this community.”

Chavez chose to work in the field of pain management because she saw a gap between primary care and helping those suffering from chronic pain. “I started my career working in a primary care setting and realized that I was limited in what I could do for those suffering from pain. I really felt there was a need for a holistic approach to treatment – incorporating nutrition principles, education, behavioral health, massage, medication, and procedures.”

Rachel Chavez, P.A., is now accepting new patients at the Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center Pain Management Center, located at 260 Hospital Drive, Suite 108 in Ukiah. To schedule an appointment please call (707) 463-8003. The comprehensive pain management specialists include Michael Young, D.O., Rigpa Shunya, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Rachel Chavez, P.A.