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     Stefan Hagopian, D.O., is a native of Worchester, MA who received his medical training at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also completed a teaching fellowship and received most of his hospital training throughout New England. The most important part of his education has been extensive study with James Jealous, D.O., Anne Wales, D.O., Herbert Miller, D.O., Viola Frymann, D.O. and Robert Fulford, D.O.

     He is committed to research and teaching in traditional Osteopathic Medicine and maintains affiliations with universities and postgraduate institutions in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hagopian enjoys developing his biodynamic farm with his family in Topanga, CA.

     Virginia M. Johnson, D.O., first discovered Osteopathy as a grateful patient. A graduate of Vassar College and the University of Arizona, she left a career in public accounting to pursue osteopathic study. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences with a teaching fellowship, she completed a residency specializing in Osteopathic Manual Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, where she provided traditional osteopathic care to critically ill patients, post-partum mothers and newborns.

     Dr. Johnson is Board Certified in Osteopathic Manual Medicine (C-NMM/OMM) by the American Academy of Osteopathy. She is a certified teacher with the Cranial Academy, where she serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer, and she is clinical faculty for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and treats a broad spectrum of medical conditions by applying anatomic and physiologic principles of Osteopathy. She believes the goal of Osteopathic care is to facilitate the inherent healing properties, thereby allowing the patientís potential for healthy function to unfold.

     Originally from Armenia, Arsen Nalbandyan, D.O. moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. He received his Bachelorís Degree from California State University of Northridge. Dr. Nalbandyan attended Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific where he was awarded the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Fellowship which involved research, clinical practice and teaching osteopathic principles and practice. After graduating from medical school he completed his internship at the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.

     His hobbies include photography, traveling, basketball, soccer and swimming. During his youth in Armenia, Dr. Nalbandyan competed in upper level soccer leagues and has a special interest in sports medicine for children and adults.

     Dr Oster is an LA native who received her medical training at A.T Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She continued on to complete residency training in Internal Medicine in Los Angeles where she served as Chief Medical Resident.

     She has a Masterís in Public Health with a focus on Environmental & Occupational Health. Her diverse experience in health care garnered a deep appreciation for whole person care and the environmentís effect on health. She has an interest in preventive health and viewing food as medicine.

     Having discovered it as a patient herself, Dr. Oster is passionate about Osteopathy. She is involved in continuing education and continually learns about new, innovative ways to treat patients, understanding that each patient is unique. Dr. Oster compassionately partners with her patients while empowering them as they navigate through the complexities of their illness.

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