Meet Our Providers

 
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Omar Chaudhry, L.Ac, MTCM/DTCM

Omar Chaudhry is one of the founders of Watsonville Acupuncture, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California, and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus on pain management, chronic illness, addiction recovery, dietary/herbal recommendations and longevity.  

The son of South Korean and Pakistani immigrants, Omar grew up on the East Coast and was introduced to Herbal Medicine at a young age under the care of his Korean grandparents.  His treatment style combines multiple modalities as he's found that healing is best encouraged using a combination of approaches including herbal and dietary recommendations.

 

He currently lives in South Santa Cruz and spends his time playing music, surfing, playing volleyball or disc golfing when he's not in a treatment room.   

Education:

  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Five Branches University (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Five Branches University (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • Undergraduate Degree in Music, Minor in Business - California State University (Los Angeles, CA)

Insurance Network:

  • Medi-Cal

  • Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH)

  • Blue Shield of CA

  • United Healthcare

  • Cigna HMO/PPO

  • Coventry (Aetna)

  • Health Smart

  • Multiplan

  • Corvel

  • Prime Health Services

  • Worker's Compensation/Personal Injury

  • American Speciality Health (ASH)

  • Landmark (Pending)

  • Anthem Blue Cross

 
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Francesca Pascale, L.Ac, MTCM, DAOM

Francesca Pascale is the other founder of Watsonville Acupuncture, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California, and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a focus on pain management, neuromuscular medicine, Five Element style Acupuncture, as well as psycho-emotional health.  

The daughter of Italian immigrants, Francesca was born and raised in Napa, CA.  She first fell in love with Asian Medicine through her own healing and transformation with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.  She combines multiple modalities in her treatments and speaks fluent Italian as well as Spanish.

Outside of the clinic, Francesca enjoys fitness, surfing, spending time in nature, as well as continuing to learn and explore her physical, intellectual and spiritual growth.  

Education:

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  - Five Branches University (San Jose, CA)

  • Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Five Branches University (Santa Cruz, CA)

  • Undergraduate Degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies - Northland College  (Ashland, WI)

Insurance Network:

  • Blue Shield of CA

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Landmark

  • American Specialty Health (ASH) - via Cigna, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Health Net

  • Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH) - via Medi-Cal in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced Counties

  • Optum - via United Health Care, Sutter Health Plus

  • Tricare West - via Veteran's Affairs (VA)
  • Worker's Compensation/Personal Injury

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Rick Sanchez, CMT

Rick Sanchez is the founder of Fit Recovery Massage and a licensed massage therapist in the state of California.  Rick blends multiple modalities in his bodywork to search for positive changes in the body of his patients while being able to apply several massage styles to tailor to the needs of his patients.

Education:

  • Certified Massage Therapist - National Holistic Institute (San Jose, CA)