Wellness Staff

Meet Your Clinical Team

Meet Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CIFM, IFMCP, ATN, CCST

Clinical Pain Doctor & Injury & Trauma Specialist

Hello-Bienvenido, my name is Dr. Alex Jimenez; I am a Chiropractic Doctor specializing in advanced pain elimination therapies. As your Doctor, I am very serious when it comes to you and your health.  We have compiled an amazing team of clinical trainers to guide you in your recovery. My primary goal is to bring you the best in El Paso’s clinical injury recovery options.  Below you will see one of 3 floors in our fitness area that you will use to get care in our office.  You will also get a glimpse into the collaborative talent offered. There are many individuals with great talents here, ready to assist you. You will never be left alone in your journey to recovery. We will take you literally by the hand and walk with you through your recovery if needed. We are a collective group of doctors, clinical staff, and nutrition specialists ready to serve and help you. We will use all advanced procedures to assist you in your recovery safely. Our goal is not JUST to get you pain-free but to increase your functional abilities and overall wellness. My true heart and soul desire to treat every patient as my mentors and teachers have taught and empowered me to. To honor God’s creations in you on every level.  That is what I will do. God Bless. Dr. A Jimenez

Become a patient today. It is easy! We proudly focus on total joint health, proper strength training, complete mobility fitness, and cardiovascular conditioning. We use Advanced Techniques, Agility Training, Cross-Fit type exercises, and the PUSH-as-Rx ®™ System to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems.  With our doctors, rehabilitation specialists, and therapists at your side, we focus on the exact treatment appropriate for your particular needs. We want to help you live a new and improved lifestyle. Our doctors and clinical staff have spent over combined 300+ years researching and testing methods with thousands of patients. Yes, that is, of course, AFTER you add all our clinical years of experience.  We strive to create fitness and better the body through researched methods and total fitness programs. Our treatment methods are diverse, proven, and use the body’s dynamic abilities to achieve tiered improvement goals.  Our passion is to stop suffering due to pain and dysfunction.  Personal Text: 915-540-8444   

Meet Kenna Lee Vaughn Senior Health Coach.

My passion is for people. When they thrive- I thrive. I strive to make a positive and memorable impact on each person’s life I come into. My passion for people and health began at a young age. Starting with competitive sports as a child and into high school, I was truly amazed at what the human body was capable of. In 2010, at the age of 13, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. From here, my passion for the healthcare world blossomed. I became very familiar with doctors, blood work, and patient care. In turn, I got to learn more about not only my body but how much work truly goes into maintaining the body’s fragile systems and how precise our hormone levels have to be. When it came time to decide on a major and what college to go to, I proudly chose Grand Canyon University. The strong ethics they have and prestigious healthcare majors were right up my alley! I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 3.5 years with a bachelor of science in Exercise Science, emphasizing Health Education. After graduation, I continued to get my Exercise Physiologist Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). As previously mentioned, I am truly fascinated by how amazing the human body is. One thing I love specifically about it is the ability it has to heal itself. With the proper supplementation, diet, and knowledge, the body can make incredible changes. This is where Functional Medicine comes in. Functional medicine is treating the body and the cause of an issue the individual is having at the root cause, not just covering up the symptoms. When a patient comes in, we start with a very detailed history. This history typically takes about 45 minutes to complete but allows us to gain a new perspective on what is occurring in the body. After this is completed, it is assessed at a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Jimenez, myself (Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach), and the patient. At this appointment, we will decide what labs to run to give us a better direction and understanding of the levels that are currently in the body. The labs we use give us extensive results and information. These labs’ importance is patient health, so we use over 12 different companies to ensure we are getting the best quality of results per patient. Every plan we create is individualized and personalized per patient. We understand that the human body is not a one plan fixes all. What works best for one person will not work best for the next. One of my favorite parts of creating these personalized plans and working with patients is the nutraceutical and coaching aspect. We use the nutraceuticals free of wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives. The certain nutraceuticals we recommended per patient depends on their blood work and the specific health goals we have created together. Part of being a team means having people to keep you accountable. As a health coach, I personally stick by the patient’s side every step of the way. Technology today really helps us take our patients to the next level. The clinic has an app, “Dr. J Today,” that allows me to view our patients’ daily food and supplement intake. In addition to this, it pairs with a smartwatch that tracks activity and steps. Not only does it pair with a watch, but it pairs with a scale as well. This scale does not measure just weight, water weight, body fat change, lean mass change, BMI, and BMR. Having all of these components together truly allows me to have an inside view on progress and keep individuals motivated. I also can instant message patients through the app to answer any quick questions they have outside of their weekly video chat check-ins, also performed through the app. Lastly, a critical part of the body that is often overlooked is the feet. In the office, a scan of each patient’s feet is taken and carefully assessed. From here, I can tell the pressure they are putting on their feet and the differences they have in their arches. This allows a comprehensive alignment of their ankles, knees, hips, and spine. The body is a chain reaction, and all work together. If the feet are causing problems, added stress and strain is being put on the body. I have the ability to order custom 3-D printed orthotics to help get patients back on the right foot!  

Meet Ana Paola Rodriguez Arciniega

Master Clinical Nutritionist

I am a nutritionist with a strong research background and experience in the nutritional management of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Through my nutritional career, I have provided help through personalized diets and nutritional education to people with food allergies, gestational diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and patients in need of enteral or parenteral nutrition. My objective is to pursue the improvement of my community´s health through the application of nutritional education.     NUTRITIONAL PRIVATE PRACTICE Star Médica/2015- present. Provide dietetic guidance through nutritional assessment, biochemical, dietetic, and body composition monitoring. Actively with pediatricians, internal medicine physicians, and gastric surgeons, we try to improve the patient’s health by providing a patient-centered integral treatment. • Create personalized menu plans for patients with food allergies (mostly kids) and work hand in hand with their parents by providing current information about adequate products for this kind of diet therapy. • Provide nutritional and dietetic information for newly diagnosed diabetic patients. • Perioperative nutrition management for patients of elective gastric surgery. • Nutritional management of overweight and obesity. • Management of FODMAP´s for patients with chronic colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. CLINICAL RESEARCH (Master´s degree) National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán/2014-2016 During my two years of graduate school, I assisted and participated in multiple topics of investigation in the department of Nutritional Biochemistry and Animal Nutrition. • The identification through ELISA of adiponectin isoforms in the blood plasma of patients with different BMI´s. • Quantification of Trimethylamine in different edible fish species in Mexico, for the later introduction in the diet therapy of patients with a colostomy. CLINICAL RESEARCH National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán/2012-1013 As a research intern in the Animal Nutrition department, I was in charge of the correct application of laboratory procedures described by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, analyzing laboratory results, reading and transcribing current information for its subsequent inclusion in published articles. • Analysis of lipid content and profile of Mexican fish species to know which fish could be used in CKD’s diet therapy. • Application of sensory test of different fish recipes for the inclusion in the diet therapy of patients with CKD. HOSPITAL NUTRITIONIST Mexican Institute of Social Security/ 2018-Present Assess through SGA hospitalized patients to determine nutritional risk, prescribe, and/or follow medical orders with nutritional therapy referrals. Supervision of foodservice and safety of food preparation. • Plan, prepare and manage enteral nutrition therapy. • Supervision of milk bank procedures and stock to prevent milk shortages. • Dietetic consult, nutritional assessment, and providing menu plans to outpatients. • Provide nutritional education to hospitalized patients and family members. • Supervision of the ensembled food trays for hospitalized patients. COLLEGE PROFESSOR Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez/2016-2019 Taught classes filled with current and relevant information, mainly referencing guidelines and articles of ESPEN, ASPEN, AHA, WHO, and IOM. The topics that I was in charge of teaching were: Nutritional assessment and diagnosis (laboratory and practice), Laboratory of Diet and nutritional calculus (through life stages), and Clinical nutritional practice (adults and the elderly). As well as contributing with different classes/topics in the Certificate of Nutritional Treatment of Kidney disease. • Assessment of the nutritional status of the patient with kidney disease. • Protein-energy wasting in the CKD (chronic kidney disease) patient. • Medical-Nutritional treatment of acute kidney illness. • Antioxidants and their use in CKD. • Participated in the Nutrition Student Conference 2017 with the topic presentation of The ABCD in the Nutritional Assessment of Cancer Patients

Meet Daniel Alvarado

PUSHasRx Owner/Director (Level 1 Clinical Trainer)

Daniel Alvarado is the owner and the top trainer at PUSHasRx® CrossFit Fitness Facility. Since becoming a Trainer, Daniel has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his clients receive the most comprehensive and advanced training. Working directly with the Doctors, he develops and collaborates on patient-specific care plans.  No patient ever gets the same clinical protocol.  His expert clinical kinesiology experience spans over 2 decades.  He has trained injured patients and NCAA National Champion Athletes. His technical ability to create programs that are clinically sound and second to none. He has also used his physical therapy and recovery experience to take broken top-tier athletes into strict recovery protocols to help them achieve highly competitive national championships.  He certainly will not admit it, but he is a top national champion trainer.  Daniel also develops youth programs that are sport-specific to aid young athletes to achieve great success.  His mastery of clinical recovery is applied to all patients and top tier athletes alike.  All patient programs are specifically designed with patient-focused recovery priorities.  He is happily married to beautiful Victoria Alvarado has one child. He enjoys strength training, movies, singing, conducting, writing poetry, and being a CrossFit champion. Just a way cool dude. We think you will agree.

Meet Mike Contreras

PUSHasRx Trainer

Big Mike was born and raised in El Paso and is an excellent personal trainer and CrossFit coach. Mike works hand in hand with each patient’s clinical care plan to achieve optimal outcomes. A trusted clinical representative of the PUSHasRx System along with his advanced protocols. Mike not only trains the injured and recovering.  Mike is a sincere human that has a great talent for bringing out the best in every individual he works with. He will never admit it, but we will share with you a secret. He, with his God-given talents, trains the greatest athletes and champions in El Paso.  Many champions in our community know of his commitment.  As a youth, he also played football (wide receiver), basketball, and track at Bel Air High School. Educated in Clinical Human Kinesiology at UTEP and loves playing football and basketball with his little nephews in his free time. Mike has three sisters and one brother, most of whom live nearby in El Paso. When he’s not watching the Cowboys or Spurs play, he’s usually lifting, sleeping, or watching movies. We are blessed to have this soul on our team.

Meet Ethan Padilla

PUSHasRx Trainer

Ethan was born and raised in El Paso and is one of our most outgoing and friendly coaches. Ethan earned his nickname “rampage Ethan” from his years at El Dorado High School, where he played inside linebacker. He has placed twice in the Strongman Competition and recently competed in the Desert Games with his fellow PUSH Athletes as a team and placed 4th overall! Ethan is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at UTEP. His focus on clients is obvious to all.  Ethan can manage huge groups of individuals like no other.  His awareness of the dangers while exercising is his greatest concern.  When he’s not coaching or studying for class, he likes to spend time with his family (here in El Paso) or with his Weimaraner puppy. Fun fact: Ethan loves any food with sprinkles (especially donuts with sprinkles) and is a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan.

Meet Rick Cano

PUSHasRx Trainer

Most early-rising PUSHasRx members know Rick well as a fantastic coach who focuses strongly on form and will always make you laugh. He was born and raised in El Paso and loved to train his athletes and coach CrossFit. Rick is a very diligent, kind, and considerate trainer.  He is always mindful of client techniques and aware of client goals.  When he’s not coaching, Rick loves to work on cars, especially his ’69 Chevelle (his next car will hopefully be a ’69 Charger). He not only became a certified Automotive Mechanic at 17, but while working on his certification at EPCC, he won 1st place in a bench competition when he was 16 (approx. 56 reps at 155#). His favorite movements are clean & jerks, and snatches. He loves Oreos (eats them every night), loves watching the CrossFit Games, and loves his three bulldogs. He spent one year of full-time personal training before he started coaching CrossFit two years ago. He is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and hopes to get his Level 2 Certification soon. Rick has competed in several competitions, including WOD for Toys in 2014, where his team placed 1st.

Meet Iylene Avalos

PUSHasRx Trainer

Iylene has been working with us for over 4 years. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and running. She has 2 dogs and loves movies. Iylene is extremely aware of body mechanics and mindfully watches rehabilitation movements.  She is always standing, ready to assist, and respond to client needs. Her commanding voice is always clear to all, no matter what floor you are on. Iylene is always ready and willing to answer any question you may have regarding fitness and recovery.

Meet Andres

The Recovery Specialist

Andres has been at PUSHasRx for two years. He brought his company Recovery and became the official juicer. Andy will fix you right up.  Andres will make sure that your nutritional recovery programs fit within your standards.  Also, there is great care in making sure the nutritional requirement is clinically met.  Patients and high-performance athletes depend on high-performance nutrition.  Upon completing the physical medicine portion of therapy, you will be offered specialized organic recovery drinks and supplementation to help aid in your recovery.  You will be confident that from your pushing to recovery, you will be taken care of.

Meet Lluvia

Intense Trainer

Lluvia started working out at PUSHasRx; she is now a trainer and a PUSH Crossfit Team team. She is a high-performance athlete and works with advanced performers to increase their game.  She is always close to the client, ready to get the best out of them.  Care is always taken to prevent injury and exactly perform movements.


Meet Truide!

Administrative Director

Truide has been the administrative director at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for over a decade. She loves to work out and help patients. Her main objective is to assist the doctors and patients with concerns regarding clinical or financial matters.  She has been able to assist in matters of great discretion protecting patients’ rights on all levels.  Versed in HIPPA regulations, she stands ready to enforce the patient protection creed and patient bill of rights. Her main focus is always to protect the patient’s right to care.  She is fluently bilingual and able to communicate our patients’ intentions to all that need to know.

Meet Jennifer Gameros

Billing Administrator

Jennifer has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for five years. Her focus is to provide top quality service. She executes and manages medical record requests.  With 20 years of executive billing and coding experience, she is the go-to person requiring delicate answers. She enjoys watching movies and helping people.

Meet Sandra

Head Physiological Therapist

Sandra has been working at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for over 5 years.  As the head Licensed Massage Therapist, she manages and directs critical aspects of clinical care.  The patients love her ability to make you laugh while removing those pesky trigger points, causing pain.  She can relax and bring comfort to all she touches.  There just simply is no patient that escapes her talented touch.  Trained in advance myofascial techniques, she is an integral part of patient recovery.  You will never see anything but a kind smile and resolute persona ready to correct your condition and aid in your recovery.  She definitely enjoys helping people, has 1 dog, and loves movies.  She loves flowers too.

Meet Dennise Acosta

Head Office Manager

Dennise has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for four years.  Known as the master multi-tasker.  Dennise handles patient care from the moment you walk in the door.  She is akin to the air traffic controller. She will assist you in a matter requiring clinical preparation and effective inter-office communication. She unifies all departments and clinical providers, ensuring all important information reaches all clinicians promptly.  She also loves to work out, stay in shape, watch movies, and help people.

Meet Alejandra

Billing Executive

Alejandra works in accounts & billing. She is the radar of the bunch.  Nothing appears to escape her mind.  Highly intelligent and appears not to need a computer for the recall of facts. She provides information retrieval for patients and clinical staff.  She has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for three years and ready for any task at hand.  She performs interoffice communications with attorneys and the medical director of ancillary offices.  She loves her family, and places know how to prioritize well.

Meet Alexander

Collegiate Athletic Consultant & NCAA Wrestling Champion

Alexander Isaiah Jimenez leads the power and agility education programs for high school athletes. While still studying for his medical degree, he provides physical performance testing to collaborate with clinicians. He is gifted in creating physical performance programs no matter what the clinical presentation is.  As a national fitness champion and collegiate wrestler, he too understands what performing at high levels entails.  He, too, has had to recover from debilitating injuries only to return better than before a win national titles.  He understands how the recovery process is different for clients, patients, and extreme athletes. We are blessed to have his counsel.

Meet Astrid


Astrid has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for about three years.  Astrid has taken her love for writing to a new level. She is a gifted and talented copywriter able to create amazing storylines.  She creates content for patient consumption. She can bring words to life in a way that perplexes even the elite authors of the day. She loves nutrition and the healing power of clean eating.  A naturalist at heart, you will never see her eating processed foods that would be contra to clean living. She enjoys movies and creating storylines for Anime.

Meet Adam

Media Design

Adam has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for about a year. He enjoys designing and various forms of art. A storyteller by trade, he can see things people don’t see until his masterpieces are revealed.  Adam is a director of many media using the top graphics, audio, and video media to tell our patient’s story.  Modest to the core, you would never know what he is about to create.  We are blessed to have his talents telling the world about Chiropractic using all media available.

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Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, RN*, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Texas & New Mexico*
Texas DC License # TX5807, New Mexico DC License # NM-DC2182

Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN*) in Florida
Florida License RN License # RN9617241 (Control No. 3558029)
License Compact Status: Multi-State License: Authorized to Practice in 40 States*
Presently Matriculated: ICHS: MSN* FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Program)

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