Meet the Team
Chiropractor Philip Straw D.C.
Dr. Phil Straw, D.C., has been practicing over 15 years, his mission is to save as many seniors as possible from the crippling effects of peripheral neuropathy and the conditions associated with it. His practices exclusively treat patients with neuropathy and diabetes. In 2014 Dr. Straw published a book that is the A to Z hand book for neuropathy sufferers. He speaks professionally on peripheral neuropathy and nutrition. When he is not working he loves coaching, paddle boarding, and spending time with his beautiful wife Guyanna and two kids, Luke and Savanna. Dr Straw, D.C. earned his under-graduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1988 and doctor of Chiropractic in 1995.
Chiropractor Teni Minaeian D.C.
Prior to joining the Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic team, and focusing on neuropathy and nutrition, Teni Minaeian specialized in treating geriatrics in an OC rehabilitation clinic. In addition to her work with Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic Inc., she is continuing her education at the Carrick Institute to obtain her diploma in Functional Neurology. She received her Doctorate Degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and her Bachelors Degree in political science and biology from UC Irvine.
Chiropractor Thomas Ontiveros D.C.
Dr. Ontiveros graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. His desire to help people have longer, healthier lives led him to Optimal Health. The smiles of Optimal Health patients when they regain their independence in life has fueled his desire to continually advance his own studies of peripheral neuropathy and diabetes in an effort to become more effective in his treatments. Outside of the office, Dr. Ontiveros enjoys exercising, gardening, and stargazing.
Chiropractor James Alfon D.C.
Dr. Alfon graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. His passion for helping others actively reach their health goals through proper nutrition, and providing adequate treatment plans led him to Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic. When he’s out of the office, his hobbies include playing the guitar, basketball, exercising, and breakdancing.