Meet Our Team

Dr. TJ Gudilin

Meet Dr. TJ Gudilin

From Young Athlete to Chiropractor

When Dr. Gudilin (better known around the office as Dr. G) was 13 years old, he was an avid rugby player who had been experiencing dizziness during games and practices with radiating shoulder and neck pain—to the point where he would “see stars.” Knowing this was not normal, his mother took him to see a Chiropractor. Dr. G was immediately amazed at the sheer energy this chiropractor had. After spending some time with him, he learned how chiropractic could correct his shoulder and neck problems. He still remembers a day more than 20 years ago when he turned to his mother after being adjusted and said, “Mom, I want to be a Chiropractor.”

Dr. G went on to attend the renowned Life College West where he obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Though he initially specialized in treating sports injuries with other therapies, he later found that care worked best when it was focused and specific to each patient.

He has enjoyed every day that he’s been able to practice chiropractic, spreading health and wellness to the community. He hopes to help his patients understand the benefits of chiropractic while improving their lives for the long-term instead of merely masking symptoms.

Meet Dr. Paul Hernandez 

Dr. Paul discovered the power of Chiropractic through his own experience with back pain at the young age of 17 years old. When medical care and pharmaceutical pain relievers no longer worked, like many of you, he searched for other means to fix his pain. Fortunately, through a trusted friend Chiropractor which happen to be Chiropractic First 20 years ago. His life was changed in ways he couldn’t imagine. Quickly he learned Chiropractic was far more than simple pain relief care. As his back pain and double-leg-sciatica pain began to diminish, so did his life-long allergies, debilitating asthma, aggravating stomach aches, and his weakened immune system that led to so many frequent colds as a child; these were now a thing of the past. It was at that moment, at the age of 17, that he knew he wanted to become a Chiropractic Doctor.
Like Dr.G, the road to achieving his Doctorate was a long one, filled with good and bad circumstances. His family also struggled with health issues. Both his parents passed away at the young age of 47, following long battles with health illnesses managed by medical doctors who, unfortunately, could not find solutions to save them. The lesson he learned has never left him and still guides him to this day; true health can’t be found in a pill. His passion for Chiropractic comes from the purpose of knowing while it’s too late for his parents, there are still many other people out there that it’s not too late for; and he honors his parents with every patient he treats.
Dr. Paul brings with him a comprehensive education consisting of an Associates degree in Liberal Arts, an Associates degree in Communications, a Bachelor’s degree in Science, and a Doctorate from Palmer West in Chiropractic. He specializes in a wide range of Chiropractic techniques, as well as Physiotherapy, Athletic Sports treatment and Pediatric Chiropractic care.

Recently, Dr. Paul has returned to us from spending 4 years working and volunteering his time in the state of Chiapas Mexico, where he worked with many patients with a wide variety of health issues, as well as a wonderful children’s shelter, all of which allowed him to gain more experience, learn and practice speaking Spanish, as well as give back to the culture and community that his parents originated from.

Dr. Paul is excited to be back home, now as a father and a husband, especially in the office where it all began for him, full circle. He is excited to share his passion and knowledge with each and every patient he has the pleasure to serve.

April Sanchez

April Sanchez – Office Manager

April began working with Dr. Savage at Chiropractic First since 1998 and serves as Office Manager. People say she is the “glue” that keeps the practice running so smoothly and able to serve so many patients. April is a San Jose native and graduate of San Jose State. She is married with two wonderful children. Because she feels so strongly in the benefits of chiropractic care, her children have been receiving chiropractic care since birth.

April will always greet you with a huge smile, great laugh, and the ability to handle any office concern you may have. Don’t be surprised if you see her or a member of the team delivering goodies to the Chiropractic First patients for some special occasion. She feels like the patients are family and makes sure they feel that way.

Myra Caguiat

Myra Caguiat – Chiropractic Assistant

Myra began working as a Chiropractic Assistant here in May 2015. Born in Tennessee, but raised in California, she’s been a long time native of Santa Clara. She enjoys spending time with family, and finds that good food + good company = good times. She also loves music, movies, and traveling.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Myra worked as an educator for over 7 years. She comes most recently from Hyde Middle School, where she served as center director for the YMCA. Her time with the Y only deepened her passion for inspiring and making a difference in the lives of our youth.

She hopes to do the same for the families and team at Chiropractic First, and will continue to serve the greater community by sharing the work and health benefits of chiropractic care.

Jaime Eisenberg - Massage Therapist

Jaime Eisenberg – Certified Massage Therapist

Jaime has been part of the Chiropractic First team since 2012.  She received her training at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz in 2000.  Since then, she has continued her education and  received multiple certifications. She specializes in pain management and repair injury.

She has a passion for horse and has been riding since the age of 14. She has now incorporated her passion into her career as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist (massage for horses athletes).  As a horse owner, she spends every opportunity she can with her horse.

As a chiropractic patient herself, she has seen many wonderful benefits.  She believes chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy go hand in hand.   Jaime enjoys assisting others towards their goal of achieving optimum health.

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