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Meet the Team

Michael Woo-Ming, Medical Director

Dr. Michael Woo-Ming, MDMichael Woo-Ming, MD is a Mayo Clinic-trained physician and has lived in the San Diego area off and on for 25 years, attending the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, with a Minor in Visual Arts. Dr. Woo-Ming graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and attained a Master’s Degree of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He received his residency training in Family Practice at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Woo-Ming has been in private practice in Escondido, CA since 1999, responsible for thousands of patients including being Urgent Care Director and director for several nursing home facilities in the area.

Dr. Woo-Ming’s life changed dramatically in 2004, when his youngest son Ryan was diagnosed with autism. Realizing conventional medicine may not offer all the solutions to Ryan’s issues, Dr. Woo-Ming made it his personal mission to explore all areas of health and wellness, including the advancements of age management, finally opening his own clinic, Executive Medical, in 2013 to help San Diego residents begin living life to the fullest.

Outside of taking care of patients, Dr. Woo-Ming is considered one of top physician entrepreneurs in the country, having counseled hundreds of physicians to help improve their work-life balance in their own practices. Dr. Woo-Ming is married with two children, and enjoys tennis, basketball, and computers.

Dr. Lawrence Le Roy, Chiropractor

Dr. Lawrence Le Roy

When Dr. Le Roy was 10, his parents were in a car accident in their 1957 VW bug. A friend recommended they visit a chiropractor, and he remembers thinking, “Chiropractic care, what’s that?” Then, during junior high school, he found a brochure about Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Dr. Le Roy remembers seeing, “A natural approach to health and wellness” and he couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Becoming a Chiropractor

Now knowing his mission in life, he refocused his high school interests from sports to the sciences. After completing the prerequisites at Moorpark Community College, Dr. Le Roy was accepted at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. After 10 grueling trimesters and completing over 4,500 classroom hours of intensive training, he graduated in 1985 and started practicing in Ventura, CA.

Upon graduating Dr. Le Roy started using the Activator Methods® technique, an advanced instrument adjusting technique, achieving his Advanced Proficiency Rating in 1988. By combining this gentle technique with physiotherapy and quality supplements, his hope is to help as many people as possible live better.

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Joanna Torre, Physician Assistant

Joanna Torre, PAJoanna Torre is a Physician Assistant joining our team with diverse experience in Orthopedics. She is of Chamorro ancestry and grew up on the Pacific island of Guam. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Talofofo, Guam in 1974. She received a 4-year scholarship at the University of Guam where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, May 1979. She continued her quest for higher academics, relocated to California, and graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California as a Physician Assistant in 1984. Her medical career began immediately at FHP Long Beach, California in Geriatric Medicine and Orthopedics, November 1984. She then transferred to FHP Guam- Family Practice in 1985.

In November 1990, another career move with interest in Sports Medicine and Surgery took Joanna Torre to Honolulu, Hawaii with Kaiser Permanente in the Department of Orthopedics. Her personal interest in Sports Medicine and fitness channeled to childhood obesity. Her first client was her younger brother who is now an avid Triathlete and completed numerous Ironman Triathlons.

It was in Hawaii she was commissioned with the US Army and assigned to the 1984th USAH Detachment 2, at Triple Army Medical Center, September 26, 2000. No sooner to expect, Ms. Torre received orders for deployment to Iraq for OIF, February 2004-September 2005. Captain Torre resigned her commission from the U. S. Army and retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2010 to care for her ailing mother who then passed August 10, 2011.

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Ms. Torre resumed Orthopedic practice in 2014. It was then she focused her interest on wellness, nutrition, and fitness. As a certified NESTA Personal Trainer she shared her passion with others and helped them to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Ms. Torre resumed active as an advocated for Homeless Veterans. She commits to a personal mission with providing meals, shelter, and integration into the work force for homeless Veterans. She is also a National Advisor for the National Organization of Chamorro Veterans. She will continue as the motto implies, “leave no solder behind”!

She is very active with outdoor sports such as hiking, cycling, and power walking. Once football season begins, Ms. Torre will be supporting her team, Miami Dolphins.

Joanna has one son, Michael John Torre, currently residing on Oahu, Hawaii and two canine lovables, Sindalu and Kapua residing with her here in La Quinta, California.


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