Doctors of UCMWG

Dr. David Mark Rekar, MD

Dr. Rekar was born and grew up in New York City. After completing his undergraduate work at Queen's College where he double-majored in mathematics and pre-med, he went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1980, Thomas Jefferson's university, and one of the finest in the nation.

After several years of internship and residency in Internal Medicine, he became interested in integrative and complimentary alternative medicine which he has pursued since.

In the mid 1980s Dr. Rekar was a solo practitioner in his own preventive medical practice.

In 1997 he became the Medical Director of Universal City Medical Group, a multi-disciplinary practice with a holistic approach to many different medical problems.

In his leisure time, Dr. Rekar is an avid sportsman enjoying tennis, hiking, basketball, and swimming. In addition, he is a pianist and composer with approximately 60 copyrighted songs to his name. He has been married to his wife, Cindy, since 1983 and currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California, along with his cat, Sabu, and dog, Ivan, who was rescued from the East Valley Shelter. Dr. Rekar has been a proud member of The Humane Society for many years.


Dr. James Barrass, DC

Dr. James Barrass, DC has been studying and utilizing Applied Kinesiology in his daily evaluation and treatment of patients for 20 years.

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Dr. Dan Griffin, DC

Dr. Dan Griffin has a strong background in family wellness and has worked with patients as young as 1 hour old to over 100 years old.

Dr. Dan was born and raised in Denver, CO. He found his passion for chiropracatic when he was injured playing football in college. After seeing a chiropractor, he was intrigued that his treatment consisted of getting to the cause of his condition, rather than just masking it with medications. After graduating from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa with a bachelors in Fitness Management and Kinesiology, he went on to pursue his doctorate in chiropractic at the mecca of chiropractic...Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa.

He uses his passion, and knowledge to treat patients of all ages towards optimal health through natural chiropractic care.