Our Las Vegas Doctors
Dr. David R. Golan, MD
Dr. David R. Golan was educated and trained at The University of Southern California from 1986-1994, completing both Medical School and a Residency in Emergency Medicine. After finishing residency, Dr. Dave relocated to Nevada and began his career as a Board Certified Emergency Physician at University Medical Center of Las Vegas.
UMC is the teaching hospital for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In addition to practicing Emergency Medicine at UMC full time, Dr. Dave educated medical students, interns and residents in the areas of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine.
After leaving UMC, Dr. Dave practiced in the private sector from 2005-2007 in joint practice with Dr. Jason O. Jaeger, a chiropractic physician in the Las Vegas Valley, co-managing patients injured in auto related crashes. After a brief retirement in Maui, he returned to the mainland to pursue a career Age Management Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Dave is the Medical Director of both OptimAge Age Management & Aliante IPM (Integrated Physical Medicine). He is passionate about proactive preventative health, age management and physical medicine.
Dr. Jason Jaeger, DC, fCBP
Dr. Jason Jaeger has practiced since 1999 and has been chiropractic physician in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940’s. He is the Administrative Director of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, one of Nevada’s leading integrated physical medicine practices.
Dr. Jaeger is one of only approximately 1000 chiropractors around the world appropriately trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®; www.idealspine.com), a highly advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to alignment, and one of only 19 instructors for the CBP technique. Dr. Jaeger is also Board Certified in Nevada in CBP®. He is the developer of the Universal Tractioning System (UTS) and received the “2014 Researcher of the Year” award for the Advancement of Chiropractic Science at the Annual Chiropractic BioPhysics® Research Symposium held in New York City.
Dr. Jaeger attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform. Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge’s prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuro-musculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims.
Dr. Jaeger currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA; Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, KS; Parker University in Dallas, TX; and Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, IA. He is the Secretary of the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) Research and Guidelines committee (FACTS). Dr. Jaeger is a professional speaker and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia on spinal biomechanics, research and the clinical work he has performed. He is a published author in the peer-reviewed literature on clinical biomechanics. Dr. Jaeger is a literature-reviewing doctor for the International Chiropractic Association’s Best Practices Guidelines, a guideline recognized & accepted federally by the National Clearinghouse of Guidelines. He is a past board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Association (NCA), is a current board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Council (NCC) and has been deemed an expert by the courts in the State of Nevada.
Dr. Jaeger is licensed to practice Chiropractic in Nevada, Arizona and California and is proud to bring his experience and enthusiasm to the Southern Nevada community. He is married to his wife Carrie and has two boys, Aden and Sebastian.
Dr. John Brown, DC
I’m a craftsman at heart.
My mother tells a story about when I was very young. She bought a new alarm clock and had it sitting on the kitchen table. I wanted to know how it worked, so I went to the garage got a screwdriver and proceeded to take it apart. When she came to get the clock it was in pieces and she was understandably upset. But as she puts it I told her not to worry, that I could put it back together.
And just like that she says I re-assembled it, and wouldn’t you know it worked. I’ve always been fascinated with the way things work. So it was no surprise that before I had even graduated high school I was working half a day in a local automotive shop. I worked my way up until I was a full time mechanic with my own giant tool box full of tools. I learned critical thinking, how to diagnose a problem and devise a solution. I also learned that it’s always best to have the right tool for the job. Critical thinking and working with my hands. These are my strengths.
Now, years later I’ve ended up putting my skills to use working on the human body as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Or as I like to think of myself, a BIOMECHANIC. Right out of school I was drawn to Chiropractic BioPhysics™ (CBP) as the gold standard for non-surgical correction of the spine and body. I worked in a CBP clinic in Atlanta, GA, then went on to open my own multi-location chiropractic practice in Florida utilizing the same CBP protocols at the heart of our treatment programs. I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to work at Advanced Spine & Posture in a multi-disciplinary practice where I feel the very best of what is possible in chiropractic and physical medicine is being done on a daily basis through close co-operation with many different providers.
Dr. Todd Polatis, DC
Dr. Todd Polatis is a chiropractic physician who was born and raised on a potato farm in southeast Idaho. He was taught the value of hard work, integrity, and service. In high school he was involved in many sports such as basketball, football, and baseball, which was where he was first introduced to chiropractic. He wasn’t only into sports in high school but loved to serve his classmates. He was the senior class president and served in many other leadership positions.
After high school he spent time serving a mission in Guatemala for his church. He learned many lifelong lessons that have helped him in so many ways. This paved a strong path towards serving others. He went to college searching for that path in Health Care. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry knowing that would help in the health profession. Still searching for that one career, he worked at a Nuclear Facility in Idaho for 5 years.
It was during that time when his wife had been having some health troubles and traditional medicine had no answers. It went on for some time, and then there last stop was the chiropractor. It was an instantaneous relief from symptoms that had been continuous for the last 8 months. She had relief for a few days but then symptoms started to return. They then were directed to a Chiropractic Biophysics chiropractor. It was after a month of starting her treatment with this chiropractic treatment that her symptoms never returned. He knew that this was his calling and soon applied to chiropractic school at Parker University in Dallas Texas. During his time in the University he was also the president of his class and the Chiropractic Biophysics Club. While in school he attended his Basic training in Chiropractic Biophysics. He is passionate about restoring health through Chiropractic Biophysics.
His biggest passion is his family. Dr. Todd and his wife love the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and watching their boys become the next NBA stars.
Dr. Graham Linck, DPT
Dr. Linck was born and raised in southern Las Vegas, Nevada. Following high school he spent four years in Portland, Oregon while obtaining a Bachelors degree in Life Science from the University of Portland Honors Program. Following his bachelors, he returned to Las Vegas to attend UNLV while completing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, in the inaugural class in 2008. During his internship Linck returned to Portland , working with Rebound Orthopedic and Sports Physical therapy. The Rebound Group treated the Portland Trailblazers, Portland State, and Concordia University athletes.
After graduation from PT school, he interned at Impact Basketball, a national basketball training facility which has trained numerous NBA, college, and high school basketball players. His intern duties included assisting the athletic trainers, strength coaches, and player development coaches, maximizing the athlete’s performance. In the summer of 2008, he began working for Physiotherapy Associates, a national PT group, in a variety of capacities, as a licensed physical therapist and clinic director. During the first three and a half years he was mentored by the world renown Bob Donatelli, PT. During that time, they worked collaboratively with a number of professional, college, and high school athletes in a variety of sports including: basketball, baseball, tennis, gymnastics, golf and MMA/ Muay Thai fighters.
Dr. Linck is currently in training for certification in Sports Specific Rehab. He recently became one of the first physical therapists to receive General Certification for CBP (Clinical Biomechanics /Chiropractic Biophysics Technique) and looks forward to further understanding how spinal posture can influence peripheral orthopedic and balance conditions. Additionally he is Level 1 certified with RockTape.
Dr. Linck is a published author. He recently wrote two text book chapters on ankle rehabilitation that were published in Rehabilitation of the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient, 3rd edition, on Lateral Ligament Repair of the Ankle and Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Ankle.
Linck stays active with continuing education and is interested in learning new evidence based treatment approaches to assist his patients and athletes achieve their personal and fitness goals.
Graham met his wonderful wife, Mimi, while attending PT school and has been happily married since 2011. They enjoy reading and relaxing at home, with their shitzu, Penni, and going to the movies regularly. Graham is also a sports enthusiast and enjoys cheering on the UNLV basketball program and the Indianapolis Colts.
Lauren Taylor, MPAS, PA-C
Lauren C. Taylor, MPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant at Advanced Spine and Posture Health, formerly Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, a unified medical, physical therapy and chiropractic center of excellence. Lauren attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science prior to attending Touro University of NV where she received a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Lauren is from Chicago, IL. Lauren was an Academic All-American and All-Big Ten Division 1A scholarship 10-meter platform and springboard diver while attending Purdue University. Lauren has a proven dedication to volunteer service. In 2012, Lauren was honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with Comfort Hospice Care for 5 years and counting.
Her continued dedication to serving those in need is reflected each and every day through her uplifting spirit and patient bedside manner. Lauren is an active member of the Purdue Alumni Association of Las Vegas. She enjoys photography, hiking, traveling, riding four-wheelers, and craft beer.
Elaine Liberti, PA-C
Elaine Liberti is a Physician Assistant originally from West Palm Beach, FL. She received her undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she also conducted laboratory research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Though she enjoyed the research experience, she realized that her true calling was to work directly with patients, which drove her to attend PA school at Barry University in Miami, FL.
Elaine’s passion for Orthopaedic care and overall physical wellness makes her a great fit at Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine. Aside from practicing medicine, she translates this passion into an active lifestyle that includes CrossFit, swimming, hiking, and other outdoor adventures.