Meet the SWBPC Team

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Dr. Michael Pendleton


Dr. Pendleton uses a "whole person" approach in order to identify the root of any health problems. He uses a thorough history, physical examination, advanced diagnostic tests such as blood, urine, saliva, and electrodiagnostic tests as needed to tailor treatments and lifestyle changes to each individual patient. He has more than 25 years of experience working as a licensed chiropractor in Albuquerque, and he has several post-graduate certifications in areas like electrodiagnostics, traumatic brain injuries, and sports injuries.

He is acknowledged as a regional and federal regulator, and the NMCA named him "Chiropractor of the Year" in 2016! Along with going to the gym, he likes to go road and mountain biking in his spare time. If you're looking for a doctor who takes a personalized, whole person approach to your health, Dr. Pendleton may be a good fit for you!

  • Licensed Chiropractic Physician since 1991
  • Certified in Sports Injuries (CCSP) in 1992
  • Received Diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) in 1996
  • Certified in Electrodiagnostics (EMG and NCV) in 2007
  • Certified as an Advanced Practice Doctor of Chiropractic (DC-APC) in 2009
  • Obtained a Fellowship of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation (FABBIR) from the American College of Functional Neurology in 2015
  • Appointed to the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 2015
  • New Mexico Delegate to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and an alternate to the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
  • Awarded "Chiropractor of the Year" by the New Mexico Chiropractic Association in 2006 and 2016

Dr. Doug Meints

Brain Mapping/Neurofeedback Director

Dr. Doug Meints was one of the first chiropractors to measure how chiropractic affects stress, brain function, and human performance. He is devoted to studying the nervous system related to mood, mental focus, and resilience. He believes, "As the brain goes…so goes physical health, self-image, and relationships.

In 1973, he accepted a Presidential nomination to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated four years later, earning a Bachelor of Science in oceanography. He spent the next five years as a jet navigator, flying from the decks of aircraft carriers in the Pacific. Leaving the Navy in 1984, Dr. Meints graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic, followed by 26 years of private practice near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked closely with Dr. Pendleton since 2015.


Patient Advocate

Corbin, our patient advocate, is Dr. Pendleton’s right hand man (and sometimes left). He’s been working here since 2017 when he was still playing basketball at Eldorado High School. He had an interest in sports medicine and found intrigue in Dr. Pendleton’s practice.

After 5 years at Southwest Brain Performance Centers, he guides and educates every patient through treatment by listening to your concerns and being with you every step of the way. His goal is to ensure your safety and prevent errors that could affect your treatment. In his free time, he enjoys going to the lake and snowboarding. We’re sure you’ll get along with Coby, he’s a pretty cool guy!



Hyperbaric Technician/Front Desk

Gabriel has been one of our Hyperbaric Technicians here at Southwest Brain Performance Centers since 2018. He provides Hyperbaric Therapy to patients who are suffering from a variety of conditions by administering these treatments in a safe and effective manner. His goal is to ensure that you will be getting the most benefit out of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy!

He was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, where he went to Taos High School and met his best friend, Jeremy. They moved out of Taos for school and both went on to work at Pro Oxygen in Albuquerque, an oxygen bar and hub for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. When Pro Oxygen moved out of Albuquerque, Dr. Pendleton purchased a Hyperbaric Chamber and brought the effective treatment to Southwest Brain Performance Centers to help patients with brain injuries and other conditions heal at a much more accelerated rate. Gabriel has been a registered technician for five years.

Off the clock, Gabriel is a music producer and DJ and also loves to read manga!


Hyperbaric Technician/Front Desk

Like Gabe, Jeremy has been a Hyperbaric Technician for six years. He administers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to our patients suffering from many different conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, Diabetic wound healing, Lyme Disease, and Mold Toxicity. He has always been intrigued with the human body and medicine and found Hyperbaric Oxygen to be a fascinating treatment for a plethora of conditions. 

Jeremy was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, before moving to Albuquerque to go to the University of New Mexico. He was on the lookout for a job that pertained to health and the human body, where he found Pro Oxygen in Albuquerque, an oxygen bar and hub for Hyperbaric. He became a registered Hyperbaric technician in 2017 and worked at Pro Oxygen for two years before the practice moved to Taos, New Mexico. Once Dr. Pendleton got this news, he purchased a Hyperbaric Chamber and hired both Gabriel and Jeremy to work here at Southwest Brain Performance Centers in 2019.

In his free time, Jeremy produces music and loves to draw.



Front Desk

Introducing Ella, our friendly face at Southwest Brain Performance Centers. Ella is a valued team member who was born and raised here in Albuquerque. Her kind disposition and commitment to providing top-notch patient care makes her a valuable asset. Whether it's setting up an appointment or offering a hot cup of coffee, Ella makes sure every customer feels welcome.

Ella balances her time between the antics of her three loved cats and her enthusiasm for basketball and gym routines when she's not in the office. Ella is always ready to interact with people, so don't be afraid to start a conversation with her about her love of basketball or stories about her mischievous feline friends.

Vicky Magown

Myofascial Therapist

With four decades of experience as a Myofascial Therapist since 1983 and certification as a Fascial Manipulation Therapist since 2012, Vicky has had the privilege of training and certifying professionals across the United States. Her expertise has been showcased through lectures and presentations at prestigious conventions and organizations, including the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists and the American Academy of Pain Management. Additionally, her diverse skill set encompasses various modalities such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent, MicroLight 830 Laser, and Kinesio Taping.

Her treatment approach involves comprehensive assessment, targeted therapy, and personalized home stretches, all aimed at restoring mobility and alleviating pain. Her ultimate joy lies in empowering individuals to reclaim their lives, free from discomfort, and enabling them to fully engage in their passions and activities once again.

  • Myofascial Therapist since 1983
  • Certified Fascial Manipulation Therapist since 2012
  • Trainer and certifier of Myofascial Therapists across the USA
  • Lecturer and presenter at various conventions and organizations including the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, the American Academy of Pain Management, the MYOPain Society, and the University of New Mexico Continuing Medical Education
  • Trained and certified in modalities such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent, MicroLight 830 Laser, and Kinesio Taping

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