I am Carlien Stokes, a native from the Philippines. A medical billing and coding specialist, and currently working for Dr. Dana Robinson as her administration assistant and billing medical specialist. Most of my friends describe me as kind-hearted, easy to be with, sassy, friendly and always outspoken. I am an optimist and have big dreams and never give up on anything until I succeed.
I have a passion for helping people. I have helped many people from doing healthcare to massage and doing what I can to help others in different ways. I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Peninsula. I went to school in Burlingame and graduated from San Mateo high school.
I started my healthcare experience in January of 2000-August 2010. I started my experience as a caregiver then worked myself up as care manager. I learned a lot about many different medical conditions. The experience that I acquired was very rewarding, sad, challenging and inspiring. I started doing massage on some of my clients because I disliked seeing them in pain. The results were rewarding and very helpful. I then decided to start massage school in September 2007 and graduated in April 2008. I started my first massage job in July 2008.
My first massage job was at Burke Williams Day Spa. There I learned a variety of massage from Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Reflexology and other specialty massage like Hot Stones, Detox Massage and Aroma Therapy. I have worked at Massage Envy and there I mainly did basic Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and some specialty massage. I have worked in Chiropractic and learned mostly how to work with injuries from car accidents, work related injuries and also chronic pain. I have learned a lot about the body. Seeing my clients in pain is heartbreaking and I just want to fix them all. I love seeing my clients walk out pain free is so rewarding. Massage has made my clients be a lot more aware of their bodies. I also enjoy giving my clients recommendations and ideas to help with any self-care and to help prevent injury.
When I am not working, I enjoy being outside in nature walking or hiking. I enjoying venturing out into new places. I love to be around water and the ocean is one of my favorite places because it helps me to feel at peace.
I am the newest team member in the office and will most likely be the person you first encounter when you call or walk in the door. I am a bay area native, and have done extensive work in customer service, and other community related work. I am known to be a "people person" with positive attitude, and although you might not notice because of a face mask, I will always greet you with a smile. I am excited to be part of the Peninsula RSI Chirporactic team and am looking forward to welcoming you when you come see us!