meet the team
Kurt Cagasan, D.C.
Dr. Kurt F. Cagasan is a board-certified chiropractor serving the community of Downtown San Diego, CA, at Gaslamp Chiropractic. His areas of expertise are sports injuries and back pain. Dr. Kurt served his country in the United States Navy for four years.
During this time, he moved around often, so he attended several undergraduate schools across the country prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree. He then earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA. Dr. Kurt spent the first six years after chiropractic school practicing at Active Life Medical in Palo Alto, CA.
He then joined Gaslamp Chiropractic, where he’s been practicing since 2007 and has had the privilege to treat patients from all walks of life, including professional athletes and TV personalities. His main goal with patients is to evaluate the whole person and not just treat their symptoms. By doing this, he’s able to help restore their optimal health.
Dr. Kurt is a member of the American Pregnancy Association and supports the Special Olympics through fundraising efforts. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Kurt enjoys spending quality time with his loving wife and their son.
Shaffana Cagasan, D.C.
Dr. Shaffana Cagasan has been in practice for the last 17 years. Over the course of her career, she has spent a large amount of time educating the top doctors in the area of brain health and stress issues. She is an expert in reading neurotransmitter and hormone testing.
She also develops personalized treatment protocols for mood and stress-related health issues. Dr. Cagasan received her training at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, she also has trained at the Amen Clinic and is a Certified Brain Health Coach and is a graduate of Functional Medicine University.
Areas of Specialty:
- Brain Fog
- Cognitive Issues
- Memory Issues
Dr. Cagasan specializes in helping patients revitalize their health and
balance their neurotransmitters and stress hormones. She has helped many patients who have not found the answers they need to live an energetic fulfilling life.
Penny Harris, D.C.
Dr. Penny was not born into a chiropractic world but it found her and changed her life. She struggled with medical conditions and chronic pain from a very young age but always felt that Western medicine was just addressing the symptoms rather than the actual problem.
It was not until she was pursuing her undergrad at Texas A&M that one of her roommates convinced her to give chiropractic a try. A few months later, she put in her application to the Parker University, Doctorate of Chiropractic Program and never looked back.
Since graduating, Dr. Penny has worked with people from all walks of life. CEOs to housewives. Infants to great grandparents. Wellness patients to professional athletes. Workman’s comp and auto accidents. Dr. Penny understands that each patient is a unique person and needs care that is unique to them.
Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Lidia is a Graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, licensed Acupuncturist and an Herbalist. In addition, Lidia has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Through her extensive travels and studies, she has created a unique practice which focuses on alternative medicine, combining Western and Eastern medicine to optimize patients' health.