Our Doctors and Staff

Your Wellness Professionals

The Spine and Wellness Centers of America team is comprised of qualified health specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. 

Spine and Wellness Centers of America is proud to be home to world-recognized spine experts, who use a multidisciplinary approach to offer efficient and effective healthcare. We specialize in minimally-invasive treatments and have been recognized as a center of excellence.

Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.


Harvard Graduate

Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship

Dr. González is one of the most influential Latin American physicians in America. He is a Harvard graduate, Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow, former Division Chief at the University of Massachusetts, and former President-Elect and VP of the American Academy of P.M. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was recognized as one of Miami's Best Doctors.


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Washington Medical Center Graduate

Washington Medical Center Fellowship

Dr. Sandee Bristow serves as the Director of the Miami Spine and Wellness Center. She trained at the renowned Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She firmly believes that every patient is a story that needs to be understood and given a multi-disciplinary approach for pain control and restoring the quality of life. Her focus is on spinal musculoskeletal pain and providing interventional pain management. 


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine


University of Miami Graduate

University of Miami Fellowship

Dr. Michelle Weiner is an Interventional Pain Management Physician board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami. Dr. Weiner is Chair of Florida Medical Cannabis Advisory Commitee.


Interventional Pain Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


University of Miami Graduate

Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Dr. María Alejandra De La Peña is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Management. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami and her fellowship in Interventional Pain Care at Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. After finishing her training, she returned to South Florida and joined Spine and Wellness Center, where she currently serves as Director of the Fort Lauderdale office. 


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University Graduate

Mayo Clinic Fellowship

Dr. Jeffrey R. Cara is an Interventional Pain Management Physician and Physiatrist who believes that everyone deserves a life free of pain. Having grown up on four continents and spent a third of his life abroad, Dr. Cara welcomes a diverse patient population. Double board-certified, Dr. Cara trained at the nation’s leading, ACGME-accredited programs: Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine NorthShore.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine


Temple University School of Medicine Graduate

Emory University Hospital Fellowship


Dr. Andrea Henley-Seymour is Double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. College Park where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She proceeded to Temple University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed her internship at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, then her residency in Anesthesiology at Temple University Hospital, rising to become Co-Chief Resident.


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Albert Einstein College of Medicine Graduate

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship


Dr. Adam Nassery is the first board-certified neurologist to join the multidisciplinary team at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. He attended medical school, completed residency and graduated from fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.  His past research topics include multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, cognitive neuroscience and, pertinent to his practice today, cervicogenic headache and low back pain.


Neurology and Pain Medicine


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Graduate

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Fellowship


Dr. Leon Anijar is a board-certified anesthesiologist and has completed advanced subspecialty training in pain management. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and fellowship training at the internationally renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He earned his bachelor of science at Emory University and earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida. 


Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine



Columbia University Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management


Dr. Bruce Mann is a double board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Interventionist from Columbia University. He has been practicing medicine for over 25 years - and practicing Interventional Pain Management for over 15 of them. He received his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and was a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management


Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management


Dr. Emilio Suárez specializes in interventional pain management with more than 21 years of experience in the medical field. Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Suárez's integrative and minimally-invasive pain management approach, helps patients reduce pain and increase their function as well as activities of daily living. His outstanding dedication to helping each patient reach their goals through tailor-made treatment plans, makes him one of Florida's most qualified health specialists. 


Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management

Our Mid-Level Medical Team

We recognize that one of our most important assets is our team. Each of our team members brings unique skillsets and work experience to the practice. Our hard-working team possesses a true sense of empathy and compassion. We pride ourselves on maintaining a positive, “can-do” attitude in our efforts to serve our patients.

M.D. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner


Rasa Guzeviciene is a licensed physician assistant at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. She trained at the International Kaunas Medical Academy in the Republic of Lithuania. After completing her degree, she obtained her certification from Miami Dade College.  Before joining our practice, she worked at the Embassy of Lithuania in the Republic of Kazakhstan. She is fluent in English, Russian, and Lithuania. She has a passion for restoring patient health and for providing modern and novel techniques for pain care.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 


Andres Alava is a qualified licensed Registered Nurse with 4.5 years of acute clinical experience in direct patient care. He is committed to practice medicine using a holistic approach as well as acting as a patient advocate. He has a Master of Science in Nursing - specializing in Family Practice from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. Andres motto is "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the services of others" - Mahatma Gandhi.

Physician Assistant


Stephanie Giselle Landa is a licensed Physician Assistant at Spine Wellness Centers of America, who attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at Florida International University and completed her Physician Assistant studies at Miami Dade College. Before joining, she worked at the University of Miami performing stem cell research in which received multiple publications. She continues to promote research and enjoys educating patients on healthy strategies to improve daily lifestyle.

Licensed Physician Assistant


Catalina Galvis is a licensed Physician Assistant at Spine Wellness Centers of America.  She attained a Bachelors degree in Exercise Sciences at Florida State University where she also was published for her work in cancer research.  Catalina completed her Physician Assistant studies at Nova Southwestern University. 

Before joining the practice, Catalina had prior experience in the field of neurosurgery with a focus on the spine.  Catalina is devoted to ensuring that her patients receive the best quality of care. 

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Anam Qureshi is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. She graduated from the University of Miami obtaining her Master’s in Nursing with Honors in 2016. She primarily practices in Broward General Hospital specializing in interventional pain care.


She is devoted to providing holistic care that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. 

Family Nurse Practitioner


Yesenia Franqui has worked in pain care since 2005 and has specialized in treating patients with spinal, neck, and back pain. Yesenia earned her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Florida International University.

Her passion is to help patients manage their pain in a compassionate and caring manner. She is fluent in Spanish and believes that listening to the patient is key when treating pain care.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Claudia Gonzalez is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Spine and Wellness Centers of America.

Claudia graduated from the University of Miami obtaining her Master’s in Nursing with Honors in 2017. Before obtaining her degree, Claudia practiced as a Registered Nurse for 7 years, working with both adult and pediatric patients in different specialty areas including but not limited to oncology, cardiac intermediate intensive care, and urgent care pediatrics. She primarily practices in Jackson North Medical Center specializing in acute and chronic pain care.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 


Ernesto L. Díaz is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who obtained his Master of Science in Nursing at Universidad del Turabo of Puerto Rico with a specialization in family practice. He is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has over 8 years of experience in a variety of specialties including stroke management, neurosurgery, and orthopedic surgery. He is devoted to providing excellent care for his patients.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 


Maria Calleja is our Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at most of our Refill Clinics for Spine Wellness Centers of America. She graduated with her Associates in Biology from Miami Dade College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida International University, and her Master's in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Chamberlain College. Maria has over 6 years of clinical bedside experience treating patients with pain in specialties such as oncology, med-surgical, telemetry, and orthopedics. Maria is an active member of the American Nurses Association and participates in many volunteer activities such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and Feed the Children. 

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 


Tatiana Hernandez is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Nova Southeastern. Tatiana has a Bachelors in Business Administration with over 8 + years of clinical nursing experience. Her past organizations include Mercy Hospital, Baptist Health, and Jackson Health as both a Registered Nurse and Internal Medicine Hospitalist. She was also selected to be part of the first cohort of the Nursing Leadership Institute (NLI) with Baptist Health. She is now specializing in acute and chronic pain treatments. 

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 


Shanee Bouskila is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Shanee rotates within many of the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade County, specializing in pain care. Shanee earned her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Miami. Prior to joining our team, Shanee worked at Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital within the Pediatric Intermediate Care Department for seven years.

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 


Stefanie Warren is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Spine and Wellness Centers of America.​  Stefanie graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her Masters degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2019.  Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Stefanie practiced as a Registered Nurse for 9 years, working with pediatric and adult patients in different specialty areas including critical care, intensive care, infectious disease, and orthopedics.  Stefanie is active in the Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County.  She is currently working with Dr. Jeffrey Cara in Palm Beach Gardens specializing in acute and chronic pain care.

Physician Assistant


Raina Hachet has been a Board Certified Physician Assistant for the past 7 years. She graduated from Touro College School of Health Sciences with a Bachelors of Science and Certification as a Physician Assistant. She studied abroad at Bar-Ilan university in Ramat Gan, Israel and obtained her Bachelors of Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.


"In a world where we strive for perfection and it’s near to impossible to find, you do not get any better then the care you will get from us". 

Our Executive Team

We attribute our continued success to our executives and the skills and experience that they possess. Together they have been instrumental in the development, financing, and operation of Spine and Wellness Centers of America. 

Clinical Director/Nurse


Naumara Delgado is our clinical Licensed Practical Nurse, she is always working diligently to assure that each patient understands their plan of care and that no question goes unanswered. 

She has worked in pain care and neurosurgery for over 3 years. Naumara also has some years of experience in pre- and post-operative care.  She received her nursing license in 2011 from McFatter Technical Institute in Davie, FL.

Payroll and Accounts Payable Manager


Carmen Rosado is a team leader that manages the Payroll and Accounts Payable division for Spine and Wellness Centers of America (SWCA).  She is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Notary. Carmen has been a key member of SWCA since its inception in 2013.

Lead Financial Analyst 


Summer Xia is the Lead Financial Analyst for Spine and Wellness Centers of America. She graduated with a Masters in Finance from Florida International University and has a strong background in math and statistical analysis. Summer was born and raised in Anhui Province, China until her ambitions to further her education and career brought her to Miami.  Her extensive knowledge of finance and solid work ethic continues to provide our facilities with sophisticated financial advice to better the efficiency and economic standing of our physicians. Summer is a key resource for the Director of Finance and the company.

Legal Case Manager


Monica Mapp-Anderson is the Legal Case Manager for Spine and Wellness Centers of America. She graduated with an Associates degree in Paralegal studies and a Bachelors degree in Legal Studies from Keiser University. Monica is a Certified Paralegal with 12 years of experienced combined in both the legal and medical field, which has provided her with exposure to many areas of law. She is an active member of the American Bar Association and a Certified Notary. Her intricate knowledge in both legal and medical provides our facility with a professional liaison for patients and attorneys.

Director of Operations


Iris Perez is the Director of Operations at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. She graduated with honors from Florida International University with a Bachelor in Health Services Administration. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over four years, gaining experience in administration, project management, operations, and human resources. At Spine and Wellness of America (SWCA), she oversees the daily operations of our clinics and manages different departments, ensuring that operations run smoothly and that our goals are achieved. For Iris, providing high-quality healthcare to patients is the most rewarding part of the role. Her strong academic background and professional experience, leadership skills, and work ethic make a valuable contribution to the organization.

Director of Business Development


Tommy Martínez is the Director of Business Development at Spine and Wellness Centers of America.  Tommy was born in Newark, NJ, and has spent most of his life in South Florida. In the summer of 2019, Tommy joined SWCA as a financial analyst intern. His business skills and natural leadership ability quickly proved to be an important asset, as he led various projects and helped launch new clinics. After rising through the ranks, Tommy now enjoys the title of Director of Business Development. He is a staunch believer in the American dream. The sky is the limit.

Financial Analyst


Zongkai Wang is a Financial Analyst at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. Kai was born and raised in China and chose to pursue his STEM-designated finance master's degree at the University of Miami. He has experience in consulting and investment due to his financial modeling, data analysis, and visualization skills. Kai can apply these skills to support our Admin Team's decision-making. He has a passion for using his data analytic skills to solve financial problems that allow SWCA to grow.

Our Clinical Staff

Our clinical staff team is recognized for helping patients navigate through their pain relief treatments and procedures. They are not only concerned with coordinating the scheduling for tests and treatments, helping educate patients about the medications being used and how to administer them. 

Administrative Assistant

Isabel Martin

 She makes it her goal to provide the best patient care with a big smile and vibrant personality. Isabel strives to make the patient feel at home and comfortable in our offices. 

Surg Coord, LPN

Idayalis Pluas

She serves as our Clinical Assistant, helping our patients with their everyday medical needs. 

Medical Assistant

Stephanie Spinato

Stephanie is a thriving student at Florida International University currently studying Psychology with prospects of getting her master's degree to become a Certified Physician Assistant. 

Insurance and Verifications

Rebecca Diaz

She graduated from the National School of Technology with a Medical Assistant Degree and received a Certificate of Completion for CPT and ICD Coding. Rebecca has over 25 plus years of working in several practices in South Florida including Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Orthopedic.

Medical Assistant

Janay Pagan 

She graduated in 2016 from Keiser University. Her mission as a medical assistant is to improve healthcare and add value to people’s lives every day. Janay firmly believes that a little progress each day adds up to big results.

Medical Marijuana Consultant

Jean Carlos Oliveros

Jean Oliveros is a certified medical assistant, cannabis consultant, and licensed fluoroscopy tech with multiple years of experience in patient care and has aspirations of becoming a sports physician. He is currently enrolled at FIorida International University finishing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Biology, where he is the Vice President of the Minority of Association of Pre Medical Students, and volunteers in underdeveloped communities of South Florida through STEM Saturdays.

Surgery Coordinator Assistant

Ashley Sanchez

Ashley is a flourishing student at Broward College where she is studying to become a licensed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Ashley’s goal with SWCA is to provide excellent patient care.