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.

ДОКТОР КРИСТИАН Д. ГОНСАЛЕС, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ 

Выпускник Harvard

Стипендиат Massachusetts General Hospital 

Доктор Гонсалес является одним из самых влиятельных латиноамериканских врачей в Америке. Он является выпускником Гарварда, стипендиатом Массачусетской больницы общего профиля, бывшим начальником отделения в Массачусетском университете, а также экс-президентом и вице-президентом Американской Академии педиатров. В 2013, 2014 и 2015 годах он был признан одним из лучших врачей Майами.

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Анестезиология и Медицина боли

ДОКТОР СЭНДИ БРИСТОУ, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ

Выпускница Washington Medical Center

Стипендиат Washington Medical Center

Доктор Сэнди Бристоу является директором Центра Здоровья и Лечения Позвоночника в Америке в г. Майами. Она обучалась в известном Медицинском центре при Университете Вашингтона в г. Сиэтл, штат Вашингтон. Доктор Сэнди Бристоу твердо верит, что каждый пациент уникален, нужно постараться понять его  и восстановить качество его  жизни. Доктор, осуществляет индивидуальный подход и комплексное лечение заболеваний своих пациентов. Доктор Сэнди Бристоу – специалист по боли в позвоночнике и скелетно-мышечной хирургии.

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Физическая медицина и Реабилитация, Медицина боли

ДОКТОР МИШЕЛЬ ВАЙНЕР,
ДОКТОР ОСТЕОПАТИИ, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ

Выпускница University of Miami 

Стипендиат University of Miami

Доктор Мишель Вайнер дважды сертифицированный специалист по лечению боли интервенционными методами и специалист в области Физической медицины и Реабилитации. Она обучалась в университете Майами.

Она практикует персонализированную медицину, уделяя внимание основной причине заболевания и предлагая индивидуальные варианты комплексного лечения.

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Физическая медицина и Реабилитация, Медицина боли

ДОКТОР МАРИЯ АЛЕХАНДРА ДЕ ЛА ПЕНЬЯ, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ

Выпускница University of Miami

Стипендиат Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Доктор Мария Алехандра де ла Пенья является сертифицированным анестезиологом со специализацией в области Медицины боли. Доктор Де Ла Пенья закончила ординатуру по Анестезиологии в Университете Майами. В рамках гранта занималась исследованиями в Гарвардской медицинской школе - Госпиталь Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital в области Интервенционного Ухода за Болью. После окончания обучения она вернулась в Южную Флориду и присоединилась к Центру Здоровья и Лечения Позвоночника в Америке. В настоящее время является директором офиса центра в г. Форт-Лодердейл. 

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Анестезиология и Медицина боли

ДОКТОР ДЖЕФФРИ КАРА, ДОКТОР ОСТЕОПАТИИ

Выпускник Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University 

Стипендиат  Mayo Clinic

Доктор Джеффри Р. Кара – врач-физиотерапевт по лечению боли интервенционными методами и психиатр, который считает, что каждый достоин жизни без боли. Доктор Джеффри Р. Кара вырос на четырех континентах, провел треть своей жизни за границей и работает с людьми разных национальностей. Доктор Кара является дважды сертифицированным специалистом, прошел обучение в рамках передовых программ, аккредитованных ACGME: Клиника Майо (Mayo Clinic), Школа медицины им. Файнберга при Северо-Западном университете (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) и Школа медицины им. Притцкер при Чикагском медицинском университете (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine NorthShore).

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Физическая медицина и Реабилитация, Медицина боли

ДОКТОР АНДРЕА ХЕНЛИ-СЕЙМУР, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ

Выпускница Temple University School of Medicine 

Стипендиат Emory University Hospital

 

Доктор Андреа Хенли-Сеймур родилась в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия, и выросла в Силвер-Спринге, штат Мэриленд. Андреа Хенли-Сеймур окончила Мэрилендский университет в Колледж-Парке (the University of Maryland, College Park), где получила степень бакалавра в области биологии. Она продолжила свое образование в Школе Медицины при Университете Темпл (Temple University School of Medicine)  в Филадельфии, штат Пенсильвания, где получила степень доктора медицины.

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Анестезиология и Медицина боли 

ДОКТОР АДАМ НАССЕРИ, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ

Ординатура и стажировка по дисциплине Интервенционные методы лечения боли в Медицинском колледже Альберта Эйнштейна (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

 

Доктор Адам Нассери является первым сертифицированным неврологом в многопрофильной команде Центров Здоровья и Лечения Позвоночника в Америке. Адам Нассери учился в школе медицины, завершил ординатуру и аспирантуру в области Интервенционные методы лечения боли в Медицинском колледже Альберта Эйнштейна в г. Нью-Йорк. Темы его исследований включают: рассеянный склероз, двигательные расстройства, когнитивные неврологические расстройства, а также темы связанные с   лечением цервикогенной головной боли и боли в пояснице, что является практикой доктора на сегодняшний день.

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Невролог и Медицина боли

ДОКТОР ЛЕОН АНИДЖАР, ДОКТОР МЕДИЦИНЫ 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Graduate

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Fellowship

 

Доктор Леон Аниджар является сертифицированным анестезиологом и прошел тренинг со специализацией по Медицине боли. Он завершил ординатуру Университета Флориды в Гейнсвилле, штат Флорида (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL) и прошел стажировку во всемирно известном медицинском центре Университета Раш в Чикаго, штат Иллинойс (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL). Он получил степень бакалавра наук в Университете Эмори (Emory University) и медицинскую степень в Университете Южной Флориды (University of South Florida).

ДВАЖДЫ СЕРТИФИЦИРОВАННЫЙ СПЕЦИАЛИСТ 

Анестезиология и Медицина боли

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

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 M. ALAVA

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 LANDA

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

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

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

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

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 DIAZ

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 A. CALLEJA

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

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

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

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

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. 

Chief Financial Officer

​ALBERT KATZ

Albert Katz is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Spine and Wellness Center of America. Before graduating with a Masters in Finance from Babson College, Albert spearheaded the development of a technology investment fund. His company funded multiple start-ups, some of which were sold for a healthy return.

 

Immediately after graduating Babson, Albert worked full-time as an economic consultant for Crown in Shield Financial Group. Albert is currently publishing work on stock price movement and changes in stock return volatility.

Clinical Director/Nurse

​NAUMARA DELGADO

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

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

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

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.

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.