DR. JEFFREY R. CARA, DO
DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine
Director of Palm Beach Gardens Spine and Wellness Centers of America
Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University Graduate
Mayo Clinic Fellowship
Dr. Jeffrey R. Cara is an Interventional Pain Care 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. A graduate of Stetson University, Dr. Cara was salutatorian of his medical school class and completed his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), consistently ranked the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in the nation. He then completed comprehensive fellowship training in acute, chronic, and interventional pain medicine at Mayo Clinic.
A Florida native and former Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue lifeguard, Dr. Cara is passionate about environmental conservation and sustainability. He has completed eight triathlons and enjoys playing in the great outdoors with his family. Dr. Cara actively volunteers across South Florida, and he considers his medical career a lifelong opportunity to serve.
Membership and Advocacy
Dr. Cara supports a variety of organizations devoted to improving patient access, quality of care, equality, and sustainability.
American Medical Association – driving medicine toward a more equitable future, removing obstacles that interfere with patient care and confronting the nation’s greatest public health crises
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – improving the quality of patient care
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association – promoting excellence in medical practice, education, and research
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches – advancing economic and civic interests of the Palm Beaches
Urban League of Palm Beach County – assisting African-Americans and other minorities in the achievement of social and economic equality
GLMA – Gay & Lesbian Medical Association – healthcare professionals advancing LGBTQ equality
MyTransHealth – ensuring that all trans and gender nonconforming people receive culturally competent service
The Nature Conservancy – conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends
Patients appreciate Dr. Cara’s unhurried approach and devotion to evidence-based medicine – he maintains a five-star rating from patients on Healthgrades, Vitals and RateMDs.
Dr. Cara's Patient Experiences
Spine and Wellness Centers of America - Palm Beach Gardens
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS IN PALM BEACH GARDENS
Conveniently located less than a mile off I95 on Military Trail
8645 N. Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Directions: I-95 to Exit 77, Northlake Boulevard. Go west on Northlake to Military Trail. Turn left (south) onto Military Trail, then drive a quarter-mile to Square Lake North Plaza on your right (8645 N. Military Trail). When you pull in, look straight ahead for a big tree and two greyhound dog statues. Suite 501 is located right behind the statues. Dr. Cara shares his office with the Ankle & Foot Center of Florida.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
University of Chicago