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SPINE AND WELLNESS CENTERS OF AMERICA

South Florida Pain Management Doctors

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.

CHRISTIAN D. GONZÁLEZ, M.D.​

AVENTURA

AVENTURA

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

SANDEE J. BRISTOW, M.D.

MIAMI

MIAMI

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

MICHELLE WEINER, DO, MPH

MIAMI | BOCA RATON | KENDALL | FORT LAUDERDALE

HALLANDALE BEACH | MIAMI | BOCA RATON | KENDALL

University of Miami Graduate
University of Miami Fellowship

Dr. Michelle weiner is Double board-certified in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the Director of Integrative Pain Management at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. Dr. Weiner completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weiner is a member of Florida’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee. Dr. Weiner’s unique approach to personalized integrative pain management allows her to treat the root cause of one’s pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, providing comprehensive and durable relief. She uses a biopsychosocial model including lifestyle and plant medicine to empower her patients to cultivate health and optimize quality of life.

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Dr. Weiner was trained in ketamine assisted psychotherapy by the Ketamine Training Center and incorporates a multidisciplinary patient centered approach. Her cannabis research focuses on using cannabis as a substitute for opioids in chronic pain patients and cannabis’s effect on seniors with chronic pain. Her research at the University of Miami compared psychedelic vs psycholytic doses of ketamine to treat chronic pain and depression. She is the Vice president of Mr Psychedelic Law, a not-for-profit with the mission of responsible legal reform of psilocybin in Florida. Dr weiner is a clinical advisor for Iter investments, a psychedelic fund and is passionate about exploring new paradigms.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Interventional Pain Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MARÍA ALEJANDRA DE LA PEÑA, MD

FORT LAUDERDALE

FORT LAUDERDALE

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

JEFFREY R. CARA, DO

PALM BEACH GARDENS | JUPITER | STUART

PALM BEACH GARDENS | JUPITER | STUART

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

LEON ANIJAR, M.D.

SOUTH BEACH | AVENTURA

MIAMI BEACH 

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine

ADAM NASSERY, M.D.

AVENTURA

AVENTURA

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Neurology and Pain Medicine

BRUCE MANN, M.D.

ATLANTIS | TAMARAC | JUPITER

TAMARAC | DELRAY BEACH | BOCA RATON

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.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management

JOSEPHINE CLINGAN, M.D.

MIAMI

MIAMI

Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Columbia University-Mount Sinai Morningside

Dr. Josephine Anne Clingan is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Clingan received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pain Medicine at Columbia University-Mount Sinai Morningside, in New York City. This included rotations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Lenox Hill, and Columbia University Hospital.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

PAOLO MIMBELLA , MD​

KENDALL

KENDALL

Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine (New York) Fellowship

Dr. Paolo Christopher Mimbella is a Double Board Certified Physician with expertise in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has been practicing medicine for over 8 years – specifically practicing Interventional Pain Medicine for more than 3 of them. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami twice over, having received his baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from ‘the U’ with a focus on Exercise Physiology. He completed his Internship at Lincoln Medical Center – Weill Cornell in New York and graduated as Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University. Subsequently, Dr. Mimbella completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and served as Academic Chief Resident at the University of Texas at Houston, McGovern School of Medicine. Finally, he completed additional Fellowship training in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

MARK
ABUMOUSSA, MD MS

AVENTURA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate
Allegheny Health Network, PA Fellowship
 

Dr. Mark Abumoussa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi College receiving his Master’s Degree in Biology-Medical Sciences. He received his M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the recipient of both the Wilder Medical Scholarship and the Thomas J Dark Medical Scholarship.

He has conducted research and studied Clinical Neurosurgery and Pain Medicine at several different universities, colleges, and research centers. His interests include interventional procedures targeted at pain pathway modification, including spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, and DRG. He completed his anesthesiology training in Charleston, SC, and speaks 3 languages including English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Dr. Abumoussa is an avid volunteer at youth organizations and in his free time also enjoys soccer, basketball, tennis, everything UNC sports, and hiking/mountaineering. He has a passion for serving the Latin community and plans to do mission work in South America with his twin brother.

DOUBLE BOARD ELIGIBLE

MICHAEL
SILVA, MD

KENDALL
 
Fellowship and Residency at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Along with being featured in several medical publications, Dr. Silva also sits on the Florida Board of Medicine as well as the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Silva’s goal is to individualize each treatment plan to best suit the patient. He uses a multimodal approach including interventional procedures, medications, and physical therapy. Although he treats many different conditions, Dr. Silva specializes in Chronic low back, radiculopathy, sacroiliitis, facet pain, discogenic pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, joint pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer-related pain, postherpetic neuralgia, headaches, and migraines.
 
Dr. Silva’s personalized exams help each patient get to the root of their pain problem by addressing each of their specific needs and concerns. 

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Khushboo
Baldev

 
Interventional Pain Fellowship from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick

Anesthesiology Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

 

Dr. Khushboo Baldev is a highly accomplished and skilled interventional pain specialist with extensive training in anesthesiology. Her medical journey has been marked by academic excellence and a strong dedication to patient care. Dr. Baldev’s passion for pain management and commitment to advancing the field is evident in her educational achievements, research contributions, and involvement in professional organizations.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Management

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