The Doctors and staff
Dr. David S. Zamikoff
Dr. David S. Zamikoff earned his doctorate from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California. He is currently licensed in Florida. Dr. Zamikoff is Board Certified both Nationally and at the State level. Dr. Zamikoff holds certification in operating room protocols and Manipulation Under Anesthesia by the American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine. Dr. Zamikoff holds a diplomate degree from the American Academy of Trauma Professionals and is the current President of the Florida chapter.
Dr. Lars Eric Larson
Dr. Larson was graduated from the University of Vermont in 1986. Powered by vision and purpose, he began his career in the healing arts after graduating from The Humanities Center School of Massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Dr. Larson furthered his passion for public health by attending Life Chiropractic College. He traveled for ten years as the massage therapist and chiropractor for the rock band PHISH. Dr. Larson specializes in posture correction, sports injuries and wellness care. He uses a gentle adjusting technique for all ages.
Dr. Neha Patel
Dr. Neha Patel graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Port Orange Florida. She is currently licensed in the state of Florida. She specializes in gonstead, diversified and the Pettibon techniques. She takes a unique whole body approach to analyzing the problem or complaint. Utlizing her skills learned both at school and post graduate education she excels in diagnosis and MRI interpretation. Dr. Patel moved to Bradenton to be closer to her extended family. Her Fiance is in Hotel management and they are planning a wedding next year. We are proud to have Dr. Patel joining the Sarasota office and expanding our hours to 5 days per week at that location.
Dr. Amanda Pileggi
Dr. Amanda Pileggi graduated with honors from Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida. She is currently licensed in the state of Florida. Dr. Pileggi performs electrodiagnosis and is planning to sit for her Diplomate exam this year. Dr. Pileggi travels extensively along the Eastern United States performing EDX testing and frequents New York, Maryland and Georgia. She performs light manipulation and kinesiotaping to facilitate healing. Dr. Pileggi is available in both the Sarasota and Bradenton offices.
Dr. Susan Aull
Dr. Aull holds board certification in physical medicine. She is a graduate of New York medical college. She specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She is a published author in several medical journals. She has done extensive clinical practice with special attention to musculoskeletal injuries, headaches, and pain management. Dr. Aull has a wonderful and kind bedside manner that makes even the worst problem seem controllable. She is on staff at several major hospitals in the Sarasota area and available in both our Bradenton and Sarasota locations.
Dr. Phillip Pullen
Dr. Pullen is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up with his parents and one older brother who is an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended private catholic school at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, Missouri, then went on to DeSmet Jesuit High School and Marquette Jesuit University. While at Marquette, he finished his Bachelors in Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in under 3 years. After completing his Bachelors degree, Dr. Pullen went to work at Washington University School of Medicine doing research and computer programming and statistical analysis for Alzheimers Disease. He then went on to medical school at Des Moines University and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery through Michigan State University. While in his residency he received training in hand surgery at the University of Michigan. He did pediatric orthopaedic training at Childrens Hospital in New Orleans and trauma orthopaedic surgery training at Tampa General Hospital which led him here to Tampa to start his Orthopaedic career. He has been in practice now for over 9 years and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest and emphasis on adult reconstruction of the knee and hip.
Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz
Dr. Hershkowitz is a board certified neurosurgeon. He treats a wide range of disorders affecting the spine including degenerative conditions, tumors, trauma, congenital disorders and infection. He utilizes both surgical and nonsurgical approaches.
Dr. Jeffrey Benson
Dr. Benson is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in extremity care and correction. He treats a variety of problems associated with arms, elbows, wrist and hands as well as legs, knees, ankles and feet. He uses both surgical and nonsurgical approaches.
Raette Hall P.A-C, R.V.T.
Raette Hall is a board certified Florida licensed Physician Assistant since 2007. Raette received her education in Cleveland Ohio and was trained at the Cleveland Clinic. She has worked in various specialties including; Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine and Physical Medicine. She is member of American Association on Physician Assistants. In addition, she is a Registered Vascular Technologist since 2003 and is a member of The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.. Raette has recently trained with Dr. Tian Xia and has become one of only two in Florida to perform a procedure that non-invasively eliminates all types of headaches. Learn more about the procedure HERE
Our therapists have extensive experience in the rehabilitation of spine & orthopedic injuries. We like to take an active approach with our patients emphasizing patient education and self-management techniques. We use multiple treatment philosophies & have specialized training in Mckenzie, Paris & Maitland techniques all designed to assist in the healing & recovery process.
David Denzin LMT
David graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Nationally certified as a Body-worker. His goal is to provide a care-giving experience that honors the mind and body, giving the highest quality treatment to the client. Great care will be given to ensure a relaxing and therapeutic experience. He has worked with a wide range of patients from athletes to the elderly.
Lisa , LMT
Chris Waters N.C.C., L.M.H.C.
Chris is a Nationally Certified Counselor and License Mental Health Counselor. He possesses a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology and Professional Counseling and an MBA in Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship . In collaboration with all providers, Chris' relaxation techniques alleviate the stress and tension, which impedes recovery. With this technique the patient experience an accelerated healing process.
He specializes in Lifestyle Wellness and addresses the cognition's and emotions associated with injury, stress, trauma, grief, loss, abuse, change-of-life issues, relational conflicts, depression, anxiety, phobias, and addiction. Several new techniques, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) help to bring closure to past hurts and injuries, eliminate PTSD, cure headaches and migraines, increase restful and quality of sleep, reduce cravings for food, drugs, and alcohol, and address other issues dealing with sickness and psychological concerns.
Tiffany is the first person you will meet when you enter our office and is the personality behind Natural Healing Arts. Tiffany operates command central and does the scheduling, rescheduling and keeps everything moving smoothly at the front desk. She is the coordinator of everything that happens at both locations.
Denise has lived in Bradenton most of her life and has two beautiful children. Denise is our claims processor and all around facilitator. She is responsible for all of the amazing decorating that is constantly changing and being updated. She is constantly on the move and making improvements. She knows everything that is going on at all times and will stay one step ahead of where we are supposed to be. If something is not done to your liking you can rest assured that she will make the correction for next time.
Linda has been with Natural Healing Arts since it's inception. Linda was a patient that decided to answer a ringing phone and has never left! Linda holds a degree in nursing and works at the Eye Associates Surgery Center on her days away from NHAMC. Linda primarily works in the back office now and keeps up with the ever-changing paperwork and Medicare law changes.