MEET OUR CONFORTI CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS CENTERS DOCTORS
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Dr. Alfred Alessi
Dr. Alessi’s passion for chiropractic medicine began after he sustained a severe shoulder injury playing collegiate lacrosse. After multiple surgeries and physical therapy with little success he turned to chiropractic care. It was only then that he found lasting relief from his chronic pain and got his life back.
Dr. Alessi obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition.
Dr. Alessi takes a whole-body approach to care by combining Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) spinal curve correction with Functional Medicine to address the root cause of his patient’s problems.
Dr. Alessi’s goal is to bring his knowledge of all aspects of natural and preventative health to his home town of Tampa. He is dedicated to perfecting his own health and passes this innate drive along to his patients.
“As a doctor it is my duty to empower my patients to ultimately take responsibility of their own health” -Dr. Alfred Alessi
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Dr. Carl Conforti
Dr. Carl Conforti has been practicing as a licensed Chiropractor since May 1999, helping to free people from pain in his Pinellas Chiropractic Clinic, where he practices with Dr. Michael Turner. His primary goal as an experienced Chiropractor is to promote the health and well being of his patients.
Dr. Conforti believes in using a “whole person approach” to care for his patients. By combining the very best state of the art physiotherapy procedures, hands-on-technique, and providing the newest and best natural dietary supplements on the market today, Dr. Conforti focuses on helping you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Dr. Conforti also has partnerships in clinics in Trinity, Clearwater, South Tampa, Carrolwood, Wesley Chapel, Valrico, and Seminole Heights.
His colleagues work continuously with Dr. Conforti to provide the best in spinal care, and overall health and wellness.
- University of Florida
- Life University
- Florida Chiropractic Society
- Florida Chiropractic Association
- Certified in Cox Flexion/Distraction technique
Dr. Michael Turner
Dr. Michael Turner became interested in Chiropractic at a young age. He first decided to pursue Chiropractic as a career after seeing a Chiropractor help his older brother following a football injury when no other medical specialist was able.
He attended Florida State University where he earned his BS in Nutrition & Fitness and Exercise Science. Following FSU he attended Life University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Turner practices in our Pinellas chiropractic office with Dr. Carl Conforti, where they utilize the latest techniques in working towards the “whole health” of their patients.
This is achieved both through the restoration of the spine’s natural alignment, which allows the nervous system to function optimally, as well as through patient education on core strength, flexibility, nutrition, exercise, stress, proper posture and many other areas that have a huge impact on overall wellness.
- Florida State University
- Life University
- Florida Chiropractic Association
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Phi Tau Delta (International Chiropractic Honor Society)
Dr. Austin Williams
Austin Williams grew up in Loxahatchee, a small town in southern Florida just outside of West Palm Beach. Dr. Williams was introduced to chiropractic during his high school years from the wear and tear placed on his body from playing football, baseball, volleyball, and wrestling. From there, he attended the University of Florida where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and received his Bachelor’s in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Upon graduation, Dr. Williams was accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine program at National University of Health Sciences’ (NUHS) Florida campus, located in Pinellas County, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In his personal life, Dr. Williams likes spending time with his wife McKenzie and son Owen, watching sports (Gators, Dolphins, Lightning, Rays/Marlins), hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Chris Barker
Dr. Barker grew up in Long Island New York. He graduated with a pre-med degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He then finished his Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer Florida which has equipped and empowered him to help patients get well. A leader now in chiropractic care, Dr. Barker is continually training on the most cutting-edge information in order to deliver the best possible care to patients. He is certified in spinal correction, which he helps teach to other Doctors throughout the country. His passion is people and seeing them reach their God given potential.
As an owner and partner of Champion Wellness centers, Dr. Barker works to increase awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care to our communities.
Dr. Kevin Huffman DO
Dr. Huffman; medical director at Champion Wellness is an osteopathic physician, board-certified in family medicine with over 30 years of experience helping patients regain their health and wellness.
Working alongside of our chiropractic physicians, medical and chiropractic assistants, and therapy staff, Dr. Huffman is a part of a comprehensive and integrative team here at Champion Wellness offering ‘high tech and high touch’ patient care.
Providing patients one-stop comprehensive chiro-med care is what drew Dr. Huffman to the Champion Wellness family. “Champion Wellness gave me the opportunity to practice medicine in a holistic and wellness setting. Providing patients, the healthcare environment they need and want.”
Dr. Huffman also bring to our Champion Wellness patients 24/7 medical access via our telemedicine portal. Through a simple click on a text message to our patient’s cell phone, they can access Dr. Huffman when and where they need him.
Watch the video of what Dr. Huffman will be adding to the practice for your care!
Dr. Mike Risoldi
When I was just 16, I witnessed how effective chiropractic care could be in changing someone’s life. All my life, I had watched my mother suffer with debilitating migraine headaches. She would spend days resting in her dark bedroom, unable to move due to the severe pain she experienced. My mom tried a number of different types of doctors and every medication possible but nothing helped. Finally, it was a chiropractor who turned her life around.
When my mother started receiving regular chiropractic care, not only did her headaches subside, but her ulcerative colitis also began to heal. After I saw these positive transformations in my mom, I knew that I wanted to be a chiropractor. I wanted to help others find their way to a healthier and pain-free life.
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
I grew up in Trenton, New Jersey and completed my undergraduate studies at Montclair State University. In 1996, I graduated from Life University School of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. After graduation, I moved to Florida. I have been practicing here in Clearwater since 1998.
MY APPROACH TO HEALING
My main goal is to empower my patients to maximize their life’s potential. While some chiropractors may choose to focus on neck and back pain, I offer my patients a well-rounded, holistic approach to healthcare. I work closely with my patients to offer continuing education in the areas of exercise, nutrition, supplements and maintaining a healthy mindset. With personalized, gentle adjustments, I can get you on the path to healing from a number of health concerns.
“The power of the human body and its ability to heal never ceases to amaze me. Every day, we witness small miracles in the lives of our patients. These changes fuel my passion for helping others.” – Dr. Mike Risoldi