Synergy Medical is a fully equipped medical office staffed with experienced professionals who have advanced training in a variety of specialties. When you visit our office, you will be offered a full range of treatment options appropriate for your condition.
MELINA MAGISTRI, MSN, FNP-C
Melina is a native Floridian who has been in the healthcare industry for over 7 years. She has experience working in integrative clinics, providing large joint and trigger point injections. Melina received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida, where she graduated with Honors. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is an active member in the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Melina believes in a “whole body” approach to medicine which focuses on the entire patient, rather than a single symptom. She has trained extensively in platelet rich plasma therapies for use in aesthetics as well as musculoskeletal conditions. She is also a certified BOTOX and dermal filler provider. She has a passion for regenerative medicine, research, aesthetics, and orthopedics. Melina resides in Ruskin with her husband; she enjoys traveling, reading, music, and photography.
DR. JASON FAIPLER, D.C. CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN
Dr. Jason Faipler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He was a member of the football team and a low back injury is what led him to pursue a career in chiropractic. Dr. Faipler is a licensed Florida Chiropractic Physician and is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association. He is certified in physiotherapy, kinesio-taping, soft tissue mobilization techniques, and chiropractic rehab as well as instrument assisted adjusting techniques. He believes in a whole person approach that incorporates proper nutrition, proper biomechanics, exercise and a positive attitude. Having been a former athlete he understands the importance of being able to function at peak performance level without pain, so he assists patients on reaching their health goals. Dr. Faipler enjoys spending time with his wife, golfing, kayaking, spending time at the beach and traveling.
ERICA HALVORSEN, CASE MANAGER
Erica brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare management and operations to Synergy Medical. Her background includes working one-on-one with clients as a health coach and patient educator. Originally from Brooklyn NY, she earned her AAS in Mental Health and Human Services. Her education includes studies in nutrition and certifications in medical and chiropractic assisting. She is currently completing a certification with the American Council on Exercise. With warm heart and a great sense of humor Erica welcomes new patients to the practice. She is dedicated to explaining how Synergy can help patients improve their lives and committed to assisting with the intake process. Erica lives in Bradenton with her husband Paul. She spends her free time at the beach, cooking Italian food and entertaining friends.
SUNNY PATTEN, BS
Born and raised in Minnesota, Sunny graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a certified functional movement and performance taping specialist. With a passion for helping others, her ultimate goal is to get her patients to achieve the highest quality of life possible. Using a variety of techniques to rehabilitate her patients,she believes each patient deserves high quality, individualized care. Sunny currently resides in Sarasota and enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling in her spare time.
TRACEY PANGANIBAN, FRONT DESK & BILLING
As the Front Desk Coordinator at Synergy Medical, Tracey is our scheduler extraordinaire. Her goal is to ensure each of our patients receives optimal time to gain the full benefit of the care plan prescribed by our health care providers. Tracey uses her extensive background in customer service and medical office administration to answer phone calls and provide information about the many services offered in the clinic. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Tracey has two adult children and has lived in Florida for twenty years, where she enjoys the beach and shelling. She is also an avid reader with a special fondness for science fiction.
MARK LEWIS, CEO & DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Dr. Lewis has been in practice since 2006 and believes healthcare should be a collaborative effort. He created Synergy Medical to better serve the community by integrating the best of modern medicine and evidence based natural therapies. He is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College in Houston and has worked in health care for over 15 years. He also holds a B.A. and M.A. from George Mason University in Virginia. Dr. Lewis is a licensed Florida Chiropractic Physician and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Florida Chiropractic Association and the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders. He firmly believes that it is the choices we make that influence our “golden years.” He is happily married and has two children. Dr. Lewis enjoys staying active by competing in triathlons, Spartan races, scuba diving, cycling and traveling.
DR. IREN POBER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Iren Pober is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science), completed his residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and his fellowship at Brown. Dr. Pober has been in practice for more than 20 years. He volunteers time at Sarasota Community Clinic and is involved with local charities. He enjoys gardening, volleyball, and spending time with his wife and their three schnauzers (‘the boys”).