Welcome to Sarasota Spine & Joint!

Sarasota Spine & Joint provides quality Integrated Physical Medicine to Sarasota and Bradenton. Our team is composed of a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Medical Director, Doctor of Physical Therapist, Certified Physician’s Assistants and Chiropractic Physicians.

We’re here to help you get well and live better!

We’ve served the Sarasota School District during varsity team physicals, and on campus care for faculty and staff. Additionally, Fortune 500 corporations have brought us on site to treat their employees. During the Sarasota Reds tenure in town (and Cincinnati Reds’ Spring Training) we treated many players at their Club House and at our clinic.

If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of a motor vehicle accident we are well versed in these types of injuries and network with attorneys to help you at every step of the process to restore health and become whole.

Sarasota Spine & Joint cares for patients of all ages, provides individual and family care, and will never turn anyone away for financial reasons.

No matter if you are suffering from a recent or chronic injury, or you just want to take your well-being to a higher level, we will help!We want you to Get Well and Live Better!

Call us today!

 

Integrated Medical Staff

 

Dr. Stephen Sandford Estes, M.D.

Doctor of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Sandford Estes is a native Floridian, born in Tampa, FL. His current medical focus is on palliative (pain management) medical,  rehabilitation medical care and nutritional counselling.

He received his MD from the College of Medicine-University of Tennessee (Memphis). Postgraduate education/training include a one-year Rotating General Medicine Internship and a three-year Residency at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC).

Between internship and residency, he served as an active duty General Medical Officer and Captain in the USAF, giving general medical care to both active duty personnel and retired military personnel.

He holds Board Certification (and Re-Certification) from the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and he also holds certification from the American Board of Wound Management.

For eleven years, he served as a peer-elected Board Member of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. He has had a successful career as a gynecological surgeon for approximately 36 years before moving into general medical care focusing on pain management, rehabilitation and nutrition.

 

Dr. Rhonda Thompson, M.D.

Doctor of Medicine

Full Bio Coming Soon.

 

Dr. Ali Salari, DC, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Ali Salari is a 2007 graduate of National University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, and a 2004 graduate of Creighton University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is originally from Lakeland, FL and graduated with a BS in Biology from Emory University in 2000.

Dr. Salari has extensive training in diagnosis, x-ray evaluation, neurology, joint biomechanics, active rehabilitation, physical medicine, nutrition and weight training. He practices a variety of techniques including but not limited to Diversified, Activator technique, Flexion Distraction, Muscle Activation Technique, and various soft tissue treatments.

Due to his diverse educational background, Dr. Salari is able to offer his patients a unique approach to care, they are unable to find anywhere else. His primary focus is his patients well-being, and getting them back to life with the tools and knowledge needed to avoid injury in the future.

 

Dr. Jonathan A. Berman, DC

Chiropractic Physician 

Dr. Jonathan Berman is a 2001 graduate of Life Chiropractic College-West, with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Berman attended undergraduate education at Fordham University in New York City, earning a BA in English.

Dr. Berman has been in practice since 2002 and has treated thousands of patients in the local Sarasota and Bradenton community. He has developed care programs to suit faculty and staff of the Sarasota Public School system and performed physicals for their various varsity teams. He’s routinely visited local corporate campuses to treat the employees of Pepsi & Comcast and many small businesses.

Dr. Berman truly enjoys being a part of Sarasota/Bradenton area sports. The years when the Cincinnati Red’s (during Spring Training) & Sarasota Red’s (minors) were in town he treated players in his clinic and at their stadium training facility. He’s treated Volleyball competitors on Siesta Key, and bicyclists pre/post event.

Additionally, Dr. Berman has encountered a multitude of Personal Injury patients over the last ten years. He has excellent relationships with Medical Doctors (co-management) and understands the importance of proper documentation as it pertains to litigation.

 

Joetta Troyer, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

 

Kelly Stevens, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

We Accept Medicare & Most Insurance Plans.
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