Sarasota Spine & Joint provides quality Integrated Physical Medicine to Sarasota and Bradenton. Our team is composed of a Medical Doctor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 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!
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Integrated Medical Staff
Dr. Alfred Aucar, M.D.
Doctor of Medicine
After obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Aucar completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at St. Joseph Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He then completed a Family Medicine residency and was chief resident at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C. affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina. He has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years, the most recent 20 of those years at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, FL.
In the course of his emergency medicine practice, Dr. Aucar has acquired extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous orthopedic diseases and injuries. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, a certified provider in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. James Porcelli, M.D.
Doctor of Medicine
Dr. Porcelli graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency and training at the same facility. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds certification in Age Management Medicine.
He has advanced training in therapeutic musculoskeletal joint injections, stem cell/platelet rich plasma injection therapy, weight management, menopause and andropause management, ultrasound guided carotid artery plaque scoring, gut health/leaky gut syndrome, nutrition management, exercise management, supplement management, advanced thyroid disorder management, Botox and facial filler aesthetic medicine.
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
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