About Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinics
Have you been looking for a chiropractor in St. Augustine, Palm Coast, & Palatka?
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinics in St. Augustine, Palm Coast, & Palatka emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain and more! Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that chiropractic services have become so popular, both here in St. Augustine, Palm Coast, & Palatka and around the world.
If you have been suffering from back pain in St. Augustine, Palm Coast, & Palatka, don't wait another second to begin your road to recovery! At Monahan Chiropractic Medical Clinics, our chiropractic techniques can assist patients with the rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the chiropractic journey may offer a new sense of balance and wellness that one has never before experienced. If you want to start living every day pain free, call us at 904-824-8353 to schedule an appointment!
Dr. Meet PatelDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Kreistopher ValdesDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Clark MonahanDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Joe DunnDC DABCN FIAMA
Deborah Mule´Licensed Massage Therapist
Dr. Stephen E. Grable, M.D.Complementary Care Center
Dr. Meet Patel
Dr. Meet Patel graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport IA. Beside spinal adjustments, Dr. Patel also has studied and educated others extensively on all *7 Extremities* (TMJ, Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, Hips, Knees and Ankles) and the most common Bio-mechanical dysfunction in these areas which are researched by General Orthopedic Surgery and Journal of Hand and Foot Surgery as well as many others Journals. By using Specific Manipulation techniques for the extremities, the mal-functioning joints can be corrected which results in faster and longer lasting results for his patients.
Although poor spinal alignment and function is proven to cause improper body mechanics and induce nerve pressure, proper alignment of the joints in the extremities is a large part of overall health. There are *206 bones* in your body and *33 bones* in your spine, which leaves *173 reasons* why just one small misalignment of one of the joints in the extremities can lead to myriad of health problems and areas of discomfort that will only increase if they go untreated. Dr. Patel’s main focus is patient’s outcomes.
Dr. Kreistopher Valdes
Dr. Kreistopher Valdes graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange Florida with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. During his time at Palmer he went to the island of Fiji for a clinic abroad trip, and took care of school children and the elderly. He has been a resident of Northeast Florida since 2004. He is the doctor of the Palatka office. Technique wise he uses the Palmer package for spinal and extremity adjustments. Other therapies used include myofascial release, electrical muscle stimulation, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, ultrasound, etc.. His primary focus is to provide quality Chiropractic care to every patient, and help them achieve their desired outcomes. His hobbies include lobster diving, fishing, travelling, spending time with his family including 3 dogs and 1 cat.
NOTE: Dr. Valdes is at the Palatka office only.
Dr. Clark Monahan
Dr. Clark Monahan, B.S., D.C., N.M.D., graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1975 with a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic He has been in practice in St. Augustine since 1975 and is the clinic director and owner of three clinics in Northeast Florida. The clinics are located in Saint Augustine, Palatka, Palm Coast. The clinics are multidisciplinary and in addition to chiropractic care, the clinics offer natural holistic medical care by Dr. Steven Grable, M.D. internist for twenty-five years, (an A.C.A.M. member), and several licensed massage therapists.
Some of the diagnostics and treatments used routinely are spinal manipulation, spinal decompression, spinal traction, massage therapy, re-hab, trigger point injections, IV chelation therapy, IV vitamin therapy, natural hormone replacement for men and women, hyperbaric oxygen, dark field microscopy, cardiac blood profiles, urinalysis, hair analysis, stool analysis, nutritional counseling, supplements, orthotics, and K-Laser. Dr. Monahan is a nationally known speaker of topics ranging from chiropractic to environmental poisons, heavy metal detoxification, nutrition, bio-identical hormone replace for men and women replacement for men and women, and anti-aging breakthroughs.
He has lectured and instructed for the Florida Chiropractic Professional Association, a state association for continuing education, and the Northeast Florida Chiropractic Association. In addition, Dr. Monahan is a frequent speaker and lecturer at Hippocrates Health Institute, the number one healing health spa in the world. Dr. Monahan received an additional Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in March of 2005, and successfully passed the National Board and is National Board Certified. Currently, the state of Florida has no Board of Naturopathic Medicine, although it should be reinstated shortly.
Dr. Joe Dunn
• Florida State Board Certified Chiropractic Physician since 1986
• Florida State Chiropractic Medicine Board Certification in Acupuncture
• Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology
Dr. Dunn attained Board Certified Chiropractic Physician status in 1986. Using his education and experience in engineering, Dr. Dunn believed that excellent patient outcomes required that each patient receive the conservative care appropriate for their unique and individual condition.
In 1987, Dr. Dunn opened his private Chiropractic practice in Jacksonville Beach. The Dunn Wellness Center grew larger and offered a broad spectrum of modalities to help patients regain their health by including Acupuncture, Biomechanics, Chiropractic, Neurophysiological, Radiology, Exercise, Physiological therapies and Nutritional Biochemistry.
In 2000, Dr Dunn started his formal post doctorate studies in Acupuncture. Dr. Dunn attended his first program on Ear Acupuncture at the University at Miami learning the latest American and European International treatment.
Dr. Dunn loved working with a variety of athletes in various sports, helping them optimize their performance with less distraction from pain. Dr. Dunn also pursued advanced studies in Neurology, Radiology and MRI diagnostic imaging of spinal disorders.
After completing his post-doctoral studies in the Chiropractic Physician Acupuncture program at the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, he passed the National Board of Chiropractic Physician Certification Examination in Acupuncture in 2004, after which the Florida State Board of Chiropractic Medicine granted Dr. Dunn his Acupuncture certification license in 2005
In 2010, Dr. Dunn was offered an opportunity to join the world-renowned Laser Spine Institute. During his 5 years at the Institute, he observed complex spinal surgery cases with a broad range of spinal disorders. He learned why minimally invasive spine surgery. Many patients at the Laser Spine Institute elected Ear Acupuncture for their complimentary post-operative pain management.
Dr. Dunn has combined his lifelong clinical experience and his love caring for people to help residents of the greater St Augustine area by practicing in the Monahan Medical Chiropractic Clinic at 419 Anastacia Blvd, just across the bridge of Lions from downtown St. Augustine. Appointments for an evaluation with Dr. Dunn can be scheduled by calling the office at 904-824-8353
• License Number: MA77674
Deborah relocated to St Augustine in 2010 after retiring from her full time career in medical marketing and communications for Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide located in Parsippany, New Jersey.
She has worked as a part time massage therapist for over 10 years and is an active member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Massage is one of the most effective ways available to combat stress. Massage is known to stimulate circulation of blood and the flow oflymph, release tension and pain in muscles, increase flexibility and reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Deborah is skilled in the following services and modalities:
• Therapeutic Swedish
• Deep Tissue
• Orthopedic Massage for Cervical Conditions, Low Back, and Hip Pain
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Hot Stone
Deborah is licensed in the States of Florida and Pennsylvania and is an Advisory Board Member in Massage Therapy for Elite Continuing Education for the State of Pennsylvania.
Deborah, and her husband Philip who retired after serving 27 years in the military, love the beach and living in St. Augustine.
Kimberly is a lifelong resident of St. Augustine, Florida. She left this quaint little city in 2000 to embark on her college journey to Massachusetts. She quickly discovered her love for educating others about health, wellness, and disease prevention, as well as her love for warm weather. She returned back to the warm state of Florida after falling in love with her now husband and graduated with a Health Science Education degree from the University of Florida in 2004. This only triggered her interest in healthcare more and in 2006 she earned her BSN from the University of Florida. Go Gators!
During her time as an ICU nurse at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, she worked toward her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner. She knew that caring for others while encouraging them to take control of their own health and bodies was exactly what she wanted to do for the rest of her life! She has a passion for the power of lifestyle choices as a route for transformation in ones health and loves to encourage her patients to make better choices. In 2009, just after the birth of her first daughter she earned her MSN from the University of Florida. She has worked in both the family practice and wellness setting ever since. She is happily married to another lifelong St. Augustine resident with whom she has three beautiful daughters. On her off time, she is an active member in the Junior Service League and frequently volunteers in her daughter’s school. She loves to read, spend time with her wonderful family, cook, and have fun in the sun with sunscreen of course! She is so excited to be joining our team!
Dr. Stephen E. Grable, M.D.
Complementary Care Center was begun in 1996. Dr. Grable is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who had five years’ experience in a hospital-based practice. Treating patients using a conventional model, pharmaceuticals were used to treat symptoms. It became evident to Dr. Grable that using chemical after chemical to modify physical or mental physiology, was not optimal.
Dr. Grable became fully trained in five element acupuncture (although no longer practices acupuncture). This led to a 20 year exploration in what has been coined “functional medicine”. Thousands of dollars and hours have been spent studying various aspects of holistic medicine. The reader may view Dr. Grable’s curriculum vitae. Our clinic is unique in its approach to truly looking at the body, mind and spirit. We spend 45 minutes with new patients who have filled out an extensive questionnaire. By searching for and identifying root cause, one can begin the healing process.
We see a wide variety of patients from someone just seeking a general physical to those with chronic fatigue syndrome. We can provide additional assistance into disorder such as autoimmune disease, cancer and pain. Balancing hormones is a large part of our practice. Essentially any problem that you have can be improved by identifying and balancing nutritional deficiencies, detoxifying and helping with emotional issues.