Meet Our Champion Comprehensive Health Centers Team
Dr. Peter Obesso MD
Dr. Peter H. Obesso, M.D., is a distinguished and accomplished medical professional with a legacy spanning over five decades in the dynamic fields of emergency medicine, general surgery, and family practice clinics. With an unparalleled depth of experience, Dr. Obesso has cemented his position as a beacon of excellence in both clinical and administrative aspects of healthcare.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Obesso has showcased an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional medical care. His extensive expertise in diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide spectrum of medical issues reflects his comprehensive understanding of the human body and its complexities. Dr. Obesso’s prowess extends across various medical domains, enabling him to provide unparalleled care that transcends specialties.
Not only is Dr. Obesso a masterful clinician, but he also possesses a profound aptitude for administrative leadership within the medical realm. His astute management skills and strategic vision have led to the success and operational efficiency of various medical facilities under his guidance.
Dr. Obesso’s multifaceted approach to medicine demonstrates his holistic grasp of healthcare dynamics.
A paragon of stability, knowledge, and trust, Dr. Obesso has been a source of inspiration and guidance to countless medical professionals throughout his journey. His mentorship and supervision have nurtured the growth of numerous medical students and staff members, leaving an indelible mark on the next generation of healthcare providers.
Dr. Obesso’s enduring success is not only a reflection of his clinical acumen but also of his compassion and dedication to his patients. His ability to combine medical expertise with a genuine concern for the well-being of those under his care sets him apart as a true healer.
In recognition of his monumental contributions to medicine, Dr. Obesso stands as a true luminary whose impact resonates throughout the medical community. His legacy is a testament to the transformative power of experience, mentorship, and a lifelong commitment to advancing the field of healthcare.
Dr. Kevin Huffman DO
Dr. Kevin Huffman: an osteopathic physician board certified in Family Medicine, has over 35 years of experience in injury care and medically supervised weight loss.
Medically supervised weight loss: Dr. Huffman was one of the first physicians in the US to be board-certified in Bariatric (weight management) Medicine. Through his clinics, American Bariatric Centers, Dr. Huffman helped over 10,000 patients find safe and effective medical weight loss.
A medical authority in medical weight loss, he served as former trustee to the America Society of Bariatric Physicians, founding member and two term president of the Ohio Society of Bariatric Physicians, office inspector for the American Board of Bariatric Medicine, and bariatric medical committee member to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition to his direct patient care Dr. Huffman has trained and mentored hundreds of healthcare provider including physicians and nurses in the art and science of medically supervised weight loss medicine.
Injury Medicine: As an Osteopathic Physician Dr. Huffman took an early interest in sports medicine and injury care medicine. He has 35 years of experience in auto injury care, helping patient recover from their injuries and return to a full and active life.
Having spent decades in comprehensive injury care centers working with Physical Therapist, Chiropractic Physicians, Pain Management Physicians, Neurologist, and Spine surgeons, Dr. Huffman understand the need for comprehensive injury care and how a comprehensive team approach best benefits his injury patients.
Through our new telemedicine injury portal, injury patients can see Dr. Huffman 24/7 from the privacy of their own home, with a simple cell phone connection. If you’ve been injured in a car crash call Dr. Huffman today for immediate medical care.
Paulina “Mattie” Collier PA
Pittsburgh native Mattie Collier received her BS degree from James Madison University. She then completed her Physician Assistant training at Long Island Univ. Brooklyn. She has been a PA for 13 years. While Orthopedics is her passion, she has spent time in multiple other sub specialties to give her a more well rounded approach when treating patients.
She has also opened and run an independent contracting company and an Orthopedic practice. She is an avid triathlete, marathon runner and enjoys snowboarding, live music, good tequila and traveling with her husband and pup, Zoey.
Heidi Hurter APRN
Heidi Hurter a native of Florida, was raised in Sarasota. She graduated from South University to attain her MSN-APRN and graduated in 2017. She accepted a position at a holistic/regenerative clinic and absolutely loved the refreshing dynamics of healing by finding the root cause of the issue. She learned that most issues stemmed from one of two important aspects: hormones or inflammation.
She continued to work in the field of hormone replacement/peptides and joint injections/ and aesthetics.
She has had injected Wharton’s jelly and ozone in every aspect of the body to initiate repair and healing. She also learned that hormone replacement is the key to helping people thrive and live their best life. Her purpose and passion is to help people live a long healthy life while feeling good. As a practitioner, she tends to develop a close relationship with her patients so they know how important they are to her. One important lesson in her career is that although most people can learn the clinical aspects of healthcare; it takes a special person to have a good bedside manner and kind heart.
Dr. Alexandra Mancuso PT, DPT
Dr. Alexandra Mancuso completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Miami, FL. With a background in psychology, she prioritizes addressing patients’ mental and emotional needs alongside their physical treatment.
Her relocation to Tampa was driven by a blend of her favorite pastimes, including beach outings with her dog, soaking up the Florida sun by the pool, and rekindling connections with old friends. When she’s not assisting in your rehabilitation, you might find her practicing hot yoga or weight lifting at your nearest studio.
Catalina Conforti Office Manager
Catalina Conforti is a dynamic individual who has forged a successful path in both the business world and life. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Management, with an outside concentration in Advertising. Her passion for business and marketing led her to pursue a Masters in Business from Nova Southeastern University, all while owning a boutique and working as a Dealer Relationship Manager at Ford Motor Company.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Catalina is a dedicated mother to four wonderful children. She has mastered the art of balancing a demanding career with the responsibilities of motherhood, demonstrating her commitment to both her family and her aspirations.
When she’s not busy with work and family, Catalina enjoys spending quality time with her husband, four children, and their two dogs. Her love for adventure and exploration has taken her to various corners of the world. Catalina Conforti is a true embodiment of someone who values both career success and the joys of family life, making the most of every moment in her journey.
Isabell Vazquez Patient Coordinator
Isabell Vazquez is a University of South Florida Alumni. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health Science in May of 2022. Isabell has spent most of her life in Florida, but grew up moving around due to having a parent in the military.
Isabell’s original career path was to go into Physical Therapy. It wasn’t until 2021, when she received full corrective care of her own back, that she knew where her passion lied in the healthcare field and pursued that further.
Isabell is committed to the idea that chiropractic care should be part of maintaining a healthy and long-lasting life. By her time spent in this field, she has seen the benefits this noninvasive practice provides. This includes, but is not limited to: care after automobile accidents, health benefits for infants, and improving overall health.
Isabell’s goal is to continue to grow in the field, learn new information and ways of care, and provide information in all aspects of chiropractic care to help better the lives of those around her.
Dr. Austin Williams DC
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. Through this experience he gained an appreciation for chiropractic and the results it can yield to not only keep him in the game, but excel. 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 and soon to be BABY GIRL! He also enjoys watching sports (Gators, Dolphins, Lightning, Rays/Marlins), hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Chris Barker DC
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. Carl Conforti DC
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
Florida Chiropractic Society
Florida Chiropractic Association
Certified in Cox Flexion/Distraction technique
Dr. Mike Risoldi DC
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
Dr. Dex Alvarez DC
Dr. Dex Alvarez provides care at our South Tampa location and is a third generation Tampa native. Dr. Alvarez graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, and earned his degree in Biological Science from Florida State University.
Soon after earning his bachelors degree, Dr. Alvarez was accepted as one of only 12 students to be a part of the inaugural class of National University of Health Sciences’ Florida campus. Upon graduating with his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Alvarez was also awarded the Joseph Janse Outstanding Graduate Award.
Dr. Alvarez is part of larger group of chiropractors nationwide known as Maximized Living, whose purpose is to change and transform the way people view and manage their health care from the inside out.
At our south Tampa location the entire patient will be given care. Dr. Alvarez not only provides spinal corrective care to his patients but also educates them on how to deal with every day stresses by relaxing the mind, having proper nutrition, detoxifying the body, correcting spinal issues to allow proper nervous system function, and how to properly exercise to encourage optimum oxygenation to lean muscles.
Florida State University
National University of Health Sciences
Florida Chiropractic Association
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