Dr. Bruce Gelch has resided in South Florida since 1979. He attended Miami Sunset Senior High School, then graduated from the University of Florida. He attended Life Chiropractic College, graduating in 1994, and has been practicing in South Florida since.
Dr. Gelch has always had a love for sports and exercise and has a passion for helping others to be healthy and live pain free. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his twin girls and enjoys running, playing golf and exercise.
Dr. Jeffrey Baker, DO
Dr. Jeffrey Baker, Jr. graduated from NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. There, he learned to use continual research and the latest medical breakthroughs as the foundation of his career.
A lifelong sportsman, Dr. Baker practices family medicine and regenerative therapy with a focus on sports injuries. He emphasizes a methodical, individualized approach to each patient’s treatment.
Dr. Robert P. Norton, MD
Dr. Robert P. Norton graduated magna cum laude at Jefferson Medical College in 2007 before winning one of the nation's most prestigious spine surgical fellowships at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.
His peers recognize him as a pioneer in the fields of surgical and natural treatments of complex spinal conditions. He believes in whole-body care, using physical fitness, nutrition, and emotional healing as tools for overall health.
Dr. Louis Starace, MS, MD
Dr. Louis M. Starace has practiced personalized, professional orthopedic care for more than 20 years. After earning his fourth degree from New York Medical School, he was Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Dr. Starace focuses on improving his patients’ daily lives, eliminating pain and optimizing body function.
Dr. Nicholas Mataragas, MD
As a specialist in spinal surgery, Dr. Mataragas’ clinical interests include adult reconstructive spinal surgery, cervical and lumbar spinal surgery, new and improved miminimally invasive spinal implant technologies and the use of artificial disk replacement techniques. Dr. Mataragas was one of the first surgeons to bring minimally invasive surgical technology to the Chicagoland area.
His interest in minimally invasive techniques culminated in his mentoring of surgeons nationally and internationally. Surgeons from far-reaching places such as Spain, Greece, Korea and Japan have visited his operating room to learn emerging techniques in spinal surgery. In addition to attending numerous nationwide discussion panels on the evolution of spinal implant technology, he has been instrumental in the development of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques and devices.
Dr. Levin Ratliff
Dr. Lee attended Hillsdale College from 1984-1988 where he completed his undergraduate work. While there, he played for the National Championship Football Team and was named All-American twice for Track & Field.
In 1995, Dr. Lee graduated from Life Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has since been in practice in the state of Florida for 24 years.
Rick Burgess, PA-C
Rick began his education in medicine in 1983. After completing programs in nursing, radiology, and echocardiographic imaging, he graduated from the University of Southern Maine. It was there that he completed his B.S. in Health Sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Later, Rick went on to earn his Masters Degree in Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where he graduated with honors.
Rick is also a veteran, having served in the United States Armed Forces for 8 years.
Kim Burgess, PA-C
Kim graduated from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC in 1991 with a degree in Mathematics. A year later, she also completed a degree in Psychology.
Kim then went on to work as a math teacher for three years in South Florida. Shortly after, she began her medical education in 1995 at Barry University in Miami. It was there that she completed her certification as an Athletic Trainer in 1997.
Kim worked as an Athletic Trainer until 2013, then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers.
Prior to joining the team at Multi-Care Medical in 2018, she practiced in Geriatric and Internal Medicine.
X-Ray Technician & Medical Assistant
Silfie is a licensed X-Ray Technician and Medical Assistant with seven years of experience. She graduated from Heritage Institute in 2013 with her Occupational Associate of Science Degree in X-ray Medical Technician - Medical Assistant. She has received multiple certificates for academic excellence while completing her education.
Silfie joined the Multi-Care team in 2016. She assists our providers with patient examinations, obtains vital signs, and takes x-rays. She has extensive knowledge of EHR, and is fluent in English and Spanish.