Doctors and Staff

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Dr. Bruce M. Fischer

A graduate of The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Dr. Bruce M. Fischer has been practicing in the Boca area for more than 15 years. He serves as the chiropractic physician forseveral sports teams in the South Florida area, including Florida Atlantic University, caring for seventeen men's and women's teams. Dr. Fischer has also treated several medal-winning Olympic athletes. Dr. Fischer has lectured at the Harvard Medical School Deaconess Hospital and at the Miami School of Medicine on chiropractic manipulation and spinal pain.

Teaching

Harvard Medical School, Deaconess Hospital, 1994, "Common Musculoskeletal Problems"
University of Miami, School of Medicine, 1994, "Manipulative Therapy for Spinal Joint Pain"
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, October, 2009, Chicago, Illinois
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, December, 2009, Chicago, Illinois
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, February, 2010, Chicago, Illinois
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, March, 2010, Chicago, Illinois
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, May, 2010 Chicago, Illinois
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Logan College of Chiropractic, August 2010, Boca Raton, Florida
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences, January 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences, February 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences, April 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Manipulation Under Anesthesia", co-sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences, June 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Publications

"Manipulation Under Anesthesia For The Treatment Of Refractory Hip And Pelvic Pain", Pain Medicine, February 2012.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Bruce Michael Fischer, D.C., C.C.S.P.
    851 Meadows Road, Suite 213
    Boca Raton, Florida 33486
    (561) 347-6682 office

  • Education

    The National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois, September 1988-December 1991
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Bachelor of Science, Human Biology

    Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, September 1984-June 1988
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology-Psychology

  • Professional Experience

    Bruce M. Fischer, DC PA, 1992-present
    Team Chiropractic Physician Florida Atlantic University 1995-present
    Team Chiropractic Physician United States Diving National Team, 2000-present

  • Professional Licensure

    Florida #6527 (originally issued June 1992)
    Louisiana #1580 (issued October 2010)
    Massachusetts #3341 (issued July 2011)

  • Certifications

    Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2001, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
    Manipulation Under Anesthesia, National University of Health Sciences, 2007

  • Staff Appointments

    South Palm Ambulatory Surgical Center, Boca Raton, Florida 2009-present
    Advanced Surgical Concepts, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2010-present

  • Professional Associations

    Florida Chiropractic Association

  • Awards

    National College of Chiropractic Clinical Internship Award, 1991

  • Volunteer Work

    Florida Atlantic Rugby Team, 2003-present
    Maccabi Games, 2001

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Navved Shafi, MD

Dr. Naveed Shafi received his Board Certification in Sports Medicine in 2003 and has been practicing Sports Medicine and Non-surgical orthopedics and in South Florida ever since. After earning his M.D., he completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he participated as one of the team physicians for the Florida Panthers NHL hockey team, Florida Bobcats professional arena football team, and the Miami Fusion MLS soccer team. In addition, his residency experience includes work with Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, the Special Olympics, and various high schools.

Dr. Shafi completed fellowship and board certification in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of South Carolina, where he served as a team physician for the all 19 of the USC Fighting Gamecocks Division I athletic teams, the Capital City Bombers professional baseball team, the Columbia City Ballet, and several community sponsored road races. He has served as physician for several NCAA championship and Olympic Athletes as well.

He joined Boca Trauma and Rehab in 2009, after serving as Medical Director, Professor, and Head Team Physician for all 17 Florida Atlantic University teams, where he met Dr. Fischer. He brings to Boca Trauma and Rehab knowledge and expertise in neck and back pain assessment, traumatic injury rehabilitation, manipulation under anesthesia, hyperbaric medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma, and non-surgical orthopedics. As a physician and a former certified personal trainer, Dr. Shafi enjoys all aspects of health and fitness in his professional and personal life, and is known by his patients and staff as a charismatic physician that devotes quality time to his patients.

  • CERTIFICATION

    Internal Medicine Board Certification, 2002
    Certificate of Added Qualifications/Board Certification in Sports Medicine, 2003
    Medical Review Officer Certification –#090614221, 2009
    Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine certification, 2002
    Personal Health and Fitness Trainer Certification - American Council on Exercise, 2002
    Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification – June 2010

  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    1993 to 1998
    Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine

    1989 to 1993
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706
    Bachelor of Science - Biology
    Bachelor of Arts – South Asian Studies
    Academic Scholarship

  • POST GRADUATE TRAINING

    Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of South Carolina
    Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC 2001 to 2002
    Internal Medicine Residency and Internship, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation –Florida
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio, 1998 to 2001

Our Therapists

Tamar  Clarke, RPT

Tamar Clarke, RPT

Tamar B. Clarke, RPT, MSPT, joined Boca Trauma and Rehab in June, 2007 after practicing in a variety of settings in the Greater Boston and South Florida areas since1996. Tamar received her degrees from the accelerated dual degree program for Physical Therapy at the Sergeant College of Allied Health Professions at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her requirements for Bachelor of Science degree in three years and then received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT ) degree in 1996.

Tamar’s clinical affiliations include: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School), Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL., and The Arc of Palm Beach County.

Her wide range of clinical experiences allows Tamar to appreciate all aspects of the patient’s rehabilitation process. Tamar’s continuing education affords her patients the specialized training for the care of pre-operative, post-operative orthopedic diagnoses, as well as for work and sports related injuries of the spine, shoulder and lower extremities.

Paulina Russ, LMT

Paulina Russ, LMT

A graduate of the American Institute of Massage Therapy, Paulina Russ has been in practice at Boca Trauma for more than seven years. Her areas of interest include sports massage, Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, and medical massage.

Here’s What People Are Saying About Monica Franco, LMT and Paulina Russ, LMT:

FAU Swimming
"I am going for a massage at Boca Trauma and Rehab since August, 2011 and I am totally satisfied with Dr. Bruce Fisher's and Paulina's work. After every massage that I get from Paulina I feel much better and it facilitates my work on the swim practices. Also, all of the staff at the office is very helpful and cooperative with the patient. Dr Fischer is a great chiropractor and I would recommend this place to anyone.” - Anettk , Boca Raton

Women's Basketball Player
“The entire staff at Boca Trauma is very helpful. The massage therapy helped me continue competition because I was having horrible back pain and it slowed me down. They are AWESOME!!”

Monica Franco, LMT

Monica Franco, LMT

Monica graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health. She has been a licensed massage therapist for over 11 years, with interests in sports injuries, traumatic injuries, and medical massage. She has been part of the Boca Trauma and Rehab team for over ten years.