Our Doctors

Bruce M. Fischer D.C., C.C.S.P.

A graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Dr. Bruce Fischer has been serving the Boca Raton and surrounding areas since 1992. He serves as the Chiropractic Team Physician for several sports clubs, teams, and organizations in South Florida. As well as the local athletes, professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes come from all over the country for Dr. Fischer's expertise and experience. Dr. Fischer has treated thousands of patients and is one of only a handful of physicians in the world who can teach the highly specialized procedure: Manipulation Under Anesthesia, a treatment utilized for chronic pain, restricted joints, and lack of function.

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Naveed Shafi, M.D.

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.

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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


 

Zahid Huq, M.D.

Dr. Huq is an interventional pain management physician and anesthesiologist who specializes in treating and managing a wide range of painful medical conditions including: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, chronic pelvic pain, neuropathy, and cancer pain.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami and stayed to complete his medical school education at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He completed his clinic training at the University of Miami with a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Medicine.

He believes in a comprehensive, individualized, patient centered, and goal-oriented approach to the management of chronic pain. He is proficient in utilizing a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures and advanced treatment modalities such as neuromodulation and other implantable therapies.

Dr. Huq aspires to provide patients with a viable plan to manage, control, and treat their pain with the goal of restoring function and improving overall quality of life.


 

Our Therapists

 

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.


Michna Doblas, PTA

Michna joined the staff of Boca Trauma and Rehab in 2017 and is a graduate of South University's PTA program. Prior to South, Michna earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University.

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