Kalman D. Blumberg, M.D.
Dr. Kal Blumberg is a south Florida native, He received his B.S. at Tulane and his M.D. at the University of Miami. He received his spine surgery fellowship from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
He is married, with three children and loves to fish and to spend time on the water, particularly enjoying the environment of the Florida Keys flats and backcountry. He’s a tournament level fisherman, having won the prestigious Redbone Tournament which supports research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Kevin Douglas Cairns, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Cairns was born in Los Angeles, received his M.D. from New York Medical College and fulfilled his residency at Harvard Medical School. He also received a fellowship in neurology from Harvard as well as a fellowship in Interventional Spine Physiatry from Georgia Pain Physicians, Emory University in Atlanta. He is an expert in Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation and stays on the leading edge of innovation in non-invasive and minimally invasive spinal treatments.
He is married. An outdoor enthusiast, he is a tri-athlete who also enjoys windsurfing, fishing, music and theatre.
Harold Lawrence Dalton, D.O.
Dr. Larry Dalton was born in Norfolk, VA, and raised in Melbourne, FL. He received both his B.S. and M.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida. He fulfilled his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University, and was an Interventional Spine Physiatry Fellow at Georgia Pain Physicians/Emory University, receiving his fellowship in interventional pain management.
Dr. Dalton is married with two children. His wide range of interests include fishing, exercise, cooking, travel, scuba, college football, and martial arts.
Cami Dunham, PA-C
Cami has been a physician assistant working in the field of spine and pain management for the last eleven years. She is a 1999 graduate of the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant program, and a 1997 graduate of Kansas State University.
Amanda Oloughlin, PA-C
Amanda has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2006. She attended PA school at Nova Southeastern University and undergrad at the University of Florida. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband and two daughters and enjoys running and yoga.
Tony Salvador PA-C
Tony is also a Florida native. He was born in Cocoa Beach Florida and attended satellite High School. After High School he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for 10 years. Upon completion of his service, Tony attended Nova Southeastern University and received his degree in physician assistant studies. Since graduation in June of 1999 he has been in the orthopedic field in various disciplines such as Sports Medicine, joint replacement, trauma and now he is dedicated to the specialty of spine surgery.
Training and Rehabilitation
Michelle Cleveland-Gonzalez, MSPT
Michelle is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. In 1999, she moved to Florida to attend the University of Miami where she received her Master of Science degree in physical therapy. She has 8 years of experience in orthopedic spinal physical therapy. Michelle also teaches Pilates classes at the Florida Spine Specialists facility twice a week. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, Jorge, and together they enjoy exercise, boating, and other outdoor activities.
Nicole Adler, LPTA
Nicole is a native of south florida, and attended Pine Crest School. She earned her bachelor of science from Florida State University in communication. After ten years in her field, she switched careers and entered the field of physical therapy. She trained at Broward College, and was board certified in 2005. Nicole has specialized in physical therapy for the spine for the past 6 years.
Holly Horvath, RN
Holly is a USAF veteran. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University, and her Registered Nurse credentials from Palm Beach State. She has been practicing nursing in South Florida since 2010.
Melissa Romano, Procedure Nurse
Melissa was born in Miami and moved to Ft. Lauderdale a little over 7 years ago. She graduated from Miami Lakes Tech in 2009 and has been practicing nursing for the past six years. Melissa’s background in nursing includes, Sub Acute Post Operative Nursing and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Courtney Vincent, LPN
Courtney is from Georgia, she moved to South Florida in 2012. She attended Lagrange College for Nursing, and has been practicing since 2007.
Sabrina Filteau, Dr. Blumberg’s Surgery Scheduler
Sabrina is originally from Montreal, Canada and speaks French fluently. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse working exclusively with Dr. Blumberg’s surgical patients. She ensures that they receive the best of pre-op and post-op care. Her compassionate approach helps patients relax and be as comfortable as possible. Sabrina received her training and graduated from Atlantic Technical Center. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, Antonio, and they enjoy traveling.
Gidget Freeman, MA
Gidget is a Medical Assistant, and is also the assistant director of our on-site laboratory. She says “Outstanding patient care is my number one goal.”
Jesseca Garcia – Medical Scribe for Dr. Kevin Cairns
As a medical scribe Jesseca transcribes the patient’s history of present illness, medications, medical history, and physical exam. She ensures every patients’ record is accurate. Jesseca is originally from Chicago, IL. Three years ago she moved to South Florida with her six year old son. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry with a focus on pre-medicine from Purdue University. Her goal is to become a plastic surgeon with a focus on reconstructive surgery. She enjoys writing and is currently writing a creative nonfiction book based on her life.
Luana Pimenta, Dr. Dalton’s Scribe
Luana graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is originally from Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. She enjoys working with her team to provide the best patient care and complete office visit notes in a timely and professional manner. She lives in Boca Raton with her husband and aspires to be a physician assistant in the near future.
Christina Parker, Dr Cairn’s Medical Assistant
waiting for information from Christina.
Shakera Hamilton, Xray Technician
Shakera Hamiltone has been a Radiologic Technologist for 3yrs. She graduated from West Boca School of Radiologic Technology and has 7yrs of medical experience. Great patient care is what she strives for. Shakera is the newest team member to Florida Spine Specialists.
Lisa has been the Practice Administrator for the Florida Spine Specialists for over 10 years. She is in charge of all facets of administration. She and her staff are dedicated to providing you with a seamless and pleasant health care experience.
Her philosophy for managing a successful physicians office and keeping a happy staff results in happy patients. She leads by example, hires smart people and empowers them to be successful.
Heather works in the billing and collections department at Florida Spine Specialists. Heather has lived in central Florida for almost her whole life and moved to South Florida 10 years ago. She earned her Associates degree in Business Administration and Legal Assisting at Central Florida Community College in 2004. She has worked in the medical field for more than 20 years. She has been with Florida Spine Specialists in the billing department for the last eight years.
Nancy is a billing and collections representative. She handles correspondence and field calls regarding billing questions. She is also responsible for the follow-up of outstanding receivables claims and will work through patient issues.
Angela LaTorre, Front Desk Receptionist
Angela came from Brooklyn, New York back in 2004. She has an Associates in Medical Billing & Coding and a Bachelors in business management. She has been in the medical field for more than 8 years.
Denise Shields, Billing and Collections
Denise is a native of Philadelphia, where she attended Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. She relocated to South Florida, just over two years ago. Denise spent nine years working as a Specialist Clerk at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where she assisted in trading options and stocks. Denise works in the billing and collections department at Florida Spine Specialists. In her leisure time Denise enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach!
Jennifer Brown, Chart Abstractor
Jennifer’s info coming soon.
Chrissy Guerrieri-Telephone Receptionist
Chrissy was raised in South Florida and attended American Heritage and has recently graduated from Florida Technical College. Chrissy is a mother of two beautiful daughters and is highly involved in their athletic activities. Chrissy has experience in the medical field for over 15 years bringing a wealth of knowledge in all areas. Chrissy strives to help each patient to the greatest of her abilities as possible, always going the extra mile for patients.
Elena Collins, Telephone Receptionist
Elena was raised in South Florida and attended Fort Lauderdale Christian School. Elena has been married for over 10 years and has a toddler son, who brings so much love to the family. Elena has been in the Customer Service field for over 20 years. She strives to make your scheduling experience as smooth as possible. Elena will provide you with undivided attention to be sure you will be properly taken care of during your visit. She wants to make sure that you know you are important to our office and that we appreciate you choosing our physicians to care for you.
Nicole Cabassa- Procedure Receptionist
Nicole’s description coming soon.
Juseidi Munoz Perez, Authorizations Representative
Juseidi is an authorizations representative. She makes it priority to ensure approvals are obtained in a timely manner to provide the best patient care. You can also find her working in a number of areas in the facility as a supportive team member. She is married with two children. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling with her family.
Simoy works as a patient receptionist. Simoy escorts our patients to their exam room and insures our patients receive timely care.