About

Thrive! Wellness Center

MEET OUR TEAM

Thrive! Wellness Center is an integrative healthcare clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida. Come experience advanced and innovative therapies to take you from declining health to a more revitalized life!

OUR COMMITMENT

Too many people suffer needlessly with pain, chronic illness, or declining health. At Thrive! Wellness Center, we want to give every patient options and choices to recover health on their own terms.

We promise to maintain the highest level of integrity, keep every patient as the central focus of care, and deliver the most innovative health technologies and treatments.

We are here because we want our patients to achieve real resolution of their health concerns, look and feel younger, and naturally regain their energy for a better life. We believe all bodies are designed to Thrive!

Clinical Expertise

Our team of medical and healthcare professionals brings you the latest and most innovative therapies:

● Functional Wellness and Nutrition
● Regenerative Cellular Therapies
● Chiropractic Care
● Physiotherapy
● ProTecSpine
● Deep-Tissue Laser Therapy

Nutritional IV Therapy with Vitamin C

Meet Our Team

Dr. Omar Garcia MD

Medical Director

Dr. Garcia is a Medical Doctor, specializing in pain management and orthopedics. With 28 years of medical experience, he has practiced preventive medicine, pain management, general practice, and occupational medicine. Dr. Garcia has completed extensive training in anti-aging, hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, as well as men’s and women’s sexual health and dysfunction. He oversees all medical therapies at Thrive! Wellness Center, including Regenerative Cellular Therapies.

Dr. Kelley Mulhern MS, DC, MPH

Board Certified Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Kelley Mulhern headshot

Dr. Kelley is a Chiropractic Physician and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (pending), with advanced training in Regenerative Cellular Therapies. With more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Kelley is a widely recognized clinician, published author, and professional educator.

Dr. Kelley is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She is a contributing author to Chiropractic Economics, Dynamic Chiropractic, and other industry publications. Dr. Kelley is accredited by the Florida Bar Association as an Advanced Instructor to provide Continuing Legal Education to attorneys (CLEs) on proper assessment and documentation in personal injury cases.

Dr. Kelley stays at the forefront of health and wellness advances to bring her patients the most effective and innovative therapies. She is passionate about helping people achieve a happier and healthier life, naturally.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Master of Science – Public Health & Epidemiology, Purdue University
  • Master of Science – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern
  • Bachelor of Science – Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, University of Maine
  • Bachelor of Arts – Sociology, University of Maine
  • Florida Bar Association Accredited Advanced Instructor for Continuing Legal Education
  • Certificate of completion in Impairment Ratings

Dr. Stephanie Craig DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Regenerative Medicine Provider

Dr. Stephanie Craig is a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a Doctoral degree in Nursing Practice from the University of South Florida. Dr. Stephanie is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She’s received intensive training from experts in the Regenerative Medicine industry. Dr. Stephanie is well versed in Regenerative Cellular Therapy (for orthopedic pain, joint degeneration, and peripheral neuropathy), Anti-Aging Aesthetics (such as Facial Rejuvenation and Sexual Wellness), Nutritional IV Infusion Therapy, and Natural Hormone Support. Born in Beijing, China, Dr. Stephanie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Stephanie lives in Largo, FL with her family where she enjoys swimming and fishing. She is also a food fanatic and animal lover.

Judy Pierce MSN, APRN, FNP

Regenerative Medicine Provider

Judy is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 35 years of experience. She has worked in the ICU, CCU, hospitals, home health, and private physician office environments. She is accomplished in the diagnosis and care of acute and chronic illnesses. Judy has performed hundreds of Regenerative Cellular Therapy injections, such as Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Along with treating orthopedic pain, arthritis, and joint degeneration, Judy has a passion for helping those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and has seen incredible results with Regenerative Cellular Therapies. Judy is originally from Kentucky and is devoted to her family and her faith. She is a friendly, caring professional that will use her vast experience to help create the healthiest you possible.

Jenna Dodge MS, CHES

Certified Health Education Specialist

Jenna is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with her Master’s in Health Promotion and Wellness. She specializes in neuromuscular movement and getting the body back into functional movement patterns. Her passion for health stems from her own journey of struggling with a healthy weight and a genetic mutation. Through inquisitive clients, Jenna ventured into the medical side of movement where she got to work and study with world experts like Sue
Hitzmann, Dr. William McCune, Dr. John Young, Kevin Lucas, Leslee Bender, and Chandra Alexander. Jenna is trained in the MELT Method, ReXist360, Oov, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Function Movement Screening (FMS), Relief Through Rolling, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, gait and posture assessments, and more.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
  • Master of Science – Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Bachelor of Science – Community Health Education
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Pilates 500 hours training
  • 18-month Relief Through Rolling Apprenticeship with Kevin Luc

Michael Mulhern

Practice Manager

Michael is the Practice Manager at Thrive! Wellness Center. With degrees in Accounting and Finance, Michael is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the practice, including sales, marketing, accounting, bookkeeping, legal, finance, and technology, and security. Michael previously practiced for many years as an NCBTMB Board Certified massage therapist and worked for 25 years in network security, network architecture, cybersecurity, & network engineering in the technology industry.

More Faces You’ll See in the Office

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Kassi Mulhern

Office Mascot
Stacy Russell

Stacy Russell

Patient Care Coordinator

Katelyn Hollins

Billing Specialist

Meet Our Mascots

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Kassi – Current Masscot- Adopted 9/6/2019

About two years ago (in 2018), I was found in the middle of a highway in Louisiana with my pack-mate. A nice older woman named Sheri got us into her car and took us to the doctor. The doctor said he thought I was about a year old, and my friend was about 5 or 6. We were so hungry. The doctor cleaned us up and tried to find our family, but we didn’t have tags or a chip, so Sheri took us home. Sheri and Bill had 3 other dogs – Little Bear, Skipper, and Bacchus. They named us Jack and Jill. After several months, my name didn’t suit me, so then they called me Lady.
Life was good with Sheri and Bill…there was plenty of food and water, and toys to play with. We had a new pack and a new yard to explore. But Little Bear and I just didn’t get along. Sheri and Bill decided they would need to find me a new home, but they couldn’t find a rescue or a person to take me. Knowing that I would be leaving, they separated me from the other dogs so we wouldn’t get too attached. One day the company came to visit. These new people paid so much attention to me! They were called Michael and Kelley. They came when I cried and kept me company. They bought me a new leash and toys, and they even threw the ball for me to fetch every day. But the best part was all the attention. They petted me and brushed me and brought me with them at night for bedtime. I was so excited I didn’t know what to do and couldn’t settle down until they brought my crate into their room. After several days of this new routine, there was a shift…more activity and I could tell Michael and Kelley were leaving. I was so sad… But then Sheri and Bill came to me and told me to be a good girl and that they loved me, but that I was going to have a new home…with Michael and Kelley! They put me in the back seat of the truck, and we left. Michael and Kelley told me that we’re a family now and that they’re my Momma and Dada…and I’m their fur-baby. They said we were going on a “Road Trip.” I didn’t care as long as I was with them. Being around Michael…I mean Dada…makes me feel so safe and protected! We were in the truck all day, and then we stopped at a “Hotel.” There were so many things to sniff! I could smell so many other people and animals and it just about drove me crazy! We got to our room, but Momma had to go back out and I escaped out the door. I ran all over the bottom floor, following my nose, until Momma got the leash back on me and brought me back to the room. I was unsettled but eventually fell asleep. We got back in the truck and drove all day again, and this time we were home. I could smell another dog. Dada and Momma told me that was Suki…my “sister”.…who had gone over the Rainbow Bridge in January. They told me I should talk to her spirit so she could help me understand my new home and that I was safe and loved. When they talked about her I could tell how much they loved and missed her, and I thought she was so lucky for the life she had with them. The next day, Dada and Momma brought me to another new place called “The Clinic.” There were people coming in and out all day. They wanted to touch me and talk to me. I was nervous about all the attention, so Momma and Dada kept me behind a gate. I could smell Suki here too. Everyone seemed so excited and kept telling my parents that it was time…and they were happy for us. Dada and Momma said I needed a new name…that Lady didn’t suit me. They spent hours thinking about and trying out different names before they decided on Kassidi. It means “smart, clever girl” and fits my personality, but they call me Kassi for short. Dada and Momma take me everywhere with them. I get super anxious if I can’t see Dada. I can’t help myself…I’ll bark and whine until I can see him again. I’m starting to find my place in this new life, but I’m nervous a lot. I really like other people and dogs…but I don’t always know what to do. I want to be a good girl, I’m just not always sure what that means. Momma and Dada said they’ll have a “trainer” come work with me to help. I love to be outside, sniffing every blade of grass. If I see a lizard, I try to catch it. I want to chase cats. Well, I like to chase lots of things. Especially the ball. Dada can throw the ball far away so I have to run as fast as I can to fetch it. I love it when Momma brushes me…every time we come home, I go right to her chair, so she knows it’s time for brushing. I don’t want her to forget so I’m careful to remind her every day. My favorite place is the bedroom…it’s cool and dark and has a huge comfy bed. My favorite thing to do is anything with Dada. Did I mention he makes me feel safe? I like toys that squeak. I like to sit on the couch and look out the window. My parents tell me I’m a silly girl…and a good girl…and so smart. They say I’m very sweet…and I do love to give kisses. I’m excited about my new life, even though I still get anxious. My name is Kassi, and I’ve found my “fur-ever” home!

Past Mascots

Suki Mulhern

9/17/2010 – 1/18/2019

Cridhe Mulhern

9/17/2006 – 1/12/2017

Phoenix & Sasha Mulhern

1/6/2006 – 7/28/2010

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