SUNCOAST SPINEMED: Tampa Comprehensive Car Accident and Whiplash Treatment

Located in Central Tampa on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dr. Huffman and the Injury healthcare team at Suncoast Spinemed have decades of experience treating car accident patients including whiplash treatment, back injury care, soft tissue spine injuries, sciatica, and more. Everything you need to speed your injury recovery is provided under one roof, including transportation to and from the clinic should it be necessary.

With our telemedicine injury portal, you have access to Dr. Huffman 24/7 through a simple text link to your phone. If you have an urgent need to be seen in the clinic our staff will see you the same day and even on weekends if necessary. Our goal is to provide you with immediate medical and chiropractic treatment so you don’t have to waste your time or risk your health waiting in a local ER where excessive CT scans and thousands of dollars are spent only to be discharged with the diagnosis of ‘no acute findings’

Our comprehensive healthcare team of chiropractic physicians registered chiropractic assistants and allied healthcare providers are caring and experienced. We customize your physical rehab and treatment based upon your personal needs to ensure you get exactly what you need to overcome your injuries. We are with you every step of the way to your recovery.

Suncoast Spinemed Team

Suncoast Spinemed

Dr. Jonathan Berns
Founder & CEO

Dr. Berns is a chiropractic physician, speaker, author, and consultant with over 15 years of active practice experience.  He is a second-generation chiropractor and proud graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA as well as the University of Illinois.  While at Illinois, Dr. Berns played Big 10 football for the Fighting Illini on the way to earning his B.S. in neuro-science.  Originally from Iowa, he’s called Tampa home since 2007 where he lives with his fiancé, Julia, and his daughter, Brooke.


Dr. Teresita Vicente
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Teresita Vicente was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to Atlanta, Ga, and attended Life University earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2016. She completed a Master’s degree in Sports Health Science in 2017. Dr. Vicente is Chiropractic BioPhysics certified and proficient in Full Spine, Diversified, Extremity Adjusting, Thompson Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique, Graston Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique, as well as Physical Therapy.


Robert Gomez
Registered Chiropractic Asst

Robert Gomez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at The University of Tampa. He plans on continuing his education by taking post-graduate classes and also working full-time at SpineMed. He hopes to attend The University of Tampa’s Masters of Physician Assistant Medicine Graduate Program. Working at Suncoast Spinemed has exposed him to patients in need of receiving rehabilitative care, and will aid in amplifying his outlook and the importance of quality direct patient care.

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David Reynolds
Director of Business Development

Dr. Berns grew up just outside of Chicago in Park Forest, Illinois. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.A. in Journalism.  He spent 25 years working as a television sportscaster, before moving to Tampa in 2003 His post-television career and transition to the business world have included several Public Relations and Business Development positions with companies such as Visit Tampa Bay and Vistra Communications before joining Suncoast Spine Med in January 2020.

Suncoast Spinemed Injury Centers

Our Facility

Our comprehensive staff includes medical physicians, chiropractic physicians, and our friendly and experience rehab team.  With decades of experience in whiplash treatment and car accident injury care, you can count on our team to help you recover from your injuries.  We are here for you every step of the way to ensure you get better, sooner.

Our state of the art injury rehab and treatment facilty is located here in Tampa on Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.  Convenient location, extended hours of operations, 24/7 access to our medical physician; Dr. Huffman through our telemedicine injury portal, all to help you recovery from your whiplash and back injuries following your car accident in Tampa.

Call us today at 866-402-4250 for a FREE telemedicine consult, or stop by the office at 701 W. Dr. MLK Jr, Blvd and see why so many Tampa area injury patients are rely on our injury healthcare experts here at Suncoast Spinemed.

Dr. Vicente and Dr. Huffman reviewing a patients’ injury report in our ‘report of findings’ consultation room.

It is in this consultation room where you’ll meet one-on-one with Dr. Vicente as she reviews her diagnosis based upon her examination, x-rays, DMX and MRIs.

Dr. Vicente will create an individual treatment plan for you based upon your personal needs, to ensure your best opportunity for recovery.

Following this review of findings, you’ll enter into a comprehensive rehab with periodic re-evaluation of your condition and progress.

In-house digital X-rays using the latest in imaging technology, saving you time and travel to an outside facilities.

Convience and ease are our goals and to that end, we do all we can to save you the run around and long waits to secure the appropriate diagnositic studies.

In addition to convience we make sure that our diagnostic equipment is the most modern, utilizing the latest in technology.

Digital Motion Imaging is yet another example of the high tech services that we bring in-house for the convenience of our patients.

This advanced diagnostic tool helps us better understand the extent of your injuries, particularly whiplash injuries, so that we can clearly document those injuries for the insurers and better individualize your injury treatment.

Because of the cost of this high tech diagnositic equipment very few injury centers offer this service in-house.  At Suncoast Spinemed, we invest into the very best possible technology to ensure our patients have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities possible.

Decompression therapy

Here is an example of our high tech treatment equipment: Decompression Therapy.

Decompression therapy is a computer driven technology to help alleviate neck and back pain associated with disc injury.  Often we are able to keep patients our of the hands of spine surgeons with the combination of decompression, chiropractic adjustments and our other non-invasive physiotherapy treatments.

Much of what you see here in our photos of our facility are pictures of technology most injury centers do not have access to.  Why risk your recovery at a facilty that lacks the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology?   You only have one shot at recovery, let our team of experts, using the latest in rehab technology get you better, sooner.

Massage tables to help relieve neck and back pain and muscle spasm.  Often this therapy is used to help reduce muscle spasm prior to chiropractic adjustment or as next step in your physical rehab.

As you can see our injury center is new and clean.  Our staff is constantly going through our rehab and diagnostic equipment, cleaning and disinfecting the equipment.  We pride ourselves on a clean, santitary and safe environment for you and your loved ones.

All of the equipment in the world means nothing if caring and experienced healthcare providers are not directing your rehab program.

Dr. Vicente and Dr. Huffman collaborate on each injured patient to ensure our patients are properly diagnosed, that our treatment plans are customized for each patient and that our injury rehab team is prepared to but into motion your personlized rehab plan of care.

With the best of both chiropractic and medical worlds, coming together to ensure our patients have access to everything they need following a car accident you can rest assured you are in good hands with our caring and experienced injury team.