Meet Our Team
Dave Kuhn, MD - Internal Medicine Physician & Medical Director
Dr. Kuhn serves as the Medical Director for Integrative Health Care and Physical Medicine in central Florida. Considered a modern polymath, he is also an artist, architect, physician, historian, film producer, political theorist, inventor, entrepreneur and writer. He designed the Evolution Diet, recognized as the definitive modern application to the perfect evolutionary human diet.
Dr. Kuhn has been awarded both Compassionate Doctor Certification and Patient Choice Award by Vitals.com and 5-star Physician status by Healthgrades.com. His dynamic and revolutionary approach to health and wellness combined with his well-known compassion and humor has distinguished Dr. David Kuhn as a new star in the health industry. He holds numerous affiliations including active membership in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Institute of Functional Medicine, and the Alliance for Natural Health.
Nikea Porter, DNP, MSN, FNP-c
Nikea Porter, DNP is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, and licensed by the state of Florida to provide family-centered Health Care to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems beginning in childhood and continuing throughout the aging process.
She began her career in health care by working as a nurse assistant in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Since that time, she has logged nearly 15 years of experience in various areas of patient care: medical assistant (MA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), board certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-c), and most recently received her doctorate degree (DNP) from Chamberlain College of Nursing. During her Health Care journey she has gained experience in the following areas: long term facilities, assisted living facilities, home health care, psych-facilities, medical-surgical hospital units, acute-care hospital units, family practice clinic settings, as well as education.
Nikea Porter has a unique combination of strong nursing skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long lasting and trusting relationship with patients and customers. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of every patient by taking time to listen and understand their particular needs. Her true desire is to enhance a positive healing experience and confidence to those in need, by applying the Be, Do, Have method of living.
Dr. Preston Bare - Executive Director & Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Bare, a native of Ocala, is a graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise Sport Sciences. Dr. Bare has been in the medical field for over 20 years and has extensive training as an Exercise Physiologist, performing physical therapy on industrial athletes. Dr. Bare also has experience in managing an Urgent Medical Care Facility. After being in the medical field, Dr. Bare found his true passion in Chiropractic. A graduate of Palmer Chiropractic, Dr. Bare has been in practice for over 10 years and has committed himself to taking care of his community with a Total Wellness approach. He has had the privilege of treating many NFL Athletes, NBA Dancers as well as World-Class Equestrian Professionals and is driven by the successes of improving these patient’s function. Dr. Bare is a Wellness Consultant, for our community, and a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. He, with his wife Cacy, and daughters Londyn and Leightyn, enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it be fishing or sitting on the porch as a family. Dr. Bare and his family have all experienced the benefits of Chiropractic Care and enjoy seeing others travel down their own path to Total Wellness.
Chiropractor Manuel Hernandez, D.C.
Dr. Manuel Hernandez is originally from El Salvador and has been residing in Ocala since 2005. Dr. Hernandez received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Florida and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award. Playing soccer, for his high school's team, he experienced knee pain which kept him from playing for months. He did not respond to conventional medicine treatments and was introduced to Chiropractic care. Through Chiropractic care, he was able to get back to playing pain free. During Dr. Hernandez's time at Palmer Chiropractic, he enjoyed learning about the importance of chiropractic on sports performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. He was also introduced to the impact chiropractors have on the nervous system, which made him pursue a Diplomate degree in Chiropractic Neurology. When not working with patients, Dr. Hernandez enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and playing soccer.
Chiropractor Ryan Friel, D.C.
Dr. Ryan Friel, a native of Sycamore Illinois, graduated from Northern Illinois University with his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and with an emphasis on preventative and rehabilitative exercise. Dr. Friel then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Growing up, Dr. Friel experienced firsthand the benefits that chiropractic has to offer and he enjoys being able to provide the same for his patients. He stays up to date on new treatment techniques and enjoys being able to utilize and adapt them for patients of all ages. His hobbies include spending time with his high school sweetheart Katie and their dog Winnie, as well as staying active playing basketball, tennis, and golf.
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