North Florida Medical Center is a unique, all-in-one facility, offering a full spectrum of COMPREHENSIVE family care medical services and chiropractic care for the entire family. We are staffed with board-certified physicians in Family Medicine, Pain Management, and Chiropractic Medicine. We also have a Licensed Physical Therapist as part of the team, along with a state of the art rehabilitation center.
We have highly trained nurse practitioners and health care providers who can treat all members of a family regardless of their age or healthcare needs. Occupational Healthcare employee services such as pre-employment physicals, drug testing and work injury evaluation/treatment for our business clients is also available.
Our Physicians & Medical Professionals
Dr. Alberto Castiel
Dr. Alberto Castiel is a Board Certified Family Physician. He is originally from New York City and trained at the University of Florida. He has been in practice for 20 plus years and treats wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Dr. Castiel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Florida School of Medicine, Florida State University School of Medicine , and Nova Southeastern University School of Physician Assistants.He has a passion for all sports especially scuba diving which he says sparked his interest in hyperbaric medicine. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. The patients of The Back & Neck Institute are in incredibly qualified hands under the watch of Dr. Castiel.
Motto to live by: What doesn’t kill me, had better start running.
Dr. Albert Rodriguez
Pain Management Director
Dr. Albert Rodriguez, MD is an anesthesiology specialist and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine anesthesiology.
Favorite Quote: ‘Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.’ ~Lance Armstrong
Dr. Adam Bordes
Dr. Adam Bordes is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 10 years of experience treating a wide variety of conditions in some of the most beautiful cities in the country (St. Louis, Portland, Austin, Nashville, San Diego, and now, Florida). After receiving his undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Exercise Science from The Florida State University in 2000, he completed his education at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 2006. Dr. Bordes believes in treating people, not conditions, and he works hard every single day to help people get back to doing the things they love. He lives in St. Augustine with his wife Katie and their four “furry” children: Zara, Sophie, Romeo, and Oliver.
Favorite quote: ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.’
Elizabeth Bagan is an ARNP board certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. As a graduate and doctoral student at Jacksonville University, Elizabeth has a passion for treating the entire person –physical, mental, and spiritual. Her focus includes both complimentary & functional medicine, as well as traditional disease and lifestyle management and weight loss coaching. Elizabeth is a wife and mother of four, who comprehends the stressors and balance of juggling family, work,and self-care. Before entering the medical community, Elizabeth was a Marine-Mechanical Engineer and served as a Lieutenant, Special Duty Officer in the US Naval Reserves. Elizabeth is a federal service academy graduate from the US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. To this day, the values learned at Kings Point as a Midshipman define Elizabeth’s character,ethics, and integrity.
Favorite quote.“The fountain of youth has been found. It exists in lifestyle and exercise.’
Tracy Mills is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She attended The University of Akron in Ohio for both her Bachelors and Master’s degree. She has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years. Practicing as an ARNP for 10 years. Her experience includes but is not limited to house-calls, cardiology, pain, and orthopedics. She strongly believes that diet and exercise play a major role in your quality of life. Since coming on to Back & Neck Institute, Tracy has been played a vital role to the overall care of our patients.
Favorite Quote: “Value experiences, not things. Choose your health over your wealth”
Licensed Physical Therapist
Mel qualified as a Physical Therapist more than 20 years ago in the United Kingdom. There she gained experience in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings including orthopaedics, neurology, and cardiovascular, before moving to the United States almost eight years ago. Now licensed in Florida, Mel greatly values the holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, like those offered here at the Back & Neck Institute. Her other interests are music, cooking, cooking to music and playing music while others cook.
Favorite Quote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Also, life is too short to stuff a mushroom”- Voltaire (mostly)
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Stanley Turner is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 20 years of experience. He began his medical career in the Army in the mid 80’s. Stanley is a true patient oriented PTA with a hands on approach. He specializes in following patients throughout their rehab and educating the patients of Back & Neck Institute on the how and why behind every exercise we put them through. Stanley believes in treating each patient, not the condition. When Stanley is not treating patients, he is a beekeeper by trade and loves to dedicate time to fishing.
Favorite Quote:“Don’t break anyone’s heart, they only have the one. Break their bones, they have 206”
Our COMPREHENSIVE approach and complete ACCESS to ancillary services in our facility allows our providers to implement proactive strategies in the management of their patients. This personal care and attention combined with efficient coordinated care leads to improved healthcare outcomes and cost savings for our patients, employer groups and health plans.
Preventive care is one of our top priorities in ensuring your optimal health. We truly believe that optimal health is achieved when you or your family member is under the on-going care of a primary care physician for health maintenance and follow-up. This allows us to treat you for both
acute illnesses and chronic conditions.
We understand that acute illness or injuries can happen at any time so we make every effort to schedule same-day appointments for our new or established patients. If we are unable to schedule a same-day appointment, our patients can be seen in our Walk-in Care Center 5 days a week without an appointment during regular operating hours. We are available to take care of your all healthcare needs whenever you need us.
We recognize that there are many families living in the surrounding communities on a part-time basis or for short periods of time whose primary care physicians are back in their home state. We would be honored to take care of such families at North Florida Medical Center and will ensure proper coordination of care with their primary care physicians back home.
We are proud to serve families living in all of North Florida and its surrounding communities.
Call North Florida Medical Center today at (904) 373-6230 to schedule an appointment!