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CEO / President
Dr. Vipul R. Patel
“I believe how chiropractic can make a difference in your life.”
As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians, Dr. Vipul R. Patel is responsible for successfully leading the development and execution of the company’s long term strategy with special focus on patient care. He possesses an exemplary work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a compassionate heart and great sense of humor.
At the beginning of his journey Dr. Patel’s plan was to attend business school, but unfortunately, those plans were put on hold. At the time he was suffering from severe back pain and some disc issues which were greatly affecting his daily activities. He knew that people had found relief through chiropractic treatment, but he was skeptical about chiropractic care since his prior belief was only in medical care. Finally, at the advice of a family member, he reluctantly decided to see a chiropractor. After only a few visits Dr. Patel was surprised to experience over 50% relief of his symptoms. These results made him truly believe that chiropractic can make a difference in people’s lives and at that moment he decided to attend chiropractic school.
Dr. Vipul R. Patel graduated from Life University in 2001, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Patel began working as an intern with Dr. Andrew Robert at his chiropractic practice in Jacksonville, FL. During his time with Dr. Robert he realized that chiropractic treatment can not only provide pain relief, but can also help an individual live their normal daily life and prevent future joint issues. After six months of working under Dr. Robert’s guidance Dr. Patel decided that someday he would like to open his own clinic.
In March 2002, Dr. Robert decided to retire and Dr. Patel made the bold move to purchase his clinic. Six months later he opened his second clinic and by 2004 he had expanded to five clinics. In 2007, Dr. Patel converted his practices into multidisciplinary offices that now include Physical Medicine services, Pain Management services, Chiropractic services, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians has since expanded to a total of seven multidisciplinary offices in the greater Jacksonville area.
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”
Dr. Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.
In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.
While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.
Due to his wide scope of knowledge, skills and abilities, Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.
Dr. Jaleel’s compassion and caring personality enables him to communicate easily and effectively with his patients while his clinical skills and expertise facilitates pain relief, faster recovery and better functional outcomes.
When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association
Deric L. D'Agostino, D.C.
“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”
Dr. Deric D’Agstino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”
Dr. D’Agstino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.
Dr. D’Agstino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.
When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agstino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.