At Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians we have a diversity of treatment options specifically tailored to your injuries and individual needs. As a portal to your healthcare, we offer chiropractic, pain management, physical therapy, neurology, podiatry, otolaryngology, plastic & reconstruction surgery, and psychiatry services—all especially dedicated towards helping personal and auto injury patients.
While our focus is on vehicular accidents, slip-and-fall, and personal injury, we welcome patients who need our help in the many areas of your health. When you come for a visit, our doctors will check your overall health and may recommend for you to see other specialists to help you with apparent health problems that may not be related to the injury you came to us for.
Our Physical Medicine & Rehab doctors Dr. Fiaz Jaleel and Dr. Sanjay Trivedi, will be involved to assess your individual needs. prescribe medication as necessary, administer joint injections & interventional spinal procedures, recommend specific therapies, and if needed, will recommend a surgical consultation with our trusted surgeons.
We have a vibrant team of health specialists and surgeons who will help you in all aspects of your healing and treatment, including: our Neurologist Dr. Allamm Morales, who will handle many severe injuries related to the brain and central nervous system that may be beyond a primary care doctor's capability to negotiate; our Podiatrist Dr. Vimal Reddy, who will treat conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs; our Otolaryngologist (ENT) Dr. Kunal Thakkar who will help with the treatment of injuries affecting the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck, our Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon Dr. James Edward Hardy III, who will handle serious injuries that will require reconstructive plastic surgery. Also on board is Psychiatrist Dr. Bih Bikelle Tambi to help patients who may be suffering from stress and post-traumatic disorder due to their accident.
Our Chiropractic doctors—Dr. Deric D'Agostino, Dr. Long Van, Dr. Kristy Donnelly, and Dr. Luz Senan—who concern themselves with the human frame, will help you get your spine back into place. When the spinal components “lock up,” or become misplaced due to slips-and-falls, car accidents, or simple lack of maintenance, the communication system between the brain and the various parts of the body are derailed or inhibited. The doctors will make adjustments to your various joints and the spine, which houses your central nervous system, to revive this communication flow.
To partner with our patients in their personal health goals of active, pain-free lifestyles by providing advanced patient care and education through our trusted physical medicine rehab & neurology and chiropractic physicians.
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.Meet the Rest
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
PAIN MANAGEMENT PHYSICIAN
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
Interventional Pain Management Physician
Sanjay Trivedi, M.D.
Dr. Sanjay Trivedi received his medical degree from J.N. Medical College, AIMS, India and received training in general surgery from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dr. Trivedi furthered his medical training by studying physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and David Minkin Rehabilitation Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Trivedi also worked at Harvard Medical School and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Spine Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Trivedi has special training in interventional pain management, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal medicine. He has extensive experience in the fields of acute and chronic spinal pain management, acute and chronic pharmaceutical pain management, musculoskeletal and joint pain management and personal injury rehabilitation and care.
Dr. Trivedi has worked and served in various cities and communities in Florida.
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.
Luz F. Senan, D.C.
Dr. Senan earned a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science from the University of Puerto Rico and graduated Cum Laude. She then attended the University of South Florida where she earned a Masters Degree in Gerontology. Dr. Senan finished up her education in Kansas City by earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Senan’s prior work experience includes being a geriatric case manager and mental health counselor in Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL. Additionally, she is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Senan’s background as a counselor in combination with her attention to detail assist her in making the best treatment choices to fit her patient’s specific needs.
Dr. Senan has training in Chiropractic Biophysics and Post Graduate Education in Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation. She is currently a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association(FCA) and the Florida Chiropractic Physician Association(FCPA).
In her time off, Dr. Senan enjoys spending quality time with her daughter as well as reading, antiquing and flea market shopping.
Long Van, D.C.
“I started as an intern with Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians and now am very proud to be a part of this medical company.”
Dr. Long Van has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology University of North Florida and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2010. He has also earned his certificate 150hrs of study in Nerve Conduction Velocity(NCV) and Electromyography(EMG). Jacksonville has been his home since 1996 and originally joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as an intern in 2008. Dr. Van is currently associated with the Florida Chiropractic Physician Association (FCPA).
Dr. Van has experience in helping the human body function properly through a natural approach. Over his time with Absolute he has worked with many forms of injuries primarily focusing on treatments for motor vehicular accident injuries and sport related injuries.
When Dr. Van is not treating patients, he enjoys reading up on new information concerning medical conditions and associated treatments available. He also enjoys spending time with his family doing just about anything as long as they are healthy and happy.
Dr. Van was raised to always respect his family members and therefore family values are very important to him. Dr. Van believes that you should take care of your family because one day they may have to take care of you. He possesses this same mentality concerning his patient care strategy and strongly believes that he should respect all people through his words and actions.
“If you can’t take care of the people around you, then how can you take care of others.”
Kristy Donnelly, D.C.
“After suffering a lumbar disc herniation in college, the injury helped me to understand the pain that my patients are going through and to be able to offer them hope and communicate every stage of the healing process to them.”
Dr. Donnelly received her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange, FL. She is also certified in Impairment Rating for Disability Evaluation according to 6th edition AMA guidelines.
Dr. Donnelly is able to offer her patients a well-rounded approach to their health due to her certification as a nutrition coach as well as a personal trainer. She encourages all patients to ask questions to ensure that they are a part of their care and understand the healing process. Dr. Donnelly has also taught Anatomy at Florida State College at Jacksonville and taught fitness classes in college. Dr. Donnelly’s local affiliations include the Junior Service League of St Augustine, the St Augustine Lighthouse and Homes for our Troops.
In her spare time Dr. Donnelly enjoys exercising, going to the beach, travelling, and playing the saxophone.
Allamm Morales, M.D.
Dr. Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.
He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.
Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.
Vimal Reddy, MD
Dr. Vimal Reddy has over 18 years experience in podiatric medicine and is a fellow at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Reddy currently serves at the Baptist Hospitals.
Dr. Reddy went to Jacksonville University on a University scholarship where he was a consistent Dean's Lister. He finished his medical degree in podiatric medicine at the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores in 2001 where he was given the William Delavari Clinical Excellence Award and the Podiatric Merit Scholarship.
He had his PSR-24 Surgical Residency in Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL and proceeded to practice podiatry continually from 2007 to present. He has vast experience handling personal injury, sports medicine, and DEA controlled substances. He was Chief of Podiatry at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, Chief Resident at Michael Reese Hospital, PSR-24 and worked at Advanced Podiatry, Dr. Jondelle Jenkins DPM and Associates, and St. Lukes Hospital. He later founded the First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic.
Dr. Reddy is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
Kunal Thakkar, M.D.
Dr. Kunal Thakkar is an Otolaryngologist certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
He was President at the Advanced Ear, Nose, Throat Associates, LLC and Otolaryngology physician at Wilkinson Snowden Otolaryngology Consultants, P.A..
Dr. Thakkar trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he became Chief Administrative Resident after 4 years. He went to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL where he gained membership into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). He took undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Thakkar' clinical studies and researches were published in several publications, including Otology & Neurotology Journal, Ear Nose Throat Journal, Respiratory Medicine Journal, Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, American Journal of Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, and International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
James Edward Hardy III
Dr. Hardy has 13 years experience treating injuries and illnesses that require plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
After going to Cornell University and University of Michigan Medical School, he had his residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and at Monmouth Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University in New Jersey.
Dr. Hardy has his own reconstructive surgery clinic James E. Hardy, MD Plastic Surgery, LLC in Jacksonville, FL. He was also Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Ponte Vedra Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery in Ponte Vedra, FL.
He authored "The Safety of Pelvic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese With and Without Combined Panniculectomy: A Comparison of Results," which was printed on the Annals of Plastic Surgery in 2008.
Bih Bikelle Tambi, M.D.
Dr. Bih Bikelle Tambi is a Florida State licensed and board certified doctor in general psychiatry. She practiced in several institutions including hospitals, IOP/PHP, Rehab centers, and correctional and outpatient clinics.
Dr. Tambi had her medical education at Universite de Yaoundé, Cameroon and proceeded to accumulate over 10 years experience in diagnosing and treating multiple psychiatric states and other health concerns, including personal injury. She had been working at various hospitals and clinics in Nevada from 2008 before moving to Florida in 2015, where she continues to work in psychiatric and substance abuse treatment, including outpatient Suboxone prescribed opioid treatment. She also conducts psychiatric evaluations for adults and adolescents.
Dr. Tambi is Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and for Suboxone Outpatient Treatment. She is a member of the Addiction Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Florida Psychiatric Association.
Director of Human Resources
Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
Meena Patel is the Director of Marketing at Absolute injury and Pain Physicians. She has worked at Absolute for over 10 years.
Meena came to the U.S. with her family when she was two years old. Most of her childhood years were spent in Chicago. As a young girl, she always wanted to help people and that’s why she decided to major in nursing in college.
When she finished nursing school, she went to work for Sturgis Hospital and Lake Side nursing home. Her family was also in the Dunkin Donuts business, so she would help them out when she got the chance.
Meena met her Prince Charming at Disney in her college years. They dated long distance for four years before finally getting married in 2003, and moved to Florida.
She went into marketing after getting married, where she continues to enjoy meeting new people—she is, after all, a people person.
She has a wonderful caring husband with whom she has two amazing boys—Aryan, 12 years old, and Arnay, 8 years old; and Rosie, the 8-month-old puppy. Meena works part time due to the boys’ busy schedule. She loves to travel and see the world, spending time with the family, and going to the beach.