This was followed by a one year Internal Medicine Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Returning to Gainesville in 1994, he completed his residency in Adult Neurology in 1997 at the University of Florida at Shands Teaching Hospital.
Professional activities include being the current Department Chairman of Neurology and Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Stroke Program, Executive Committee member and Vice President of the Indian River County Medical Society, Executive Board Member and Physician Volunteer to the WE CARE program of Indian River County and Associate Professor of Neurology at Florida State University Fort Pierce, Florida campus.
Dr. Shafer is actively involved in neurological research of MS, Stroke, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease and has completed and served as a Sub-Principal Investigator in over 50 national and international clinical research trials. Additionally, he is a Speaker Consultant and Advisory Board Consultant to several major pharmaceutical companies.
He and his wife Helen are active community supporters that serve and have supported many charitable organizations: The Education Foundation, Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC), Youth Sailing Foundation, Wheels and Keels Foundation, Senior Resource Association (SRA), The Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Association, Co-Founder House of Champions Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease, the Live Like Cole Foundation and others. Dr. Shafer is a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum and he and his wife travel regularly in support of the museum’s mission Nationwide.
Other business ventures include owning and operating JHS-5 Enterprises, d.b.a. Einstein Brothers Bagels, with four locations in Indian River and Brevard County. The company is built upon the premise of “Community First.” Einstein Brothers Bagels sponsors dozens of programs and events annually in both Brevard and Indian River Counties.
Dr. Shafer and Helen have been married for 30 years and together they have raised 5 children. Their oldest daughter Ann-Marie and her husband Mike Muller and middle son Robert live in Vero Beach. Their oldest son Art lives in Miami and their youngest son Danny and his wife Abbie live in Denver. Joanne married to Dani the youngest lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. and Mrs. Shafer have 4 grandchildren Allison and Charlotte in Vero Beach along with Hank and Audie in Denver.
Hi. My name is Christi Buck. I am not your typical Dietitian/Nutritionist, my approach is from an integrative and functional standpoint. This approach is firmly rooted in the belief that the body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right tools. Hearing your health story, challenges, getting to the root cause, and address the whole body. I understand what it is like to feel sick. I had my own history of health challenges which I have overcome. I want to help you get solutions to your illness. With a hands-on approach my clients will be seen through to the end. I pride myself in my professional experiences, extensive education and certifications in order to apply my knowledge to help YOU! Addressing inflammation and the microbiome of the gut is where I start.
Founder, Living Yoga studio, Living Yoga with Elise
Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher
Certified Prenatal Yoga teacher
Reiki 3rd Degree Teaching Master
Elise has been practicing yoga since 1995, coming to the discipline with great curiosity.
In 2004, she received her yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. That year, she moved to Vero Beach from New York and founded Living Yoga studio. She has many thousands of hours of teaching experience, has taught students with all degrees of health, fitness and yoga experience. She continues to hone her personal and professional skills taking advanced education from her yoga mentors and other teaching masters.
She says, “Yoga is the synthesis of the wisdom of movement, presence of mind and grace through breath. It is the tool that allows me to experience the infinite through the finite. My teacher training is grounded in the heart-centered lineage of Kripalu Yoga, the yoga of compassion and a practice of meditation in motion.
My yoga mat is ground zero, an unconditionally loving and accepting piece of real estate.
My personal practice inspires my teaching. I hope to instill a sense of wonder, awe and pure pleasure in students.”
Logan Henderson has been a Massage Therapist for 17 years. He is trained in Neuromuscular and Medical Massage treatment modalities. He is a III Degree Certified Reiki Practitioner and a Certified in Raindrop Technique with Young Living Oils and Vita Flex, utilizing 100 percent therapeutic grade Essential Oils to bring balance and harmony to the body by combining targeted massage techniques and distinctive energy approaches.
Logan is married with 4 beautiful children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and various meditation and mindfulness practices.
In addition to his therapeutic qualifications, Logan is also a Certified Bridge Inspector, Licensed Boat Captain, Certified Rope Access Technician and Certified Diver.
Lisa Terry, MSW, LCSW
Lisa Terry is a Licensed Psychotherapist and has been in private practice in Vero Beach, FL for the last 23 years.
Lisa received her graduate degree from Florida State University in 1991. Her approach to mental wellness is built around the profound power of “our beliefs and thoughts” making mindfulness the perfect vehicle for transformation from pain to comfort, and chronic discontent to a quality of life. The method Lisa created and, currently, uses is MindWelltm.
Lisa is dedicated to staying current on the latest scientific research on the effectiveness of mindfulness, mindfulness-cognitive-behavioral therapy, and spiritual psychotherapy. Lisa keeps current through attending intensive conferences with leading neuroscientist in this field as well as with persistent reading and research.
In her free time, Lisa may be found outdoors paddle boarding, running, biking, reading, and meditating. Often times, Lisa is accompanied by her rescue dog, Perry Terry. Lisa is, also, an artist creating jewelry and painting.
Lisa founded the Terry Mindfulness Center LLC in 2015 to gather other practioners to join her with the mission of creating a mindful community one person at a time. Then, in 2018, Lisa teamed up with a colleague to co-create Terry Mindfulness & Long Wellness Center to further expand services and establish a place for people to receive professional assistance.
TMLW Center offers a variety of services from like-minded, yet diverse, wellness licensed professionals offering counseling to all ages, group meditations, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Specialized workshops and classes in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, meditation, art, and healing sciences are offered at the Terry Mindfulness & Long Wellness Center.
Brandy Lore is a health and wellness advocate. She loves embracing all that is natural, from making her own laundry soap to harvesting plants for medicinal uses. On her off time, Brandy enjoys outings with her family and caring for her beloved pets, who are like her children. She thrives in her garden but her true happy place is in the mountains, particularly the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. At Mind & Body of Vero, Brandy manages all our clients appointments and keeps the spa running smoothly. She looks forward to helping clients on their wellness journeys.
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