About Synergy Health

Innovative | Non-Surgical | Opioid Free

Synergy Health is one place where patients can come to truly get well. It’s the synergy of our team of experts that makes us unique and allows us to come up with an individual care plan for each patient. Having our diverse team of experts all under one roof makes health care more accessible to our patients and often more affordable, in addition to the benefit of having several people coming together to discuss their plan of care.
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What Sets Us Apart?

At Synergy Health, our focus is not getting patients in and out. It’s
about developing relationships with every patient that walks through the door and providing them with quality care.

We are a full team of medical professionals working together under one roof and with one mission – to provide innovative, non-surgical, non-opioid treatments to help get people out of pain as soon as possible and back to the things they love.

Our main focus is providing patients with compassionate care, while also doing anything we can to improve the community around us. While the healthcare industry continues to change, the level of care at Synergy Health will always remain the same.

Non-Surgical, Opioid-Free Approach

At Synergy Health we have invested in the most advanced research, therapies and technologies to allow our medical team to get to the source of your pain and correct the problem. The days of turning to surgery first or masking the pain with addictive opioids and prescription medications are over.

Integrated Treatments

Whether it’s chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy or golf assessments, our team is dedicated to coming up with a solution that is unique to each patient.

Synergy Community

Our patient care doesn’t end when you walk out the door. Inside our clinic we focus on patient experience and treating patients like family.

Synergy Golf

Our accomplished professional golf instructor works alongside a supportive team of innovative fitness and health experts to help you find your natural swing, while building your strength and flexibility to reach your full potential.

Integrated Treatments in Naples

Meet the Synergy Team

Stephanie Ahasic

Stephanie Ahasic

Chiropractor and Owner

When Stephanie was practicing as a chiropractor alone, she quickly realized she didn’t have all the answers when it came to her patients. So she decided to add a few more experts to the mix and that is how Synergy Health came about.

By having a physical therapist, a medical professional, a massage therapist, a chiropractor along with other professionals all in one place, she feels confident in coming up with a unique solution for each individual patient no matter what the problem is.

Justin Ahasic

Justin Ahasic

Golf Professional

As an accomplished professional golfer, Justin set out to establish Synergy Golf so he could help people find the swing that works the best for their body. While on tour, he had the privilege of playing with hundreds of golfers and one thing he noticed about each of their swings is that not one of them were the same.
Even when it came to the best golfers in the world, Justin had a hard time figuring out what they were doing that he wasn’t. Finally, it came to him – they were embracing their natural swing.

This is why Justin focuses on helping people find their signature swing that feels the most natural to them. He also works with a team of health and fitness experts to help people build strength and flexibility, so they can reach their full potential.

Ben Mendelsohn, M.D.

Ben Mendelsohn, M.D.

Doctor

Dr. Mendelsohn takes a progressive approach when it comes to treating patients, particularly when patients approach him about pain. The overall approach to pain at Synergy Health is opioid-free and non-surgical.

Dr. Mendelsohn, along with other professionals at Synergy, focus on the functional problem that is causing the pain. The overall goal is getting patients functionally better instead of just masking the pain with dangerous prescription medications. Dr. Mendelsohn often works alongside Kara Corona, the nurse practitioner, to help patients get rid of their pain and meet their individual goals.

Dr. Laurie MacKinnon

Dr. Laurie MacKinnon

Chiropractor

Dr. Laurie MacKinnon graduated from Life University in Marietta GA in 1996. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tampa and a Masters level certification in Forensic Services from The University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. MacKinnon began practicing outside of Boston from 1997-2014 and has treated patients from all ages with various health challenges. She has pursued extensive postgraduate studies including pain management alternatives including chiropractic, massage therapy and various comprehensive treatment modalities. Dr. MacKinnon relocated to Naples in 2014 to be closer to family and shortly began working within multiple physical rehabilitation and chiropractic offices. She joined Synergy Health in October 2019 and is looking forward to contributing to such a dynamic and comprehensive team of providers, She is committed to providing thorough and effective chiropractic care for the whole family as well as dedicating herself to continued learning to provide to best care for her patients.
J. Brianne Cummings, NP

J. Brianne Cummings, NP

Nurse Practitioner

J. Brianne Cummings is a Nurse Practitioner that works closely with Dr. Ahasic and Dr. Mel. She attended Clemson University in Clemon, SC where she received her BSN. While working for a medical/surgical pulmonary floor she decided to continue her education further. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing, subspecializing in family practice. Brianne is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in SC and FL. Brianne and her soon to be husband Mike, reside in Naples, FL.
Christopher S. Ellis PT, DPT

Christopher S. Ellis PT, DPT

Director of Physical Therapy

Dr. Ellis obtained a degree in Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and was a captain on the University lacrosse team. Dr. Ellis then became a personal trainer and a Pilates trainer. After years of strengthening and conditioning his patients, he decided to complete his Doctorate in Physical therapy at Florida Gulf Coast University and developed a passion for manual therapy.

Dr. Ellis is a hands-on therapist who thrives at educating his patients. He has worked with military personnel and professional athletes, and strives to help his patients reach higher levels of performance. Being through physical trauma, Dr. Ellis understands what it takes to rehabilitate not only physically, but mentally. His relaxed and warm personality create a positive environment to achieve your goals. Dr. Ellis believes strongly in the multi-disciplinary approach to health care and asserts that health benefits are maximized when managed by a team rather than and individual practitioner.

Randel De La Rosa

Randel De La Rosa

Licensed Massage Therapist

Randel De La Rosa is a licensed and dedicated massage therapist since 2013 when he graduated from Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute. Although young, Randel has had his own physical setbacks time and again. Through continuing education, his own research and personal experience, Randel knows what it takes to get back to a happy, healthy and drug free lifestyle. A team member since 2014, Randel has made Synergy Health his home away from home. Patients and the Synergy Health team love his calm demeanor, refreshing spirit and willingness to extend a helping hand. Speaking of hands, his are often referred to as “angel hands”. Randel specializes in deep tissue massage, trigger point work, cupping therapy and PNF stretching. He, along with the rest of the Synergy Health massage team, has won multiple awards for his amazing massage skills.
Crystal Vandenabeele

Crystal Vandenabeele

Licensed Massage Therapist

Crystal is a seasoned Licensed Massage Therapist. Her healing hands have been in business since 2005.

She loves her career and to her there is no better feeling than helping others achieve the best quality of life possible by reducing or eliminating their pain.

Crystal specializes in deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial release therapy.

When she’s not at the office, she’s either exploring Caribbean Islands with her husband or on a wildlife photography adventure.

Make an appointment with Crystal today so you don’t miss out on any adventures of your own!

Ellen Riordan

Ellen Riordan

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ellen is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor, and trained meditation facilitator helping people achieve balance and create wellbeing. She specializes in therapeutic modalities that encourage clients to release stress and manage chronic pain.

Before becoming a massage therapist, Ellen was a university professor, dedicating her time to research and teaching. Realizing the stress was taking a toll on her mental, emotional, and physical health, she decided to leave her academic career, move to Naples, and work towards a life of better balance.

Ellen is excited to be a part of the Synergy Health team because of their integrative approach to wellness and dedication to serving the Naples community.

Julie Sauter

Julie Sauter

Licensed Massage Therapist

Julie’s passion is the need to help people, which prompted her career in massage. She graduated from Bonita Springs school of massage top in her class. She also has a B.S. in Health Fitness and minor in Nutrition from Central Michigan University.

She specializes in Swedish, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue and continues to add other modalities and techniques with her continuing education.

Rachel Betancourt

Rachel Betancourt

Licensed Massage Therapist

Rachel Betancourt is a licensed massage therapist since 2012 when she graduated from Heritage Institute. She became a massage therapist to help people feel better and try to get rid of their pain. She does the best of her abilities to help people loosen up their knots and make them feel better. Her goal is to have people come back and let her know that ever since they’ve been coming to Synergy Health that they are feeling so much better.
Edith Busey

Edith Busey

Licensed Massage Therapist

Edith’s goal is pretty simple: to give the best massage in Naples! She must be doing something right because her clients can’t stop talking about how great they feel after their appointments with her. When Edith is not practicing the art of massage at Synergy Health she stays busy with her five kids.
Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

Licensed Massage Therapist

Born in Massachusetts, I moved to Florida in 1991. With a strong passion for helping others, I decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. Having been a therapist for seven years now, I truly enjoy what I do. I like to include stretching, trigger point therapy and myofascial work in my massage sessions. My hobbies include family time and the beach and trying new restaurants in this great town.
Jasmine Pearce

Jasmine Pearce

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jasmine recently relocated from the East Coast (Fort Lauderdale) to Naples. She has been practicing massage since 2007. Her specialties vary but she does focus on Deep Tissue and Thoracic Release. Jasmine has travelled internationally and practiced her trade in different atmospheres, resorts, clinics and sports environments. She has several mottos including “Treat people like you want to be treated”, “This too shall pass” and “Most anything is forgivable if you’re above ground”.
Sammy Richard

Sammy Richard

Patient Care Coordinator

Sammy was born and raised right here in Naples, Florida. She’s always had a passion for healthcare and took classes all throughout high school and college. She obtains an associate’s degree and a certificate in Phlebotomy. She’s been a part of Synergy Health since 2015 and is one of the first people you talk to before coming to Synergy, one of the first happy faces when coming in and one of the last faces you see when checking out. After traveling and moving to multiple states for 12 months, she’s found her favorite place to be is both Naples and Synergy.
Jessica Vargas

Jessica Vargas

Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica Vargas joined Synergy Health Naples in 2018 and is the Patient Care Coordinator. She has a great knowledge of insurance, and will gladly help you with your office account and any questions you may have regarding your insurance. She is great at connecting with each practice member and putting their concerns at ease. She will help you and your family get scheduled here at Synergy Health, as well as acclimated into our office family. It has been a pleasure to work with the staff of Synergy every day and to see the changes we are making in the lives of our patients. When someone who can barely walk into the office due to excessive pain levels can walk out after completing their treatment plan with a smile on their face saying ‘I’m going golfing,’ it is more than gratifying, to say the least. I have witnessed these changes in all ages of chiropractic patients from newborn babies to the elderly. I believe chiropractic is not only a form of pain relief but also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. I am excited to be located in Naples and to be part of the healthcare industry in this community. We are determined to help each and every one of our patients reaches their fullest potential and live a life free from pain.

She enjoys beach days until the sun sets, fishing, any and all water activities as well as family time. She is a spark of energy to our team.

Annie Brinkmeyer

Annie Brinkmeyer

Patient Care Coordinator/ Event Planner

Annie has several years of experience in the medical field. She has two kids and three dogs and lives in Naples but grew up on a farm in Indiana. She enjoys baking, arts and crafts and spending time with her family. She also enjoys working out, boxing, bootcamp and yoga.
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Dear Synergy Family, 

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our county and statewide, we have decided to close our office from March 23 to April 5. We want to ensure we are doing our part to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe. 

We will be taking a small number of urgent cases by appointment only. Services will be limited to laser, adjustments, physical therapy for post op patients, and medication refills. We will be offering telemedicine visits for non-Medicare physical therapy and medical patients. 

Please know that we are available via phone and text to our office line for any other questions or concerns you may have. This has been a very difficult decision, and we will miss our amazing patients during this short break! 

 
Sincerely,
Your Synergy Health Team

 
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