Dr. Eric Janowitz, D.C. | Chiropractor / Wellness Speaker/ Founder of Synergy.
Dr. Eric Janowitz, a Chiropractor and Florida native, is the founder of Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic. He has served the Central Florida community since 2000, has overseen the evaluation of almost 20,000 residents, and has personally performed over 250,000 Chiropractic Adjustments. He has authored, *The Synergy Health Solution*, and speaks professionally to many area businesses, organizations, and Universities on creating a framework for optimal health.
He created an award-winning practice that has invested in assembling a physician team that has over 50 years of combined clinical experience. He passionately sought to create the most comprehensive experience for patients providing a unique, synergistic blend of services that typically are not conveniently in one facility- including Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Medical Massage Therapy, and Lifestyle and Health Coaching. Synergy was envisioned to be comprehensive, current, upbeat, and family oriented employing, a team to provide a “Ritz Carlton” experience. Many patients are so surprised when they see the practice has so much approaches and technology to help them solve their pain.
Dr. Janowitz completed his undergraduate studies at University of Florida and subsequently the prestigious Logan College of Chiropractic. He obtained two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Psychology and another in Human Biology, as well as his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1999.
His focus is on family corrective chiropractic care, non-surgical disc decompression care, deep tissue laser therapy for extremity pain, TMJD, and automobile injuries.
Seeing the need to help those injured in motor vehicle accidents, Dr. Janowitz earned an additional intensive certification in whiplash and car accident trauma with Dr. Croft from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Janowitz is active in the medical- legal arena often educating attorney, paralegals, and patients on the devastating effects of car accident injuries.
Additionally, since struggling with his own spinal issues of scoliosis and disc problems as a young man, he has developed protocols to specially help patients out with these painful conditions. The result of these personal health challenges created a desire for Dr. Janowitz to want to become a Chiropractor at age 9. Dr. Janowitz enjoys working with local Orthopedic surgeons in co-managing complicated disc injury cases by providing non-surgical spinal decompression therapy as a means to avoid drug therapy, epidural injections, or back surgery.
Dr. Janowitz also enjoys co-managing care with local Dentists for conditions associated with jaw pain called, TMJD. Dr. Janowitz has taken additional training on helping patients with this painful condition and utilizes several different techniques including deep tissue laser therapy, muscle release techniques, home care, and specific gentle adjustments to the TMJ to restore function and eliminate pain.
Dr. Janowitz is married to Dawn, who grew up in Oviedo since 1979, and has
three amazing children- Asher, Journey, and Jesse. Prior, Dawn was a
Registered Nurse who then teamed up with Dr. Janowitz to help their Synergy
Practice. She now devotes her energy and talents to homeschooling her
family. The Janowitz family enjoys boating, bike rides, and Caribbean
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Dr. Adriana Huertas | Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Adriana Huertas is a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. She then attended the Universidad Central del Caribe, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Cellular Biology. Dr. Huertas’s passion for helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle was the catalyst for her becoming a chiropractor and attending the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Upon graduating from chiropractic school, Dr. Huertas worked in Miami Beach for 3 years where she had the opportunity to work with many elite professional athletes and families.
Dr. Huertas provides chiropractic care to all patients regardless of age and specializes in maternal health and pediatrics. Dr. Huertas served as the President of the Pediatric Club at Palmer where she gained extensive knowledge and skills to help teenagers, children, and infants.
As part of her commitment to community service, Dr. Huertas participated in a mission trip that went to the FIJI islands to provide chiropractic care to members in islands that were in need of care.
She enjoys doing CrossFit, fishing and cooking. She is a firm believer that health starts with what you put into your body. For that reason, she is an avid believer of optimal nutrition, and she tries to be an example to her patients. Dr. Huertas looks forward to serving you and your family.
- Webster Technique
- Activator Method
- Graston Technique
Dr. Barry Sitkoff | Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Barry Sitkoff is a native New Yorker born in Queens and raised in Long Island. He completed his undergraduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he earned his bachelor's degree in English literature, one of his passions, and had a concentration of life sciences classes in preparation for his transition to Chiropractic College. Dr. Sitkoff graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1998 and has been actively serving patients since then.
Dr. Sitkoff’s personal journey with Chiropractic was one of tragedy and triumph. When he was 16 years old his compact car was hit head-on by a drunk driver at a high rate of speed. He suffered severe, life-altering injuries including a brain injury and multiple disc injuries. After seeing neurologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons with little relief, the idea of surgery was being tossed around. Luckily, he had a classmate whose father was a chiropractor, so his mother suggested giving it a try since nothing else was helping. Not knowing what a chiropractor was he went reluctantly, and it changed the course of his life. He got pain relief without surgery and was able to get back to doing things teenagers do. So much so that he changed his career path. Before his accident, he was set on becoming a medical doctor but following this experience he knew he wanted to be able to help people experience the healing power of chiropractic.
Because of his own personal background, Dr. Sitkoff focused his clinical care on the care and treatment of personal injury patients involved in car accidents for over 2 decades and gravitated to a more functional and biomechanical approach to chiropractic. He furthered his focus on family care, disc care, pregnancy care, and wellness care.
Dr. Sitkoff moved to Florida in 1998 after marrying his best friend and college sweetheart Susan. Susan is a Hydrogeologist that worked in the environmental field cleaning up sites for NASA for almost 2 decades and now for The City of Orlando. They have two talented children, Cody and Leah. Cody attends the University of Central Florida studying materials engineering on a full academic scholarship and Leah attends high school. Both children are highly competitive archers holding numerous state and national titles between the two of them.
When Dr. Sitkoff is not in the office he volunteers his time to coach archery and travel to numerous tournaments with his family. He also loves camping with his family, cooking, and saltwater aquariums.
Meet Our Staff
Trudy Veber | Insurance Coordinator
Trudy is from south Florida where she worked in oral surgery for 17 years. She is our awesome Insurance Coordinator with over 25 years of experience. Trudy grew up in Cocoa Beach. She has been married to her wonderful husband, David, for 36 years, has 3 wonderful children and 3 amazing grandchildren. In her spare time Trudy loves to cook (even for the staff), spending time with her family and enjoying the Florida weather.
Linda Fields | Operations Lead
Linda has been part of our Synergy Team for the past 7 years and has been a patient for 16 years. Linda has over 25 years experience in various administrative roles and in the medical field. She was born in Pennsylvania and has lived in Florida since the late 70’s. Linda has done a fabulous job serving our patients and community as Director of Patient Services and Marketing Coordinator. She recently transitioned to a remote position, as our Operations Lead, in beautiful North Carolina. As a recent newlywed she enjoys spending time with Doug, her wonderful new hubby, her 3 awesome sons & spouses- Michael & Tito, Christian & Kirby, Nicolas & Rusty(her dog).
Jennifer Elliott | Patient Coordinator
Jennifer Elliott is one of our bright, warm and welcoming Patient Coordinators. She is also a loving mother to her 4 beautiful children and most recently her two precious grandsons. Jennifer lives here in Oviedo with her Fiance, Ramish, two youngest sons Isaiah and Jemiah, and their Frenchie, Tessley. Jennifer loves being one with nature. However, when she isn't soaking up the beauties of the world, you can likely find her in the kitchen preparing a meal for her family and/or friends. Jennifer has always found great pleasure in the medical field, and feels great joy when she is helping others.
Marilyn Medina | X-ray Tech and Registered Chiropractic Assistant
Marilyn is our X-ray tech/chiropractic assistant and was born in Puerto Rico, and raised in Bronx, N.Y. She has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. For fun, she enjoys family gatherings and going to theme parks.
Rachel Dunn | Chiropractic Assistant
Raichel Dunn is one of our awesome patients, turned Rehab Technicians. She is always welcoming and there to provide a helping hand for our patients. She lives here in Oviedo with her husband, Brad, of 21 years and her talented daughter Maile. Raichel is the proud mother to not only Maile, but also her two adult children, Ivan and Bryanna, of which they have blessed her with four amazing grandchildren. The majority of Raichel's working career was in hospitality. Since her adolescent years she has been yearning to be a part of the Chiropractic world from a different perspective other than that of a patient. Raichel enjoys spending time with her family at Disney World , her daughters softball practices and games. There you will find Raichel cheering for Maile and her team.
Michelle Hammontree | Chiropractic Assistant
Michelle is an Orlando native that has resided in Oviedo for the last 20 years. She has been an
active member in the community serving in youth and adult ministry with her local church for the
last 2 decades. She was first introduced to chiropractic care in 2003 and was fascinated with the
staff educating her on how the bodies designed to heal itself. She quickly became a faithful
patient and advocate for our practice to her friends and family. Over the last 18 years, all six of
her children have had chiropractic care which has helped their overall health and performance
in school, sports and in life. Michelle became part of our team in 2004 and left in 2005 to raise
her children. Once again, she has rejoined our team as one of our wonderful Rehab Assistants.
Natalie Eggert | Patient Coordinator
Natalie is one of our outgoing, warm and friendly Patient Coordinators. She became a part of the Synergy Family when she moved here with her boyfriend, Matt, from New Jersey where she was born and raised. Natalie has worked in the medical field since she graduated high school in 2018. For fun she enjoys painting and DIY projects.
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