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Dr. Alberto Castiel

Medical Director

Dr. Alberto Castiel is a Board Certified Family Physician. He is originally from New York City and trained at the University of Florida. He has been in practice for 20 plus years and treats wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Dr. Castiel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Florida School of Medicine, Florida State University School of Medicine , and Nova Southeastern University School of Physician Assistants.He has a passion for all sports especially scuba diving which he says sparked his interest in hyperbaric medicine. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. The patients of The Back & Neck Institute are in incredibly qualified hands under the watch of Dr. Castiel.

Motto to live by: What doesn’t kill me, had better start running.


Dr. Felix Ramirez

Pain Management Director

Dr. Felix Ramirez, Jacksonville Medical CenterDr. Felix Ramirez is an anesthesiologist and has been affiliated with multiple hospitals before bringing his talents to North Florida Medical Center.

He received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Dr. Ramirez also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.


Stanley Turner

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Stanley Turner is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 20 years of experience. He began his medical career in the Army in the mid 80’s. Stanley is a true patient oriented PTA with a hands on approach. He specializes in following patients throughout their rehab and educating the patients of Back & Neck Institute on the how and why behind every exercise we put them through. Stanley believes in treating each patient, not the condition. When Stanley is not treating patients, he is a beekeeper by trade and loves to dedicate time to fishing.

Favorite Quote:“Don’t break anyone’s heart, they only have the one. Break their bones, they have 206”