Meet Our Care Team

Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.

Pain Management Doctor in Ocala, FLCertifcations:

American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Subspecialty Board
Brain Injury Medicine Subspecialty Board
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
American Board of Wound Management Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP)
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)
Certified Independent Medical Examiner, AMA 6th edition


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)


AL, FL, AZ, OH, MI and NE medical license


American Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation American Association of Neuromuscular and Electro-Diagnostic Medicine
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Spine Intervention Society
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association


VA Caribbean Healthcare System Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident, 2007-2011


Central Florida Pain Management (PROSPIRA)
Medical Education:
University of Puerto Rico Medical School, 2003-2007


University of Florida, Orthopedics Departments—Associate Professor, 2016-2017
CompHealth Locum Tenens—Traveling physician, 2014-2015, 2017
1st Class Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—Director, 2014-2015
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH—Staff physician, 2012-2014



Krestana Hart, MA, MSN, ARNP

Medical Assistant in Ocala, FLKrestana Hart MA, MSN, ARNP grew up in Florida her entire life. She completed undergraduate studies in Psychology (B.A.) and Nursing (B.S.N.) at FAU in Boca Raton. She then finished a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at FIU (M.S.) and a Masters in Nursing/A.R.N.P. at FAU. She has 14 years of experience with adult health care/internal medicine, pain management (acute, chronic, interventional), correctional medicine, substance abuse, and hospice/palliative care.


Pain Management
Acute Care Illness
Chronic Long-Term Care
Illness Substance Abuse
Palliative Care/Hospice


Board Certified: Geriatrics


Eligible in all other states by reciprocity or Endorsement Of F.L. EX, 1977 and E.C.F.M.G. #212-622-5, 1975


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association


Florida Atlantic University
Degree: MSN, ARNP, Board Certified: Geriatrics, 08/2000- 08/2003

Florida Atlantic University Degree: BSN Nursing, 08/1993- 08/1995

Florida Atlantic University Degree: BA Psychology, 08/1986- 08/1991