Meet Our Team

Our Team of Expert Physicians

The compassionate team at Anchor Spine and Joint consist of highly-trained and qualified Doctors, Physician Assistants, and medical staff who are dedicated to providing patients the most pleasant experience possible. We carefully evaluate and apply the most effective treatment methods in pain management to reduce and eliminate pain and restore optimum function.

A focused, multidisciplinary approach to pain management includes treating the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of acute and chronic pain. Our goal is to empower each patient to resume control of their life, maximize their activity level, and live life to their fullest potential.

We consistently strive to deliver best practices in pain management services for our patients in Tampa and Riverview, FL, so they can maximize their function and live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

DR. NIKHIL PATEL, MD

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr. Nikhil Patel earned his Medical Doctorate at Ross University. He completed his internship in internal medicine and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Patel also holds a fellowship in interventional pain management at the National Pain Institute; and he is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management.

Dr Patel uses the latest, cutting-edge techniques to treat acute and chronic pain that stems from both, sports-related injuries and auto accidents. He creates dynamic, multidisciplinary treatment plans that may include injections, physical therapy and interventional pain management to help his patients. Technology, like radiofrequency ablation, epidural procedures and X-ray-guided injections, allow Dr Patel to maximize the amount of medication introduced to target areas to alleviate pain.

DR. RODNEY RODRIGO

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr Rodney Rodrigo is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of painful spine, nerve and musculoskeletal conditions, which can affect a patient’s ability to function and perform daily activities.

As a board certified physiatrist with fellowship training in pain management, Dr. Rodrigo is highly-compassionate as he utilizes a comprehensive, personalized, multidisciplinary approach in the care of his patients. His expert recommendations for pain management may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, interventional procedures, medications and psychological therapies.

DR. RODNEY RODRIGO

   Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
   Board Certified Pain Management
   Fellowship Trained Pain Management

Dr Rodney Rodrigo is dual board certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management. He specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of painful spine, nerve and musculoskeletal conditions, which can affect a patient’s ability to function and perform daily activities.

As a board certified physiatrist with fellowship training in pain management, Dr. Rodrigo is highly-compassionate as he utilizes a comprehensive, personalized, multidisciplinary approach in the care of his patients. His expert recommendations for pain management may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, interventional procedures, medications and psychological therapies.

Dr. Renato Vesga

Dr. Renato Vesga is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Subspecialty of Pain Medicine. Dr. Vesga is exceptionally trained in diagnosing a full spectrum of spine and pain related disorders and performing various interventional spinal procedures, Electrodiagnostics and implantation of Neuromodulation systems.

Dr. Vesga is originally from New York City where he completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. He subsequently attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After an internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Vesga completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following his residency, Dr. Vesga completed an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Temple University Hospital/ Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians. He remained as a clinical instructor for Fellows and residents at the Temple University Pain Medicine Fellowship Program until relocating to Florida. He has been a coauthor of Medical Articles and Book Chapters on Spine and Pain-related Disorders.

Dr. Renato Vesga

Dr. Renato Vesga is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Subspecialty of Pain Medicine. Dr. Vesga is exceptionally trained in diagnosing a full spectrum of spine and pain related disorders and performing various interventional spinal procedures, Electrodiagnostics and implantation of Neuromodulation systems.

Dr. Vesga is originally from New York City where he completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. He subsequently attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After an internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Vesga completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following his residency, Dr. Vesga completed an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Temple University Hospital/ Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians. He remained as a clinical instructor for Fellows and residents at the Temple University Pain Medicine Fellowship Program until relocating to Florida. He has been a coauthor of Medical Articles and Book Chapters on Spine and Pain-related Disorders.

Dr. Georges El Bahri

Dr. Bahri graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in FT in Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his orthopedic training at Largo Medical Center-NSU COM in Largo, Florida. He then continued to train under world renown sports medicine Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida at the Andrews Research and Education Foundation/Andrews Institute.

Dr. Selvon F. St. Clair

Dr. Selvon F. St. Clair is a board certified orthopaedic and spinal surgeon. He earned his medical doctorate and PhD in Molecular Biology/Oncology At New York University School of Medicine. He finished his orthopedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and his spine surgery fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine Spine Center, GA.

He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and is currently ranked 100th in the nation and 1st in Ohio for spine surgeries.

Dr. St. Clair specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. His clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, with a focus on minimally invasive spinal surgery for stenosis and herniated discs; adolescent and adult scoliosis deformity; spinal tumors; infections; and trauma.

Dr. Georges El Bahri

Dr. Bahri graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in FT in Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his orthopedic training at Largo Medical Center-NSU COM in Largo, Florida. He then continued to train under world renown sports medicine Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida at the Andrews Research and Education Foundation/Andrews Institute.

Alexis Diglio

Alexis Diglio is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic spine surgery. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Dayton in Ohio, then earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN Alexis is certified through the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health and the State of Ohio State Medical Board.

Shreya Patel

Shreya Patel is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in pain management. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at University of South Florida. She is a highly motivated and compassionate provider. She strives to provide excellent patient care, patient education and increasing positive outcomes. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with her family and baking.

Jordan Steels

Jordan Steels is licensed with the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and specializes in pain management.

Jordan is originally from Tennessee and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He earned his Master’s in Physician Assistant studies at South University in Tampa, FL.

Jordan has always enjoyed helping people throughout his life. During school, he always liked musculoskeletal studies, which is one reason he was drawn to Anchor Spine and Joint. He hopes to have a positive impact on all his patients and wants each of them to achieve a better, more active life through the multiple treatment options within Interventional Pain Medicine.