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Meet the Affinity Team

 Dr. Brent Baldasare - Co-Founder

     Born in Linwood, NJ, Dr. Baldasare is licensed by the  Florida  Board of Chiropractic and a resident of east Orlando. He first  experienced chiropractic after a paralyzing college  football injury.

     Dr. Baldasare is also a member of the Florida Chiropractic  Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric  Association,  the American Chiropractic Association, the  International  Chiropractic Association, the World Chiropractic  Alliance, and  the Florida Chiropractic Society.

He is the author of several best selling books including The Nutrition Cure, 60 Days To A New You, The Chiropractic Care Guide and The Great American Food Fight.

    "I know this for certain, any time you put a synthetic  chemical into your body there will be a consequence that  disrupts the natural order of your body's function.

    My vision is to create a safe, wholesome environment for drug free healing.  The world is full of over medicated and sick people who need our help.  True health comes from within and we tap into that potential with an integrated approach."

Email: drbaldasare@affinityhealthcarecenter.com

Angela Baldasare - Co-Founder

     Angela Baldasare, mother of three, is the Director & Patient Advocate for Affinity Health & Wellness Center. She has been in marketing for the last 22 years, including one of America's top producing diagnostic companies. She has a passion for her work. Her vision of a drug free, healthy planet makes her an inspiration for all who hear her lecture.

     Earlier this year, Mrs. Baldasare was a Team Leader for Affinity's 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge. Her group followed a gluten-free diet for 90 days, and met for group workouts, meetings, and weigh-ins. They lost a total of 339.4 pounds
and are feeling amazing!

Email: angelabaldasare@gmail.com

Dr. Enrique J. Urrutia, D.O.  - Affinity Medical Director

Dr. Urrutia comes from a family of physicians here in Florida. He received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urrutia completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Pete General hospital.

After attending Jesuit High School in Tampa, Dr. Urrutia received a Bachelor of Science with a specialty in Exercise Physiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  There he gained years of experience in health and fitness, and utilizes this knowledge to improve the wellness of patients of all age groups.

He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Urrutia is fluent in Spanish, and an active member of the Latin American Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.

He is also on staff at Largo Medical Center.

Dr. Michael Gampolo - Affinity Chiropractor 

Affinity Chiropractor - Dr. Michael Gampolo

Dr. Gampolo was inspired to be a Chiropractor after working at an office during his undergraduate studies. While working at that office he was able to see firsthand how effective Chiropractic treatments are. He believes that treating the body as a whole is vital part of the healing process.

He's has an extensive knowledge in the field of functional medicine and physiotherapy. The approach he takes to getting patients well is by addressing the underlying cause of a patient’s condition.

"Much of what I’ve come to find, is that when individuals are in the best position structurally to handle everyday stress they are capable of living optimally."

He received his Doctorate degree from the fountainhead of Chiropractic education, Palmer College of Chiropractic. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he majored in Health-Science with minors in Psychology and Health Services Administration.

Email: drgampolo@affinityhealthcarecenter.com

Karen Marie Schmal - Esthetician 

      Karen Marie has been Angela Baldasare's esthetician for 11 years. She has over 14 years experience in clinical and holistic skin care. She has a passion for educating her clients about skin care that will show up in your radiant skin. She is the only certified Skin Fitness instructor in East Orlando.

      At Affinity, Karen Marie performs a wide variety of services for her clients, including: all-natural facials, specialty peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, and more. Contact us to schedule a complimentary skin care evaluation, where Karen Marie will meet with you to discuss a recommended course of treatment for your needs. You can call us at (407) 381-4040 to schedule today! 

 Email: karenmarie@affinityhealthcarecenter.com

Merlinda Athanase - LMT

Merlinda is a proud mother of three, and has been a licensed State of Florida Massage Therapist for seven and a half years. She is proficient in the following Massage Techniques: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Chair Massage, specialty  massage including Geriatric and Pregnancy Massage, Neuromuscular approaches such as Reflexology, Trigger Point and Therapeutic Stretching, and Integrative techniques such as Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Positional Release.

Whether you are an athlete, looking for a relaxing spa treatment, recovering from an accident, or an expectant mother, you will be in excellent hands with Merlinda!

Email: merlinda@affinityhealthcarecenter.com