Dr. Melina Youngs
Dr. Melina "Mel" Youngs...is a longtime resident of Cape Coral. In fact there is a unique story behind her 916 Cape Coral Parkway clinic. It was the same location her parents owned and operated the famous YUMS ice cream store for many years. Her practice has been built by getting people well, one person at a time. Good news travels fast and patients who received relief from their pain referred their friends and family to Dr. Mel. Her patients have become her extended family and they enjoy the extra care and concern that she provides, much like the Doctor- patient relationship in the old days.
Dr. Mel offers...lifestyle modification coaching to her patients that can change the way they feel through nutrition counseling, exercise instruction as well as ergonomic advice. As a nationally certified group fitness instructor and former aerobics and kickboxing instructor, she has made a full time commitment to teaching others how to achieve healthy lifestyles. Her approach to health care reflects the newest research in health preservation and longevity.
She teaches her patients the art of maintaining their health rather than just treating disease.
Dr. Caren Polk
Dr. Caren Polk hails to us from Rockland County, New York, where she was born and raised. After graduating college from State University of New York at Stony Brook in Long Island, she then attended chiropractic school in Marietta, Georgia at Life Chiropractic College. Dr. Polk loves her doctorate degree, however, she says that the best part about chiropractic school is that she met her future husband there!
After graduating, Dr. Polk moved to Sarasota, Florida, where she performed her internship with a pediatric chiropractic specialist. Dr. Polk and her husband then moved to Fort Myers in 1999, where they opened their own office. Anticipating the birth of their second daughter, Dr. Polk sold her office in 2005 to be able "to be a better mom to my kids and have more time for them." Dr. Polk joined our group in May, 2006. She not only brings to us her chiropractic experience, but her bubbly, enthusiastic personality, as well!
Dr. James T. Seidler
Dr. James T. Seidler was born and raised in NE Ohio in a hometown called Massillon, where everyone lives and breathes football! Dr. Seidler knew at a very young age that he aspired to care for sick and hurting people. He spent much of his childhood in the hospital. He would constantly leave his room to check on the other children and report the needs of the sick children to the nurse's station. The hospital was his home away from home and it was here that his compassion for caring for others began.
Dr. Seidler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology through the University of South Carolina. He spent time conducting research on the island of San Salvador in the West Indies. Dr. Seidler was a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in the state of Georgia. After graduating top in his class, he realized his passion for caring for others and decided to return to graduate school to pursue a career in Chiropractic. Dr. Seidler attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia and graduated in March 1999 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He has since practiced in Atlanta, Georgia working in personal injury and multidisciplinary practice. It was always a dream of his to move to Florida and obtain his Florida Chiropractic License. He was thrilled to achieve that goal in the Fall of 2013. Dr. Seidler joined Dr. Mel's Wellness team in October 2013.
Dr. Seidler is also an avid college football fan. On football Saturdays, you can probably find him somewhere cheering on his South Carolina Gamecocks and sporting some Garnet & Black. A fun hobby of Dr. Seidler's has been acting and he has appeared in 4 television shows and 14 movies. He has even played a doctor several times, so he is one of few people who can actually say: 'I am a doctor and I play one of tv!'