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About East West Healing Solutions

Dr. Marie Perkins of East West Healing Solutions

Licensed By the National:

  • Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac.

Dr. Marie Perkins is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health.

Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. Dr. Perkins proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.

Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient..

“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!”

Mark Perkins

 Mark Perkins, Co-Founder

Mark co-founded East West Healing Solutions with his wife Dr. Marie Perkins in 2010. He currently oversees much of the Strategic and Marketing aspects of the company. Mark’s background started out in Banking with one of the largest Banking firms in Florida. While working as a Commercial Lender he was introduced to many companies in the area and eventually accepted an offer to join a manufacturer of aircraft equipment heading up the Sales and Marketing functions. During his career in Aerospace he was responsible for sales growth, Shareholder Relations, led the efforts to complete an acquisition and launched new products with new technology. His background covers the startup of a new training based company as well as the turn around and sale of another. With his corporate career now completed he is excited to be engaged daily in an endeavor that makes such a profound and positive difference in people’s lives.


Dr. Michael Hadley, D.O.

Dr. Michael Hadley, D.O. is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation.  He Serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at LECOM, a college of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton.  His philosophy embraces treating each patient as a whole functioning system and getting to the root cause of the problem.  Dr. Hadley often recommends a variety of stretches, exercises, breathing relaxation techniques, yoga, and proper nutrition to further improve patient health to patients of East West Healing Solutions. 

For more information, Visit Dr. Hadley’s Website Here:

Nwando Nwanna, Nutritional Therapist & Pharm D

Nwando is a Florida Registered Pharmacist. She graduated from University of Florida in 1998 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D). She practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist in hospital settings for 10 years and then began to work as a retail Community Pharmacist. She decided to start a nutrition practice because of her own personal experience with health issues that were resolved with Nutrition Response Testing® and Designed Clinical Nutrition. She attended training workshops at The Ulan Nutrition Center to be certified as a Nutrition Response practitioner.

She became a pharmacist because she cares about people and their health. Over the years, she noticed that many of the drugs prescribed for the treatment of many chronic diseases only suppress symptoms and prevent further progression of the disease. Many of these drugs do not take care of the underlying cause of the disease. She was pleased to learn of a nutrition therapy system that seeks to find the underlying cause of malfunction in the body and provide nutritional support for the body as it heals itself. She was particularly impressed by the specificity of the nutritional remedies. Nwando is available for Nutritional Therapy on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at East West Healing Solutions.

For More Information, Visit Dr. Nwanna’s Website Here: wizenutritiontherapy.com

What Does Dr. Carr Treat?

  • Low back pain
  • Pregnancy related back pain without using medication
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Postural imbalances
  • Scoliosis
  • Hip, Knee and Shoulder Problems
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Vertigo

Hours: Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Medicare Accepted.

Dr. Charles L Carr , D.O.

Dr. Charles L Carr Jr DO is Residency trained and Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. He has spent the past 22 years in private practice specializing in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Maine. While in Maine Dr Carr was on staff at multiple hospitals and provided in patient care and consultations to hospitalized patients. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he did his residency. After his residency he continued to teach at UNECOM full time for five years. He was actively involved with the training of osteopathic medical students, fellows and residents in Osteopathic Manipulation. While teaching he was given the “Outstanding Physician of the Year Award “presented by the residents in the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine training program that he was an attending physician in. He did his Internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo Fl after graduating from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Prior to moving to Maine to do his residency Dr Carr was in private practice in East Lyme Connecticut as a Family Practice Osteopathic Physician for 10 years.
Dr Carr moved back to Florida, where he is from, to be closer to his family. He grew up in Largo FL.

Who Does Dr. Carr Treat?

Dr. Carr treats all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Dr. Carr treats infants and children for

  • Otitis media
  • Torticollis
  • Colic
  • Asthma
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Autism

JoEtta Conderman, Licensed Massage Therapist

JoEtta was born in Wolcott Indiana and moved to Florida in 1999. She graduated from Edu Tech in 2007 as a Licensed Massage Therapist.  She is a reiki Master and is also trained in myofascial release, lymphatic draining, reflexology and extensive energy based training.  Before joining East West healing Solutions JoEtta worked in several medical facilities including Chiropractic and Holistic Wellness Centers.

She has a unique ability to combine technical therapeutic techniques with energy based intuition. 

Charles Robinson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Charles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education from Seton Hall University. Charles has over 20 years of experience guiding people through difficult life challenges with dignity.  His purpose, in every aspect of his life and work, is to help people recover their connection to Source, self, and others.  In addition to his practice at East West Healing Solutions, Charles will be conducting group classes in our new Wellness Studio.

June Drennon, Certified Clinical Thermographer

June Carver Drennon has been certified as a Clinical Thermographer since 2008 from ACCT (The American College of Clinical Thermography) with Level 2 and Advanced Training.  June operated a successful thermography business in Tennessee for approximately ten years. Additionally, she owned a clinic in the wellness field for the past fifteen years and has certifications in Colon Hydrotherapy and Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.

June is passionate about working with both men and women who care about the state of their health and believe that prevention is better than detection. She enjoys helping people empower themselves so that they may be proactive and possess the health and wellbeing that they desire.

She believes that knowledge is power and that it is important to have the information to avoid creating an environment that supports the growth of the disease. June is excited to now be offering Thermography in the Greater Tampa Bay area because it is an excellent screening tool to identify risk factors and help prevent and monitor developing pathology.

For more information visit www.tampabaythermography.com

Patricia Simone, Clinical Hypnotist, Master AnRa Energy Healer, Reiki Practitioner

Patricia is Certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapists as well as The National Guild of Hypnotists. She received her training at Pathways to Health, A Center for Healing, located in Mt Sinai, NY. She recently relocated from New York to Florida in order to enjoy the sunshine and more pleasant lifestyle.

Patricia has worked in both the health care industry as well as the corporate world. She recognized a common thread between the two worlds. People were struggling with feelings of doubt and fear that were creating emotional imbalance, often times leading to the inability to live a happy, healthy life. Through her own life experience, Patricia found the use of hypnosis and energy healing to be an efficient way to work through those life challenges. As a result, she developed her love to help people with these tools.
Patricia uses a combined technique of hypnosis and energy healing in order to discover and release emotional and energetic blocks. This helps her clients understand and release old limiting beliefs in order to create new positive, desired outcomes. Her clients develop excellent mind/body awareness which aids them in bringing their intellectual mind into alignment with their emotional mind, restoring balance and well-being.

For more information visit www.thejewelsofknowledge.com

Tiffany Malpeli

Tiffany was born and raised in Tampa, FL.  She has a great interest in holistic healing and mind / body awareness.  She is in the process of completing her certification for Holistic Life and Health Coaching.

Tiffany has a passion for helping others in all aspects of life. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in customer service for the past 7 years.

Vera Gardner

Vera moved to Florida in 1972 from Ohio. She has worked in the medical field as a Chiropractic Assistant, Phlebotomist and Histology Technologist while at the same time studying and training in Reflexology. She received her certification from the International Institute of Reflexology in 1995.

That leads to further certifications in Naturopathy, Herbalism and Food Healing. She earned her Massage Therapy license from Bhakti Academy in 2000 and is NCBTNB Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has advanced Certifications in Facial, TCM & Neuro Foot Reflexology from the Instituto de Reflexologia.

Combining all this knowledge enables her to assist her clients more fully as a whole person.

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