ABOUT US

Welcome to First Health, your first choice for Health.  The professional team at First Health provides precision level care and clinical expertise recognized by both national and international peers.   Our Doctors have been on clinical staff at many of the nations top pediatric and adult hospitals, practicing in both the Orthopedic and Neurosurgical departments.  Our expert level care has resulted in numerous presentations at national conferences, publications, and serving on various policies and practice guidelines.  Our experience has led us to be experts in treatment of Auto/Personal injury, Scoliosis care, and general health and wellness.     

 

Our staff provides a wealth of treatment options specifically tailored to your unique condition. This will help you to achieve freedom from pain and enjoy a lifelong path of maximum wellness.  If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other types of pain or discomfort due to various conditions and types of injuries, do not hesitate any longer.  We are also experts in the treatment of both pediatric and adult scoliosis.  Our services are fully administered by fully licensed and certified professionals who have over 20 years experience, so you can rest assured that you will receive the highest level of care available.  

OUR DOCTORS

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Dr. Maria Zuccaro
Dr. James Zuccaro
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Dr. Jesus Rios

Dr. Jesus Rios received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College and received certifications in Nutrition and IASTM Therapy. He moved to Florida in 2019 and joined First Health Winter Springs. In his free time, he is a cyclist enthusiast and loves to spend time with his two dogs. 

 Dr. James and Dr. Maria Zuccaro direct the Winter Springs office.   Drs. James and Maria received their education in New York and have over 20 years experience.  They are both Board certified in Neurophysioloy and for the past ten years have held staff positions at prestigious hospitals, such as Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, NYU Hospital, Beth Israel NY, Nemours Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  After working at these institutions, the Doctors went on to direct the Neurophysiology program at Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia.  While there, they were placed on the corporate committee to develop the national policy and procedure guidelines for all 22 Shriners hospitals across the country.   The Doctors have given numerous presentations at international conferences, instructed colleagues, and presented numerous grand rounds to aspiring surgeons.   Dr James Zuccaro was also nominated by his peers and elected to serve as a board member for the American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).   While serving on the board, he helped to bring about national practice guidelines, and has been developing pediatric specific guidelines.  The Doctors have also been very active in research presenting numerous abstracts, guidelines, and book publications.  They were one of the few selected for a podium presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting, won the best research award at the ASNM annual meeting, and just recently published an article in the Journal of Neurosurgery. 

After spending six years at Shriners, both Dr James and Dr. Maria Zuccaro were recruited by Orlando Health.  They left this position to own and operate their own clinic, First Health Winter Springs.  Together they brought new changes to the clinic to include non-surgical spinal decompression, class IV cold laser therapy, and the treatment of scoliosis that includes the Schroth method.  The clinic uses state of the art technology in addition to utilizing all the knowledge and experience that they have gained.   They treated some of the most difficult cases who have failed other treatments and have achieved an 85% success rate of treatment. Additionally, they have worked with or have referral relationships with numerous orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons across the country.   Lastly, they focus on patient-centered care and research-based treatments to get patients out of pain so they can enjoy their life again. 

 

OUR STAFF

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I’m originally from Puerto Rico and I have been living in United States since 2017. I received my Associate Sciences Degree in Radiology Technology in Puerto Rico in 2016. Between 2014 through 2016, I received multiple internship credits for radiology technology in various prestigious hospitals. When I moved to the United States, I received my certification for Phlebotomy in 2019 in New York and I began practicing at Quest Diagnostics. I recently earned my Bachelor Science degree in Imaging Sciences and Health Administration from Keiser University. 

Since i began my studies in the health care field, i have truly developed a passion for taking care of others. At First Health, i have integrated my clinical knowledge into the chiropractic field, helping patients to achieve their health goals by applying evidence based chiropractic care. 

I enjoy spending my free time with my two dogs, Dax and Skye, and my fiancé. We love to spend our weekends on the water, at the beach, and exploring Florida. I am very excited and honored to help every patient I can with our caring, detail oriented treatment. 

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Health from Coastal Carolina University in 2018. She started at First Health in 2019 as a Chiropractic Assistant and is now our Office Manager. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her dog.