Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Vida Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
For some, Vida Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.
People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Please take the time to meet the doctor, team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health we recommend you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Vida Chiropractic we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.
Our Care Provider Team
“We invest in equipment and technology but without a doubt,our Team is the most important asset.
They care about you and are extremely passionate about their job.”
Andres Leon, DC
Dr. Leon is the founding chiropractor of Vida Chiropractic in Ocala Florida. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a specialization in Biomechanics from the University of Florida. He graduated from Life University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and is a licensed chiropractic physician in the state of Florida.
He is proficient in numerous chiropractic adjusting techniques including; upper cervical specific, corrective, instrument adjusting, drop table, and diversified. He is also fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.
His patients say, “He has a genuine dedication and passion to serve and heal others” and “Dr. Leon is an excellent diagnostician with extensive cutting-edge knowledge and experience”. He is fully dedicated to educating and empowering his patients to fully experience the gift of health, vitality, and longevity through comprehensive chiropractic care.
Dr. Leon is truly passionate about educating and facilitating healing in his patients through natural chiropractic care, but his foremost passion is his family. “I love my beautiful wife, Ashley and our two incredible children Anthony and Aliyah and enjoy spending time with friends and family.”
Dania Mercado, DC
Dr. Mercado obtained a degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Mercado also graduated from a 1,000 hour massage therapy program and taught massage for two years before deciding she wanted to do more in regards to natural health care and homeopathic wellness. That is when she decided to attend Life University College to pursue her Doctorate in Chiropractic degree, where she graduated with high honors.
She loves helping people of all ages attain better health using all natural methods and therapies. When she is not in the office she enjoys exercise, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and four children. Dr. Mercado, originally from Puerto Rico, is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Brin Allen, CCPA
Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant
Brin is a Certified Chiropractic Physician’s Assistant at Vida Chiropractic, where she is passionate about educating patients about the benefits of chiropractic, coordinating patient care, and supporting patients through their journey to health and wellbeing.
She graduated from The College of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management and attained her Certified Chiropractic Physician’s Assistant license through Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Her personal mission statement is to “To lead, and to teach and empower others to lead, a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.” She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping and reading.
Dana Shea Lucin, RCA
Hello! I am Dana Shea Lucin, I started at Vida Chiropractic in February of 2017 & am now a Registered Chiropractic Assistant. I am usually the first face to welcome you to the office & the one who continues to support you during your visits.
I am currently studying for my BXMO license in order to take x-rays in office while aspiring to become a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant. I have my son, Ryan & husband, Joseph, who I spend my spare time with when I am not at the gym.
My personal goal at Vida is to make it the most pleasant visit as possible for you, every time.
Hi there! My name is Gheluy Kharfan. I go by “G” to make it easier for everyone. I’ve been besides Dr. Leon and my coworkers at Vida Chiropractic for almost 3 years now, while I’m aspiring to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at the College of Central Florida.
I am very blessed to continue learning and growing in such a positive and welcoming environment. Since moving from Miami with my family, my goals here in Ocala are to meet and help patients, especially those in need of a Spanish translator, to the best of my abilities.
Whether it’s with therapies or simply just a friendly face to talk to, I’ll be right around the corner waiting to meet you all on the therapy floor!
"The doctor of the FUTURE will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in care of the HUMAN FRAME, in a PROPER DIET, and in the cause and PREVENTION of disease."
— Thomas A. Edison