Preferred Injury Physicians of Tampa

Welcome to our Tampa office!

Serving Tampa, Town 'N Country, Northwest Park, Drew Park, Citrus Park, Carrollwood, River Oaks, Westchase, Oldsmar, and West Bay

Whether you require physical therapy or chiropractic care, our Tampa office utilizes state of the art medical equipment to provide our patients with the best possible treatment for their pain.  Come visit us at our convenient location just off of West Hillsborough Avenue.  Whether you are a longtime patient or coming in for your first consultation, our experienced and compassionate staff will make you feel like a welcome member of the Preferred Injury Physicians family.

Our Injury Services

We help patients of all ages suffering from a variety of pains, including:

Your Road to Recovery

We love our patients and understand how truly debilitating pain can be.  That's why we continue to enjoy helping countless people recover from pain and injuries.  If you are suffering from pain, we want to help you recover, too.  Schedule an appointment at Preferred Injury Physicians of Tampa to begin your road to recovery today!

  • Dr. Travis Utter
    Dr. Travis Utter
    Owner/Doctor

    Dr. Travis Utter attended Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he studied Communications and Science. A true passion for helping and healing others, Dr. Utter attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. Since graduating in 2011 he has primarily focused on Whiplash related injuries. Dr. Utter is certified in Whiplash & Brain Injury Traumatology, emphasizing the biomechanics of injury mechanisms, occupant kinematics, automobile crash reconstruction methods, our most current knowledge of imaging techniques, and the comprehensive case management of whiplash and related disorders. He currently holds licenses in Florida and Kentucky.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Echevarria
    Dr. Elizabeth Echevarria
    Chiropractic Doctor

    My name is Dr. Echevarria. I am originally from Puerto Rico. I have lived in Tampa for the past 18 years. I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. In my free time I like to run, sing, paint and hang out at the beach. 

  • Dr. Richard King
    Dr. Richard King
    Chiropractic Doctor

    Dr. Richard King is a Chiropractor who is licensed and practicing in the state of Florida. Dr. King graduated with a degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Dr. King fulfilled his chiropractic education from National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL. He is certified in Graston Technique, which is an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue technique, helping to break up adhesions and trigger points within the muscles. Also, he is a certified RockTape specialist (RockDoc), which specializes in Fascial Movement Taping techniques, in order to assist with pain relief and correct abhorrent biomechanics. Dr. King is also well versed in Golfer’s Anatomy and Physiology in order to provide rehabilitation of muscles associated with the golf swing, promote flexibility and increase strength and power.


  • Todd Utter
    Todd Utter
    Chief Operations/Marketing Officer

    Kentucky born and Florida raised, Todd has spent the last 9 years in the medical field managing and marketing for orthopedic companies. He now is the acting Chief Operations/Marketing Officer for the company and is focused on creating the best patient experience. His passion for helping others and working with the injured from auto accidents, and sports injuries gives him a true sense of fulfillment. As an advisory member for The First Tee of Tampa Bay he spends much of his free time on the golf course of helping the charity.

  • Scott Valentine
    Scott Valentine
    Marketing Director

    When I was a kid I always wanted to be a neuroscientist because the brain has always fascinated me. After serving in the Navy and while working to get my Bachelors degree, I took some marketing classes and became fascinated with the field of marketing at its application of finding ways to build relationships with customers by leveraging neuromarketing concepts. While pursuing my doctorate, I began teaching Business, Marketing, Customer Service and Human Resources classes at a local university. While I stopped my pursuit towards obtaining a Doctorate degree, my passion for learning and knowledge continues. I truly love people, marketing and learning. Married for 10 years and dedicated father of two, I am also an avid reader, love the outdoors, and always looking for opportunities to engage in any sporting activity.

  • Sandra Santiago
    Sandra Santiago
    Therapist

    I am a FL State Licensed Massage Therapist that graduated from Erwin Technical College in 2016. I am passionate about the positive effects of massage therapist. I believe that a combination of manual therapy, physical therapy and manipulative treatment of misalignment of joints will help anybody to recover from auto injury.

  • Wilmer "Willie" Montero
    Wilmer "Willie" Montero
    Therapist/RCA

    Wilmer Montero is a Massage Therapist; a graduate from Everest University in 2015, License to practice Massage in the State of Florida. Wilmer is Committed to the idea that Massage should be a part of maintaining a Healthy lifestyle. He believe that massage and therapy after a motor Vehicle Accident is an integrate part to achieve an outcome that will benefit those individuals with pain and Injuries.

    Wilmer is employed at Preferred Injury Physicians. The Chiropractors will create a plan that will includes all aspects of well being to the Patient along with different massage techniques incorporated into the plan.

    Wilmer is fluently in Spanish and English and during his spare time he enjoys spending time with his Grandchildren's. He also enjoys watching Baseball. His goal as a Massage Therapist is to continued to educate himself and enhance his knowledge as a Therapist in order to assist client to recuperate from injuries sustained in automobile accidents.

  • Chris Vazquez
    Chris Vazquez
    Marketing

    I am from St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. I moved to Tampa when I was in high school. I love to travel. I have been to Japan, Colombia, Africa and Scotland. I have a 10-year old son named Liam. I love watching him play various sports. Everything I do now is for his future. I enjoy anything that involves the beautiful waters that surround us, and NFL football. Go BUCS! 

  • Danellys Cruz
    Danellys Cruz
    Receptionist/RCA

    Danellys Cruz is a Registered Health Information Technician who graduated from Valencia College in 2018. Her passion for learning has propelled her to return to college to pursue her masters degree in Health Informatics. In her spare time, Nelly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is fluent in Spanish and loves Latin food.

  • Vanessa Pardo
    Vanessa Pardo
    Front Desk/RCA

    Vanessa Pardo is a Registered Chiropractic Assistant who has 18 years' experience in the medical field. She has a passion to help others and make a positive difference in peoples' lives, especially in improving their healthcare experience. Vanessa is fluent in Spanish and studied toward an associates degree in crime scene investigation with an expected 2019 graduation date. Her most important daily goal is to provide excellent personal care to her patients.

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