Whether you require physical therapy or chiropractic care, our Tampa chiropractor 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. Our dedicated injury treatment staff will make you feel like a welcome member of the Preferred Injury Physicians family from your very first visit.
We help patients of all ages suffering from many types of pain, including:
Don’t let pain keep you from living your normal life. Our experienced staff have helped people with all types of injuries begin and complete their roads to recovery. If you are suffering from pain after an injury, we want to help you recover, too. Call Preferred Injury Physicians of Tampa today to schedule an appointment with an experienced Tampa auto injury doctor and begin your road to recovery!
Dr. Travis Utter is a Daytona Beach chiropractor and auto injury doctor. He attended Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he studied Communications and Science. With 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.
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 or helping the charity.
Chiropractic Doctor (CH12094)
Dr. Jay Laurienzo, D.C. is a Brandon chriopractor for Preferred Injury Physicians. Dr. Laurienzo is well versed in treating patients injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or workers comp through a multidisciplinary approach accessing all realms of healthcare throughout treatment. Through the utilization of diagnostic imaging such as x rays, CT and MRI, Dr. Laurienzo aims to fix the cause of the problem rather than mask the symptoms. His network of other providers includes pain management, neurosurgeons, neurologist, orthopedic spinal and extremity specialists. He was born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science at Flagler College and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While attending at Flagler College, Dr. Laurienzo was extensively involved in his studies while concurrently excelling as a student-athlete on the baseball field. He is currently certified to provided Manipulation Under Anesthesia to patients in need of a less invasive alternative to drastic procedures. Dr. Laurienzo strives to ensure his patients with meticulous care tailored to their particular needs by treating the musculoskeletal system through the restoration of bio-mechanical function. Permitting his patients to live the full, functional and healthy life that they are accustomed to with little to no health complications is at the core of Dr. Laurienzo's concerns when consulting with patients and treating his patients. When Dr. Laurienzo is not helping patients, he values spending time with his family, attending a variety of sporting events, and maintaining a rigorous healthy lifestyle.
After studying Communications with a concentration in Journalism at the University of South Florida, I began my career writing copy for a Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations firm in Tampa, FL. I then shifted into retail and fashion, even living in Atlanta, GA for 2 years to work in beauty and fashion sales and marketing as well as wardrobe styling. After returning home to Tampa, I worked in sales and marketing in the medical field focusing on toxicology and genetic diagnostics. I then transitioned to diagnostic imaging within the personal injury field. Working in injury treatment is truly a rewarding and fulfilling use of my marketing and relationship building skills.
Outside of work, I am passionate about fitness, fashion, animals, music, food, and enjoying the outdoors with my loved ones.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Therapist/RCA (MA79380) (RCA15576)
Wilmer Montero is a Massage Therapist; a graduate from Everest University in 2015, licensed to practice Massage in the State of Florida. Wilmer is committed to the idea that massage should be part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He believes that massage and therapy after a motor vehicle accident is imperative to achieve a beneficial outcome for individuals with pain and Injuries.
Wilmer incorporates different massage techniques with the chiropractors' treatment plan including all aspects of well being for the patient.
Wilmer is fluent in both Spanish and English. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his grandchildren.and watching Baseball.
His goals as a Massage Therapist, are to continue to educate himself and enhance his knowledge to better assist patients to recuperate from injuries sustained in automobile accidents.
Sarainm Fernandez Vila is an enthusiastic Cuban therapist who graduated in 1993 with a degree in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Havana, Cuba. Since graduating, she has dedicated herself to physical therapy of thousands of patients. Her passion for the profession and the desire to help improve people’s quality of life led her to work in earthquakes in Pakistan in 2005 and Haiti in 2010. In 2017 she emigrated to the U.S.A. and settled in Tampa where she studied for a degree in Therapeutic Massage. After passing the Board exam, she is working at Preferred Injury Physicians with the objective of helping al patients receive as much as possible. In her free time, she likes to enjoy her family, contemplate nature and visit many places. Favorite quote: “The valuable things in life never come easy. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Just make an effort and you will achieve your goals.” – Richard Vaughan
RCA (RCA 13456) /Receptionist
Yanelis Martinez was born in Cuba and moved to the United States in 2013. She has a degree in accounting and its currently studying Computer Information Technology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and travel.