- Cara Davis MD
Cara Davis MD founded Med One Medical Group in 2000 and serves as medical director. She completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was board certified in 1998 and she has completed additional training in Occupational Medicine from UCSF. She serves as a consultant for numerous large corporations and is an active clinical instructor. She has practiced in the Raleigh area since 1993.
Her areas of clinical focus include wellness and prevention, sports medicine, hormone replacement, weight loss, and sleep management. She is experienced with botox and juvederm injections. Outside of practicing medicine she enjoys riding horses and traveling.
- Dr. Gary Gruber
A long time proponent of natural, holistic care Dr. Gary Gruber began his career majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry at Hofstra University in New York earning his BS degree in 1993. During that time he played baseball for the University on a scholarship as a pitcher. Having several minor injuries through the years that responded well to chiropractic he knew that his passion was for entering a health care profession that was hands on, holistic and helped patients in ways that was an alternative to, yet worked well with conventional medicine. In 1996 he graduated Magna Cum Laude obtainied his Doctorate of Chiropractic and relocated to Raleigh.
In 2000, Dr. Gary Gruber co-founded Med One Medical Group with Dr. Cara Davis. “I was looking to offer more care and services to the clinic and the first person I thought of was Dr. Davis. She worked down the road from my office and the patients we referred to her loved her and found her very personable, caring, up to date and always had an ear to listen to their complaints.” Since then they have been working together which is a combination that both they and the patients enjoy. Patients are pleasantly surprised when they see an MD and Chiropractor working under one roof.
Gary is motivated by a quote from Thomas Edison which states: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Today, Dr. Gruber focuses his expertise on the multidisciplinary setting and enjoys seeing patients benefit from the combined approach of conventional medicine with chiropractic care. “I enjoy seeing and treating patients that would normally never go to a chiropractor on their own, but see me because they are referred by one of our medical providers. For the first time many of them get the pain relief that they never thought they would or could get and tell me that the actual treatment was more gentle than they had imagined.”
Dr. Gruber is married to Kristin Gruber, who is also a chiropractor, and is the proud father of two daughters, Brooke and Jill. In his free time he enjoys traveling, classic cars, baseball and weight lifting.
- Melissa G. Turner, LMBT
Since 2004, I’ve provided Integrative Therapeutic Massage for relaxation, pain relief, injury recovery, and stress management with a focus on health and well-being. I assist my clients to recognize how day-to-day activities impact our bodies and identify root cause and effect solutions, including, providing tools the client can use at home to maintain their health and wellness. I utilize a variety of integrative techniques such as:
- Deep Tissue
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point
These Integrative Massage Therapies help my clients with headaches, insomnia, fatigue, chronic problems, speed healing of injuries, mental clarity, improved health, release tension, and better quality of life. They can restore function, increase range of motion, and reduce pain.
Graduate with Honors The American Institute of Alternative Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
B.S. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
State Board Licensure in North Carolina and Ohio
Professional Member of The American Massage Therapy Association
For more information see www.amtamembers.com/melissaturner or contact me at 919-306-1202. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.
- Tyler Cassidy
Tyler has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 2013. He obtained his B.S. in Biology and Bioethics from the University of Virginia in 2010 (Go ‘Hoos!) and his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Bethel University in 2013. Tyler had been working with primary care and rheumatology practices in Harnett and Chatham County prior to joining the team at Med One Medical Group. He grew up in Danville, VA where he first became interested in medicine while working as a volunteer EMT for the Danville Life Saving Crew.
His clinical interests include rheumatology, diabetes care, and cardiology. Outside of medicine, Tyler enjoys playing soccer, disc golf, and exploring local restaurants and is a board member for the UVA Club of the Triangle.
- Michelle Chahckes, LCSW
Michelle Chahckes, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice for 25 years. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and later Michelle graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work with her Masters Degree and a Post Masters Degree in Family Therapy. Michelle has a private practice in North Raleigh, where she sees adults, couples, adolescents and small groups. Michelle is also available to provide long-distance life coaching via the phone or skype. Michelle is originally from New York but now resides in Raleigh, NC with her two sons. Michelle is the owner of Staying in the Present (www.stayingin the present.com) and co-owner of Wake County Parent Consultants, PLLC, a company that provides parent counseling and education around parenting issues to families in Wake County. One of Michelle’s passions is leading seminars
One of Michelle’s passions is leading seminars and retreats on stress reduction, mindfulness strategies, and communication skills to reduce conflict in large groups. Schedule a free consultation with Michelle to see if her skills match your needs and to discuss fees.
- Kim ShacklefordNutritional Therapy Practitioner
Kim is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She develops bio individual nutrition and supplementation protocols to support optimal health , weight loss and deficiencies that create symptoms, imbalances and disease. She utilizes a natural foundational approach to rebuilding health, which includes high performance foods and resources to fuel a sustainable shift in your life for permanent results.
Her focus is on providing whole, nutrient dense foods as the key elements for more energy, to stabilize sugar cravings, to reduce inflammation, balance hormones, improved sleep, reduce allergies, be less symptomatic, reduce body fat and continue down the path of anti aging and optimizing health. She increases vitality by supporting the body’s chemistry and flooding it with the nutrients it needs to repair, detox and balance. This is a synergistic approach to the whole person rather than masking symptoms.
Kim obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, later graduated from Nutritional Therapy Association, also became certified as a GAPS Practitioner as well as receiving a certification to utilize expanded functional lab testing to evaluate underlying root causes of each person’s physiology to help them get well.
Kim’s passion for a much deeper level and proactive approach to health began when her son, Kanaan, was born with down syndrome. He is her greatest joy and teacher. She was a national level athlete for years and is a NPC State Judge. In her free time she enjoys resistance training and a full spectrum of other type workouts, cooking, exploring healthy restaurants and dancing.
- Alexa Henriques
Alexa Henriques is our newest addition to our providers at Med One. Alexa is a Massachusetts native with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Northeastern University in Boston. She worked in research settings before becoming a medical assistant in primary care. She then pursued her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Duke University. Her particular clinical interests include diabetes, chronic disease prevention, anxiety and depressive disorders and weight loss. She is the new head of the Cornerstone Wellness Program at Med One and wants to help everyone reach their fat loss goals and feel happy and healthy in their body! Outside of work, Alexa enjoys reading, going for hikes, running, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She looks forward to meeting the patients of Med One, so book your wellness, weight loss or follow up visit today!