Welcome! My name is Dr. Connor Oliveri. Most know me by “Dr. O”. I have the privilege of being the founder of Elevate Health.
I grew up in Clearwater, FL as an athlete, playing baseball most of my life up through college. After graduating with a Biomedical Sciences degree from USF, exploring careers within healthcare was in my best interest. Ever since I was young, I wanted to make a difference in the world. I always loved helping people. That’s when I decided I wanted to pursue a doctorate and became a Chiropractic Physician.
I have always been a huge advocate of engaging in a healthy lifestyle so a career that focused on preventing disease was the perfect field for me.
When school ended, I was thrilled to start a life in the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa is one of the fastest growing cities with tons of opportunities, especially for young professionals.
My purpose for creating Elevate Health is to form a community of like-minded individuals and local businesses that prioritize a healthy body and mind. My goal is to create something that lasts beyond myself.
Here at Elevate Health, we want to make everyone feel like they are family. Check out all the services we offer so you can spend time at the most elite health and wellness facility in Tampa, with the most caring staff. We look forward to meeting and treating you!
Dr. Sam Rose
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Hello! My name is Dr. Sam Rose and I am from the Cocoa Beach area, right here in Florida. I attended the University of South Florida for my undergrad where I also had the pleasure of connecting with Dr. O. Thereafter, I completed my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. My passion for this field developed from my love of sports when I was younger. I was intrigued by the way both athletes and the general population were able to recover from their injuries. I am passionate about involving patients in their specialized care plan as well as educating them on how to live a healthier lifestyle. True health is about so much more than just healing injuries. Throughout my career I’ve realized this thought process will help one’s mind, body, and soul achieve optimal function, and prevent future injuries.
My goal is to make a difference in the rehabilitation system of the Tampa Bay Area through personalized plans and education. I am thrilled to be a part of the Elevate Health family and be your Doctor of Physical Therapy! I am looking forward to meeting you and assisting you in your road to recovery and a healthier lifestyle!
Dr. Shackleton Steward
Hello there! My name is Dr. Shackleton Steward, I am a chiropractor here at Elevate Health. I had the pleasure of being born and raised in South Africa, but moved to the Tampa area in my early adulthood. Growing up, I always had a love for sports. In America, I had the opportunity to play unique sports like football and wrestling, but I always found myself going back to my roots of rugby. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where I studied to be a physician, and also participated in collegiate rugby. I significantly enjoyed every minute of my time at Palmer! I noticed from time to time that my body was in pain due to my history of contact sports so I became consumed with recovery and natural healing. My life experiences have fueled me to help others on their journey to optimal health! I will always perform or recommend the treatment that will benefit you most. I sincerely look forward to working with and helping you!
Dr. Sama Shayeb
Welcome! My name is Dr. Sama Shayeb. I work as a Chiropractic Physician here at Elevate Health. I am thrilled and humbled to be joining Tampa’s newest and most elite team of health and wellness advocates here at Elevate Health. I spent most of my childhood living overseas in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. After completing my undergraduate degree in Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, I received a scholarship to play Division 1 Rugby at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, opportunity led me to the great city of Tampa to begin my career as a physician. My background in sports played a large role in my decision to pursue a field in healthcare. Throughout my athletic career, I battled a multitude of injuries. The various practitioners who treated me gave me insight into the capability of the human body to heal. Avoiding surgeries and correcting lifelong dysfunctions sparked my motivation to help others in a similar and improved capacity. I believe my personal experience with injury and recovery allows me to better relate and effectively treat a wide variety of patients.
Zee Orbegozo (APRN)
Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Hi! My name is Zee. I grew up in Chicago a first generation American. I have always been intrigued by medicine/science and it was not until later in life that I discovered my artistic side. After many years in medical management and consulting, I have achieved the point in my career where I can incorporate my talents with what I enjoy doing by specializing in aesthetic medicine!
Since graduating with my Master of Nursing from Simmons University, I became board certified as a nurse practitioner specializing in aesthetics and have had the honor of training with some of the best! I am certified by AMET and AAFE for neurotoxins (Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport, Xeomin), dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Revanesse Versa), Kybella, Sculptra, PRP, and more. I received my advanced dermal filler certificate at Shino Bay Dermatology Master Class led by Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera, and what a privilege! It felt amazing to be in the presence of someone as passionate as I am about how valuable every person we encounter is and how everyone deserves to feel beautiful, important, and seen!
There is nothing more rewarding than the experience of a client feeling satisfied and exuding confidence! I enjoy listening to what they would like to keep or change about their appearance, and then I create a personalized plan. They say beauty is only skin-deep, but how we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror can give us a confidence boost that exudes positive energy encouraging vitality, radiance, and an inner glow.
We live in difficult times and being kind to ourselves has never been more important. Social media pressure to look good/young can cause people to lose sight of their beauty, inner and outer. I feel everyone is beautiful in their own way and love to accent their beauty with a natural-looking approach. I am inspired and excited to be on this journey of promoting wellness in people at Elevate Health Tampa!
My passion is working with you in creating your best self and bringing joy, happiness, and some laughter to your life. It is a fun journey, and I cannot wait for us to begin ours!
Hi! My name is Samantha and I am a born and raised Florida girl. While growing up, I constantly found myself gravitating towards the need to help others in any way I could. This led me to study Psychology at the University of Central Florida, specializing in Behavioral Health. I spent the 4 years post-undergrad working with Autistic children. Although I absolutely loved helping children, I felt a void and that I was meant for more.
At the time, Dr. O, my big brother, approached me with his vision to create and transform the health and wellness industry in the Tampa Bay community. As I was always a strong advocate for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, I immediately jumped on board. After countless cups of coffee and many sleepless nights, we have brought you Elevate Health! I am so proud to be a part of this community and I cannot wait to welcome you to our family. I will be here to greet you upon entering the facility and assist in pointing you to the correct service for your healing needs.
Hey everyone, my name is Ania and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist here at Elevate Health. While I am not massaging in the office, I am guiding yoga, pilates, and meditation classes all around Tampa Bay. Throughout my childhood I was a top competitive rhythmic gymnast, and although it taught me a lot about resilience and perseverance, it also brought about the beginning of battles against physical injuries and mental health challenges. These life experiences led me to discover the power of yoga, pilates, meditation, and massage to heal. I was inspired to learn more and eventually was drawn to guiding others through these modalities as well. In 2012, I completed my certification as a Pilates instructor. In 2017, I traveled across the globe to study yoga in India, and in 2020, I became a Licensed Massage Therapist right here in Tampa Bay! The past decade has only been the beginning of the journey for me, and now I can say I have fully stepped into my life’s purpose as a healer of bodies, minds, and souls. It is so important to me to be fully present with every person I encounter, and I bring that same mindfulness and intention into every massage session. My hope is that you’ll always know you are in safe and healing hands when you are with me! I look forward to healing and connecting with you at Elevate Health!
Hello there! My name is Denise Luna and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with Elevate Health. I have been an LMT for five years and counting!
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I was studying Health and Nutrition in Brooklyn College when I discovered my affinity for massage therapy. While riding the 2-hour train to school, I kept seeing a massage therapy ad pop-up on my Pandora app. All I could hear was a little voice saying, “You would be really good at that.” Listening to that voice, I took a break from college and attended Cortiva Institute to receive my certification in massage therapy and I have not looked back since I started the journey.
Growing up with Type 1 diabetes, I always knew there was more to health than pills and surgery. I was never complacent with solely relying on man-made medicine to keep me afloat. I knew I was capable of doing more for myself and my condition. Massage therapy encompasses everything I stand for and believe in; which is taking back responsibility for our own health and well-being via a strong, reliable network. I am here to remind everyone that our body has the ability to heal itself and is always communicating when something is right or wrong. It is up to us to listen and heal ourselves. Being a Massage Therapist allows me to advocate and utilize these truths that we so often take for granted.
I like to call my style of massage “Deep Swedish”. This type of massage gives enough pressure to release any tension or pain while still providing that nurturing experience we all really need. I truly believe I was born to heal and help people. I have helped clients treat and mitigate symptoms of TMJ, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, knee pain, foot pain, headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, whiplash, and more! Not to mention my clients leave feeling more energized, more productive, less agitated, less depressed or anxious, and sleep better at night. Book an appointment with me now to ELEVATE your Health!
Welcome! My name is Panida and I am the Marketing Director for Elevate Health. I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Tampa to attend the University of Tampa, 6 years ago. Some of my passions include traveling, fitness, spending time with my family and friends, and discovering spiritual enlightenment. My parents are immigrants from Thailand so I had the pleasure of growing up in a Thai cultural environment while living in America.
With experience in marketing for various health and fitness brands throughout my time in school, I took a 9-5 marketing job post-undergrad. There was when I found my passion for marketing, but I also quickly realized that a 9-5 job was not for me. My soul wanted freedom and to be my own boss so I took action to create Panda Promotions LLC. I created this business with the goal to make genuine human connection with all of my clients, with other businesses, and to connect businesses with their own clients.
Health and fitness have always been a huge passion of mine with 3 years of my bodybuilding career and my Bachelors of Sciences Degree in Human Performance. Now at Elevate Health, I have the pleasure of performing both of my passions. I look forward to connecting with you!
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Dr. Jeff Watson is an orthopaedic surgeon who attended the United States Air Force Academy where he was the top graduate from his squadron and graduated with military distinction. While at the Academy he held the top squadron leadership position each year, and completed his tenure as the commander in charge of more than 100 cadets. In addition to being an elite athlete he was one of only seven cadets in his class to obtain maximum scores on strength and endurance fitness tests. He also took a interest in outdoor tactical training and was awarded the Outstanding Instructor for the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) course.
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, while serving in the US Air Force, Dr. Watson also completed a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and then served as an instructor in the Department of Chemistry at the US Air Force Academy. His academic and leadership success led the Air Force to select Dr. Watson for a scholarship to attend medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC as well as additional training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Maryland/Shock Trauma. There he was awarded the top teaching resident by the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and served as the Academic Chief Resident in his final year. He was also highly active in research, publishing numerous papers and presenting his work at national and international meetings. Watson has extensive experience with sports team coverage, including the University of Maryland Terrapins and Bowie State Bulldogs.
Upon completion of surgical training, Dr. Jeff Watson was assigned to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida where he was the top ranking military officer in his department and served as the Chief of Orthopaedics. While in Tampa he also became Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is now a Diplomate of the Board. Dr. Watson separated from the Air Force in 2014 and currently practices at the Orthopaedic Medical Group (OMG) of Tampa Bay.
Dr. Watson’s focus is on sports medicine and athletic related injuries in both youth and adult patients. He has also covered high school football, pre-participation physicals, and youth athletics. More recently he has cared for injuries sustained by our elite special operations forces and the US military.
Dr. Watson’s goal is to serve the Tampa community and military by helping patients return to activity. He co-founded the Tampa Sports Academy to integrate all the services necessary for elite performance and recovery. Dr. Watson will serve as the medical director for Elevate Health. He will provide an abundance of knowledge for the services offered and will collaborate with Dr. Oliveri to make Elevate Health one of the premier preventative health and wellness facilities in the state of Florida.