Health Experts

Meet the Doctors and Team

Doctor of Chiropractic, Expert in Cellular Healing
Dr. Joseph Clarino

Co-founder and Co-owner of
Sugar Hill Spine & Wellness and
New Path Holistic Health

“I have learned through my own journey and through those that I had led down their own Path, that this is not the path of least resistance.”

The doctors are a part of a great chiropractic community associated with Life University in which she teaches, mentors and does speaking engagements for both students and doctors in the profession. The doctors share their expertise as the panel doctors along with Dr. Joe Christiano (Eat Right For Your Blood Type), with millions around the world through a faith based TV show called One on One with Damon Davis, found on TBN.

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Doctor of Chiropractic, Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association
Dr. Debra Cirone

Co-founder and Co-owner of
Sugar Hill Spine & Wellness and
New Path Holistic Health

Dr. Cirone comes from a large family of Chiropractors. Having been adjusted since birth, she had experienced, first hand Chiropractic’s ability to enable the body to heal naturally, without the use of drugs and surgery. This led her to chase her own dreams of becoming a chiropractor herself. Dr. Cirone met the man who would become her husband in high school and they both graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA in 1998. Dr. Cirone soon followed her doctorate with a Fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Following an overwhelming prompt from God, they ended up setting up their practice, against all odds, in the wonderful town of Sugar Hill, GA in 1999, where they have a consistently thriving family practice.

“The answer to health does not come from treating symptoms with potions and pills from your medicine cabinet.”

A note from Dr. Cirone:

“If you’ve never tried chiropractic or have had a less than desirable experience with chiropractic I challenge you to give our office a try and see finally, that the answer to health does not come from treating symptoms with potions and pills from your medicine cabinet. Health comes from within and chiropractic can help you to restore it the life and health that you and your family have been missing out on.”

Doctor of Chiropractic Personal Injury Expert
Dr Roger Hernandez

My name is Dr. Roger Hernández. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since I was in high school I always had an innate need to help people. When people wanted to group together with the kids that knew how to play basketball I was on the other team helping my fellow students learn how to dribble and shoot the basketball. That’s one of the many reasons why I decided to study to become a Teacher for physical education. About a year after, I was introduced to Chiropractic through a friend and knew this was the path for me to have the ability to help people reach an optimum state of health through all ages. I graduated in 2016 from Life University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and have been providing high-quality care to patients for the last 4 years. Aside from being in the office with patients and my team, I enjoy spending time and traveling with my wife, getting to know new places and if possible with our four legged daughter, Luna. Luna is a pit bull mix that I rescued when she was 6 months old after a college friend’s sister found her tied up to a dumpster in Houston, Texas. We also like to take small hikes on trails where we find a spot to put our hammock and relax, preferably by a river so Luna can play in the water. Alongside that, I like to work on cars and hope to one day have some type of drag racing muscle cars.

Front Office Chiropractic Assistant
Mari- She loves working with patients and can help them navigate through the cost of their care. She does this by knowing the fee schedules for insurance companies and what a patients financial responsibility will be based on their insurance. If patients do not have insurance, Mari can find ways to make care here more affordable.She understands the value of getting adjusted since she has been under care since she was 7 years old. One of her biggest passion is to do something meaningful in someone's life. She is a very family oriented person who feels that patients and fellow employees are part of her family.
Patient Coordinator
Melissa-She plays a key role in bridging the gap between the doctors and patients. She specializes in clinical aspects of the practice such as assisting with exams and x-rays. She is certified x-ray technician. Her job is to ensure that Sugar Hill Spine and Wellness is providing quality care. She sis a mom of two amazing boys. She was a child athlete doing cheer leading and gymnastics, so its no surprise that she has a passion for sports and fitness. Over the years she has taught yoga and high impact aerobics classes which then lead to her becoming a Personal Trainer. She has worked with a variety of people with a variety of goals. When she heard BJ Palmer's words, "The Power that made the body heals the body" she was hooked. I love working with patients and helping them reach all of their health and wellness goals.

Certifications
Les mills BodyFlow (tai chi, yoga, Pilates)
Les mills body attack (high impact aerobics)
Silver sneakers
NASM CPT, CES
Venus nutrition specialist
Melissa Urmetz
Back Office Assistant
After receiving a Bachelors in Science in Elementary Education and a Masters in Learning Disabilities from Marshall University. I worked in a classroom as a middle school teacher. I left the classroom 22 years ago to raise my 3 daughters. I started my chiropractic journey several years ago as a patient. Experiencing all of the positive influences and changes the doctors were making with myself and others, I wanted to be a part of this awesome team. I feel blessed to hold the position of Back Office Assistant.