Meet the Staff

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    Dr. Steven M. Nickels A.S., B.S., D.C., N.M.D., D.A.C.B.N., D.C.B.C.N.

    Dr. Nickels has practiced as a Board Certified Nutritional Physician and Chiropractic Physician in the Jacksonville area for over 33 Years. He is currently Owner/Director of Science Based Wellness in Ponte Vedra Beach where he offers his Nutrition and Wellness Program that benefits people of all ages - from as young as infancy to patients well past their 80’s. Dr. Nickels is considered a 'Concierge Care Doctor' meaning your healthcare is followed and managed for a desired period of time.

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    Lisa Petges
    Office Manager

    Lisa Petges is our office manager and patient care coordinator. She moved to Jacksonville seven years ago from Wisconsin where she owned and operated salons and spas. Lisa started a hospitality service 'Celebrate First Coast Homes' and networked for a local spa in Ponte Vedra. She enjoys helping people look beautiful on the outside and inside now with nutrition!  Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Science-Based Wellness for excellent client care!

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    Cristal Reister
    Social Media/Marketing Manager

    Cristal Reister is our Social Media/Marketing Manager and also one of our Patient Care Coordinators.  Cristal is a native of Ponte Vedra Beach and owner of Cristal Clear Social Media.  She has worked with many local business owners to help grow their businesses by having a voice on multiple social media networks, creating email marketing campaigns, designing business marketing materials and more.  Cristal first came to us as a patient and quickly became interested in learning more as she was becoming healthier.  She strives to help all of our patients reach optimal health using natural health solutions.

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Office Hours

by appointment only

Mon - Thu

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat, Sunday

Closed

Mon - Thu
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat, Sunday
Closed

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