The summer before her freshman year on the campus of Bethune-Cookman is where Dr. Stephens first discovered her new found passion… chiropractic. “I heard a chiropractor speak about how she loved to heal the human body with only her hands and without the use of any drug or surgery. I was instantly hooked to the concept of chiropractic.”
Dr. Stephens has had the pleasure of providing patients with phenomenal improvements including helping a patient go from requiring a wheelchair to walking on his own after one treatment. “Nothing is more rewarding than having a patient tell you how many aspects of life he/she can now enjoy due to the care and compassion you provide.”
In Dr. Stephens' free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exercising, dancing, poetry and helping out with many different ministries at her church.
Silvia enjoys traveling and spending time with her family the most!
Dy'Keria (Dee) was born and raised here in Ocala, Fl. She Graduated from Vanguard High School. While in high school, Dy'Keria completed a series of Allied Health Classes and then sat for the National Medical Assisting Exam. Now as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, she has also joined the OCI Family.
Kathrine enjoys finding ways to help others succeed in life. In her spare time she enjoys being around family, shopping and helping others in any way possible. Her favorite saying is "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!"
Dy'Keria (Dee) McDuffie, CMAA
Dr. Stephens is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida and her doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, Florida.
Katherine (Lucy) Sims, RMA
Dy'Keria believes that, " Where there is a will, there is a way!" In her time away from the office, she attends The College of Central Florida where she is working on obtaining her Nursing Degree.
Katherine(Lucy) Sims is a native of Ocala, FL. She earned her High School Diploma at Vanguard High School. She later went in to Marion Technical College to pursue her goal as a Medical Assistant. Kathrine is now a registered Medical Assistant, Office Manager, and practicing Chiropractic Assistant for Dr. Stephens.
As a native here in Ocala, Stephanie attended Forest High School. While in high school, Stephanie played many sports. As an avid athlete and the tendency to rehab herself when hurt, Stephanie became intrigued with the body and how it works.She attended Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University under an Athletic Scholarship where she studied Natural Sciences.
After college she then joined into the U.S. Army in hopes of pursing the U.S Olympics and then one day the WNBA. Do to unforeseen injuries, she had to put that dream on the back burner. After completing her tour, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale where she attended Broward Community College and obtained her A.S. Degree in Physical Therapy. A Few years later she attended the National School of Technology where she completed her Advanced Massage Therapy Certification. Stephanie then moved back home to Ocala, Fl and has worked for over 25 years under her Massage Therapy license, where she enjoys rehabbing each client back to optimal health.
Silvia grew up in Ocala, FL . She earned her high school diploma and graduated from West Port High School. She later started at Marion Technical College (MTC) where she studied Business Management. Silvia has now joined the OCI family as an Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist.
Silvia Cervantes , Admin. Asst.
OCALA CHIROPRACTIC AND INJURY
Stephanie Luke, LMT