Affinity Med Spa is a brand new, state-of-the-art Med Spa located in the Waterford Lakes Town Center. Although we're in a new space and have a new name, our team has been successfully serving the area for over seventeen years as Affinity Health and Wellness Center. We’re the only Med Spa in Orlando that can say we went “green” before it was trending, and we have been committed to using safe, all-natural products for over a decade. We believe in taking a holistic approach to help meet your wellness goals. Because healthy is beautiful, and true beauty comes from the inside out.
Dr. Brent Baldasare, DC,FMS,CPE (Owner & Wellness Chiropractor)
Dr. Baldasare first experienced chiropractic after a paralyzing college football injury, and his vision is to create a safe, holistic environment for helping people maximize their true health potential. He is licensed by the Florida Board of Chiropractic, and is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Association, the World Chiropractic Alliance, and the Florida Chiropractic Society.
Brent holds a B.S. in Human Performance from Ursinus College (graduating at the top of his class), post graduate nutrition training at Cornell University, advanced training in Human Needs Psychology from the Center for Strategic Intervention and a Doctorate from Life University School of Chiropractic (again graduating at the top of his class).
He is also a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, American Chiropractic Association and Psychology Today.He is also the author of several best selling books, including: The Nutrition Cure, 60 Days To A New You, The Chiropractic Care Guide and The Great American Food Fight.
Dr. Enrique J. Urrutia, DO (Medical Director)
Dr. Urrutia received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Pete General hospital. He also holds a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Urrutia is fluent in Spanish, and is an active member of the Latin American Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society. Dr. Urrutia also practices at the Largo Medical Center.
Angela Baldasare (Owner & Director)
Angela was the Marketing Director for Affinity Health and Wellness Center for 17 years. She is the proud wife of Dr. Brent Baldasare, and the proud mother of three. Being a mom opened her eyes to the harsh realities of what is really hidden in our skin and body care products. Mrs. Baldasare has spent the last 17 years dedicating herself to teaching others the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and being mindful of what you put into and onto your body. Her vision for Affinity Med Spa was a place where you could experience all the luxury of a high-end Medical Spa, without all the chemicals, sulfates, and parabens that are typically found in high-end products. Her vision has been realized and she can't wait to share the Affinity Med Spa experience with you!
Lyndsey Elizabeth (Spa Manager)
Lyndsey has been a part of the Affinity team since 2008, and is also Angela's oldest daughter. While working on her degree in New York City, Lyndsey gained valuable experience in upscale spas, organic juice bars, and high-end retailers. Her mission is to provide the best experience possible from the moment you reserve an appointment. She's also handles all of our PR & Marketing, Social Media accounts, and our Retail inventory, so if you have any questions or concerns, she's the perfect person to ask. If you want to get in touch, feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll be happy to assist you!
Karen Marie Schmal (Licensed Esthetician)
Karen Marie has been a member of the Affinity team for almost ten years. She has almost twenty years of experience in clinical and holistic skin care, and is passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals. We are proud to have of the most experienced and sought-after skin care experts in East Orlando, and the only certified Skin Fitness instructor in the area, on our team. She utilizes all-natural, botanically based products to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Karen Marie offers Healing Facials, Enzyme Peels, Microdermabrasion, and Waxing. She will be adding Micro-blading and Cryotherapy to her list of offerings by Summer 2017.
Merlinda Athanase (Licensed Massage Therapist)
Merlinda has been a licensed massage therapist for ten years and is a proud mother of three. Our clients adore her and has been called by many the "best massage therapist ever." She is proficient in various massage techniques, such as: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Reflexology. She also practices integrative techniques like Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Positional Release, and Therapeutic Stretching. Whether you are looking to relax, recover, or are an expectant mother, you will be in excellent hands with Merlinda.