Meet Our Doctors
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Dr. Rick Markson, D.C. - Owner
Dr. Markson has been practicing in Plantation, Florida since 1996. He is a second-generation chiropractor who uses his personal experience to help the members of his community enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care.
Because Dr. Markson has lived the chiropractic lifestyle since birth, he is extremely passionate about having his patients share the same experience. He believes that proper spinal hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and stress management are essential ingredients to achieving abundant health for every member of the family.
Dr. Markson served on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Chiropractic Society since 1999, including two years as President. His other professional affiliations include The Masters Circle, a company dedicated to helping chiropractors build the practices of their dreams, The Winners Circle, a company based on personal development and life fulfillment, and The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, an international company dedicated to the dissemination of the latest chiropractic research, political and insurance concerns.
Dr. Markson began teaching practice management, success philosophy, and chiropractic adjusting techniques while enrolled at Life Chiropractic College, and now lectures throughout the country. He is one of only twelve instructors in the United States certified to teach the nationally renowned Thompson Adjusting Technique. He was also awarded the 2003 Masters Circle International Chiropractor of the Year Award.
Dr. Eric Hoder, D.C. - Partner/Co-Owner
Dr. Hoder is a native of South Florida, growing up in Hollywood. He started seeing a chiropractor as a teen while participating in sports and weight lifting which led to his interest in natural health and injury prevention. He attended the University of South Florida, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and graduated with honors in 1998. He continued his education at Life University and graduated cum laude with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002.
Dr. Hoder specializes in Diversified/ full spine adjusting, Thompson Drop technique, and instrumentation adjusting using the Proadjuster/ Sigma Instruments. He feels that the technology being used in chiropractic today will greatly enhance his patients' results. Dr. Hoder is focused on helping families, pediatrics, geriatrics, athletes, and auto injuries. He is also proficient in working with pregnant women, Webster's breech technique, extremity adjusting, TMJ issues, vertigo, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Dr. Hoder became a partner and co-owner of Markson Chiropractic/ Real Healthcare in 2005. He has helped it grow to become one of the largest chiropractic practices in South Florida.
Dr. Hoder has been adjusting his own children since they were born. He continues to instruct his patients toward living the chiropractic lifestyle. Additionally, Dr. Hoder frequently lectures in the community in order to educate families on the importance of taking a proactive approach to health through spinal alignment, proper nutrition, supplementation, exercise, and positive thinking...as these are the true ways to achieve overall wellness.
Dr. Carly Tokar, D.C.
Dr. Carly Tokar was born in Long Island, NY and raised in Plantation, FL. She was introduced to chiropractic care as a teenager after many failed attempts with medical doctors to determine the source of her chronic headaches. She began chiropractic care desperate to find relief. It wasn’t long until her health improved and her symptoms subsided. Learning about where true health comes from at such a young age inspired Dr. Tokar to pursue chiropractic, and have an affinity towards working with pediatrics and families.
Dr. Tokar studied Health and Physical Science at the University of Central Florida, where she received her Bachelors in Science with Honors. She then moved to Atlanta and attended Life University, where she gained invaluable knowledge and hands on experience, earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She began her career in Atlanta and then decided to move back to South Florida with her husband to be closer to family.
Dr. Tokar works with expectant mothers, babies, children, adults, athletes, grandmas, grandpas, you name it! She has a special certification to work with pregnant women called the Webster Technique, and after recently giving birth to her first child, she truly understands how important chiropractic care can be for women before, during, and after pregnancy. She continues her education in this area by attending seminars focused on prenatal and pediatric chiropractic.
Dr. Tokar has volunteered on two mission trips to the Dominican Republic, where the feelings of generosity, appreciation, and gratitude were magnified as she and many other volunteers gave time and energy to those in need. She hopes to return one day! She is also involved in many local organizations and is always looking to serve her community with outreach programs focused on health education.
Dr. Tokar is happy and honored to be serving the community in which she grew up. She lives in Broward with her husband and son.
Dr. Christopher Ancona, D.C.
Dr. Christopher Ancona was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He worked as an RF Engineer until his wife was injured in a severe car accident. Chiropractic was the only thing to help her after years of suffering. After living through this experience, he decided to change careers and become a Chiropractor. He went back to school to complete a bachelors in biology. Dr. Ancona went on to achieve his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated in 2010 with honors.
Dr. Ancona is passionate about helping people. His personal mission is to impact as many people as possible with the power of chiropractic, and he is grateful every day that he is able to make a difference in the lives of his patients. He specializes in rehabilitation, multiple forms of chiropractic adjusting, vestibular rehabilitation, and functional neurology. He seeks to get the best results for his patients and is always studying and learning new techniques and protocol to achieve these goals.
Dr. Ancona is married with two children. In his free time, Dr. Ancona enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, four wheeling and hunting. Additionally, he frequently lectures in the community in order to educate families and businesses to the importance of taking a proactive approach to healthcare.
Dr. Sean Daner, D.C.
Dr. Sean Daner is a New York native who has called South Florida home since a very young age, even though his training, job, and travels have taken him away on occasion. Dr. Daner is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 2009.
His introduction to chiropractic was unusual. In 2000, while on his way to Plantation High School, where he was teaching at the time, Dr. Daner was rear ended in a car accident. He was in a great deal of pain, and his mother suggested that he go to the chiropractor. After just a few treatments, he was out of pain. This piqued his interest in the field, and after visiting an old college friend up at Life University, he decided to attend school and the rest is history. Guess where the accident occurred? Broward Blvd and Nob Hill Road! So in a sense, Dr. Daner’s employment at Markson Chiropractic brings him full circle to what introduced him to the chiropractic profession in the first place!
After completing his studies and board certifications at Life, Dr. Daner practiced in Atlanta for 6 years, including his time as the team chiropractor for the Southern Polytechnic State University baseball and basketball teams in 2013 and 2014. This was especially rewarding, as the players always commented how they healed faster while under care, and they had their best 2 seasons in baseball in 20 years.
Dr. Daner’s quest for a healthy lifestyle included a two year stay in Costa Rica where he was able to spend time adjusting patients and focusing on a whole body nutrition and fitness routine while living on a sustainable farm near the city of Tiliran. This was an extraordinary life experience, as not many people have the opportunity to live and work in a foreign country.
He recently returned from Costa Rica, international travel, and adjusting patients in five countries. Dr. Daner specializes in Full Spine, Thompson, Extremities, SOT, and Activator chiropractic techniques. He also incorporates Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) into his patient’s care in order to restore normal curvatures to the spine. Dr. Daner is proficient with patients of every age from infants to the elderly.
Sally Noriega, ARNP, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, CEN, CCRN, EMT-P
Sally is a double board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) from ANCC and (NP-C) from AANP. Sally has 25 + years in the medical field beginning in 1989 as a Broward County EMS Paramedic.
Sally has worked in various capacities in the ED; trauma nurse, triage, charge, stroke, mentoring, emergency department clinical nurse manager, 18 months as a Rapid Response Team Nurse member, and five years as emergency department Clinical Nurse Specialist educating the department’s 200 + emergency department employees.
Sally graduated from Broward College with an Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, Florida International University with Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Florida Atlantic University with her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner. Sally is currently a Florida Atlantic University Doctor of Nursing student, with graduation scheduled for summer of 2015.
She is credentialed by the American Heart Association as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor, Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider, Emergency Nurse Pediatric Nurse (ENPC), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider, board certified as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Florida licensed Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), as well as maintaining NIH Stroke credentialing and various other educational credentialing and competencies.
Sally supports her community during times of need as a member of FL-5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and Florida Advanced Surgical Response Team (FAST) flight nurse team member, where she trains and deploys as a disaster team supervisory nurse. Sally also joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure breast cancer society, running 5K, 10K, marathons and half marathons, raising funds for cancer patients after both her parents were diagnosed with Leukemia. Animal rescue, especially saving homeless dogs has become a passion, adopting 5 dogs and 1 cat. Sally has also been involved with medical mission trips through various religious and educational institutions, traveling beyond the comfort of our borders to assist setting up clinics and rendering medical care in impoverished areas of Haiti, Peru Guatemala and Africa.