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.
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.