Meet the Team

At ShimSpine, we offer a personalized experience when it comes to the evaluation and treatment of spine related problems. Our approach redefines customer service and integrity in medicine. Unlike most traditional physician practices, patients are able to spend quality time with the physician to discuss their spine related problems, without having to rush and without having to spend time sitting idle in a waiting room. This affords the patient the opportunity to develop a better relationship with the physician. In this relaxed environment, Dr. John Shim is able to gain a clear understanding of the problem and offer the patient education regarding their condition(s) and recommendations for further testing and treatment, utilizing an evidenced based approach. At ShimSpine, treatment options are based on proven procedures that have a high degree of predictability and successful outcomes and are not limited by health insurance carrier’s guidelines or policies.

Jason Mazza - Director of Spine Care

Jason Mazza Jason S. Mazza, is a graduate of the University of Alabama and UAB where he received his Master of Science degree in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. Mr. Mazza holds numerous professional certifications related to orthopaedic surgery and clinical research. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Mazza has held numerous leadership positions including President of national allied health organization, previously held an academic teaching appointment with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, co-authored several chapters in a spinal textbook and was a contributing writer for Orthopedics Today. Mr. Mazza is involved in all phases of patient care, clinical research, teaching, clinical and online based program development. He has worked with Dr. John Shim, specializing in the case of patients with degenerative spine conditions since 1996.

Cathie Nicholson - Spine Care Coordinator

Cathie Nicholson Cathie comes from Nova Scotia and has been nursing in Florida for over twenty years. She has worked in Neuro ICU, spine surgery and practice management. She presently sees patients, organizes visiting doctors and writes blogs for ShimSpine. She enjoys travelling and kayaking in her spare time.

Kristin Beggs - Medical Legal Coordinator

Kristin Beggs Kristin has been in Florida since she was 3 years old and has worked in medicine for more than two decades. Kristin has worked for ShimSpine for over a decade. She presently coordinates patient appointments, manages all doctors schedules. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and a multitude of pets.

Shelley Wimbs - Chief Financial Officer

Shelley Wimbs Originally from Lansing, Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University, She is responsible for financial planning and record keeping as well as financial reporting to higher management. She enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), running, biking, reading and knitting.

Mandy Brown - Patient Care Coordinator

Mandy Brown Mandy is a local Florida native who has a long history in the medical field and initially started working with Dr. Shim in 2000. Whether it be a phone call or when you come into to our practice, Mandy is usually first person that will greet you at ShimSpine! In her role as Patient Care Coordinator, she schedules appointments, manages medical record requests, and handles front office operations of patient check-in and out.