Meet the Staff

Tremont Office


Alex Frantzis, DC, FIAMA, DIANM

Chiropractic Physician/Clinical Director


Dr. Frantzis is a 2008 Graduate of Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program.  A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Frantzis has lived in Northeast Ohio since 2008 and now calls it home with his wife and two children.  His passion for helping people recover from injuries began in high school as an athlete.  His draw to Chiropractic began after a neck injury which lead to a chronic history of headaches and migraines.  After multiple visits with various providers with little relief, he sought out the care of a Chiropractic Doctor who, in a few short visits, ended his months of headaches and neck pain.  

            Since graduating, Dr. Frantzis took it upon himself to continue learning.  Less than 5% of Chiropractors seek out Board Certification status, but Dr. Frantzis found an interest in Orthopedics and caring for Orthopedic conditions, earning his Diplomate (board certification) in Orthopedics in 2017.  He also completed a 3 year post graduate certification in Medical Acupuncture, becoming a licensed acupuncture provider in the State of Ohio.

            Dr. Frantzis has also had the prestigious honor of being only a handful of Chiropractic Physicians in the State of Ohio to be put on staff and see patients in hospital system.  Since 2013 Dr. Frantzis has been staff privileged at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and began seeing patients in the hospital in 2017 as a Staff Member of both St. Vincent Medical Group and the Hospital itself.  During his time with the hospital he worked hand in hand with various providers and specialists providing hands on care treating thousands of musculoskeletal conditions. 

            In his spare time Dr. Frantzis enjoys reading, playing poker, spending time with his lovely wife and children and travelling.

David Perse, MD

Medical Director/Regenerative Medicine


David F. Perse, M.D., was named President of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in April 2011 and CEO in February 2012. A board-certified general surgeon, he came to St. Vincent Charity from Lutheran Hospital, where he was on the medical staff for 25 years. He also served as President of Lutheran Hospital and as Regional Director of Wound Care for the Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals.

In his current role, Dr. Perse sets the strategic direction, leads its implementation and oversees the operations of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, ensuring the continued quality, service excellence, financial strength and growth of the Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University School of Medicine. He was a resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

A native Clevelander, Dr. Perse, who continues his surgical practice at St. Vincent Charity, is a member of the Academy of Medicine, American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastroinstestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Cleveland Slovenian Business and Professional Association.

Dr. Perse is Board Certified in General Surgery, and his primary areas of interest are:

·         Advanced Wound Care

·         Endoscopy

·         General Surgery

·         Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

·         Wound Care

·         Diabetic Wound Care

·         Foot Wound Care

·         Hyperbaric Medicine

·         Laparoscopic General Surgery

·         Wound Care Management


Krista Flemming, LMT


Krista graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in 2006 with an Associates of Applied Science, focusing on Massage Therapy. Beginning in a spa setting, she quickly found chiropractic and began working more therapeutically with injured people.  Having put in many hours of continuing education, she holds certifications for Muscle Release Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. Starting in 2018, she started teaching future massage therapists at the Gibbons School of Massage Therapy and Integrated Medicine. 


Jeremy Perse, DPM


Dr. Perse is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He recently completed his residency at University Hospitals. Dr. Perse specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Perse specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and his primary areas of interest are:

·         Ankle Pain

·         Ankle Surgery

·         Athletic Injuries

·         Diabetic Foot Care

·         Foot Pain

·         Foot Surgery

·         Foot Wound Care

·         Podiatric Sports Medicine

·         Sports Injury

·         Wound Care

Erica Caine, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner/Family Practice

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Erika Caine is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who  is an alumni of Kent State University where she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  She has been practicing internal medicine for 4 years, and a critical care nurse for 8 years. 

She has an interest in:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Aesthetics
  • Weight loss medicine
  • Restorative medicine

She is certified in PRP therapies for regenerative medicine as well as for aesthetics such as hair regrowth. She is certified in toxin injections like Botox. As she continues to expand her practicer, services will increase as well.  


In her spare time, Erika enjoys biking riding, kayaking, yoga and running. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast. 



Caitlin Piech, MS

Office Manager/BWC Coordinator


 Caitlin is our Office Coordinator and an Exercise Physiologist. After high school, she attended the University of Toledo for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, and later attended Cleveland State University where she completed a Master of Education with a focus in exercise science.  When Caitlin isn’t engaging with patients and managing the day-to-day operations at our facility, she is enjoying her time with her husband, Kevin, and their two beautiful little girls.



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