Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Gary E. Bolen
Dr. Gary Bolen has been providing chiropractic care to families in Venice for 20 years. His practice has grown from his commitment` for treating patients through chiropractic care and education. Every month Dr. Bolen offers free healthcare classes to his patients and the community on topics such as nutrition, detox, exercise, overall health and stress management. Classes are often directed at common health concerns such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer.
Dr. Bolen has seen how healthy holistic lifestyle choices can remove many patients’ dependency on prescription drugs. Patients often hear him say, “If your doctor still sees prescription meds as a long-term solution for high blood pressure and cholesterol, you need a new doctor!” Chiropractors are the doctors of the new age of health care, challenging the philosophy of the “sick-care” culture, where the answer to every ailment is a drug. Chiropractic philosophy teaches that when we remove nerve interference, we “turn the power on” and allow the body to heal itself naturally.
“When I was younger, I had allergies, headaches, asthma, and sinus issues,” says Dr. Bolen. “In my early 20s, I got into a car accident and began living off of anti-inflammatory meds and muscle relaxers. Finally, I was desperate enough to go to a doctor who was going to crack my back.” After a series of adjustments, the pain from the accident was gone … but so were the chronic allergies, headaches, and asthma. This personal experience with chiropractic care is what gave Dr. Bolen the passion to pursue his training—and it’s still what makes him love coming to work every day. “I love hearing my patients say they’re pain free, and they’re able to do things they haven’t been able to do in 10 years. It’s incredibly rewarding.”
Dr. Bolen is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic with his doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelors in Biology. Dr. Bolen's office has grown to become one of the largest wellness clinics in the state of Florida and the United States. He holds advanced certifications in spinal correction and nutrition along with advanced training in exercise and toxicity. He has served as a member of the Sports Performance Council to several U.S. national teams and professional sports teams. Dr. Bolen is dedicated to transforming the health and lives of families in Venice and surrounding communities through the 5 Essentials of MaxLiving and the body’s innate ability to heal itself by fixing spinal subluxations and removing nerve interference.
Dr. Leigh Sierra
Dr. Leigh Sierra graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Master of Science in Biology. Her passion for the health sciences led her to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Following graduation Dr. Sierra returned to her hometown of Venice, FL to join Dr. Gary Bolen’s Max Living practice. Dr. Sierra’s goal is to find and correct nervous system damage in her patients. Dr. Sierra helps people regain their health through Stress Management, Nutrition, Exercise and Detoxification.
Dr. Sierra is dedicated promoting health within the Venice community. She volunteers with the local high school athletic teams as well as provides health talks and screenings at local businesses, churches and schools. She truly enjoys educating and providing the essential tools to reach optimum health to the community. In her free time, Dr. Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cooking and testing out new healthy recipes, boating, biking, gardening and traveling.