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Meet the Doctors


With many years of experience between Drs. Elizabeth Pagano and Rick Florez, this husband and wife team have dedicated themselves to helping people achieve their optimal health potential, naturally.  They met at The Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and have been proud Nittany Lions ever since!  WE ARE!  PENN STATE!

After Chiropractic studies, and operating a Chiropractic office in Spartanburg, SC (the Café of Life), they moved to Raleigh, NC in November of 2007.  They opened the Chiropractic Café in early 2008, and have enjoyed serving the Greater Raleigh area ever since then.

Drs. Elizabeth and Rick display a holistic approach to life and living, and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be happy and healthy.  They feel that true healing comes from within and cannot be achieved by an outside-in approach. 


When not in the office, you will probably find Dr. Elizabeth running the non-profit organization she started - the nOg Run Club, doing CrossFit, out somewhere running, or scuba diving!  Elizabeth has completed the rare feat of running at least one half marathon in every state in the US!

Dr. Rick has played soccer his entire life, even as a member of the Penn State soccer team for several seasons while in college.  He still plays soccer recreationally in Raleigh, has been a regular CrossFitter since 2008, and also partakes in running, and scuba diving.  With his active lifestyle, he enjoys working with athletes of all levels, helping them to function at their best for all competition.  He has NOT run a half marathon in every state, but did support Elizabeth in her endeavor!  He did run a few of the races with her though!

144.JPGWhen you visit the Café, you may also be warmly greeted by their office assistant (dog), Chase.  He was rescued from the Harnett County Animal Shelter in the Fall of 2011, was fostered for several months, and then he turned around and rescued Elizabeth and Rick in February of 2012!  He is a peaceful soul and will be happy to make your acquaintance when you arrive!

Drs. Elizabeth, Rick, and Chase look forward to meeting and assisting you on your journey for health.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Raleigh Office


7:30 am-3:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-4:00 pm








Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "The Chiropractic Café is a very Warm and Friendly environment. As a physician myself, I think Drs. Rick and Elizabeth do a great job explaining their treatments and have extremely good bedside manners. They do a great job creating the doctor/patient relationship which is one of most important parts of any healing modality. I would highly recommend them to all my friends and family!"
    Jennifer - Raleigh, NC