Meet The Team
Dr. Mark T. Vardy
Doctor of Chiropractic, CCSP, APC: As a licensed Chiropractor since 1999, Dr. Mark T. Vardy has helped thousands of patients including professional athletes eliminate pain and maximize their potential for health and greatness. As a Chiropractor with experience, community dedication, and a passion for health, he is committed to promoting the health and well-being of his patients and the community. Dr. Vardy uses a “whole person approach” when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Vardy is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Dr. Derek Brady
Doctor of Chiropractic: Vardy HPC welcomes Dr. Brady to its Staff of Chiropractic Physicians. Dr. Brady comes to North Carolina from Erie, PA where he attended Penn State for his undergrad degree in Kinesiology. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus where he graduated in December 2021. Dr. Brady loves working with all types of patients including athletes of all kinds.
Dr. Gregory Carter
Doctor of Chiropractic, APC: Dr. Carter has been in practice since 1994. He has been practicing in the Raleigh Area for over 25 years. His purpose is to help people no matter if they are patients in the office or people in public that need his help. He believes that health and longevity are in our control and the choices we make move us toward health and longevity or away from it. Choose to think well, eat well, mover well and get adjusted, get massages, get your dental checkups and for sure get your Chiropractic Checkups! Find ways to reduce stress.
Dr. Don Torino (Coverage Doctor)
Doctor of Chiropractic: Dr. Don Torino has been practicing chiropractic for thirty-one years. His chiropractic journey began in private practice in Vermont for eleven years, before transitioning to North Carolina, where he found the unique opportunity to provide office coverage for other North Carolina chiropractors when they are away from their office. Over the course of those twenty years, he has covered more than 150 distinct practices, and typically adjusts over 10,000 patients every year!
General Manager (Vardy HPC / The Athletic Zone): Kimberly manages both of our Chiropractic locations and handles the finances for both clinics as well as manages The Athletic Zone and CrossFit HPC. Kimberly graduated from NIU with a degree in Probability and Statistics. After graduating from NIU, she attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater where she obtained a degree in Education. She taught Mathematics at Hononegah High School (Rockton, Ill), Westwood High School (Austin, Tx) and East Wake High School (Wendell, NC). Kim has been a long time softball coach as well as a private Pitching Instructor for fast pitch softball. When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with her three beautiful children.
Vardy HPC - Office Manager / Billing Manager: Sara was born in Northern Virginia, but moved at the age of 9 to Knightdale, NC which is where she calls home. She attended East Carolina University where she obtained her BS in Elementary Education. After teaching for four years, she decided she wanted to focus more on her family. Sara has been with Vardy HPC since 2015 and had not been introduced to chiropractic prior to her employment. Not only has her posture improved, but she used to have migraines several times a week and now she can’t remember the last time she had one!! Sara’s passions include her two amazing sons, her extended family and working out at CrossFit HPC.
The Athletic Zone - Manager: Kate was a competitive Softball Player throughout both High School (East Wake High) and College (Pitt Community College). Kate is a Wendell native that is currently working and coaching at Vardy HPC and The Athletic Zone. At The Athletic Zone, she heads up the Youth Programs as well as our Learn to Play Instructional Programs (Softball), she is also the head counselor for the TAZ Track Out Programs. While Kate is not working, she enjoys the outdoors as well as finding the best bargains shopping.