Roland Saavedra, MD
Dr. Saavedra was raised in the friendly small town of Warrenville, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago; He went into medical studies at The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Saavedra went on to complete his residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Roland Saavedra is board certified in Family Medicine and has special interest in Sports Medicine and Preventative Medicine.
“I clearly understand the critical importance of the Chiropractic specialist and truly feel honored to be part of their team”.
His family has made Summerville their permanent home. He enjoys spending time biking, gardening, going to the beautiful South Carolina beaches, and traveling to Patagonia Chile.
Melissa May, FNP-C
Melissa May is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Advantage Healthcare of Charleston, in their Summerville office. Melissa has always had a desire to help others and believes her role in nursing, especially as a provider, enables her to do so. She has a holistic approach to health and loves to educate and support patients in making proactive healthy lifestyle choices.
Melissa has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Nursing from MUSC in Charleston, SC where she graduated with honors. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, with an emphasis in Patient Education, from Minnesota State University.
In her free time, Melissa loves to be active outdoors – hiking, biking and in/on the water. She also loves to cook and entertain family and friends.
Christopher J. Gray, DC, CCEP
Dr. Gray is a 2001 graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He also attended Life University where he did an extensive study on Extremity Adjusting, earning him his certification as a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). Working with some of the best chiropractors in South Carolina, he gained the knowledge and experience to open Advantage Healthcare of Charleston in May 2008. Dr. Gray started his career in the health field by starting his career as a licensed personal trainer for many of the upstate Gold’s Gyms and the YMCAs, he learned from the early age how the body functions and how easy it was to get hurt. With his interest in holistic health and fitness, he now incorporates that knowledge into wellness programs for his patients; combining manipulations with physical therapy, as well as nutritional counseling to help his patients achieve optimum health. Specializing in sports injury cases, he also works with families, including infants, children, expectant mothers, and senior patients.
Dr. Gray was born in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. He lived there until 1991 when his family made the decision to move to the USA. Dr. Gray has lived in Charleston since 2005. He is happily married and has a beautiful stepdaughter. In his free time Dr. Gray enjoys going to the gym, spending quality time with his family, taking weekend trips to either the beach or to the mountains and working on his Roush Mustang.
Austin Murray, DC
Dr. Murray is a native Charlestonian who has served the people of the Lowcountry for over 30 years. He did his undergraduate studies at The College of Charleston and Brenau Professional College. Dr. Murray obtained his doctoral degree from Life Chiropractic College in 1990. It was the experiences of observing how his stepfather, Dr. Robert Johnson, was able to help people regain their health and prevent them from having to have life-altering surgeries through chiropractic care that led to his desire to follow in his footsteps. Dr. Murray has always been interested in health and fitness and understands that wellness is not just the absence of disease but the expression of life.
Dr. Murray is at Advantage Healthcare because of the integrated approach to health. It is the approach of combining medical, physical therapy, and chiropractors working together for the betterment of the patient that he feels makes all the difference. When Dr. Murray is not in the office he is spending time with his wife and children being active in the outdoors enjoying nature, playing tennis or disc golf.
Michael has lived in the Charleston area for over 40 years. He is the son of a career Naval Submarine officer and he lived with his family in the West Ashley area until he graduated from High School. He then went on to the University of South Carolina, was an exchange student in the Philippines and returned to Charleston to graduate from college and then on to attend MUSC. In 1996 he graduated from MUSC with a Degree in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Health Science.
He has over 25 years of experience in various fields of Physical Therapy, including sports medicine with the Back to Golf Program , home health therapy, and outpatient therapy. He feels that his greatest achievements are when he is able to have patients improve their physical function to achieve their maximum potential to live a better life.
Michael now lives in Summerville and some of his favorite activities include golf, boating, scuba diving, and various art projects.
Physical Rehab / Therapy