Alisha was born and raised in Pinellas Park. She is married and the mother of 2 “krazy” gingers! After working in pediatrics for many years, Alisha went to St. Pete College and received 2 degrees in Healthcare management. Following her battle with Cancer, Alisha decided to focus her career solely in the medical marijuana field. Since working in the industry and seeing such a need for an office that focuses more on education and patient advocacy, she decided to open Trichom Health Center. Her main goal is to not only educate but advocate for patients that really do need help.
Crystal, who is originally from Clearwater moved to Pinellas Park over a decade ago. She is the mother of her “mini me”. After being in the medical field for many years and trying to help patients, she decided to change gears and enter the industry. Crystal is very involved in the community and is constantly trying to better educate people. She also worked for Alisha at 2 other offices and when Trichom opened she gladly took the position as Office Manager.
Danielle was born in Boston but moved to Florida over 20 years ago where she is now settled in Pinellas Park. She is the mother of 4 kids and happily engaged. Working as a bartender and suffering from PTSD/Anxiety caused Danielle to start drinking heavily. Luckily with the support of her family and friends she has been sober since 2018. Cannabis played a huge role in helping her with her sobriety, so it was only natural for her to join Trichom Health Center to help educate patients.
Julia Springs M.D. MPH
Dr. Springs grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in Florida since 2010. She joined the Navy in 1991 and during that time graduated Medical School from University of Southern California and completed 2 residences in Pediatrics as well as Aerospace Medicine. In 2010 Julia left the military to focus on her next adventure as a new mom. As time passed, she realized as a veteran who suffers from PTSD, she was not getting the proper relief from the “typical” treatment being offered but was getting unwanted side effects. Not only has she made it her mission to be a great mother she still dedicates time to help patients live a more fulfilling life because she is not only a physician, but someone who has dealt with the struggles most patients deal with as well. Julia’s goal is to provide a confidential “stress free” medical encounter. Julia takes time to educate her patients and offers tailor made recommendations here at Trichom Health Center.
Brian MacDowell M.D.
Dr. MacDowell graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia and then completed a Family Practice residency. Before he and his wife moved to Florida, Dr. MacDowell had his own Family Practice for many years in Asheville, North Carolina. He has always been interested in the patient benefits of non-traditional medicine and is excited about Trichom Health Center’s mission to improve patients’ quality of life.
Genti Tahiraj M.D.
In 1998, Dr. Tahiraj migrated from Albania to United States escaping the famine and social turmoil that followed the collapse of Communism, and surviving the developing Civil Unrest and the ruthless emerging Balkan Wars. His grandmother played a crucial role during the early upbringing. Being a chain smoker of tobacco and suffering from Emphysema and Lung cancer, she inspired him to become a doctor, and make it a life mission to seek alternative methods to combat tobacco related disease, and improve the quality of life for the ill and the injured. Since the time of earning the degree of Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Tahiraj has diligently practiced Emergency Medicine and served faithfully the communities of North Mississippi, Central Alabama and Tampa Bay. Inspired by his patients and the most recent scientific data, Dr. Tahiraj has emerged as a leader into the innovative methods of tobacco harm reduction through Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and endorsement of Medical Marijuana.
Paul Boulos D.O.
Doctor of Osteopathy
Dr. Boulos was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised primarily in Central New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate training at NYU and then dedicated time to research after losing a family member to a rare congenital heart defect. The research at UMDNJ/Rutgers allowed him to complete his Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences concentrating on Stem Cell Biology. Intrigued by the medical world Dr. Boulos then went on to complete medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Rowan University. He completed his residency training in General Surgery at Inspira Medical Center in Southern New Jersey. Dr. Boulos came to Florida to complete a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery. During his time he has always been an advocate for patient centered care and enjoys discovering the new innovative approaches to medicine and healthcare and how to integrate that into daily practice.