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Our Providers

Debra Palfrey, PA-C, FAAPA

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Debra Palfrey graduated in 1979 from Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, the first year-round 4-year PA program, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Science,and was board-certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants in 1980. She has been re-certified by board exam every 6 years since then. Debbie has practiced OB-GYN for 41 years, through Jordan Hospital in Plymouth and later at South Shore Women’s Health in Weymouth, Whitman, and Plymouth, before joining Horizons Health & Wellness in November 2020.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants, and Physician Assistants in OB-GYN. Her special interests are adolescent gynecology, contraceptive and fertility counseling, and menopausal concerns. Deb resides in Duxbury and has 3 grown children and 3 young granddaughters. She loves spending time with her family (especially at the beach), walking, hiking, yoga, Zumba, reading, and photography.

Francesco “Frank” Scardigno, Personal Trainer

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Frank earned his certificate in personal training from The International Sport Sciences Association in 2011, and has been a practicing Personal Trainer since then. He is currently pursuing a degree in Dietetics. He has a passion for empowering and teaching people how to employ longterm healthy lifestyle habits. This grew from his own personal journey through an unhealthy lifestyle and weight gain while working in corporate project management, which he transformed into a passion for Muay Thai (competitive fighting). He trained and fought out of a nationally ranked and recognized gym in New Jersey for 7 years, all the while researching and implementing various meticulous dietary and nutritional strategies to give him a competitive edge to win! More recently, Frank has been a lead personal trainer at L.A. Fitness, and has opened his own personal training studio.

Frank looks forward to working with clients in individual and group settings to improve health and wellbeing, facilitate weight loss, and decrease pain through physical fitness. As with all of us at Horizons Health & Wellness, Frank feels that life is most rewarding when he can empower people to make lasting changes and watch their lives change for the better.

Dawn Parker, Health Coach

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As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Dawn works with clients to reach their health goals. She helps people look and feel their best through nutrition changes and lifestyle strategies for things such as stress reduction, fitness, sleep, reducing toxins and more.

Dawn has a BS in business and spent 17 years in the pharmaceutical industry in sales, training and management. After becoming very passionate about nutrition she went back to school and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013.

She does private coaching both in her office in Zionsville, IN and remotely via Skype. Private coaching involves two 45 minute sessions per month over the course of 3-6 months, depending on the person’s starting point and how many health goals they want to achieve. Private coaching packages include communication in between for follow-up, questions, recipes, etc.

Dawn helps her clients that want to eat healthier, but she also helps people get more energy, better sleep, and reduce symptoms like joint pain, headaches, etc. Some of her specialties are autoimmune disease, especially thyroid and digestive disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, food intolerances, gut health, adrenal fatigue and migraines. She has a passion for helping people reduce the toxins in their lives, from their food, personal hygiene products, cleaning products and even in their air and water.

She provides a high level of support and accountability to help people create weekly goals and meet them. Her philosophy is to add small healthy habits over time so they become life-long habits – no diets or drastic overnight changes that are unsustainable.

You can find out more about Dawn on her website:

And on Facebook: Dawn Parker – Health Coach

Contact Dawn for a free 30 minute consultation to find out how her health coaching program can help you reach your health goals.