Meet the Team

Dr. Ben Cohen

Dr. Ben Cohen is a Structural Chiropractor in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Dr. Cohen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with minors in both Biology and Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Throughout his studies in chiropractic school, Dr. Cohen focused on how posture and proper structure in the body can lead to better health and performance. Dr. Cohen also realized the importance of reducing or correcting such structural problems at as early an age as possible, leading him to take advanced training in chiropractic care for infants, children, and pre- and postpartum women.

When not in the office, Dr. Cohen enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He also loves giving back to those less fortunate, which is why once a month, Dr. Cohen donates his time and abilities to the homeless shelter where he adjusts men and women unable to seek chiropractic care on their own. Dr. Cohen believes he was given the gift of chiropractic to share with everyone, not just those who are able to make it into his office.

Valarie Mitchell, CA 

Valarie is our superstar Chiropractic Assistant! Although she joined the Excel Family in 2018, she has been happily serving the chiropractic community for over 7+ years. She is very passionate about the art of chiropractic and is always willing and anxious to spread the good word. Valarie attended Everest Institute where she received her Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Coding. She went on to acquire her Certification (CPC) in Medical Coding and was introduced to Chiropractic while completing an internship requirement and has been an advocate ever since. Much like Dr. Cohen, she is very passionate about helping the less fortunate and is always looking for an opportunity to give back and uplift those in need.

Valarie is a proud wife and mommy who enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves decorating, fine cuisine and enjoys fun filled evenings of board games and karaoke. She is proud to be a member of our Excel family and is looking forward to growing with and contributing to our patient’s health and prosperity!


Michelle Buffkin, LMT, LE 

Michelle is one of our amazing licensed massage therapists. She is dedicated in continuing her education daily to relieve your neck and back pain, and to stay abreast on the latest skincare products and technology to Age Later.
She works along with physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers to provide the best results for her clients. 
Michelle graduated from The Savannah School of Massage in 2005 and received her Medical Massage Practitioner Certification in 2011. 
She moved to Atlanta in 2013 to pursue her passion with Skincare and completed the program at The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, where she later, in 2017, returned to assist teaching. What makes Michelle unique? The results I achieve = pain free life! and that she can blend her passion for bodywork and skincare together for an incredible Spa Experience.