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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Sievers was born in Connecticut. After graduating valedictorian of her high school class, she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Fairfield University. In 1996 she graduated from Ross University School of Medicine with high honors and completed her residency at University of Florida in Jacksonville. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. Intrigued by other forms of healing, she completed a board certification and fellowship at the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine in 2008. (*The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida board of medicine.) In May 2012 she obtained a Master of Science in Medical Science Degree (MSMS) in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine through the University of South Florida. To date it is the only program of its kind offered through a medical school and is what sets her apart in her field. It provides an integrated approach to the areas of metabolic and nutritional medicine and provides options for solutions to current biomedical problems, including biomedical aging.
(See http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xmn.html for more information.)

Owner of Restorative Health & Healing Center, Dr. Sievers practices integrative medicine rooted in a foundation of conventional medicine. Areas of expertise include bio-identical hormones for men and women, treatment of hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, gastrointestinal diseases, detoxification, and nutritional support during and after cancer treatments. Using five pillars of health—hormones, nutrition, toxins, mind and body—she corrects imbalances in these areas to restore patients to their optimal health. Together with Karen Callan, BA, CHHC, AADP she has created a cutting edge weight loss and wellness program, Best Body Now: Doctor Designed Health and Fitness Solutions. This program is not only for weight loss, but also restoring one's body to optimal health by learning how to eat an anti-aging diet, balancing hormones and removing toxins. (See Best Body Now for more information).

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Dr. Sievers believes in giving back to the community and one’s life should include some form of service. For this reason, she has been directly involved with Our Mother’s Home (www.ourmothershome.com) for nearly 5 years as a board member, mentor and parenting coordinator. In October 2012, she was one of the top 5 finalists for the Apex Women in Business Award from the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The award is based on leadership and ingenuity in business, leadership and mentoring. Although she did not win the final award, it was an honor to be nominated. (Please click here to view her acceptance speech.)

As a vegetarian who is on a constant quest for healthier eating and better living, Dr. Sievers delights in creating delicious and nutritious recipes and considers herself a ‘self-proclaimed chef’. She is married with 2 children that she is rearing in her “healthy living for life” motto. Without a doubt, she transplanted to Florida for the weather and enjoys the beach and reading in her spare time.

In closing, she truly believes her calling as a physician was to assist people in their personal journey of change toward a better lifestyle.


"Getting you healthy is my passion; being healthy is your choice"


my journey as a healer - A Note from the doctor

As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor. Much of my personal life has been a constant quest for better eating and living. THE MORE KNOWLEDGE I GAINED,THE MORE EAGER I WAS TO SHARE THIS WITH MY PATIENTS. However, insurance constraints did not afford my patients this basic aspect of medicine that has been grossly overlooked. I always felt rushed with patients despite the fact that I saw far fewer patients than most of my internal medicine colleagues. Somewhere along the way, I realized my passion was stifled by the demands of a primary care doctor. THE LOVE I HAD FOR MEDICINE NEAR DIED. But as fate would have it, I had the opportunity to spend time with the late Shari Lieberman, PhD, who informed me of the American Academy of Anti-aging. Within 1 ½ years, I had my board certification and enrolled in the fellowship. When I learned that the University of South Florida was offering a Master’s degree in Metabolism and Nutrition, I was thrilled. Despite a busy practice with a husband and two children, the decision to pursue this education was a definitive yes. I’m DOING IT! I am so grateful for this opportunity.

My goal is to restore people back to optimal wellness by balancing hormones, providing good nutritional counseling, removing toxins and, of course, incorporating the mind and the body. Moving to a fee for service practice was a difficult business decision, but honestly I felt I I had no other choice. The general public’s health deteriorates with each day, with more obese people, problems related to it as well as complications with the medications they are prescribed. If I want to be true to myself, I can wait no longer to change the way I practice medicine. My knowledge regarding healthy eating and cleaner living is a gift I feel I must use to educate patients. Hippocrates said it best: “….let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine.”

My new practice has a strong nutritional basis: offering detoxifications, weight loss programs that teach people how to eat for life; natural treatments; bio-identical hormone therapy and reiki. In the long term, I hope to have a full center where I can offer a full spectrum of services. However, I am fortunate to have many like-minded colleagues who complement my services and for your convenience their information is on the website. (See Resources)

In closing, I am not against modern medicine. I just know we can do better. I took an oath, and I intend to honor it.

Teresa A Sievers, MD, MSMS, FAARM*
 
 
   

 

 

  
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