Dr. Matt Lewis, Tampa Bay, FL Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.); Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN); and Certified Functional Medical Practitioner (CFMP®), has more than six years of post-doctoral education in functional medicine and over a decade of experience in clinical nutrition.

Through his previous practice in Plainview, NY, Dr. Lewis helped thousands of people by identifying underlying causes of low thyroid, fatigue, weight loss resistance, and other chronic health issues. Dr. Lewis employs a variety of medical diagnostic testing and clinical approaches, including nutrition analysis, dietary modifications, and natural supplement therapies that help people with chronic conditions. He is licensed to practice in both New York and Florida.

Dr. Lewis supports people with chronic inflammation, where the current health care system often fails to find adequate solutions. Unlike many physicians in the current health care system who may rush patients through the door, Dr. Lewis spends time with his patients to thoroughly understand their conditions and find out what they have tried before seeing him. During their initial visit, he explores the patient’s medical history, family history, medications, supplements, life stresses, and other factors to develop a fuller understanding of the patient and his or her condition and begin to diagnose the root causes of their illness. He then works closely with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their most pressing symptoms in the short-term while ensuring a healthy long-term outcome.

Dr. Lewis’ education and training demonstrate both his knowledge and his commitment to patient health. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Shenandoah University, his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University, his Diplomate status in Clinical Nutrition from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, his CFMP® from Functional Medicine University, and his certification as a Digestive Health Specialist (DHS) through the Food Enzyme Institute. Through his post-graduate studies, Dr. Lewis has advanced knowledge and training in Mastering Blood Chemistry, Mastering the Thyroid, Neurotransmitters and Brain Health, Leaky Gut and Gluten Sensitivity, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Mold Toxicity, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Sick Building Syndrome, and Lyme Disease.

In addition to attending to his patients’ needs, Dr. Lewis is an accomplished contributor to the medical community and a tireless advocate for whole health. He teaches weight loss resistance and functional medicine to wellness providers and personal trainers at the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education. For two consecutive years, he was awarded Best Holistic Practitioner on Long Island by the Long Island Pulse, and he has served as a featured expert on Long Island News 12 for reports related to Thyroid Health, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Gluten Sensitivity, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Nutrition and Lifestyle, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and more. An accomplished speaker, Dr. Lewis has delivered over one hundred health presentations to corporations, local organizations, schools, hospitals, and support groups covering a wide range of medical and nutritional topics — work which earned him an Action Long Island Motivational Speaker award and the opportunity to serve as the keynote speaker at Multiple Sclerosis Long Island’s Wellness Symposium.

Dr. Lewis’ passion for health and wellness stems from his own personal experience. With a family history of autoimmune conditions and diabetes, and his own lab tests showing his genetic susceptibility for developing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune thyroid), he has had to learn about managing his own health to help prevent the onset of these illnesses. Over time, Dr. Lewis has successfully adjusted his lifestyle to optimize his energy and enjoy optimal health. Through the process of improving his own health, he acquired a deeper understanding of health and wellness, which he now offers his patients. What he enjoys most is working with patients who are seeking better outcomes than what conventional medicine has provided them, especially as it relates to hypothyroid, chronic digestive complaints, diabetes, pain, and chronic fatigue.

When he’s not working, Dr. Lewis loves spending time with his wife and two girls, hiking, biking, and playing sports.