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A culture of growth and openness will make you feel right at home.
We train our staff to treat patients as family. This isn’t simply accomplished with a blind admonition to provide great customer care, but is accomplished by extensive training and support. We have weekly “Grand Rounds” where patient care, new medical treatments, techniques for management of stress and time optimization, among other things, are discussed. By having a culture of growth and openness we provide what our staff needs to provide superior care for our patients.
Matthew Dowdy, MD
Dr. Matthew Dowdy has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California at San Diego. His medical degree is from Saint Matthews university and he performed his residency in family medicine at Bayfront Medical Center, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Dowdy believes that the relationship between the provider and the patient should be collaborative, with open discussion about why tests or medications are being ordered and what alternatives may exist. It is this communication and belief that patients need to be treated well that informs Dr. Dowdy’s care. By reducing the inherent stress of a doctor’s visit Dr. Dowdy aims to decrease barriers to excellent care. Dr. Dowdy serves on the board of directors of Legends in the Making, a non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of at-risk youth through the discipline of boxing. Additionally, Dr Dowdy sees patients for local charities helping to address the medical needs of migrant workers.
Sheryl is our Operations Manager. She grew up in the Tampa Bay Area and has lived here for most of her life. She has worked in the medical field since 2008 and has a background in administrative work, x-ray and billing. She enjoys helping patients in any way she can. In her time away from work, Sheryl can be found reading a good book, going to the gym, volunteering with her church or traveling.
Receptionist / Social Media
Leighanne is our receptionist and is our clinic’s point of contact. Leighanne has extensive customer service experience in the legal and medical fields, where confidentiality and client/patient concerns are paramount. Her people skills were honed at an early age as she navigated the personalities of her eight siblings. She is originally from Connecticut but has lived and worked in San Diego, Phoenix and Topeka. Leighanne enjoys outdoor activities and considers herself a country girl at heart.