O U R S T A F F
A culture of growth and openness will make you feel right at home.
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.
Sarah is a Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The University of Tampa. Sarah has a background as an ICU nurse at Tampa General Hospital working with patients from birth to end of life. Sarah is excited to partner with patients to prevent and control their medical problems so that they can better enjoy their lives.
When she is not working, Sarah enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and playing the piano. She also enjoys volunteering at educational events such as the Great American Teach-In and teaching nursing students.
Lauren graduated honors with her Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She has experience in the surgery center, hospital, urgent care, rural, and internal medicine settings in Southwest Florida.
Lauren is a supporter of plant-based and pescatarian diets, not only for herself, but encourages for patients as well. She enjoys maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle by doing Crossfit, cooking, boating, golfing and traveling. She loves dogs and can’t wait to have time for a Corgi puppy some day.
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.
Ashley holds a graduate degree in Anthropology focusing on biology, human variation, and forensics. After teaching college for 4 years, Ashley decided to transition to the medical field where she plans to become a Physician’s Assistant.
Ashley is interested in how health outcomes can be improved through better understanding patient experience, societal beliefs, and culture. Ashley is passionate about the mind-body complex in overall health. Ashley is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
In her free time, she enjoys photography, filmmaking, reading, going to the gym, paddle boarding, and hiking.
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.
Jodie Stone Daley
Jodie grew up in Connecticut but recently relocated to the Tampa Bay area after living in San Antonio, TX. She has a bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, giving her a well rounded education in business, legal, and public administration. She enjoys getting to know our patients and assisting them in a smooth check-in and out process.
In her free time, Jodie can be found at the beach, dog park, or doing yoga.
Yamiliz was born and raised in the Tampa area and is also one of our receptionists, she has many years experience with customer service, has a background in billing and invoicing, certified in phlebotomy and is going to school to become a midwife.
Outside of work, Yamiliz enjoys being outdoors, reading, oil painting, and working out. Her goal everyday is to at least impact one person’s life for the better.