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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

Lead Practitioner

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.

Lauren Arcilla


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.

Tracy Simon, DNP, APRN

Tracy Chery


Tracy is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She has been in the medical field for over a decade and is truly passionate about what she does. She earned her Doctoral degree at the University of South Florida. She specializes in taking care of the adolescents through the geriatric patient population. Her professional experience includes Primary Care, Functional and Integrative Care, Trauma, Surgical, Neurological ICU, Cardiology, HIV, and Intermediate services. She believes in taking a holistic and preventative approach to healthcare. Her professional mission is to empower her patients to take an active role in their own health through education, disease prevention, and partnership where she will individualize and tailor your healthcare needs to get you to optimal wellness. In her leisure time, she likes to cook, dance and workout. She truly believes that ‘Health is Wealth’ and she’s excited about meeting you.

Sheryl Marquith

Operations Manager

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 Humphries

Medical Scribe/Receptionist

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.

Kaitlyn Smith

Medical Scribe

Kaitlyn Smith is a medical scribe who recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She has experience with customer service and has an interest in gene manipulation/therapeutics.
Kaitlyn is an advocate for a plant-based, whole food diet in both professional and personal spheres.

Outside of work, she enjoys playing instruments such as the piano and oboe, and enjoys tackling new ones such as the cello.

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