In 1996 Dr. Sievers graduated with honors from Ross University School of Medicine. After completing her residency at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, where she was awarded resident of the year, she became board certified in Internal Medicine. While she initially practiced conventional medicine, Dr. Sievers believed there was more to medicine than prescribing pills. Despite everything conventional medicine had to offer, patients were not getting better.
At the same time, she noticed the correlation between her healthy lifestyle and good health. She realized she needed to take this same approach with patients. And while that was not part of her conventional training, she knew it worked. She immediately began exploring other healing modalities, and ultimately went back to school.
In 2008, Dr. Sievers completed a board certification and fellowship at the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine.* Four years later, she obtained a Medical Master of Science Degree 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 it’s what sets her apart in her field. This healing perspective uses an integrated approach to metabolic and nutritional medicine, providing solutions to current biomedical problems, including biomedical aging.
Armed with formal training and education in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sievers was now able to help many patients, offering treatments largely unavailable with conventional medicine. With a strong foundation in nutrition, toxin removal and hormone balancing, Dr. Sievers could now diagnosis and treat disease that in the past eluded her, including fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, depression, and weight loss.
Yet even though she was helping patients age gracefully, preventing much feared age-related illness, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis, she still had conventional-minded patients who were looking for the ‘holy grail’ in the perfect pill. At the same time, Dr. Sievers was also baffled with some patients who still were not getting well. She knew there was still something missing, and she was determined to find out what it was. After receiving private certification from the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, her eyes were once again opened.
Intrigued by Eastern medicine, Dr. Sievers began exploring this ancient discipline and found the last piece of the puzzle: the mind, body and spirit connection and energetic healing. She jumped at the chance to study with one of the fathers of holistic medicine, Dr. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD and became certified in transcutaneous acupuncture.
Focusing on the role quantum energy healing plays in connecting the mind, body and spirit, Dr. Sievers was able to take her practice to the next level. This ancient healing is offered at her practice by Lenka Spiska, LMT, Intuologist, Medical Intuitive and Quantum Energy Healer. Lenka sees clients in Sievers’ office and helps release energetic blockages to bring about the emotional and spiritual healing that is required to heal on the physical level.
Dr. Sievers holds regular speaking engagements, seminars and workshops alone and with Spiska. She has been a contributing author to several SWFL publications including eBella, Fit Nation and SWFL Health and Wellness magazines. She has been a guest on local radio shows, featured on local news and appeared on TV shows including Dialogue with a Doc and Doug Kaufmann’s Know the Cause. She is currently in the process of writing a book detailing how, as a conventionally trained MD, she made the quantum leap to energy healing.