Our Staff

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Founder and Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.  He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children's Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1995, his wife became ill, and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her that led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right.

The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes these cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 38 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.

Heavy Metal Detoxification
Anti-aging Medicine
Insulin Potention Therapy
Ozone Therapies

George E. Springer, Jr. D.C. N.M.D. D.C.B.C.N.

Dr. George Springer has practiced alternative medicine for 31 years with an emphasis on treating chronic disease conditions. He received his undergraduate BA from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from Logan University where he graduated magna cu laude. He went on to receive his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.M.D.) from the American Naturopathic Medical Institute a division of Breyer State University in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Springer is board certified in clinical nutrition (D.C.B.C.N.) and has completed extensive postgraduate studies in numerous areas of alternative clinical approaches not only in treating the causes chronic disease but also for restoring and maintaining optimum health.

Dr. Springer is a past associate professor of Logan University where he taught endocrinology (hormones) and gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition, he was a member of the postgraduate faculty where he developed and taught continuing education programs to other practicing physicians.

Joining the staff of LifeWorks in 2002, Dr. Springer thoroughly evaluates and treats all forms of chronic disease with an emphasis on getting to the root cause of the condition rather than simply managing symptoms. In addition, he treats digestive and hormonal issues utilizing all natural solutions to resolve these problems for patients.

Chronic Illness Solutions
Diabetes Solutions
Thyroid Disease Solutions

Sue Morgan A.R.N.P.

Sue Morgan is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, with a background in women's health. She graduated from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, with both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nursing.

Sue has specialized training in the LifeWorks cancer protocol, Insulin Potentiation Therapy and she works closely with Dr. Minkoff in administering the comprehensive holistic cancer treatments to LifeWork’s patients.

Sue also has special focus on women's health and she performs the Well Woman exams at LifeWorks; guiding female patients from puberty to post-menopause and helping them make informed choices about their individual requirements.

LifeWorks is renowned for its menopause protocols, and Sue uses her knowledge of menopause issues to help women improve their health and to take control of their lives again.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy
Well Woman Care

Sue Minkoff R.N.

Sue gained a B.S. in Medical Microbiology and a B.S. of Nursing both from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Sue worked in rehab and orthopedics in Israel from 1973-1974 and then moved to San Diego, CA where she worked in surgical intensive care and as a School Nurse for San Diego City Schools. In 1988, Sue founded Better Lifeplans Institute of California – San Diego.

After moving to Florida, Sue founded Home Health Works nursing agency in 1992 and with Dr. David Minkoff she co-founded Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997. Our beginning

Tamora German

Service Consultant, Patient Coordinator and Office Manager

Tamora graduated from Central Florida Institute in February of 2002, with a Certificate as a Medical Assistant. She began her medical career as back office Medical Assistant here at Lifeworks Wellness Center.

Today, as the Service Consultant and Patient Coordinator, Tamora guides new and existing patients through all the services Lifeworks Wellness Center offers. She works closely with the physicians and patients, to plan a comprehensive program that will provide them with the best possible results.

Tamora has in-depth knowledge of alternative health protocols, and she understands the benefits of hundreds of different vitamins and supplements. This allows her to provide accurate medical information to patients, and helps make their experience at LifeWorks Wellness Center productive and enjoyable.

In addition to her other responsiblities. Tamora also manages the medical staff at Lifeworks Wellness Center to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care.

Call Tamora at 727-466-6789 if you have any questions about the programs we offer or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Pat Mestre

EECP, PEMF and MAS Mat Technician, Ketogenic Diet Consultant

Mary Pat is the technician for three of the therapies offered at LifeWorks - Enhanced External Counterpulsation, Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy and MAS Mat treatments.

Mary Pat guides patients through these safe, non-invasive, painless treatments. Her extensive training on the equipment means that she can thoroughly explain the three procedures to patients, and can monitor their progress throughout their course of treatment. Mary Pat also guides patients through the Ketogenic diet.

EECP
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy

Jazz Springer

Jazz has worked at LifeWorks since 2004, and he is currently studying at East West College of Oriental Medicine in Sarasota, FL.

Jazz in responsible for conducting the MHA (Meridian Health Analysis), which indicates the health of the organs along each of the body’s meridians or pathways. Once the results of the testing are known, Jazz will make up homeopathic or herbal remedies that can improve the electrical flow along the meridian.

He also performs Allergy Elimination Technique which uses a pain-free combination of Eastern and Western medicine, to eliminate allergies and food sensitivities.

Meridian Health Analysis
Allergy Elimination Technique

Holly Wilson L.P.N.

IV Technician

Holly joined Lifeworks Wellness Center in September, 2011 after graduating from the Travis Career Center, Lakeland FL as an L.P.N. She also gained IV certification from Hillsborough Community College.

At LifeWorks, her duties include vital signs, patient care and IV therapy. Holly mixes the different IVs and administers them, and she is on hand to ensure the patients’ comfort throughout the procedure. She also schedules patients’ follow-up IV appointments and answers any questions they may have.

IV Therapy

Serena Clark L.P.N.

IV Technician

Serena is originally from Cleveland, OH and she graduated as an L.P.N. from Cuyahoga Career Center in Brecksville, OH.

Serena joined IV team at LifeWorks in the summer of 2012 and she is responsible for checking vital signs, patient care and IV therapy. Serena mixes the different IVs and administers them, and she is on hand to ensure the patients’ comfort throughout the procedure.

IV Therapy

Tyler Eddy M.A.

IV Technician

Tyler joined LifeWorks in August, 2011 after graduating as a Medical Assistant from the Central Florida Institute.

At LifeWorks, his duties include vital signs, patient care and IV therapy. Tyler mixes the different IVs and administers them, and she is on hand to ensure the patients’ comfort throughout the procedure.
IV Therapy

Elizabeth Barbosa M.A.

IV Technician

Liz is originally from Connecticut and relocated to Florida in 2002. She graduated from Central Florida Institute in 2013 as a Medical Assistant with special training in cardiovascular technology.

At LifeWorks, her duties include vital signs, patient care and IV therapy. Liz mixes the different IVs and administers them, and she is on hand to ensure the patients’ comfort throughout the procedure.

IV Therapy

Mattie Bowens M.A.

Lab Technician

Mattie joined Lifeworks Wellness Center in January 2010 after graduating from Everest University as a Medical Assistant. Her duties include vital signs, patient care, patient phone calls, assisting the physician when needed, phlebotomy and laboratory testing.

Lab Tests

Lisa McDowell M.A.

Back Office

Lisa joined LifeWorks in October, 2012 having graduated from Central Florida Institute as a Medical Assistant in 2004.

Lisa has a background in orthopedics and wound care and at LifeWorks she is responsible for patient care, vitals, prescription renewals, labs and patient phone calls. Lisa also oversees patients using the Hocatt and I-Therm and she is responsible for conducting two ozone therapies – Rozone and Otozone.

Hocatt
Ozone Therapy

Ana Scott

Assistant to Dr. Minkoff

Ana joined LifeWorks in October 2012, having graduated from Florida State University with a Batchelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.

Ana is responsible for returning patient calls, vital signs, hormone refills and acting as Dr. Minkoff’s kinesiology surrogate.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Kinesiology

Shaelynn Martens

Scheduler

Shae joined LifeWorks in November, 2011, after moving to Florida from South Dakota.

Shae is responsible for scheduling patient’s appointments, re-confirming them and handling all in-coming supplement orders. Please call her with your supplement needs.

Shannon Stonerock

Patient Checkout

Shannon’s role at the clinic is administrative in nature and focuses on patients at the front desk. Patients end their visits with Shannon as they check out and purchase supplements.

Leanna Mazzitelli

Front Desk

Leanna joined LifeWorks in June 2013 as the front desk administrator. She is currently attending St. Petersburg College where she is studying for a Batchelor’s degree in sports medicine.

Leanna is responsible for answering the phone, checking patients in and routing patients.

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

 

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Telephone: 727-466-6789
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