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About Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP

Meet Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP

Dr. Saxena is the Medical Director at Forum Health Tampa 

& Chief Medical Officer at Forum Health

Don't underestimate the driven patient. She knows change is needed. The real work is figuring out which set of sustainable actions will result in the well-being she desires, and what unique 'life obstacles' need to be addressed to achieve it." Dr. Saxena

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP is a Board-Certified family physician whose passion and purpose come to life through an uncompromising dedication to the ‘health’ and ‘care’ aspects of healthcare. In July 2019, her practice joined Forum Health, a nationwide provider of personalized health services. Beyond continuing to practice as a Medical Director of Forum Health Tampa, Dr. Saxena serves as Chief Medical Officer at Forum Health. 

Her commitment to professional growth is evident. In addition to almost 20 years of progressive patient care, Dr. Saxena serves as Faculty with the Institute for Functional Medicine, as well as faculty roles with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty, George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima, Perú). 

As a consummate teacher, she is on a mission to get simple, actionable, lifestyle-based solutions to anyone in the public interested in helping themselves heal. Through her Self Care Collective online workshop series, she continues to marry the science of healing with the art of patient education and empowerment.

Dr. Saxena is internationally known for her contributions to the development and institution of the lifestyle-based group medical appointment model with her Group Visit Toolkits and has been awarded for her work with her online patient education platform, Living Wellness University.  

Dr. Saxena graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine through the prestigious Junior Honors Medical Program. She completed her Family Practice residency training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida while serving as Chief Resident and receiving additional Certification in Low-Risk Obstetrics.

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Redefining Healthcare

Inspired to create a doctor’s office that offered all the meaningful components of good patient care, she opened the SevaMed Institute, applying her core principle of ‘Patients Powered by Knowledge.’ Her practical approach, then and now as CMO with Forum Health Tampa and Forum Health nationwide, focuses on treating and reversing the root causes of illness, the obvious solution to the chronic disease epidemic. Her extraordinary patient outcomes have attracted the attention of local, national and international patient and physician communities who are equally motivated to transform healthcare. 

She enjoys supporting her local, national and international patient communities through her cutting-edge telemedicine offerings as well as incorporating her famous virtual group medical appointments. Dr. Saxena has studied the impact of social health on disease reversal and is always excited to bring the power of community to the table as a necessary and vital aspect of healthcare. 

Whether she is partnering with her own patients, training new-to-functional-medicine healthcare providers at conferences, or collaborating with functional medicine thought leaders, it is evident Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena is 110% devoted to making functional and integrative medicine available to the masses. This is her mission and inspiration.

A Leader In Integrative Medicine

Dr. Saxena's Expertise

Areas of Expertise

  • Institute for Functional Medicine, Senior Faculty

    • IFM Certified Practitioner, 1st Graduating Class 2013

    • Lead​ Faculty, Cardiometabolic Advanced Module

    • Faculty, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (US, South America & Europe)

  • Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Fellowship Trained & Contributing Guest Faculty

  • University of Miami, Volunteer Assistant Faculty

  • George Washington University, Integrative Faculty

  • University of New Mexico SIMPLE Conference

  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Steering Committee

  • Cleveland Clinic, Conference Faculty

  • Bioregulatory Medicine Conference, Speaker (Colombia, South America)

  • Florida Dietetic Association State Conference, Speaker

  • Group Visit Toolkit, Creator (

  • Living Wellness University, Creator (2010 Communicator Awards for Innovative Medical Education Website) currently serving our patients as SaxMD University

  • Corporate Life Change, Corporate Wellness Program Creator

  • The Ingredients Matter: India, Cookbook Author

  • Total Engagement- The Healthcare Practitioner’s Guide to Heal Yourself, Your Patients & Your Practice, Contributor

  • TedX Carrollwood Day School, Speaker

  • William & Mary University, Employee Wellness Educator

  • News & Radio Expert Guest

    • Health Check with Heidi Goodman​

    • 10 News Tampa, Florida Local TV 

    • Hawk Health Hour, Hillsborough Community College

  • University of Florida College of Medicine, Honors Program

  • St. Vincent’s Family Residency, Chief Resident

  • Low Risk Obstetrics Certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Board Certified

Weight Issues, Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, PCOS, Fatty Liver Disease, Stroke and Heart Disease Risk Reduction

Hypothyroidism, Women’s Hormone Imbalances, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Migraines, Low Testosterone, Men’s Sexual Health, Breast, GYN, Colon, & Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction, Adrenal Imbalances

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Non-specific Autoimmune Conditions,  Chronic Allergies/Sinus Issues (Environmental/Food Allergies), Asthma, Eczema

Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Cravings/Addictions, ADHD/ADD, Memory Issues (including Mild – Moderate Dementia), Sleep Disturbances, Chronic Pain Optimization, Alzheimer’s Prevention

Food Allergy/Sensitivity, Heavy Metal Profile, Functional Comprehensive Stool & Digestive Analyses, Salivary/Urine Hormone Function, Micronutrient Status


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