M.D. / D.C. Wellness Center

Our purpose is to help as many people as possible get healthy and stay healthy for the rest of their lives.

Our M.D. / D.C. integrated office is designed so that many different providers work together under one roof to provide the best care possible for you and our community.

Dr. Sanford Epstein, D.O. - Medical Director, Osteoarthritis & Pain Management

Dr. Susanti Chowdhury, M.D. - Medical Doctor, Pain Management

Ade Schaffer, ARNP - Nurse Practictioner

Dr. Julie Gatza, D.C. - Chiropractic Director and Clinic Director

Dr. James Gatza, D.C. - Lecturer and Educator

Our focus is to: 1. Medically and Holistically evaluate each patient to uncover which program treatment will best help you. 2. Remove the effects of nerve trauma that cause your body to malfunction, 3. Restore your body's natural hormone balance and ability to handle stress and 4. Cleanse your body of the toxins and poisons that have built up due to everyday living with in our environment of water, food, drugs and air. 5. Use Medical Approaches such as Amniotic Fluid Injections, PRP and more to optimize the healing potential of your joints.

These 5 factors are key to providing the best service possible for each individual when you ask for help with what is bothering you. Our goal is simple. We will address specifically what is destroying the body, and by addressing it we can help give you back your health.

Additionally, we use medically integrated techniques to help us accomplish the above with greater speed and to create a more long lasting result. These services include customized bracing to stabilize the adjustments, spinal decompression to repair bulging and herniated discs, along with medical counseling on drug involvement, whether changes need to be made or drugs can safely be discontinued.

The final product for a patient at Florida Wellness Institute is a happy, healthy patient who is out of pain, filled with energy, feels young again and is able to live life on their own terms. We are very proud and excited to help you achieve this.

Much love,

Florida Wellness Institute


I've been diabetic for 15 years. My blood sugar was 400, which I couldn't get down no matter what I did. Also, I could not lose weight no matter what I tried. Atkins didn't work. South Beach didn't work. Paleo didn't work. HCG almost killed me. Nothing worked. I was told by my M.D. that there was nothing that could be done because my situation is complicated by a thyroid that isn't working. He just wanted me on insulin and drugs, which I tried this but I just got worse, and I felt horrible.

I started with Dr. Jimmy & Julie Gatza 3 weeks ago. My blood sugar has come down so much I actually can't believe it! The last 4 days have been 139, 134, 113 and today 105!!!!! And that's with no diabetic medication or insulin!

For the first time in years, I'm losing weight every day and my energy is going way up. I truly can't believe it! And My husband can't believe it either.