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Our Medical Team

Synergy Medical is a fully equipped medical office staffed with experienced professionals who have advanced training in a variety of specialties. When you visit our office, you will be offered a full range of treatment options appropriate for your condition.

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CHRISTOPHER GLEIS, MD

Dr. Gleis then began his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts medical school where he served as the Chief Resident. Residency was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in perioperative pain management and regional anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gleis is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania. He is involved with multiple organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Society. Dr. Gleis employs a multimodal approach to pain management, treating his patients’ symptoms through interventional pain procedures and non-habit-forming medications if required, without the use of narcotics. Dr. Gleis also has extensive experience in addiction medicine having previously served as the medical director for a prominent drug and alcohol treatment center.

Dr. Elizabeth Sirna MD,
MA Medical Director

Dr. Elizabeth Sirna, MD, MA, is a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical School. She trained in general surgery for 1 year before completing a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, the first woman to do so. This was followed by two Fellowships, in Knee and Spine surgery. She went on to co-found the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, practiced for 10 years and specialized in degenerative disease of the spine. Her practice today focuses on regenerative medicine, interventional pain management, and clinic based orthopedics. She also has completed the Florida course to certify patients for medical marijuana or CBD treatment. In her spare time, Dr. Sirna enjoys training German Shepherd Dogs in agility and for law enforcement.

MELINA MAGISTRI,
MSN, FNP-C

Melina is a native Floridian who has been in the healthcare industry for over 7 years. She has experience working in integrative clinics, providing large joint and trigger point injections. Melina received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida, where she graduated with Honors. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is an active member in the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Melina believes in a “whole body” approach to medicine which focuses on the entire patient, rather than a single symptom. She has trained extensively in platelet rich plasma therapies for use in aesthetics as well as musculoskeletal conditions. She is also a certified BOTOX and dermal filler provider. She has a passion for regenerative medicine, research, aesthetics, and orthopedics. Melina resides in Ruskin with her husband; she enjoys traveling, reading, music, and photography.

SUNNY PATTEN,
BS

Born and raised in Minnesota, Sunny graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a certified functional movement and performance taping specialist. With a passion for helping others, her ultimate goal is to get her patients to achieve the highest quality of life possible. Using a variety of techniques to rehabilitate her patients,she believes each patient deserves high quality, individualized care. Sunny currently resides in Sarasota and enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling in her spare time.

MARK LEWIS, DC
Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Lewis has been in practice since 2006 and believes healthcare should be a collaborative effort. He created Synergy Medical to better serve the community by integrating the best of modern medicine and evidence based natural therapies. He is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College in Houston and has worked in health care for over 15 years. He also holds a B.A. and M.A. from George Mason University in Virginia. Dr. Lewis is a licensed Florida Chiropractic Physician and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Florida Chiropractic Association and the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders. He firmly believes that it is the choices we make that influence our “golden years.” He is happily married and has two children. Dr. Lewis enjoys staying active by competing in triathlons, Spartan races, scuba diving, cycling and traveling.