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.
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.
Dr. Pattanam Srinivasan MD
Dr. Pattanam Srinivasan MD grew up in India, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He later obtained a competitive 7 year scholarship to study Medicine in a Russian medical school. He briefly worked as an intern in India before coming to the US for Residency. He graduated as an Anesthesiologist from the University of Washington regarded as the birthplace of multidisciplinary Pain Medicine. In 2003, Dr. Srinivasan joined St. Vincent’s Frankfort Hospital in Indiana where he established an interventional pain center and produced outstanding treatment success rates of 90% or above in a variety of pain conditions (the national and international success rates for pain treatments are around 50% or less). In 2005, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security found Dr. Srinivasan’s contributions to be in the national interests, recognizing him as a pain physician with ‘an exceptional ability’. Dr. Srinivasan relocated to Florida and started working with Synergy Medical as an interventional pain specialist. He performs spinal procedures such as nerve injections, ablations, spinal epidurals, and the LILA (Low Intensity Laser Ablation) Procedure. Dr. Srinivasan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, a Specialist in Laser Medical Devices and Laser Pain Treatments.
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.
ERICA HALVORSEN, CASE MANAGER
Erica brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare management and operations to Synergy Medical. Her background includes working one-on-one with clients as a health coach and patient educator. Originally from Brooklyn NY, she earned her AAS in Mental Health and Human Services. Her education includes studies in nutrition and certifications in medical and chiropractic assisting. She is currently completing a certification with the American Council on Exercise. With warm heart and a great sense of humor Erica welcomes new patients to the practice. She is dedicated to explaining how Synergy can help patients improve their lives and committed to assisting with the intake process. Erica lives in Bradenton with her husband Paul. She spends her free time at the beach, cooking Italian food and entertaining friends.
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, CEO & DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
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.