Who We Are

Dr. ThomasMy name is Dr. Daniel Thomas. For over 30 years I’ve helped thousands of patients using the most effective natural therapies. As one of the nation’s leading authorities in metabolic and nutritional medicine, I exemplify what intelligent people want most in a doctor: The ability to address the root causes of disease and premature aging instead of a “band-aid” approach that uses drugs to mask the symptoms.


The path to good health starts with finding the right doctor. I have the wisdom and experience of an older doctor, yet the passion and up-to-date knowledge of a newer doctor. Most importantly, I have the right academic credentials, scientific expertise, and innovative treatments to help prevent and reverse chronic degenerative disease, maximize your mental and physical performance, and extend your lifespan.


Here are my promises to you: I will listen closely to understand your concerns. I will give you straight answers so you can make intelligent decisions about your health. After uncovering your true state of health, I will provide powerful tools to put you on a path to a healthier, stronger, and biologically younger body.


Before you consult with a doctor, you should know their credentials. Here are mine: I earned my medical degree from Des Moines University and served my hospital internship at Northwest General Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Because medical education only begins in medical school, I didn’t stop there. In addition to a medical degree, I earned a post-doctoral Master of Science degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. This advanced degree provided a deeper understanding of cellular biochemistry and human physiology than was taught in medical school.


The Master’s degree gave me a greater appreciation of the intimate connections between aging and disease, and metabolic dysfunction and faulty nutrition. It allowed me to provide even better care to my patients by giving me the knowledge on how to use the science of metabolic and nutritional medicine to improve health and combat aging by reversing dysfunctional metabolism and repairing the resultant cellular damage. Out of the 900,000 physicians in the United States, less than 0.01% have this important and cutting-edge degree.


In addition to a Master’s degree, I have a post-doctoral Graduate Certificate in Metabolic Endocrinology and another in Brain Fitness & Memory Management—both from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. This was followed by a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies with the Metabolic Medical Institute. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Andrews University as well as a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.


Why so much education? Because medical school is no longer enough. Medical knowledge is increasing exponentially nowadays. By the time a doctor enters practice, medical science has already advanced a decade or more. To stay on the cutting-edge of medicine and provide the most advanced and effective care to our patients, conscientious and forward-thinking doctors like myself have chosen to go back to school.


Those who fail to practice what they preach are not worth your time. This includes any doctor who preaches a message of health but is not a robust picture of health. My academic credentials would be meaningless and my professional integrity would be absent if I did not live by my own words. Because my health is important to me and because I believe in leading by example, I practice what I preach. Despite poor genetics, the formidable health I enjoy is a direct result of the same program I utilize for my patients. While many men my age are starting to fall apart, mentally and physically, I am healthier and in better shape than most men half my age.


My unique and home-like office is warm, relaxing, and inviting. The individualized attention I provide is almost unheard of in today’s high-volume, profit-driven healthcare system. While many doctors see 30+ patients per day, I see no more than 10 per day. I treat my patients with a level of care, compassion, and respect that can be difficult to find, and I am dedicated to using my expertise to help them enjoy healthier and longer lives.


In my clinical practice, I see patients 3½ days per week. I spend the other days poring over medical journals, reading medical books, listening to lectures, writing health blogs, collaborating with colleagues, and attending scientific conferences. Because there is nothing more important than living a long life in a body that is full of health, I am unrelenting when it comes staying abreast of the latest medical findings that can be used to improve your health and increase your longevity.


If you’re ready to live a better and healthier life, please read this entire website. Then give us a call.


Yours in good health,


Dr. Daniel Thomas, DO, MS
344 S. Highland St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-729-0923


You are in extra good hands because I have the privilege of working alongside my wife, Dr. Sylvia Torres-Thomas, PhD, RN. At our office, it’s just her and me, husband and wife, doctor and nurse, taking care of you as if you were a member of our own family. 


Dr. Torres-Thomas is a seasoned registered nurse and a published clinical researcher with over 30 years of experience. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing from the University of Central Florida (less than 1% of nurses have a PhD). While there, she received the prestigious Order of Pegasus award. Dr. Torres-Thomas was also chosen as a Rising Star of Scholarship and Research at the International Nursing Research Congress in 2015. She is a former Associate Professor of Nursing at Herzing University in Orlando.

Dr. Torres-Thomas also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Andrews University. She has given numerous scientific presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Torres-Thomas is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Nursing Honor Society.


In addition to her numerous credentials, to demonstrate better the remarkable healing power of food to our patients, and to more effectively teach them how to prepare delicious and healthy meals, Dr. Torres-Thomas was trained as a professional natural foods chef at the Rouxbe Cooking School. Our office has a kitchen and dining room that we use to conduct cooking classes and host monthly potlucks.


P.P.S. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the difference between MD’s and DO’s, doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DO’s, are fully licensed physicians who specialize in all areas of medicine and surgery like MD’s. However, osteopathic physicians know there’s far more to good health than simply the absence of disease. DO’s are educated and trained to focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms. For more information on the distinct advantages of osteopathic medicine, please click here.