Who We Are

Dr. ThomasThe path to good health starts with finding the right doctor. My name is Dr. Daniel Thomas. I exemplify what intelligent people want most in a doctor: Excellent credentials, years of experience, and the ability to target the root cause of disease instead of masking the symptoms. I am a leader in metabolic and nutritional medicine, and over the past 30 years, I have helped thousands of patients prevent and overcome chronic disease, and achieve better health and increased longevity. 


Here are my promises to you: I will listen closely to understand your needs. After uncovering your true state of health, I will give you straight answers so you can make intelligent decisions about your health. I will provide you with a personalized treatment plan and offer the needed tools and strategies to combat the underlying biological mechanisms that make you old, sick, and unfit.


Before you consult with any 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 understanding 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 prevent and reverse age-related diseases, and stimulate metabolism, immunity, and cellular rejuvenation. 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. With the rapid pace of scientific research, by the time a doctor enters practice, medical knowledge has advanced at least a decade. To stay on the cutting-edge of integrative medicine and provide the most effective, evidence-based therapies to our patients, conscientious and forward-thinking doctors like myself have chosen to go back to school. 


In my medical practice, I see patients 3½ days per week. I spend the rest of the week poring over medical journals, reading medical books, listening to lectures, collaborating with colleagues, writing health blogs, and attending scientific conferences. As an active clinical researcher and lifelong learner, I have spent over 30,000 hours outside of the office thus far searching for medical information that can have far-reaching effects on your health and longevity.


Those who don’t practice what they preach are probably not worth your time. All of my credentials as a physician would be meaningless and my professional integrity would be lacking if I did not live by my 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 excellent health I enjoy is a result of the same proactive, preventive approach I provide my patients. I have never been healthier or in better shape, been more productive, or had more energy than I do now!


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 10-12 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.


Here are nine words that nobody wants to say on their deathbed: “I should have paid more attention to my health.” Sadly, most people are too busy living their lives to stop and imagine the regrets they might have when they are about to die. For many, by the time they realize that they should have taken better care of their health, it’s too late. Don’t let that happen to you. Because your life is your most important asset, your health needs to be taken seriously. If you would like my help, I invite you to contact my office after reading this website.


Wishing you health and strength,


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 the two of us: 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 modern 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 the impact of diet and lifestyle, rather than just treating your symptoms. For more information on the distinct advantages of osteopathic medicine, please click here.