Meet The PROVOKE Health Team

At PROVOKE Health (previously Functional Healthcare Group, and still Dr. Matt Lewis’ functional medicine and integrative healthcare practice), we trust in the power of well-informed solutions that are proven to rebuild your confidence and resiliency. Instead of merely addressing your symptoms with medications, we collaborate with you to unveil the underlying or root causes of your health issues before they worsen. Along the way, we honor your distinct characteristics and choices and work in tandem with you to revive your health, well-being, and quality of life. 

To accomplish this, our team of healthcare professionals (please see below) have dedicated decades to the study and practice of integrative healthcare and functional medicine.

Here’s who you’re most likely to meet, talk with, and get to know better on your journey:

Dr. Matthew Lewis, D.C., DACBN, CFMP® is the Founder of PROVOKE Health — a Tampa, Florida-based functional medicine and integrative healthcare practice that is committed to motivating, guiding, and supporting patients on their journey to regaining their confidence, resiliency, and health. By creating and co- managing highly personalized treatment plans that address complex health problems, Dr. Lewis and the team at PROVOKE Health repair patient’s confidence, resiliency, and health.

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Dr. Karalynne Blochberger, MD, is the Medical Director for PROVOKE Health in Tampa, Florida, where she practices Functional Medicine and Integrative Healthcare alongside FHG’s founder, Dr. Matthew Lewis. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Dr. Blochberger has practiced medicine at Access Primary Care (Orlando, FL) and Advent Health Primary Care Plus (Orlando). 

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Cara Palermo, FNP, a valued member of the healthcare team at PROVOKE Health serves as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) specializing in medical assessments and IV infusions for patients grappling with complex and chronic health conditions. With over a decade of hands-on experience in diverse healthcare settings, her focus also includes collaborating with our doctors to identify and address the root causes of our patients’ illnesses. 

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