Forum Health Acquires Practice in Tampa Bay Region

Nationwide provider of precision health services expands to Lutz, Florida.

Note (July 3, 2019): When the original version of this press release was issued July 1, a position previously held by Dr. Saxena was referenced in present tense. The release also included an incorrect name for a George Washington University department.

Below is Forum Health’s corrected press release in its entirety.

Salt Lake City, UT — July 1, 2019 — Forum Health LLC has acquired SevaMed Institute, a functional and integrative medical practice based in Lutz, Florida.

Forum Health unites practitioners nationwide under a new model for precision healthcare. It targets practices that take a proactive approach — addressing root causes, not just symptoms. The company launched June 24.

The newly acquired practice is led by Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, who also serves Forum Health as a co-chief medical officer. Dr. Saxena is a board-certified family physician with more than 15 years of experience in integrative and functional medicine.

“Dr. Saxena is an incredibly talented physician, and we’re excited to welcome her practice to the Forum Health family,” said CEO Craig Weston. “This team builds everything around the goal of empowering patients.”

Health coaching and patient-friendly education are two examples, Weston said.

“These resources give people actionable steps toward better health,” he said. “This lifestyle-based approach enables Forum Health to support patients no matter where they are in their health journey.”

Saxena said she’s excited to join a like-minded team that complements her approach while gaining administrative support that frees her team to help patients.

“It takes a village to help patients become their healthiest selves,” Saxena said. “My team and I are proud to be part of that village. Together, we want to reinvent how depression, autoimmune disease, and so many other conditions that plague Americans are managed.”

Saxena serves on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and as volunteer assistant professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She’s also a University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine fellow.

Previously, Saxena was on faculty at George Washington University’s Department of Clinical Research & Leadership.

About Forum Health
Forum Health LLC is a nationwide provider of personalized healthcare. Steeped in the powerful principles of functional and integrative medicine, Forum Health providers take a root-cause approach to care. They listen and dig deep — exploring lifestyle, environment, and genetics to help each patient achieve their health goals. Members have access to advanced medical treatments and technology, with care plans informed by data analytics and collaborative relationships. To learn more, visit forumhealth.com.