Dawson Integrative Medical Center, LLC is an Integrative Functional Primary Care Medicine and Acupuncture Practice. We are a Primary Care Provider with a twist! Our promise to you is to provide comforting, unique, and effective treatment options for your medical conditions. We specialize in Functional Medicine, which means our goal is to work with you in treating the root cause of your symptoms and to reverse chronic conditions. We view the body as an integrative whole and when there is an imbalance in one area, it can manifest with symptoms in other areas. Our physicians are trained and versed in both Western & Eastern Medicine. This allows our patients the best chance for optimal treatment outcomes and wellness.
We offer functional internal medicine, hormone health, holistic pain management, acupuncture, cupping, school/sports physicals, employment physicals and DOT Physicals. We also perform Annual Wellness Visits, problem visits, and sick visits for minor illness. Our providers will be able to order any laboratory tests, diagnostic or screening tests/radiology, recommend herbal medicine or supplements, and write prescriptions, if indicated. We also have an on-site lab for a variety of laboratory testing.
Rest assured, acupuncture treatments and TCM modalities are performed by highly educated, trained, and experienced Board Certified Acupuncture Physicians. Unlike other providers that perform dry needling or acupuncture after about 100 hours of basic training, our Acupuncture Physicians have over 3 years of theory based education and clinical training.
INSURANCE BILLING INFORMATION
Acupuncture: We require payment up front for services but we will file insurance on your behalf to check for coverage & reimbursement. Typically, only select plans pay for limited services, such as low back pain only.
Functional Medicine/Primary Care: We remain out of network for all other services, including Functional Medicine & Primary Care at this time. Insurance companies restrict the time we are able to spend with you and we tend to spend 45-60 minutes with new patients and 30-45 minutes with established patients. We are happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
For this reason, we are able to keep our fees low and affordable for our patients. (Please see Fee Schedule). Any lab work, imaging, prescriptions, etc that we order can be covered by your insurance. HSA/FSA cards are accepted and all services are eligible.
The following plans MAY cover select acupuncture services. Please check with your plan to see if Acupuncture benefits are available.
Aetna Aetna Medicare Advantage HMOAnthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO & PPOBayCare Plus Medicare Advantage HMOCignaCigna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPOFlorida Blue Medicare Advantage HMOProvidence Health Plan EPO Network Access PlanSimply Health Clear Health Alliance, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage HMO, ASH (Ascension Complete St. Vincent's, BayCare, Molina Healthcare, Oscar Health Insurance)
and United Health Care
Integrative Primary Care & Acupuncture Physician
Dr. Christina Dawson is licensed in the State of Florida as a Primary Care Provider and a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. Her main specializations are holistic pain management, hormone health, acupuncture, and Integrative Functional Internal Medicine. Dr. Christina believes each patient is unique and individual, that the entire body works as a unified integrative whole and the body has the ability to self-heal and self-regulate. This structure allows her to practice with a more holistic or natural approach.
Dr. Christina began her medical career in 2007, holding various positions ranging from nursing to administration. In 2017, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Health Studies and a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. In 2020 she became nationally NCCAOM Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbology; thus becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. In 2021, she became licensed as a Primary Care Provider and Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida. Additionally Dr. Christina is a Certified Medical Examiner through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
At Dawson Integrative Medical Center, Dr. Christina is currently seeing pediatric and adult patients. Performing a variety of primary care services, she offers: annual wellness visits, problem/sick visits, DOT physicals, school/sports physicals, and employment physicals. She practices within the Integrative Functional Medicine framework using alternative and holistic medicine, in conjunction with traditional medicine. Her alternative modalities of treatment include trigger point injections, acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy, Tui Na massage therapy, herbal medication, and supplements. Her profound knowledge and 15+ years of functional medicine training and practice, has allowed her to observe the remarkable ways the body truly works. With her experience in diagnostic testing and proven therapeutic treatment plans, Dr. Christina has seen approximately 80% of patients improve or resolve their chronic conditions within their first year of care.
For fun, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. She loves anything science, learning about odd and fun facts, and watching true crime shows!
Doctor of Nursing-Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Angela O’Donnell is an Autonomous Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified by the National Certification Corporation focusing on primary care. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2016, Post-Masters Certificate for Women’s Health and Master of Science of Nursing in 2014, all from Frontier Nursing University.
Her passion for health and wellness led her to become a nurse practitioner. Her goal is to provide care for families that fit their lifestyle, she recognizes and respects their individual needs. After working in various specialty care areas, she decided to focus on wellness. She uses her extensive knowledge and experience to provide the highest quality of care for all.
She has been in medical field since 2007 when she became a registered nurse. Over the seven years as a registered nurse, she worked in Level I, II, and III hospitals. Her focus as a registered nurse was on the maternity center of the hospitals. This drove her to become a patient advocate and ensure clients are provided with education to make an informed choice in their care.
We are pleased to have Angela as part of our team at Dawson Integrative Medical Center! She will be treating patients with simple to complex health issues using an integrative functional wellness approach to healthcare-where traditional medicine meets natural medicine. Her emphasis is on lifestyle awareness for disease prevention and reversal of chronic conditions; such as hormone management, thyroid dysfunctions, metabolic syndromes, and more!
Telemedicine appointments available!
In her spare time, she can be found near the ocean relaxing and enjoying time with her husband and son. She enjoys boating and relaxing with a book in the fresh ocean air.