Our Mission at Virtue of Health Wellness Center:
To give our patients a better understanding of the beautiful ecosystem that occurs within our bodies. When our bodies are not functioning optimally, this ecosystem is compromised. It is our mission to provide accurate knowledge on how to improve their health and lifestyle choices through identifying the route cause of “dis-ease” and healing the body with a balance of science and holistic modalities.
Virtue Of Health is a medically supervised wellness center and functional medicine clinic staffed with a Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Aesthetician and Holistic Health Coaches. We specialize in addressing full spectrum health conditions including: aging, weight gain, hormone imbalance, chronic viral illness, immune system regeneration, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and more. Our treatment services help to promote healthier cells and tissues for a better quality of life by improving energy and promoting overall well-being.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease by using a systematic approach, and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
Functional medicine addresses the whole person and sets out to treat the root cause of disease, not just mitigate symptoms with medication. This patient-centered approach involves a more thorough health evaluation. Factoring in ones history, lifestyle, environment, genetic components, and emotional state is important to properly diagnose and treat. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Dr.Jaqlyn Jacobs NMD, CNC is a Microscopist, Certified Nutritional Counselor specializing in Orthomolecular Nutrition & Sports Nutrition and completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (NMD).
Dr. Jaqlyn has substantial educational experience spanning more than eight years, that has given her a unique perspective on the human biome and healing:
7 years studying Orthomolecular Nutrition
1.5 years studying Biochemistry under Dr. Edward Lauren, a PhD with over 40 years experience
1 year studying Microbiology under Dr. Bobban Sudhra PhD, a Microbiome specialist.
1 year studying Microscopy & Parasitology under Homeopathic M.D. Dr. Okker Botha of Neogenesis.
3 years studying Functional Pharmacology under a Doctor of Pharmacology PhD.
2 years studying Bio-Identical Hormones & Endocrinology under an Internal Medicine Doctor with over 50 years experience
1 year studying Metabolic Function & Weight Loss under a Bariatric Doctor with over 30 years experience.
Dr. Jaqlyn has the following certifications:
Masters in Orthomolecular Nutrition & Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (7 years of study)
Certified in BioTE Hormone Pelleting
Certified as a Microscopist
Certified Nutritional Counselor in Sports Nutrition (CNC)
Certified in Bright Field Microscopy (BFM) & Dark Field Microscopy (DFM)
Certified in Oxidative Stress Testing (OST)
Her work involves intensive Live Blood Cell Analysis in Sarasota, Florida and Dry Layer Oxidative Stress Testing internationally. She uses high-resolution Dark Field and Bright Field microscopy to observe live blood cells. Each illumination shows different anomalies within red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood plasma, creating a unparalleled effectiveness of analysis.
Dr.Jaqlyn's journey in the health care industry began with her own health issues that arrived at a young age of 16 when she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus, an inflammatory auto-immune disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues. Visiting doctor after doctor and getting nowhere, except 40lbs over weight and on prescription steroids, she decided to take her health into her own hands and pursue an education in Naturopathic Medicine. In over a decade she has managed to not only help keep her own health in control but has developed a true passion for spreading her knowledge by sharing her own experiences and implementing the protocols that she learned along the way. Dr. Jaqlyn does not personally see patients, but developed all of the protocols used within in the clinic, in conjunction with Virtue of Health's medical director.
She is constantly researching to ensure Virtue of Health's protocols are at the cutting edge of Functional Medicine.
meet the team
Rachel Reichert ARNP
Rachel Reichert brings 8 years of experience to her work as a Nurse Practitioner. She also brings joy and dedication to her patients and their families.
After completing her nursing degree, Reichert worked as a Registered Nurse in the hospital setting for several years. She specializes in cardiology, but has a wealth of knowledge and passion for disease prevention and treatment of chronic illness through holistic treatments and modalities. With her experience as a college athlete and personal trainer, she can offer advice about workout programs and nutrition. She enjoys spending time with her fiance and playing beach volleyball.
Master of Science, Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - American Association of Nurse Practitioners
BioTE Certified Provider - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Jennifer is a registered nurse with a Bachelors degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Illinois. She is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Chamberlain College of nursing.
Jennifer has been a registered nurse for eleven years with most of her experience being in critical care units and experiencing the last four years as a travel nurse exploring different locations. She believes in the holistic approach to wellness and found a passion to help others seek wellness with this path. Wellness includes the body, mind, and spirit that make up the whole person and her goal is to help patients attain that whole.
Jennifer is originally from Chicago, but has all over the country as a travel nurse. Since moving from Indiana to Florida, she has taken the time to enjoy the Florida weather and enjoy doing anything outdoors while also spending time with her family and daughter.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Elise Smith has been in the Spa Industry over 10 years which began when she was a young teen battling cystic acne. Her countless visits to dermatologists were ineffective, receiving laser resurfacing treatments helped but were painful, yet everything changed when her grandmother invested in her confidence by treating her to monthly advanced facial therapies with her favorite Aesthetician. This journey of understanding the differences between med spas and day spas was put to the test when given the opportunity of operating her very own day spa alongside her mother in 2011 when they moved from St. Petersburg to Sarasota, Florida.
Elise holds a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and with her strengths in customer service she successfully helped her staff, her partnerships, and her business grow to be well established and respected. Now she has branched off, obtained her aesthetics license and enjoys being the professional practicing safe, effective, and hygienic modern therapies for her clientele unique from others in the area. In a career where she is dedicated to helping others feel and look their very best, Elise continues to make learning and perfecting techniques a top priority as the world of aesthetics is ever growing.
Jennifer Giggleman RN, BSN
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My name is Robin Woolley and I am a Social Worker in rural schools in northern New Mexico. I have been providing social work services for the past 38 years. I met Dr.Tinaro in Florida as she was working with Blood Microscopy. I was feeling low energy and that I might need some supplements to bring me up to par. Dr.Jaqlyn tested my blood which was an amazing process in itself. It was neat to see my blood cells and then to have a consult on what I saw. Dr.Tinaro was fabulous as she is very knowledgeable as a Naturopathic Physician and Health Coach. She recommended supplements to help me balance my system once again and was very encouraging; giving me a positive outlook on my situation. I bought the supplements and took them for the prescribed time limit which helped me make the jump I was looking for. Thank you Dr. Tinaro, I would recommend you to anyone! I don't take my health lightly and it's important to me that the health professional I am working with is not only knowledgeable but kind and a conscious human being. Thank you for all of your support and may your practice flourish with abundance!
— Robin Woolley, New Mexico