"I have been with Dr. Gonsalves Sikora for over 5 years. She is the most wonderful and caring doctor. "

Meet Dr. Alita Gonsalves Sikora

Dr. Sikora opened her practice in July of 2017 to offer an integrative approach to treat the whole person. She grew up in the Northeast (NJ and CT) and moved to Vero Beach, FL in 2007 after completing my residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NY Presbyterian Hospital (affiliated with Columbia, Cornell, and the Hospital for Special Surgery) in New York City.

Education

Awards

Prior to opening her own practice, she did both inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine and outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She decided to open her own practice in order to be able to take a more personalized approach to treating each patient.  In addition to seeing patients at her own Vero Beach practice, she has inpatient privileges at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital as well as Medical Director for a sub acute rehabilitation hospital as well.

Education

  • Wellesley College, Magna cum Laude, BA with double major Biology and Psychology, 1999
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2003, Honors in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine
  • University of Connecticut Internship in Internal Medicine, 2003-2004
  • New York Presbyterian, University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, 2004-2007, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Certification in Aurvedic Medicine, Kerala, India, 2007.
  • Certification in Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Ohio State University, 2007.
  • Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010.
  • University of Miami Acupuncture Course for Physicians, 2011.
  • Qualified Ordering Physician for Medical Marijuana in FL, 2017 to present.
  • Continuing Medical Education in Medical Weight Loss, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Aesthetics, Antiaging, PRP injections, Bioidentical Hormones, Mesotherapy, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Sclerotherapy, American Academy of Procedural Medicine, May 2017 to present.

Award Details

  • Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
    The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly is America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
  • On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2017, 2018)
    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2011, 2010, 2012, 2008, 2009, 2018)
    Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2011, 2012, 2018)
    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

On Dec 14 Dr. Sikora injected my left and right sacroiliac joints with a combination of PRP and stem cells. As of 3/12/19 the right side pain level went from a 7-8/10 to a 3. In Jan I had exosomes injected and after 8 weeks I have improvement of my finger arthritis. I can now move all my fingers freeley with very little pain.

-RT

Excellent Doctor!! Considerate, kind, understanding and listens. Thankfully, Dr. Sikora has helped minimize my chronic fibromyalgia and back pain. Thanks to her, I feel so much better dealing with that crazy chronic pain!!! I’m fortunate to have found a healing and caring doctor right here in Vero… I highly recommend Dr. Sikora

-LJD

I hope you had a great Holiday and I look forward to seeing you soon especially because my face looks amazing and everybody is calling me “beautiful.” You do good work worth every penny

-AP

Dr Sikora, just wanted you to know those perineural injections are working. I have only taken 2 pain pills a day instead of 4. I am not waking up in the middle of the night due to pain. Thank you and I will see you soon.

-Elizabeth O.

There is a movie called the "Miracle Worker." You (Dr. Sikora) are the miracle worker of 2018. I have not had any pain since you gave me shoulder injections. God bless you Dr. Sikora. I thank God for putting her in my life.

-Clare F.

Using medical marijuana my qality of life has improved so much. I have stopped Hydrocodone. I am happy, pain free. and living my best life. Thank you Dr. Sikora

-Ressa K

I have had Botox, PRP, acupuncture, fillers, and microneedling with Dr. Sikora. I've had an amazing response that I did not expect to the PRP for hair. My hair stylist has commented that my hair is much thicker and she is impressed with the results of two sessions of PRP injected into my scalp. I also love acupuncture with Dr. Sikora; it provides instant pain relief. PRP of my face with microneedling has rejuvenated my skin and made it glow. I am very pleased and surprised with the results of the PRP!

-CB

After months of back/neck tension and soreness, as well as TMJ symptoms and jaw discomfort, I decided to make an appointment with Dr.Sikora for trigger point injections and to discuss options for my jaw clenching and pain. I received trigger point injections in my neck and lower back, as well as Xeomin in my masseter (chewing) muscle. I am happy to report that I have 90% relief in my neck/back and jaw after just 2 days! I am so thankful for Dr. Sikora's knowledge, recommendations and gentle touch with the injections! I highly recommend her!

-BB

My favorite doctor, Alita Gonsalves-Sikora has opened her own practice. She has helped me in so many ways during the last 8 years. I have severe problems in my lower back that are chronic. She has had me go to PT, administered steroid shots, epidural shots, and pain management. After being on my feet on marble floors and lifting heavy boxes for many years it has taken it's toll. Thanks to her I am mobile and feeling much better. Her new practice is called Sikora Integrative Medicine and is located in the building directly behind Perkins at 1040 37th Pl. Suite 102. Her phone is 772-228-6882. She specializes in Pain Management, joint injections, Acupuncture, trigger point injections, Bioidentical Hormones, Botox, and fillers. She was recently certified for Medical Marijuana for those who qualify. I highly recommend her.

-HD

Chronic pain is an issue many of us live with.........yesterday I went to see Dr. Sikora here in VB......really took time to listen and to discuss options for me.... she was compassionate and very comfortable to speak to......I would highly recommend Dr. Sikora!

-KM

Dr. Sikora is wonderful. She gave me a shot in my back. I had anticipated major back surgery and I am pain-free. My procedure lasted 3 minutes. The effects of the shot should last about 2 months.It is not an epidural. The Dr. if very kind and empathetic. The office is very clean. Would recommend her to anyone.

-EV

I have had seven back surgeries and have been on Oxycodone for over 10 years which had stopped helping my pain. I started medical marijuana on March 24, 2018, using a 1:1 CBD to THC vaporizer and 1:4 CBD to THC marijuana patches on my back which takes the pain away completely. Within 2 hours of application of the patch, my pain is gone and lasts for 12 to 16 hours. I have my life back. I feel so much better. I am clearheaded. I am a human again! I am not a zombie anymore. Last year I had a concussion from a fall due to being in a fog on the narcotics. My husband and family have noticed a big difference and are very happy with my progress on the medical marijuana. Thank you!

-Brenda C.

Dr. Sikora is very kind and compassionate! She takes the time to listen to me and my concerns. I have been suffering with RSD chronic pain for many years. She reviewed all my options and I have begun using medical marijuana instead of opioids. She is caring and extremely knowledgeable. As a former healthcare worker, I was very impressed by her professionalism! I highly recommend her to anyone seeking treatment for their pain!

-Karen C.

Since starting medical marijuana 2 months ago for my Multiple Sclerosis the muscle spasms have stopped almost completely. Once in a while I have a short spasm that lasts 1-2 minutes but no serious spasms since I started using medical marijuana. I was on 4-6 Percocet per day for my MS spasms and neck degenerative disc disease, knee and shoulder arthritis for 12 years. I am now completely off the pain medication.

-Michael K.

I had been on Oxycodone for 15 years for chronic back pain. Since seeing Dr. Sikora and using medical marijuana I have completely stopped taking the 10 to 12 pain pills per day that I had been on for years. Medical marijuana is really helping my back pain with no side effects. Thank you Dr. Sikora.

-Neil S.

I had PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injected into both knees last week by Dr. Sikora. I have had knee pain for many years and have tried steroid injections and physical therapy to alleviate my knee pain/arthritis with no relief. I now have two new knees thanks to Dr. Sikora! So easy now to get up and down and walk. Thank you thank you!!

-Vesta B

AMAZING!!!! I am in the medical field been to so many uneducated doctors its just insane. I was so lucky to find Dr. Sikora, she actually cares about her patients. I have had a few surgeries on my spine and its just a relief to have her to keep me in line. Love her

-Mary C.
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