"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.