Dr. Janice Piro

Janice Piro, DC, DABCI, is a doctor of chiropractic specializing in internal medicine. She has been in practice in Palm Harbor, Florida since 1989. Graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Physical Education specializing in Athletic Training, she continued her education at the National College of Chiropractic in the Chicago area, and was awarded a second B.S. degree in Human Anatomy and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1986.

She then located in Florida and opened a practice with a partner in Brandon. Soon realizing that she wanted to expand her knowledge of natural medicine to be more fully equipped to treat her patients’ health concerns, her pursuit of a natural medicine education continued.

Janice became certified in Applied Kinesiology (AK - a chiropractic specialty which addresses internal organ imbalances) and Clinical Kinesiology (CK - an expanded version of the original Applied Kinesiology). She has taken numerous courses in natural medicines such as Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine. In 1998, she completed a board certified, post-doctoral degree in the Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI).

Additionally in 2008, Dr. Piro completed a Practical Phytotherapy course under the tutelage of Kerry Bone, BSc (Hons), Dip Phyto, FNIMH, FNHAA, AHG, MCPP, FANTA of the Australian College of Phytotherapy.

Growing up in Norwalk, CT, her father, a medical doctor specializing in general surgery, she realized at a young age that she wanted to become a doctor. However, volunteering in the local hospital as a teenager was an eye-opening experience. It was not the place she wanted to work.

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“I decided that I wanted to do something that would help keep people healthy, so they’d never have to go to a hospital. I had been involved in many sports all my life and knew how important exercise was to health. Studying athletics in college seemed the most logical thing, although I didn’t know exactly how I was going to do it. That’s when I ran into a relative whom I hadn’t seen in a very long time. We started talking and she told me she was in Chiropractic school. ‘What’s chiropractic?’ I asked. As she explained, the light bulb went off. I had found my profession!”

Currently residing in Safety Harbor, Florida with her husband, two sons and a pet Labrador Retriever and Abyssinian cat, Janice stays in shape by practicing competitive swimming and tennis. She is a Black Belt in Karate, as is her oldest son. She holds an advanced license in skydiving and in scuba diving.

“Along with being a doctor of natural medicine, I most love being a mom. I never put much attention on motherhood, as I was so involved with my studies. Then I met my husband, Lars, out at the drop zone (the place we skydive). He was like the Pied Piper. The drop zone kids loved him and followed him everywhere. So when we married, I knew we’d have kids one day, and I am so happy we did. My boys are the best!”


Professional Experience

  • 1989 - present President, The Piro Clinic of Natural Medicine (Palm Harbor, FL) - founded and continues to expand a valuable and unique family practice for the community delivering natural medicines and therapies for a wide variety of health concerns
  • 1986 -1988 Chiropractic Physician, Morgan Chiropractic, P.A. (Brandon, FL) -co-founder and full partner of a family chiropractic practice
  • 1986 -1986 Intern, Chicago General Health Services, Chicago, Illinois - worked with indigent and low-income families to provide chiropractic and natural health care services


  • 1995 -1998 Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists, Texas College of Chiropractic, Post-graduate Division, Pasadena, Texas.
  • 1982 -1986 Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude, National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1984 -1986 Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy, National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1975 -1979 Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

Specialized Courses, Training, Certification And Licensure

  • 2008 - Received Certification in Practical Herbal Therapy from the Australian College of Phytotherapy.
  • 1998 - present Trained in Biological Terrain Analysis (BTA) by Jeffrey Klass, N.D. and Robert Greenberg, D.C. and sponsored by Biological Technologies International, Payson, Arizona and BioActive Nutritional, Inc., Melbourne, FL.
  • 1995 - present Trained in the use of homeopathic medicines by Roy Martinez, M.D. and sponsored by Apex Energetics, Santa Ana, California.
  • 1992-1993 Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Rick Ruggiero, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
  • 1990 Trained and Certified in Clinical Kinesiology through the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Lawrence Kansas.
  • 1986 Licensed by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation for:Chiropractic Physician, Physiotherapy, Phlebotomy

Professional Affiliations

  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA) - since 1993
  • Founding member. Council on Pediatrics - since 1994
  • International Chiropractic Pediatrician Association (ICPA) - since 1994
  • Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) - since 1987
  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA) - since 1986 Council on Family Practice - since 1995



Tampa Bay Magazine, bi-monthly: was a contributing columnist for several years.

Dr. Piro continues to compose articles to educate and enlighten the general public about the benefits of holistic health care and natural medicine featured in area magazines such as Natural Awakenings and Tampa Bay Wellness.

Do you want to learn more about Dr. Piro? Check out this article featured in the March 2006 issue of New Time's Naturally, known today as Tampa Bay Wellness.

"Profiles & Personallities: Who is Dr. Janice Piro?"



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