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    When life happens, we can help you feel better. We are conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Fort Myers.

    We provide acute illness treatment, preventative medicine, and offer comprehensive care.

    We invite you to learn about us and explore our membership, services, and amenities from our board certified physicians and staff.


    Request an appointment online or call: 239-302-3978 | Si, hablamos español!





The goal of expert internist Jean-Jacque Vel, DO, and the team at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers is to provide high-quality, integrative internal medicine services to men, women, and teenagers living in and around Fort Myers, Florida, and throughout Lee County.

At The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers, the team provides holistic, alternative, and integrative treatments with a focus on a healthy diet and proper nutrition. By encouraging a well-balanced lifestyle, they’re able to address their patients’ individual needs using safe and noninvasive means. 

The team always sets aside plenty of time to get to know each and every new patient. Following a thorough physical exam, discussion of their goals for treatment, and a review of their medical history, the team develops custom care plans tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Usually, this involves a combination of alternative and traditional techniques, with a focus on minimal side effects and improved quality of life. 

At The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers, patients can access a wide range of preventive and general health services, including direct primary care, internal medicine, intravenous (IV) hydration and vitamin treatment, sports physicals, and dietary and nutrition guidance. Patients can also access medical cannabis and non-opioid pharmacology. For acute illnesses and injuries, the team also has an onsite walk-in clinic. 

To receive the best, most comprehensive care, partner with the team at The Wellness Institute of Fort Myers. Request a consultation today by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool. 



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Seasonal residents and “snowbirds” qualify! Approved by Florida Department of Health, Office of Compassionate Use


Direct patient access to medical cannabis recommendations under the Amendment 2 guidelines

Patients with a condition that causes chronic seizures or muscle spasms may qualify to receive low-THC cannabis.


Florida law permits certain patients to obtain medical cannabis if authorized by a physician who has undergone required training.

There are two types of medical cannabis that can be obtained by qualified patients: Low-THC cannabis has very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC and does not usually produce the high commonly associated with cannabis.

Medical Cannabis: Can contain sufficient levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC to produce the high commonly associated with cannabis.




Patient Portal

Patients can use the portal to learn more about Remedy IV---therapies that improve the safety, performance and quality of life for anyone living an active lifestyle.


Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.


Words from our patients

  • Dr. Vel was incredible! I arrived too early for my appointment but was taken back anyway and I couldn’t believe how easy the whole process was.

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The Wellness Institute
2726 Oak Ridge Ct, Unit 504
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-302-3978
Fax: 239-317-7541
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