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Welcome to Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic
Your Ponte Vedra Beach Naturopath, Nutritionist

Call us at (904)-834-2337 today.

Feeling Well and Being Healthy Are Within Your Reach...

Have you ever been told that you are “fine” but still feel bad?  Or maybe you really do feel that you are in perfect health.

Many problems show up in the blood long before you actually “feel” symptoms.  Did you know you can have 20% liver or kidney function left and still have virtually no symptoms?

How do you know if you’re truly healthy?

Certain tests, when read properly, will indicate whether or not you are progressing toward a serious illness, such as cancer, liver, heart or many other diseases.

Wouldn’t it be better to stop these problems before they progressed into something serious? Wouldn’t it be great to get back to the state of health you were in before you became ill?

Starting with a consultation, the doctor will determine the testing that should be done. Using blood work and other diagnostic tools, we do an in-depth analysis of your system.

The testing will tell us where the problem areas are occurring or just developing.

During your report of findings we will carefully note major and minor conditions that may lead to serious illness. This detailed report will explain your test findings, as well as the nutrient and dietary recommendations based upon your test results.

How do we know our recommendations will work for you?

What makes us different from other nutritionists?

We TEST and then retest to determine your progress. There is no guess is all in the testing.

Dr. Steven M. Nickels, D.C., D.A.C.B.N., D.C.B.C.N.
Chiropractic Physician
Diplomate/Board Certified
Ponte Vedra Beach Naturopath, Nutritionist | Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic | (904)-834-2337

10033 Sawgrass Dr. W Suite 117
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Exclusive Offer

New Patients Receive a Free Consultation (valued at $75)

Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Steven M. Nickels
    A.S., B.S., D.C., N.M.D., D.A.C.B.N., D.C.B.C.N.

    Dr. Nickels has practiced as a Board Certified Nutritional Physician and Chiropractic Physician in the Jacksonville area for over 32 Years. He has just opened a new practice for Science Based Wellness in Ponte Vedra Beach where he does his Nutrition and Wellness Program that benefits people from all ages from as young as infancy to patients well past their 80’s. He does what people now call “CONCIERGE CARE”. This means your healthcare is managed and maintained with a one-time payment without office call fees and you have access to Dr. Nickels at your service with any questions and answers throughout this Wellness Program.

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Mon - Fri:

9:00 am - 7:00 pm


8:00 am - 1:00 pm




Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "About a year ago my life changed after meeting Dr. Nickels. I had Grave’s Disease for many years and had seen multiple doctors and not one of them were able to help my thyroid problem. I suffered for years with up and down weight gain and severe fatigue and hair loss. I also suffered with chronic IBS. After Dr. Nickels performed his extensive blood panels that no other doctors had even considered, he then supplemented my body with nutrients and dietary changes. THIS HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK!!!!!
    Dr. Nickels took the time and care with his knowledge and did what I thought was impossible. EVERYONE deserves this opportunity and I am forever thankful that I got to be a patient of Science Based Wellness and Dr. Nickels."
  • "I just want to thank Dr. Nickels for all of his helping in getting my life back to healthy! Six months ago, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and was very overweight! Sluggish, plagued with many migraine headaches. After his extensive blood panels and heavy metal testing with a detailed explanation of how to turn my life around with nutrients and his retesting, I am a New Man! I can participate in all activities once again and at 57 years of age, I feel like I am 30 years old. I have reduced my blood pressure , lost 40 pounds, and no longer need cholesterol medication! Thank you Dr. Nickels for giving me not only hope, but my life back again!"
    William H. Ponte Vedra Florida
  • "Dr. Nickels is a wonderful Physician! I was referred to him by a friend when my youngest son was having learning troubles in school. They wanted to put him on medications and call him ADHD. I suddenly started reading that nutrition and other things can get in the way of childrens ability to learn and behave properly. To my shock, Dr. Nickels ran a Heavy Metal panel, and we discovered many things going on with my son.Totally worth the time and money to make sure that as a parent we research and learn all we can so that our children do not carry this “label” all of their lives! What a difference my son is after only after a few months! No medication and a different child! Thank you Dr. Nickels!"
    Claire H. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL