Practitioners

Dr. Donna M. Johnston, DOM, AP

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Dr. Johnston is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Florida College of Integrative Medicine with a Masters of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor Degree in Public Health Services. In 1997 she earned a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree from Trinity College of Natural Health, a college accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board. She is also a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Working in the holistic medicine field full time since 1995, she has also achieved the status of Master Herbalist and Certified Natural Health Professional. She is further certified in Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Reiki, Yoga, Biological Terrain and Metabolic Balancing for Allergy Elimination.

Being extremely knowledgeable in her field, Dr. Johnston is also a member of the Doctor’s Speakers Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering educational workshops on health-related topics in their local communities.

A dedicated health professional, she is constantly furthering her knowledge in alternative medicine through post graduate work at prestigious higher-learning institutions and health care seminars throughout the country. She participates in various health care organizations on the state and national levels.

Her clinic, Healing Alternatives, is dedicated to educating and empowering as many people as possible to become healthy naturally.

Lisa Mendoza Beaury

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Clinic Manager / Practitioner

Lisa wears many hats around the office. She's currently enrolled at Florida College of Integrative Medicine to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is experienced in Bio-Energetic Feedback, muscle testing, client intakes, and interpreting lab work and saliva testing. She is available for support and information to all clients.

A client of Dr. Donna Johnston, DOM, since childhood, Lisa has been bought up around natural healing modalities for as long as she can remember. Turning to herbs, homeopathic remedies, and energy work first is a way of life for her. Her first memory of a homeopathic doctor is from a young age when a sibling continually had ear infections and had been prescribed a surgical procedure for tubes in his ears. In an effort to make sure that didn't happen, her mother found a Naturopathic Doctor who used muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology) to determine that it was simply a food allergy that was causing the earaches. Since then, she and her family have been devoted to looking at health and wellness from a holistic point of view. It's important to remember, just because your ears hurt, doesn't mean the root of the problem is in your ears.

A dedicated and passionate believer in natural and energetic healing modalities, Lisa is excited to be a part of the team at Healing Alternatives.

Lisa is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida in Advertising/English. She previously spent many years doing marketing strategy and research. As Healing Alternatives continues to grow and expand, Lisa will head up efforts to reach as many people as possible with the message and mission of this practice.

Dr. Kathleen MacIsaac, M.D.

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Having grown up in Massachusetts, Dr. MacIsaac began her education in nearby Providence, Rhode Island at Brown University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a combined Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Biomedical Ethics. The philosophical aspects of health and healing were introduced early on in her training, and have served as a foundation to her dynamic approach. She completed her medical school at Boston University School of Medicine in 1983, and continued there for her internship and residency in general surgery. She became interested in the surgical subspecialty of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery during her time in Boston, and in 1985 transferred to University of South Florida to complete her residency, serving as Chief Resident in 1987.

As a recipient of the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for medical school, Dr. MacIsaac entered active duty and served as a staff surgeon at Keesler AFB, Biloxi MS. She deployed for Desert Storm in 1990, staffing a contingency hospital in Fairfield, England. The medical experience in the military afforded her a unique opportunity of practice, serving active duty members and families, and peaked her curiosity about serving overseas. She continued to serve in hospital settings at both Weisbaden and Landstuhl Hospitals, Germany, from 1990-1995, participating in both the Somalian and Bosnian efforts. It was during her time in Germany that she first was exposed to the practice of homeopathy, as it was a common practice by the German otolaryngologists to combine homeopathic medicines with pharmaceutical therapy. When she returned to the States, she began to study homeopathy independently while completing her active duty career as Chief of Otolaryngology at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. When she left MacDill in 1997, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, her intention was to become more familiar with an integrated approach. Her extensive travel and views of other cultures peaked her curiosity about alternative healing methods. Eastern philosophies such as Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine were interesting from the standpoint that they offered a more holistic view of the individual….very different from the highly specialized emphasis in conventional medicine.

With this intention, she proceeded to open her first office in 1997-98, fully focused on wellness and prevention. She devoted herself to a variety of studies, from traditional approaches such as Chinese Medicine, to the more preventive approach, such as Environmental Medicine and Toxicology. She attended her first meeting for the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in 1998, and is now a Fellow in that organization, well-recognized as a source of continuing medical education for physicians branching into the field of integrative medicine.

Dr. MacIsaac’s personal interest in yoga and meditation led her to India on three separate occasions. First for a more in depth study of yogic philosophy and using the physical practice of yoga for rehabilitation. This introduced her to the field of Ayurveda, from the Sanskrit “Knowledge of Life,” which teaches a fundamentally holistic approach to living. Simply, the aim is to cultivate harmony from within and in relation to one’s surroundings. She studied under Dr. P. Shambhu, MD, DAM in Kovalum, India and apprenticed with the vaidyan (barefoot doctor) Sachidananda in the village of Muccola, Kerala, India in 2002. The insight she gained from these experiences, vastly different from her Air Force surgical experience, is quite unique.

Dr. MacIsaac’s private life has always been active, and largely dedicated to healthy living. Aside from yoga, she enjoys cycling and hiking, having been on several expeditions such as Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Everest Base Camp. Her breadth of experience has yielded an open-minded, compassionate approach to her patients. She considers her patients her most valued source of education, and views the doctor-patient relationship as one of partnership with the common goal.

JoAnn Fekany, LMT

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Licensed Massage Therapist

JoAnn M. Fekany founded her own massage business in Central FL in 1989. She has completed many advanced programs in the area of Massage Therapy.

My mission is to assist my patients with their healing and maintenance processes. I constantly strive to meet the changing needs of my patients by enhancing my skills with advanced training.

JoAnn’s Certifications Include:

Structural Energetic Therapy (S.E.T.),

CORE - 10 Session Structural Integration,

Lymphatic drainage,

Pre-Post Operative Massage,

Sports Massage, Pre-Post Advanced Sports Massage,

Oncology Recovery Massage, Pre and Post Natal Massage,

Medical Massage Craniosacral Therapy

Awards and Achievements:

2002: National Humanitarian Award

2001: Humanitarian Award for the State of Florida

2001: Disney’s Teacherifc Award, “Hands for Life”

2000: Disney’s Teacherific Award, “Baby Bonding”

1996: Advanced Sports Massage Therapist for the British Olympic Team