Dr. Catherine Onuoha
PhD, RPh, BCPP, CPh
Professional Thermographer Dr. Catherine Onuoha was classically trained to appreciate Western Medical techniques at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). The PhD she earned at MCV is a dual discipline doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology. After medical school, Dr. Onuoha pursued advanced neuroscientific training at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research (WRAIR). Once her WRAIR residency program completed, Dr. Catherine found work in academia to be rewarding. Onuoha held professorial posts for more than a decade, teaching within public and private institutions. Her teaching charge was to educate fledgling professionals across many medical specialties (Pharmacists, Nurses, Doctor of Orthopedics, Anesthetists, and Physician Assistants).
Throughout her academic years, Dr. Catherine dedicated some time each week to consultations with a patient base either within hospital clinics or in outpatient settings. Patient care continues to hold priority in Catherine’s work week. She is passionate about providing her patients compassionate, need-based medical care from a functional and natural healing perspective.
Although Dr. Onuoha portends professorial work is meaningful, in fact, she loved it–a wee voice of intuition began working within her during 2014. To honor and trust this intuition, Dr. Onuoha began searching clinic work environments and was resolute in her quest to devote all of her time to patient care. In January of 2015, Dr. Catherine joined Dr. Carol Chandler at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland. The two Doctors formed an easy collaboration since they share a similar vision of homeopathic healthcare in accordance with Natural and Alternative Healthcare methods.
Dr. Carol Chandler and Catherine collaboratively have continued the tradition of utilizing Thermography as a powerful discovery tool to help clients far and near our community to achieve optimal health. Dr. Catherine is professionally trained to use Thermography as a unique tool to transduce physiologic changes. Catherine secondarily completed a rigorous training regimen under Dr. Carol Chandler a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Master Herbalist. Catherine assumed responsibility for running the Natural Medicine Center’s Herbal Pharmacy. The business collaboration has been seamless and engendered great patient feedback. Therefore, Catherine purchased MyLife Preventive Imaging and Lakeland Natural Medicine Center in April of 2015. Existing patients are rest assured that both doctors will remain available over a near-term interval. However, Dr. Carol Chandler plans to devote the majority of her time to marketing Med-Hot Infrared Imaging equipment, Dr. Catherine Onuoha meanwhile exuberantly accepts the opportunity to work with Central Florida patients at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland.
Dr. Danny Whu
MD MPH, FAAMA
Dr. Whu has been practicing Integrative Medicine before this specialty even existed, back when
it was known as Holistic Medicine or as Complementary & Alternative Medicine. He is Board
Certified in Preventive Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, Board Eligible in Integrative,
Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine, and has a Master’s in Public Health. He has expertise in
preventive medicine, energetic medicine (acupuncture, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy,
biomagnetism, muscle testing), osteopathic (manual) medicine, homeopathic medicine,
nutrition/weight loss, intravenous therapy (vitamins/minerals/nutrients, high-dose vitamin C,
detoxification, chelation), bio-identical hormone replacement, regenerative medicine (stem cells,
platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy), functional medicine, lifestyle medicine, perineural therapy,
Botox/dermal filler injections, and medical marijuana, among others.
Dr. Whu was conferred both, his Medical Doctorate and Master’s in Public health with Highest
Honors (Summa Cum Laude). He also received the “Who is Who Among Medical Students in
American Universities Award” for 1998 and 1999. Moreover, in 2000, he was inducted into the
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the only honor medical society in the United
Dr. Whu’s passion is to find the best medicine for each individual’s mind, body and soul,
regardless of whether it comes from the “conventional” or the “alternative” model of medicine.
This is one of the driving reasons for his continued learning of all models of medicine. He
recognizes that a therapy that is considered “alternative” here in the U.S., may be a well-known
and widely used “conventional” therapy to millions (and sometimes billions, i.e., China, India) of
people elsewhere. He is also aware that if there was a single discipline of medicine that helped
everyone around the world, then everyone around the world would be on that one medicine. The
fact that this is not the case is an indisputable reason for the need of personalized medicine.
Patient Care Coordinator and Operations Manager
Nursing School Graduate
Kenneth Chukwuemeka previously attended Union University in pursuit of a Masters degree program in Social Work and BS degree in Nursing, before moving to Florida for family reason. Expanding his knowledge, Kenneth also briefly attended Polk State College and MedTech Institute.
The strong desire to help make a difference in people’s lives and his caring and empathetic nature is what led him to a career in nursing. Also, Kenneth believes in healing the patient from a root- cause analysis perspective while taking the holistic medicine approach, After graduating from nursing school, Kenneth joined Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland and MyLife Preventive Imaging Center, in the role of Patient Care Coordinator and Operations Manager. Kenneth is also a Clinical Thermographer (CT).
Nam Jeon, D.O.M.
Nam graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with Master’s degree. He is Korean and studied in China and has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for twenty years, in the Midwest and Alaska before moving to Florida.
Nam is licensed in the State of Florida and certified by NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
He has been treating patients with complaints ranging from musculoskeletal pain (low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, bursitis, arthritis), neurological disorders (stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines), and addiction (alcohol, drug, nicotine). He also teaches stress management and mindful meditation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can be utilized as an alternative for patients with chronic conditions, who do not respond to western methods, or cannot use drug therapies due to sensitivities. It is particularly beneficial to those patients with pain, who cannot undergo surgery or anesthesia.
The holistic approach of the Traditional Chinese Medicine is comprehensive, and assesses the individual patient as a “whole person”, instead of treating symptoms. The goal is to assess all contributing issues, that may affect the patient and their state of wellness, and to create a treatment plan to bring the mind, the body, and the spirit into harmony and balance once again.
Dr. Nam has also authored a number of books on acupuncture and Eastern medicine:
Alexandra Clinton, D.O.M
Alexandra graduated from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine with her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She has advanced training from the PLA Military Hospital in Beijing, China and has studied in private practice in Chicago before settling in Lakeland.
Alexandra is licensed in the state of Florida and certified on the national level by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also holds an Advanced Certification in Acupoint Injection Therapy, which allows her to perform the injection of herbs, homeopathic formulas, nutritional supplements and vitamins.
Alexandra uses her knowledge and experience in both traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology to effectively treat the person as a whole, focusing not only on the treatment of health problems but also the prevention of them. She uses a combination of acupuncture and herbal formulas, along with dietary and lifestyle counseling to effectively treat patients with complaints ranging from musculoskeletal (low back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, bursitis, arthritis) and neurological disorders (stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines) to gastrointestinal (indigestion, constipation, diarrhea) and circulatory disorders (high blood pressure, high cholesterol) using gentle, natural methods.
Alexandra accepts Cigna, United Health Care and BlueCross/Blue Shield insurances.
B.A., Clinical Thermographer
Darla earned a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier University and spent 7 years in Sales and Business Marketing. Darla joined the Natural Medicine Center as a Clinical Thermographer in April 2015. Darla performs most of the thermal scans done at MyLife Preventive Imaging and The Natural Medicine Center. She is also trained in natural living and herbal medicine. Darla is the Case Manager at MyLife Preventive Imaging and handles the Marketing Department at The Natural Medicine Center. Darla is currently working toward a holistic nutrition certification. She hopes to provide cutting edge and ever-growing nutritional services and advice for the company for years to come.