A native of St. Augustine, Florida, Lake Mary chiropractor Dr. Paul Toma earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University in Biology and Chemistry. Wanting to pursue a profession in the healing arts where people could get well without the need for drugs or surgery, he found a passion for chiropractic and completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where he graduated cum laude.
Dr. Paul studied his post-graduate education in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), a chiropractic technique focused on spinal and postural correction. He has completed all four examinations given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has also been certified by the Spinal Research Institute of San Diego in the area of spinal injury due to auto accidents, especially cervical spine injuries that result from whiplash trauma.
Dr. Paul founded Lake Mary Chiropractic Center in May 2000. Since opening he has enjoyed being an active part of the community by volunteering for Seminole County School Teach-ins, career days, and backpack safety talks; guest speaking engagements for local corporations, Radio Disney and fund raising for philanthropies such as the Lake Mary Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program.
Dr. Paul continues to serve the community by educating both children and adults about the importance of spinal health, wellness, and the prevention of back pain, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Seminole County Lake Mary Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Better Business Bureau.
When he’s not helping patients in the office, Dr. Paul enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly, son Tyson and daughter Tori. Other favorite pastimes including surfing, weight-lifting, and mountain biking.
Originally from New England, Lake Mary chiropractor Dr. Monica Kim was born and raised in the southern town ofSanford, Maine. She attended The Florida State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Always wanting to pursue a career in the health field she decided to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Dr. Kim obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2008.
As a student of Palmer Chiropractic she worked as an intern and was an active member of the Florida Chiropractic Association. Dr. Kim was a member of the medical team which participated in the Florida Senior Games Championship held annually in Lee County. She has also successfully completed the National Chiropractic board exams as well as The Florida Chiropractic Board examination.
Dr. Kim enjoys watching movies and loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family and friends.
Dr. Laura Beattie is an Acupuncture Physician. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2007. During her time there she studied & completed several advanced certificates in Pain Management, Cosmetic Acupuncture: non-surgical face lifts & weight loss, & treating mental-emotional disorders with herbs, aromatherapy & bach flower essences. She also spent 6 months working at a clinic in New Zealand that focused exclusively on Fertility and Pregnancy issues and worked closely with IVF clinics to improve their rates of “take home babies”.
Laura first began studying the medicinal properties of herbs back in the 1990’s and received certification in the Foundation & Therapeutics of Western Herbal Studies from California School of Herbal Studies in 1994. She has been making her own herbal tinctures, salves, cosmetics and aromatherapy blends with great success since then.
In 1989, Laura received her first two bachelor degrees from Michigan State University in both International Studies and in Anthropology. She spent many years working in International Shipping in the US, England & in New Zealand prior to returning to the US to study Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Samantha was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Deland, Florida in 2001. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stetson University where she received her Bachelors in Integrative Health Science as well as a minor in Psychology and Sports Management. Dr. Samantha then went on to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2016.
Dr. Samantha has been an athlete since age four when she began her soccer career. She played soccer her entire life including collegiately for Stetson’s Division 1 team. This prompted her to become an active member with her time at Palmer in sports council. She provided care at many events including the USLA Lifeguard Championships, Chirogames and an array of 5k races. In her spare time, Dr. Samantha enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, friends, and her two dogs, Bailey and Petey.