Meet the Practitioners
Dr. Susan Schiff
Dr. Schiff is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dip.Ac.) and Diplomate of Chinese Herbal Medicine (Dip.CH). Dr. Schiff is also board certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).
Her initial motivation to study and train in alternative approaches to health care was a personal one. After suffering with endometriosis for 12 years, Dr. Schiff became disillusioned and frustrated with the limitations of Western medical protocols, and sought an alternative course of treatment that would enable her to manage and overcome her disabling condition.
In the hands of well-trained Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, her health changed significantly over a six month period through a combination of Oriental based massage, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. This gave Dr. Schiff a new lease on life. She was so impressed that she made the decision to pursue the finest TCM education available in the field.
Dr. Schiff completed her studies at the University of Florida, the New Center College for Holistic Health and Research in Syosset, New York, The Heilong Jiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China and the Community School for Traditional Chinese Medicine, North Miami Beach, Florida. She has interned with Randine Lewis, Ph.D., author of the Infertility Cure and founder of the Fertile Soul Retreats. Dr. Schiff is also a charter member of the Fertile Soul Clinic Excellence in Fertility program. She is also the founder and creator of www.AcuBaby.com, an integrative web resource for the fertility community, both patient and practitioner alike.
In Palm Beach County, Dr. Schiff is the clinical director of Acupuncture Associates and treats patients in Delray Beach and Wellington, Florida. She has been treating patients for a broad range of health issues for over a decade, with a special concentration and expertise in gynecology and reproductive wellness. Dr. Schiff works closely with many reproductive endocrinologists, OBGYNs, internists and supportive practitioners to provide a team approach for her patient base. She continues to study and train with classic masters and specialists throughout the world.
Susan G. Schiff, A.P., DOM, is NCCAOM Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, as well as ABORM Board Certified.
Donna J. Tomey
Donna received her certification at Duke University under the auspices of the American College of Clinical Thermology, Inc.
After her own experience with breast cancer in early 2006, Donna learned about thermography as the earliest breast cancer screening tool available. There is no painful compression or harmful radiation, and is designed to detect abnormal vascular changes in breast tissue 8-10 years earlier than mammography or any other imaging method. It can also detect changes throughout your body, which allows you enough time to make the appropriate lifestyle, nutritional, and hormonal changes to reverse the possibility of disease and ill health.
Shortly after the mastectomy of her right breast, Donna did a thermogram of her other breast and learned there were significant vascular changes that put her at serious risk for cancer in that breast. With the help of a nutritionist, Donna was able to reverse these changes by making the necessary alterations to her diet, lifestyle and hormones.
Donna J. Tomey is a Certified Clinical Thermographer.
Dr. Heather is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. Heather’s journey to becoming an Acupuncture Physician began as a Rape Crisis Counselor/ Victim Advocate for victims of traumatic crimes for the State Attorney’s Office in Vero Beach Florida. During her five years of service, she also received a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Research and Policy Analysis with a focus on Victims in the Criminal Justice system. Years of working many on-call hours and high levels of stress made her condition of Endometriosis worse. After receiving no relief from Western medicine including surgery, she found her way to Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture and herbal therapy finally gave her the relief she now enjoys sharing her with her patients. From day one of Oriental Medicine school, Heather knew that Oriental Reproductive Medicine was her path and her passion, and she is happy to be serving the women of South Florida on their journey.
Sara Quesada, L.Ac. is licensed to practice acupuncture in the State of Florida, and is certified nationally by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from ATOM in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
During and after her time at ATOM, she interned at Light of the Word, and in different acupuncture clinics. She has treated musculoskeletal aches and pains, sinusitis, headaches, addictions, Bell’s palsy, infertility, PMS, anxiety, depression and many other conditions. She’s most passionate about fertility and depression. Sara incorporates Japanese style of acupuncture which is a gentler, more superficial type of needling.
She became interested in exploring alternative health care options after becoming ill during her teen years. After exhausting western medical resources, she finally found relief from acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and specific lifestyle changes. Her saying is: “Good health is all about lifestyle and attitude.” Her lightheartedness, positive energy, and warm personality help put her patients at ease.
She completed her undergrad studies in 2013 at Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida. Originally from Colombia, she enjoys swimming, doing yoga, or talking a walk in the park.