Meet the Doctors
Deena R. Hackett, DOM
Dr. Deena is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Radford University in Virginia. Although initially trained in the Western tradition, she has always been interested in Chinese Medicine and an holistic approach to healing. While employed as a biologist/geneticist for the University of Florida she decided to pursue her doctorate in Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine in 2004. In addition, Dr. Deena has been certified in Acu-Injection Therapy and Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Integrating knowledge from East and West, she uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diet/lifestyle counseling in her acupuncture practice to help patients achieve holistic health.
She has been practicing in Sarasota since 2004. She has had great success in the treatment of infertility, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain and weight loss.
Joseph B. Hackett, DC
Dr. Joe first decided to become a Chiropractor in the seventh grade. By that time, chiropractic had already solved numerous health problems in his life including severe migraines that interfered with every aspect of his life.
Dr. Joe began his undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University and graduated with honors for his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Life University School of Undergraduate studies. He then completed the four-year graduate program for chiropractic at Life University Chiropractic School in Marietta, GA.
His physical therapy certification was completed at a branch of Brenau University in GA.
Rita Specht-Anderson, AP, DOM
Dr. Rita is a graduate from East West College of Natural Medicine. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Rita has been a Sarasota resident for 26 years. Dr. Rita has been in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice for 16 years and has over 30 years of experience in alternative healing modalities. Dr. Rita’s training includes acupuncture, herbology, homeopathy, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, massage and Polarity bodywork, pediatric care, fertility and women’s health, anti-aging and addiction. She is licensed by the State of Florida and recognized by The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of FSOMA. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
“I am pleased to be a part of the 941Wellness family. I am grateful to share the benefits of my training with you. Together we can achieve your optimum health and wellness.”
Lois Winkler, R.N. C.H.C & Aromatherapy
Lois has a varied background in health and wellness. She worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for 22 years as an R.N. with experience in Intensive Care, Oncology and Med. Surg.
She started working with a neutraceutical company in 1996 where she started to lean more toward alternative medicine expanding her knowledge of supplements and essential oils.
In 2009 she was administrator of a nurse registry working with Hospice and persons with disabilities. Essential oils were used in the treatment of some of these patients. That is when the love for the essential oils started! Lois became a certified aromatherapist and Certified Health Coach and in 2017 started to do raindrop therapy for 941 Wellness.
“A great day is when someone gets off my table feeling better than when they got on.” The oils are so amazing and powerful!