meet the team

Integrative Medicine Annapolis MD Chiropractor Daniel Johns

Integrative Medicine Practitioner

Daniel Johns D.C., F.I.A.M.A, CERT D.N.

Dr. Johns career trajectory took a sharp turn when in June of 2022 he developed a rapid onset muscle disease that hospitalized him for 6 days and took him out of practice for 9+ months. During that time he sought out the best of the best trying to get answers for what was happening to him.

No one was able to identify what started the disease or give a definitive diagnosis beyond an autoimmune disease attacking the muscle. He had rapid severe muscle wasting and was unable to open packages or water bottles. He had to rely on a wheelchair for any walking beyond 100 yards and was told he would be fully wheelchair-bound within 5 years. Due to his weakened immune system, he also developed severe mold toxicity in conjunction with the autoimmune disorder. Dr. Johns was finally able to find some doctors who were able to offer some “out of the box” treatments that started making a difference with his fatigue, brain fog, and some small changes in his muscle strength. This started him on a quest to figure out a cure for autoimmunity. Then one day he tried Intravenous Blood Irradiation and his life changed! Two days after his first session he was at his son's birthday party and had energy enough to not only bounce on trampolines with his son but throw him and other kids into a ball pit for several minutes. This was when things really turned a corner for both his health and his understanding of immunity. Dr. Johns has used his experience to develop protocols that changed his autoimmunity, his brain fog, fatigue, and joint pains. With a new lease on life and back to his energy-filled ways Dr. Johns is committed to helping others who suffer from autoimmune diseases, mold toxicity, chronic fatigue, brain fog, and helping people literally reclaim their lives.

Integrative Medicine Annapolis MD Chiropractor Andrea Kneessi



As a mother and a triathlete herself, Dr. Kneessi understands the challenges of staying active, staying strong, and supporting a growing family. As a result, Dr. Kneessi specializes in a wide verity of women populations, helping to grow their strength and confidence through all of life's transitions.

Whether you are a competitive athlete, going through the parenthood transition, or facing menopause Dr. Kneessi believes that you should be in control of your own health outcomes!

Integrative Medicine Annapolis MD Liz Scheuerman



Liz graduated from The University of Maryland School of Nursing with her Bachelors in Science and Nursing in 2009 and became a bedside nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, a role she absolutely loved.

During her time at UMMC, she was certified as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and worked as a lactation consultant in both the hospital and private practice setting over the last decade.

Liz has always loved working with families in their breastfeeding journeys, and feels so privileged to be invited into such an intimate part of motherhood.

After leading a team to run a medical camp in Kenya, she decided to pursue her masters in nursing, to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, so that she could better serve the whole family. Liz graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing and was certified through the AANP as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Liz has always been passionate about holistic, wellness-focused care, starting from infancy through later adulthood and has a special interest in homeopathic medicine, utilizing an integrative approach to healthcare, and looking for the root cause of disease. She has personally experienced tremendous health benefits from integrating modalities such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, nutrition, and acupuncture into her own health journey and looks forward to supporting her patients in their own wellness journeys. She is pursuing additional education in integrative care & regenerative medicine to better serve our patients.

She loves to spend time with her family and friends, especially her husband and son, fishing, boating, gardening, and traveling. She truly believes that fellowship, community, and spending time in nature are integral to wellness.



Kresta Yator, BSN, RN

Kresta is a certified sound healer, Usui Level II Reiki practitioner, and a 2019 graduate of The Catholic University of America's Nursing program. She first began her career in the Emergency Department in Annapolis, MD, where she witnessed the contributions of Western Medicine firsthand.

However, she felt that there was something missing, as the focus often seemed to be on treating symptoms rather than addressing the root cause of patients' problems. This realization sparked her interest in integrative medicine and a more holistic approach to patient care. Recognizing the significance of rest and relaxation in maintaining a healthy balance and preventing healthcare related burnout, Kresta embarked on her own healing journey. It was during this time that she discovered the transformative power of Reiki and sound healing. Through these healing modalities, Kresta found that individuals could stay present and grounded, connect with themselves on a deeper level, and discover the beauty of stillness in a fast-paced society. Driven by her passion for holistic healing, Kresta is dedicated to sharing her love and knowledge with those who are open to receiving it. Outside of her work as a healer, Kresta enjoys spending time skating in roller rinks and skateparks, watching movies, and enjoying the company of her two beloved dogs.


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Elevate Life

1730 West St #105
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 268-3333