doc lucky and Martha stewartLucky Meisenheimer, MD

Welcome to the portal for Doc Lucky Meisenheimer. This page is the gateway to his websites, blogs, books, and videos.

Doc Lucky is a physician, award-winning author, filmmaker, actor, and athlete with many eclectic interests. He loves to share his expertise and experiences with others. Doc Lucky is your man, an authority on multiple subjects, whether it be dermatology and Mohs surgery, yo-yos, zombies, open water swimming, coaching special needs athletes, renegade filmmaking, underwater hockey, or just out-of-the-box book promotion ideas.

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When not writing or filming, Doc Lucky is known as Dr. John “Lucky” Meisenheimer, a prestigious board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, the former chief of the dermatology division of Orlando Regional Healthcare System. and a past columnist for Florida MD magazine.

On an international level, Doc Lucky is known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel The Immune. He is a world-renowned yo-yo collector/historian featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest yo-yo collection. His yo-yo exploits led to his authoring the book Lucky’s Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos, now preserved in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Collection. His most recent book, The Zombie Cause Dictionary, which he authored with his sons, combines dark humor with associated short films.

Over the years, he has garnered a plethora of unusual accomplishments such as being featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for swimming a half-mile with his foot in his mouth, wrestling Victor, the Wrestling Bear, being a muzzle-loading, rifle-shooting champion, breaking world records for ear-wiggling, and more. All of his unusual talents and boundless charisma have landed him guest appearances on national television shows such as The Martha Stewart Show, CBS Evening News, Real People, PM Magazine, Nickelodeon, National Lampoons Masters Comedy Night School, Treasures in Your Home, and others.

As a champion swimmer, he has set Masters World Records and won national titles. An ASCA-certified, level 5 masters coach, Doc Lucky, served as the head coach of the “Man-O-War Swim Team” (Orange County Special Olympics swim team) for 25 years and has been inducted into the Florida Special Olympics Hall of Fame. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rosen Aquatic Center, the internationally recognized, competitive aquatic complex, and the Natatorium has been named in his honor. Since 1989, his morning daily lake swims at his home on Lake Cane in Orlando have acquired a cult-like following. Ranked one of the Top 100 open water swims in America, it has also been proclaimed a historical event by the Central Florida Historical Society. In addition to authoring Lucky’s Lake Swim Blog, he hosts several annual swimming events at his lake home, Doc Lucky’s Golden Mile, Easter Sunrise Service and Swim, Special Olympics Swim for Inclusion, and the Zombie Cause Swim. 


Doc Lucky has written three books and has been featured in, quoted, and contributed to numerous shows, books and magazines and newspapers some of which are shown below.

FL Special Olympics Hall of Fame

Lifestyle Mag.




KY Alumni




CBS Segment


Book Section

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