doc lucky and Martha stewartLucky Meisenheimer, MD

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

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

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

On an international level, Doc Lucky is known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel “The Immune” and as a world-renowned yo-yo collector/historian featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest yo-yo collection. His exploits with yo-yos led to authoring the book, Lucky’s Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos, which is preserved in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Collection. His most recent book, he authored with his sons, The Zombie Cause Dictionary, 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 is the “Man-O-War Swim Team” (Orange County Special Olympics swim team) coach since 1993. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center, the internationally recognized, competitive aquatic complex since 1992. Since 1989 his morning daily lake swims at his home on Lake Cane in Orlando have aquired 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 the Lucky’s Lake Swim Blog, he hosts several annual swimming events each year at his lake home, Doc Lucky’s Golden Mile, Easter Sunrise Service and Swim, Midnight Swim, Rowdy and Lucky 1.5K race, and The Frogman Black Ops 5K 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.

Yo-Yo Kings

FloridaMD Magazine

Yo Yo Man



KY Alumni







CBS Segment


Book Section

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