Fax : 512.346.9601
11651 Jollyville Road, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
Physician Assistants & Nutritionist
Lisa Burchett, PA-C
Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
BA: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
Member: Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
I have been practicing as a physician assistant since 1995 and joined Dr. Johnson in 2013. I love biology and have always loved learning about the human body. I wanted to work with people and help them learn about health. I am always learning and I feel like I really make a difference in people's lives. I enjoy helping to empower people to take better care of themselves.
I am very casual and comfortable with all types of people. I like explaining the human body and the way it works. I am very much into disease prevention and prefer to use minimal medications when they are appropriate. I like working with other health practitioners to help people achieve health. I believe people are more than lab work, and I approach people as holistically as possible.
I want to give all my patients the knowledge and the power to take control of their health in a way that is understandable and compassionate. I love listening to my patients and and am not judgmental, because people need to be heard and not interrupted. We all have a story to tell and I see it as my job to listen to and gently guide that story so that I can offer the best help.
I am very much into green living, recycling, growing food and raising chickens for eggs. I enjoy learning how to build and create alternative ways of living. Volunteering as medical support for events including special Olympics is one of my favorite activities. I also love camping, hiking, biking and traveling.
Dawn Phillips, NTP
NTP – Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nutritional Therapy Association
CGP - Certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome Practitioner, Immunitrition
Level 1 Qigong Instructor - Supreme Science Qigong
BA: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin w/ postgrad work in audiology
Member: Nutritional Therapy Association, Weston A. Price Foundation, Price-Pottenger Foundation, Nutrialliance, GAPS Practitioner Forum, NTP Graduates Community, ATXNTP Community
I’ve been interested in the mind-body connection since my teenage years, but I have to say that my road here was mainly driven by my own natural curiosity and by two men, my father and my husband.
My father was always trying to maximize his health. He had an extensive health library that provided me with hours and hours of reading material for my hungry mind. I continued indulging my fascination with the human mind and body at the University of Texas, curious about how diet can impact mental and physical health.
My marriage actually compelled me to dive even deeper into the alternative health world, as my husband needed help with a digestion issue that he’d had for many years. He wanted a natural approach, and recruited me to help him research his issues. That’s when I really blossomed, finding resources I had never known before in the world of holistic nutrition. Using diet, lifestyle changes, and supplements, we were able to resolve his years-long issue in a matter of months. Since then, I have seen the power of these 3 things assist health recovery and health optimization, over and over again.
One thing that I really admire about Dr. Johnson is that, if a person is not in immediate danger, he allows them to try addressing high cholesterol or blood sugar issues through diet, lifestyle changes, and supplements. Progress is tracked through powerful blood tests, showing the patient how their changes have impacted their health status. Not only can diet, lifestyle changes and supplements help health issues, but they can assist or even supercharge medicines. So sometimes, supplements are added to a medicinal protocol to propel a patient towards their goals, or to protect them from the known side effects of a medication they must take.
All told, I’m pretty happy because I’m following my calling. I enjoy helping people explore their health, and Dr. Johnson’s office provides the opportunities for me to help people with their health journeys. I particularly like explaining the results of blood tests to patients, linking their diet and lifestyle habits with various results in the tests. If a patient is willing, I can then provide focused, customized nutrition counseling to help them meet their health goals. I love hearing someone thank me for the help I’ve given them, it’s what makes my career so rewarding and meaningful.