The word Aloha comes with many meanings. The literal meaning of aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” It comes from “Alo,” meaning presence, front and face, and “ha,” meaning breath. Aloha is a mindset and a way of life. Aloha is an attitude. To be in aloha is to be in the presence of life. To share your inner-most essence, being open and honest with humility. Aloha is accepting others for who they are and showing dignity to what they have to offer. Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others.
Meet our Providers!
Brant Fonnesbeck, DO
Dr. Fonnesbeck is one of our QMP’s and brings nearly 14 years of multifaceted experience to Aloha Medical Services. He is board-certified in family medicine, where mental wellness is often first recognized and treated. Dr. Fonnesbeck also spends time covering a rural emergency department giving him first-hand exposure to acute drug and alcohol withdrawal, as well as a mental health crisis. Additionally, he has also gained training in substance abuse treatment with medications such as Suboxone. These experiences have lent to extensive opportunities to educate and treat individuals and families who are seeking to make changes in their lives or get help for those they love. Dr. Fonnesbeck’s training as an osteopathic physician helps keep his focus on the individual’s mind, body and spirit in his treatment approach.
DJ Ballingham MSEM, MSPAS, RN, PA-C
DJ is one of our QMP’s and provides medication treatment for addiction and most mental health conditions utilizing current holistic approaches to treatment. DJ graduated from Weber State University with a Degree in Nursing. He practiced as a Registered Nurse for 7 years in the areas of Pediatrics, Medical/Surgical Care, and Cardiac Care. He subsequently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR and attended West Virginia University as part of their Emergency Medicine Residency Program. DJ brings decades of experience as a primary care physician who enjoys working with each of his patients to meet their goals of a healthier life.