Finding the right doctor you can talk to openly and honestly about your health can be difficult and yet it is so important to choose the right doctor for yourself and your family.
As a wholistic healthcare practitioner for over 25 years, I successfully treat patients like you, using wholistic healthcare methods combined with sound medical judgement.
When you arrive at the office, you will be seeing the doctor, not an assistant, not a nurse practitioner, not a physician assistant, not a different doctor in the practice. You will be entering a physical environment that is clean, modern, well-kept and calm.
I take your concerns seriously. I spend enough time with you so your questions can be answered. I listen to you. I explain things in ways you understand. I treat you with respect
My viewpoint is that doctors should be here to educate you, to examine you, to treat you, to help you make some of the most important decisions you will ever make about your health and well-being.
What I can do for you
Wholistic healthcare can form a strong basis for keeping you healthy as well as getting you healthy. It can be stand-alone healthcare on its own, or it can be used in conjunction with traditional western medicine. However you choose to use it, it can be a very important medicine for you.
Consider it to:
Help you achieve your health goals.
Minimize your recovery time from an injury or disease.
Increase your ability to enjoy life even if you can’t be “cured.”
Minimize your pain.
Minimize the environmental stressors that impact your health.
I hold a Doctorate in Chiropractic medicine from Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA., a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Oregon College of Oriental medicine, in Portland OR., a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.
I am a licensed Chiropractor (D.C.), a licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and a licensed esthetician in California. I am a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I am licensed in Florida as a Chiropractic Physician (D.C.) certified in acupuncture and an Acupuncture Physician (A.P.) certified in acupuncture injection therapy. I interned at the China Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre in Nanjing, China with a specialty in cardiovascular medicine. I am extensively trained in nutrition, vitamin and herbal therapy.
I am a published author. Additionally, I have a diverse background in business and held executive positions in marketing, advertising and insurance, carrying a designation of Chartered Life Underwriter. (CLU)
The chiropractic care I provide integrates Cox technique, (a chiropractic technique specifically designed for rehabilitating patients with herniated discs, spinal stenosis and failed back surgeries) with drop table, hand held instrument adjusting and tule board for ankles, knees and feet. Erchonia cold laser, LED lights, cupping, gua sha, five element and eight principle acupuncture are also utilized as needed.
Slice of Life
My background is full of education, credentials, certifications but it’s the life experience that actually tweaked and activated that knowledge into a unique skill set.
I trained as an acupuncturist in Oregon before I went to chiropractic school. The teachers at the school I attended were often double and triple degreed. They were acupuncturists and medical doctors or acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians or chiropractors and acupuncturists. Some were naturopathic physicians, chiropractors and acupuncturists. (No small feat indeed)
There was an integration and respect for all these areas of healing and I was fortunate to learn how powerful all these medicines can be when integrated into patient care. This background strongly affects how I practice and how I approach a patient’s treatment plan.
A second incident that profoundly affects the way I practice came as a result of an injury I suffered from a chiropractic adjustment in chiropractic school. Prior to that incident I had never suffered a musculo-skeletal issue of any consequence.
I experienced first hand how a musculoskeletal injury affects every aspect of your life and how different parts of your body compensate for that injury. I learned that an injury never occurs in isolation. It affects all movement patterns. I developed a deeper awareness of how wholistically the body works.
As a result of that experience whenever I treat a patient with a specific area of complaint, I know that for optimal results and to avoid a reinjury all compensating areas must also be treated. I also learned how important pain free and non-restrictive movement is to a joyful life.