I am a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a veteran of the US Air Force. During my time in the Air Force, I obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Utah with an emphasis in medical ethics, infectious disease, and theoretical biology. I subsequently served as a Professor of Philosophy at the US Air Force Academy.
During my time in the Air Force, I became interested in Integrative Medicine after a sports injury left me unable to walk and with more prescriptions than answers. I turned to acupuncture as a last resort and was amazed by the positive impact it had on healing my injuries as well as restoring my emotional well-being.
After retiring from military service, I pursued a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. During my residency, I served as a research intern in the Mayo Clinic's Department of Integrative Medicine in Phoenix, AZ.
At Scottsdale Integrative Acupuncture, I blend the ancient wisdom of the East with a scientific mind of the West to offer you the most effective treatment available with an emphasis in advanced cosmetic facial rejuvenation, acute and chronic pain, sports rehabilitation, stress and anxiety relief, and sleep disorders.
I am a nationally Board-Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice acupuncture in Arizona through the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board. I am certified to practice Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture through advanced post-graduate training. I have also received advanced training in Oncology Acupuncture from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I am a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), the Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR), the Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (AZSOMA), the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).