Medical school brought me from California to Columbus in 1998. As a medical student, I discovered ashtanga yoga, the practice to which I remain personally committed. As a student and then teacher of yoga, I was fortunately exposed to various healing modalities like breathwork, meditation, ayerveda, and energy work. I thus came out of my internal medicine-pediatrics residency program in 2006 certain that I wanted to practice integrative medicine, to bring together these great healing practices with my conventional medical training. I completed the fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona in 2008, followed by the Helms Medical Acupuncture course in 2009.
Today, you will find me seeing patients at the OSU Center for Integrative Medicine and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital chronic pain clinic, as well as teaching yoga weekly. I help treat patients at Urban Acupuncture Center as much as my busy schedule allows. I feel blessed to know Sue and Steve, and to have the opportunity to help bring this rich practice of acupuncture to as many patients as we can.
We are excited to be a part of a growing network of community acupuncture clinics dedicated to serving our communities by providing professional, affordable acupuncture. UAC is the first clinic of its kind in Ohio. Our practice is modeled after acupuncture clinics in China, where patients are treated in a community setting.