I am a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and the Mid-Michigan Regional Family Practice Residency Program. I have been Board Certified in Family Medicine for over 20 years. Upon completion of residency I moved to rural Kentucky where I worked in traditional western outpatient clinics. I completed the Helms Acupuncture for Physicians course sponsored by UCLA school of medicine in 2006. I began an afterhours acupuncture clinic at that time. Wanting to delve more deeply into the world of Chinese Medicine, I enrolled in the 4 year program at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Sugar Grove, NC from which I graduated in August 2013. During this time my family and I moved to Weaverville NC, just outside of Asheville. After passing a series of exams, I became a board certified diplomat of the NCCAOM and obtained a NC Acupuncture License in the Fall of 2013 . Although I do not promote myself as an herbalist I have completed the short course "Essentials of Chinese Herbal Medicine" by Michael Arnold MD. I also was involved in an effort in Kentucky to establish a medicinal herb growing cooperative as an economic alternative to mining coal, thereby gaining a small amount of knowledge of some native Appalachian medicinal herbs. I am a student of taiji, humbly acknowledging that the path of healing patients involves the path of healing and finding wholeness in myself as well.