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Summary

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

Doctor of Oriental Medicine and military medical veteran with 8 years of total medical experience. I am passionate about health,nutrition, fitness, emergency medicine and volunteering.  

Work Experience

Jan 2017Present

Acupuncture Physician

Elements of Healing LLC

Owner and Acupuncture Physician of Elements of Healing LLC 

  • Diagnosing and treating under the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Utilizing skills in Acupuncture, Herbology, Nutritional Guidance, Massage, Cupping, and Acu-injection therapy( Vitamin B12, Homeopathy and Lipotropics.)
  • Focus in Pain Management and Internal Medicine

 

Jul 2012Present

Aerospace Medical Technician

United States Air Force

United States Air Force Reservist serving as a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician and Licensed Practical Nurse military equivalent. 

Accomplishments include: 

  • Facilitates physical training and testing as a military fitness leader.
  • Instructs medical first aid classes as a self aid buddy care/first aid and BLS instructor
  • Presents quarterly on emergency medical topics and facilitates hands on training.
Jan 2016Dec 2016

Acupuncture Student Intern

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies

Student intern under the supervision of Dr. Robert Linde, AP, RH with a focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbal Therapies.

Accomplishments include:

  • Maintained inventory and management of herbal apothecary of 200+ herbs and nutritional supplements.
  • Successful treatment of medical disorders with customized herbal prescription.
  • Engaged in lifestyle and nutritional counseling   
Jan 2016Dec 2016

Acupuncture Student Intern

Ideal Balance

Student intern under the supervision of Dr. Brian Lau, AP, C.SMA with a focus on Sports Medicine Acupuncture (SMA). 

Accomplishments include:

  • Facilitated orthopedic style acupuncture for musculosketal imbalances under proper guidance of Dr. Lau.
  • Performed orthopedic assessments and evaluations
  • Learned sinew channel theory within the Sports Medicine Acupuncture curriculum.

Education

Sep 2013Dec 2016

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

East West College of Natural Medicine

Accelerated dual degree Oriental Medicine program, rewarding a Bachelors in Professional Health Sciences and Masters in Oriental Medicine within a 3.5 year course load.

Accomplishments include:

  • Passed all medical boards before graduation.
  • Medically licensed 7 days post graduation
  • Graduating with a 3.94 GPA

Sep 2013Dec 2016

Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Science

East West College of Natural Medicine

Accomplishments include:

  • Graduating with a 3.94 GPA
Aug 2006May 2011

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology

University of South Florida

Accomplishments include:

  • Graduating from an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified program.
Nov 2015Jun 2016

Associates of Science in Practical Nursing Technology

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

Accomplishments include:

  • Graduating with a 3.8 GPA
Aug 2016Sep 2016

Shaolin Medical Graduate

Songshan Shaolin Wushu Institute , China

Graduate Medical Certificate from Songshan Shaolin Wushu Institute

Accomplishments include:

  • Completed 152-hour curriculum composed of acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, meditation , cupping, and gua sha.

Volunteer

Oct 2016Present

Acupuncture Intern

Sarasota Manatee Acupuncture Resource Team

Community Acupuncture to support our Active, Reserve and Retired Military Veterans.

Accomplishments included:

  • Facilitated Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture for PTSD, Emotional Distress, and Pain for 28 patients.
  • Educating patients on the benefits and history of Chinese Medicine
Nov 2015Present

Emergency Medical Tech

Florida Celebration Hospital

Volunteering with Florida Hospital as Emergency Medical Tech at Run Disney Events.
Responsibilities included:

  • Providing medical care to participants and the public
  • Providing orthopedic therapies such as athletic taping and  orthopedic evaluation
  • Supervising and assisting the dispensing of basic medical items such as Tylenol, bandages, etc...