Originally from Western New York, my interest in healthcare began at an early age when my mother would take me to her work at a local radiologist’s office. Later while completing the exercise science program at UB, I embraced ideas that seemed organic to me: that there is more to health than the absence of pain or disease, the concept of wellness, and the multiple factors that affect total wellness. I felt called to pursue a career that not only involved medicine but emphasized a natural approach to enhance the ability to function overall. My postgraduate education was completed at New York Chiropractic College and the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Through a study abroad program after graduation I traveled to China to complete an 80 hour internship in Zhenjiang Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, where traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine are practiced under one roof. This was the culmination of an intensive and well-rounded education which embraced values I share: an open-minded approach to individualized and truly integrative patient care. To say that this was the experience of a lifetime would be an understatement! From May 2014 to December 2015 I had the fortunate opportunity to be an associate with an incredible group of chiropractors, massage and rehabilitation therapists at the Sport, Spine and Injury Center of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Invaluable experience was gained here as I worked alongside such a great team treating a wide variety of patients and presentations. I recently relocated back to my hometown and am very excited to work here at Acupuncture Works. Your visits will include intake of subjective and objective information, biomedical and traditional Chinese medical assessment and diagnoses, a full explanation of your condition, the treatment session, and any lifestyle modifications that could help. “Doctor” means “teacher” and patient education to promote empowerment is of utmost importance to me. “Chiro” means “hand” and my treatment style is based on the healing power of touch. Should the situation arise, referral to another provider may be warranted as I strongly encourage comanagement with other healthcare professionals. It is my goal to not only restore but continually improve wellness by harmonizing the body, mind, spirit with a unique blend of skills learned throughout my education and experience. It is my passion to use chiropractic, tui na: Chinese medical massage, and traditional Chinese medicine to rebalance what has gone astray either recently or over time. It is my pleasure to listen, view you as a whole, determine the root of an issue, and uncover what may be preventing you from living life to the fullest. It is an honor to take care of this community of family and friends. I deeply respect the art, science, and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine and chiropractic as both a practitioner as well as a patient. When I’m not in the office you can find me exploring the outdoors especially on the disc golf course or camping, having a good laugh with my husband and family and friends, enjoying live music, cheering on my beloved Buffalo sports teams, engaging in a daily qigong and yoga practice, and relishing this resurgence of our Queen City. Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your health goals! Please see below for a handful of patient populations and conditions I have seen in the office:
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My path to taking care of others began at a very early age as I listened to my mother, a nurse and father, a fire fighter tell stories around the dinner table about who they helped that day. I was inspired to walk in their footsteps and serve the community by becoming a health care provider. I graduated from Gannon University in the spring of 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and began my graduate education in the fall of that same year at New York Chiropractic College. It was on that campus that I began to understand the true importance of holistic health care and healthy living. Throughout my education, I slowly began adopting the ideals of healthy eating and regular exercise, while exploring alternative health care. Over time healthy lifestyle choices became habit and before I knew it, I felt better than I ever had in my entire life with greater energy, focus, health, and happiness. Upon graduation from NYCC in 2013 I had the privilege of practicing Chiropractic in Woodbridge, VA; just south of Washington, DC. At Virginia Family Chiropractic I was given the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the best Chiropractors and Massage therapists in the area. I was able to treat and manage an invaluable amount of patient cases and presentations, further developing my skills as a practitioner. In January of 2016, following re-location back to WNY in order for my wife and I to be closer to our family and friends, I was given an opportunity to start treating patients at Disc Doctor in South Buffalo. It felt incredible to be at home, in the city I love, sharing the knowledge and skills I have learned to positively impact the lives of individuals and there family’s in the community that matters most to me. As of September 2016 I decided to continue working toward my dream of providing a holistic approach of health care to the community by joining forces with Acupuncture Works. I feel truly grateful to be part of a team that can provide multiple aspects of health care and wellness to patients and their families all under one roof. I have become committed to spreading the principles and ideals behind healthy, holistic living to as many people as I possibly can. Chiropractic and wellness can change your life, just like it did mine. I encourage you to start living as you were intended to and give myself and the other wonderful practitioners at Acupuncture Works, the pleasure of guiding you on this journey to true health and wellness that you, your family, and your friends are all entitled too. Some patient’s and conditions that I have experience with include, but are not limited to: