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Who is this doctor, and why is she doing Healing Touch?


I am a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, as well as a member of the Healing Touch Professional Association .

My other hat is as a board-certified holistic family physician who worked in family medicine group office practices for 28 years, then did 3 years of a solo house call family practice before retiring from active family practice at the end of 2011.

My interest in holistic, integrative medicine began about 15 years ago, when my daughter became a Holistic Healer and I sought an understanding of this very different approach to health care. At the same time, I saw conventional medical care in the U.S. become increasingly focused on treating diseases, and less on understanding the whole person and facilitating their self-healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

In mid-2010, a dear friend, Dorothea Hover-Kramer, asked me to read & write a review of a new book she was writing for the public about Healing Touch. Doing so, I was fascinated and felt compelled to learn more about energy medicine. Since then, I completed  Levels  1-6 of Healing Touch training and additional requirements  to become a  Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Certified Instructor.  

The past 5  years have been a time of immense growth both personally and as a healer. I find this work joyously fulfilling – beneficial to my clients and to myself in being ‘healed, whole and healthy’.