About Penny

Who is this doctor & why is she doing Energy & Sound Healing?

I am a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Instructor. Although I no longer teach Level 1 classes, I do offer 1-2 hour energy self-care classes for groups at no charge.

I now host a free monthly Zoom call for healers, students or those interested in learning more about complementary, alternative healing modalities. These 90-minute Share, Care, & Learn calls offer interactive presentations by providers and instructors of various healing modalities. For more information or to joining this group, please contact me through this website. 

As a board-certified holistic family physician since 1980, I 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 medical practice at the end of 2011. I still maintain my MD license as a retired volunteer physician.

My interest in holistic, integrative medicine began about 20 years ago, when my daughter became a Holistic Healer and I sought to gain further understanding of this approach to health care. The focus on understanding the whole person and facilitating his or her self-healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels fit with the way I had always approached the practice of family medicine.

Dorothea 2010

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.

Thereafter, I completed  Levels  1-6 of Healing Touch training and additional requirements  to become a  Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Certified Instructor. In January 2018, I became a Qualified Mentor, but retired from mentoring in 2023.  I have received additional training in Back Chakra Activation, Advanced Chakra Diagnosis & Treatment, Master Hara work, Energy Anatomy  and Sacred Geometry techniques, Polyvagal theory with healing through the vagus nerve, and Crystal Healing. In Nov. 2019,  I was privileged to study sound healing  in Nepal, using Himalayan singing bowls, and now incorporate this amazing & effective sound healing in my treatment sessions.

The past 13 years of energy medicine practice 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’.

2 thoughts on “About Penny”

  1. I wish you the best, you are more that a Doctor, you are a healer and a compassionate, caring human being. Congratulations for moving forward and fulfilling your desire to help people.


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