I come to alternative medicine after watching and pondering the experience of the many patients I “rescued” as an emergency medical technician, and later an emergency room nurse. I had graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College Nursing Program in 1987 and after an initial period of excitement, my outlook became more gloomy as I worked with people who were in trouble because of neglected health. But there were others too: people who seemed to do all the right things but got ill anyway. Degenerative disease such as heart problems, diabetes, and arthritis were all too common complaints–and our medicines seemed to do nothing but provide temporary relief, and often caused side effects or other unintended problems.
Sure, we “fixed” a
Continuously since 1996: Board Certified in Adult Primary Care, American Nurses Credentialing Center (http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc)
2004, 2006: Board Certified in HIV Medicine by American Academy of HIV Medicine (http://www.aahivm.org)
2006: Board Certified in Classical Homeopathy by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com)
2001: Postgraduate Course in Classical Homeopathy, New England School of Homeopathy, Amherst MA (http://www.nesh.com)
1996: Master of Science in Nursing. Major: Adult Primary Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia (http://www.nursing.upenn.edu)
1994: Bachelor of Science. Major: Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania
1994: Basic & Professional Courses in Classical Homeopathy, New England School of Homeopathy
1993: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (http://www.nursingsociety.org)
In addition, I have spent some time in the study of various systems, although I may not always practice them. These systems include acupuncture/traditional Chinese medicine,
My influences include…
Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy
New England School of Homeopathy. Learn more about the school, the teachers, and the methods that may change
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake
She arrived at a time when medicine’s methods were struggling to reach real effectiveness. She transformed nursing from an afterthought to a discipline that helped to spawn statistical epidemiology, applied epidemiology, therapeutic nutrition, and the modern field of professional nursing itself. Her astute observations and practical-mindedness did more to improve health care than perhaps most medical discoveries of the time.