by John Weeks, Publisher Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports Sandi Amoils, MD the president elect of the American Medical Acupuncture Association Long time Indiana based integrative medical doctor and acupuncturist Sandy Amoils, MD is the president elect of the

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports 

Sandi Amoils, MD the president-elect of the American Medical Acupuncture Association

Long-time Indiana-based integrative medical doctor and acupuncturist Sandy Amoils, MD is the president-elect of the American Medical Acupuncture Association. Amoils and her spouse Steve Amoils, MD were pioneers in forming a hospital-based integrative medicine center in the upper Midwest. The two have since moved the Alliance Institute for Integative Medicine out on its own under the fetching URL of www.myhealingpartner.com. The team has co-authored Get Well & Stay Well – Optimal Health through Transformational MedicineTM. Amoils will take over the presidency in May 2014.

Integrative pain pioneer Heather Tick, MD’ Holistic Pain Relief published

Back in the early 1990s when the concept of interprofessionalism had not year received its huge boost from the Canadian government, and long before the Health Resources Services Administration joined with a group of U.S. foundations to start the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Heather Tick, MD was creating a remarkably integrated, team-based, pain clinic in Toronto. Tick, presently the holder and endowed professorship in integrative pain at the University of Washington has recently published Holistic Pain Relief: Dr. Tick’s Breakthrough Strategies to Manage and Eliminate Pain. The book includes liner notes from Bernie Siegel, MD, Adi Haramati, PhD, anesthesiology professor Jane Ballantyne, MD and this writer. This is Tick’s second book.

Comment: I have the pleasure of working with Tick on the Integrative Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. This is what I shared on the jacket copy: “Dr. Tick’s personal experience of chronic pain and her pioneering practi9ce of team-based integrative care make her the right voice and the right time. A compelling story-teller, she offers crisp communication on complex topics.”

Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD – first naturopathic president of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Integrative oncologist Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD is the first naturopathic physician to serve as the president of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). Greenlee is an investigator with a long association with Columbia University whose research focuses on lifestyle issues in breast cancer modification and control. SIO, founded by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Barrie Cassileth, PhD, has had a remarkable mix of leaders, including a nurse practitioner, a BSc, and a PhD.  Notably, Greenlee’s president-elect is another naturopathic physician who has been in long-time leadership both at SIO and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH.

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