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Graduate Profile of Kimberly M. Wilson, EAMP, LMP

  1. Date of graduation: August 2011
  2. Full-time or part-time practice: Part-time
  3. Current practice setting: Integrative clinic
  4. Areas of practice specialization:
    • Type of patients: A wide variety of patients are treated at my clinic from children to elderly and at a variety of income levels, ranging from free government subsidized care to wealthy business owners and everyone in between. There are many middle aged, middle class patients who have acupuncture benefits through their workplace.
    • Type of therapy used: TCM, Toyhohari, moxibustion, craniosacral therapy, tuina, massage
    • Principal conditions treated: musculoskeletal problems, nerve pain, digestive problems, headaches, anxiety, depression, grief.
  5. Most rewarding aspect of practice: I am proud of the broad offerings and wide range of providers that work as employees at my clinic. I have fourteen massage therapists, four acupuncturists, two naturopathic physicians, and one structural integrator available for patient visits. The clinic is co-located with two chiropractors and a licensed mental health counselor. We also provide jobs for a manager, janitor, in-house accounting/payroll specialist, two billers, and three secretaries. I love love love the freedom of being self-employed.
  6. Most essential tips for other graduates desiring to establish a successful practice: Share your passion for the work and your enthusiasm will be contagious. Many patients and a lucrative career will follow. Embrace passive income streams via rental rooms, for example to amplify profits. I love selling supplements, flower essences, essential oils, and various other topicals to conveniently amplify results for patients. Do not be afraid to bill insurance. It is a great way to grow your practice, and employing a part-time biller at a certain point may make sense.

Kimberly Wilson is a 2011 graduate of the Middle Way Acupuncture Institute, a CCAOM member institution. For a list of all CCAOM member colleges, see state list.