Deborah Kelley, L.Ac., MSOMMy journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine began when my mother was successfully treated for long-time allergies within this mode of healing. After watching her inspiring success, I decided to try acupuncture myself for severe pain which I had been experiencing and it worked! It created in me a passion and a quest to find out more about this ancient yet very successful practice for healing, balance and health. This pursuit of knowledge took me to China's Heilongjiang University Hospital in Harbin, as well as to the Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine. This was a very exciting time in my life. I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience about the human body as I became a published Medical Illustrator for "The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain", as well as writing several magazine articles on similar subject matter. Through my years of teaching yoga and as a Certified Personal Trainer, I gained vast first-hand experience in helping others achieve personal balance and equilibrium in achieving their goals for better health. Being a very caring person has always been my nature -- yet as the years go by, my roles as a mother, sister, daughter and wife enlarge my care-taking experiences and they enlarge my compassion for others. Sharing further, what gives me vibrancy and vision is my deep and personal relationship with God. This special relationship greatly assists me in all venues of life but particularly in handling tough and challenging situations -- for which I am most grateful. It is with tremendous honor that I serve my community as I strive to help others achieve their own unique balance in optimal health -- wherever they are on their journey of life. Credentials: Deborah Kelley, L.Ac., MSOM Education, License & Certifications:Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (SWAC) License Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Colorado StateDiploma of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Heilongjiang University Hospital, Harbin, China Certified Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)Bachelors of Fine Art (MSCD)Associates of Arts (FRCC)Certified Yoga Instructor (YF)Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)Aqua Aerobics Instructor Continuing Education & Special Certificates:Dr. Li Xu - Study in China: Advanced TuiNa and Acupuncture Harbin Robin Cupp, Allergy Elimination and Applied Kinesiology Virginia Duran - Facial Rejuvenation AcupunctureMichael Young - Injection Therapy Training and CertificationDebby Shapiro - Five Element Herbal MedicineWhitfield Reeves - Sports Medicine AcupunctureNational Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer CertificationYogafit -Teacher Training Francoise Netter - Yoga and Dance Therapy Publications:The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain, 2009 By Whitfield Reaves & Chad Bong Illustrator: Deborah Kelley, Acupuncture Today April 2010; Article on Shoulder Pain, Illustrator: Deborah KelleyBoulder Magazine Winter/Spring 2009-2010; Article on Chinese Health Technique Works Unexpected Wonders by Debra Melani, Illustrator: Deborah Kelley Memberships:Acupuncture Association of ColoradoAmerican Association of Oriental Medicine
At Awakening Balance Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our healthcare providers practice their field of expertise in a very customized manner with each patient as they are carefully diagnosed and given a specialized treatment plan. It is our belief that the body has been created to heal itself naturally.
Through full-spectrum Acupuncture and the modalities of TCM, we strive to restore the intricate systems of the body back into healthy balance and energy flow. This method of treatment has been utilized and refined for over 4000 years. The goal is to treat the root causes that have provoked the imbalances that lead to illness and pain.
As a point of interest, the size of the acupuncture needle is like that of a strand of hair -- very thin and painless.
There is no health condition that acupuncture can not treat. Results are profound.
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Why It Matters: Deborah Kelley's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Metropolitan State College Of Denver
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
Southwest Acupuncture College
Medical School | Graduated 2009
Harbin Medical University
Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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