Dr. Diane (click here for Dr. Diane's Bio) has over 20 years of experience in Western Medicine. Diane was a Radiologic Technologist and had a career change after a debilitaing illness was corrected by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our unique model of East meets West gives you the best possible treatments which are unique to your specific needs. Because we are experienced in both models, we are able to see the Chinese Medicine view of your pattern of disharmony as well as the Western view or "diagnosis". We appreciate that both models have their attributes and the combination of the two will give you the best overall care; you don't have to choose one over the other. We believe that we must take advantage of the breakthrough in modern technology but we can't lose touch with the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine. We are dedicated to education, by arming you with knowledge!This will empower you to make good choices about your health as well as the health of your loved ones. Check the Whole Foods web site calendar for free Seminars given by East Winds. Seminars include NAET (allergy elimination), Fertility, Sports injuries and enhanced performance, Chinese Medicine 101 to mention a few.
East winds was founded in 1996. Dr, Diane has a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and now over 18 years of experience. After falling through the cracks of Western Medicine she tells the story how Chinese Medicine saved her life at least twice!
Our goal is to take the best of both east and west, combine them for the best possible outcomes for your health
We have published research on high tech fertility treatments as well as we use scientifically proven protocols. With this integrative approach we see amazing results with our patients.
We promise to be:
Compassionate: We treat with compassion and use all tools to help you on your journey to health.
Comprehensive: We have a comprehensive combination of ancient Chinese Medicine as well as a "science" based practice.
Professional: We adhere to the highest professional standards with integrity and mindfulness.
Science based: We are current with newest research to obtain great measurable results
Passionate: We are passionate about what we do for our patients and are thrilled "daily" that our patients are making progress
Diane Cridennda does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Diane Cridennda's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
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.
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Neck Pain Procedure
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
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.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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.
International Institute For Chinese Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1995
Bejing Japanese Chinese Friendship Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Diane Cridennda has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Diane Cridennda has no media or publications listed.
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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Diane Cridennda Says:
I want to thank all of you have have taken time to share your experience at East Winds Acupuncture.
My goal is to educate my patients to enable them to make more "sound" decisions re life style, food choices and prevent disorders and diseases that interfere with leading a passionate and productive healthy life.
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