Dr. Kim Marie, DOM

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Acupuncture | Female

Balance Point Oriental Medicine 39322 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Get Directions
(727) 831-1228
Dr. Kim Marie, DOM

Dr. Kim Marie, DOM is an acupuncture provider who practices in Tarpon Springs, FL. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

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Dr. Marie's Care Philosophy

My Purpose in practice is to help as many people as possible -- especially those who have been told they "cannot be helped" they "just need to learn to live with the problem" -- to regain and maintain their optimal level of health. I specialize in the treatment patients suffering from chronic, functional illnesses including diabetes and its many complications; stubborn hormone-based weight problems; chronic pain; migraine and cluster headaches; allergies and food-sensitivities; insomnia; post-herpetic neuralgia; and hemiplegia (paralysis), neurological deficits and aphasia resulting from stroke (CVA -- cardiovascular accident). I do not treat diseases and symptoms -- I treat persons who are suffering from diseases and symptoms. I believe the distinction is a vital one. You are not a disease or symptom; and it is not your disease or symptom -- it is an affliction -- not something you own, nor part of your identity as a person. TV and magazine ads for pharmaceuticals tell you over and over again that it is your migraine, your diabetes, your pain, etc., to reinforce the fallacy that the disease or symptom is a part of you as much as your arms or legs or eyes; creating feelings of powerlessness, helplessness and hopelessness. The word "doctor" is derived from the Latin word "teacher." I take my role as a teacher as seriously as I do my role as a healer and primary health care provider. I believe the most important things I teach my patients are first, you are not the symptom or disease that prompts you to seek my help; second, it is not your symptom or disease; and third, You are NOT Powerless over the symptom or disease -- I will teach you everything I possibly can to help you to help yourself; and to feel empowered, rather than powerless or hopeless. I've seen all too often people who surrender all of their power and their responsibility to their doctors -- "this is what's wrong with me -- please give me a pill to fix it." My patients and I are a team. Your care is a collaborative effort between you and me, and your PCP when appropriate. Your initial visit with me is at least 90 minutes because I believe in carefully evaluating everything going on with you, so you and I can determine your goals and your treatment plan together. You are NOT Powerless! Dr. Kim LAc DOM

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marie to family and friends
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based on 2 total reviews
Dr. Marie's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Marie Says:

The single one-star rating is not from a patient.  It is from a former business associate who is bitter and angry that I found it necessary to sever our relationship.

My actual patients are kind enough to provide me with hand written testimonials, and permission to use them however I think best.  

Please do not allow the vindictiveness of an unemployable person to prevent you...

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Dr. Marie's Care Philosophy

My Purpose in practice is to help as many people as possible  -- especially those who have been told they "cannot be helped" they "just need to learn to live with the problem" -- to regain and maintain their optimal level of health.  I specialize in the treatment patients suffering from chronic, functional illnesses including diabetes and its many complications; stubborn hormone-based weight problems; chronic pain; migraine and cluster headaches; allergies and food-sensitivities; insomnia; post-herpetic neuralgia; and hemiplegia (paralysis), neurological deficits and aphasia resulting from stroke (CVA -- cardiovascular accident).

I do not treat diseases and symptoms -- I treat persons who are suffering from diseases and symptoms.  I believe the distinction is a vital one.  You are not a disease or symptom; and it is not your disease or symptom -- it is an affliction -- not something you own, nor part of your identity as a person.  TV and magazine ads for pharmaceuticals tell you over and over again that it is your migraine, your diabetes, your pain, etc., to reinforce the fallacy that the disease or symptom is a part of you as much as your arms or legs or eyes; creating feelings of powerlessness, helplessness and hopelessness.

The word "doctor" is derived from the Latin word "teacher."  I take my role as a teacher as seriously as I do my role as a healer and primary health care provider.  I believe the most important things I teach my patients are first, you are not the symptom or disease that prompts you to seek my help; second, it is not your symptom or disease; and third, You are NOT Powerless over the symptom or disease -- I will teach you everything I possibly can to help you to help yourself; and to feel empowered, rather than powerless or hopeless.

I've seen all too often people who surrender all of their power and their responsibility to their doctors -- "this is what's wrong with me -- please give me a pill to fix it."  My patients and I are a team.  Your care is a collaborative effort between you and me, and your PCP when appropriate.  Your initial visit with me is at least 90 minutes because I believe in carefully evaluating everything going on with you, so you and I can determine your goals and your treatment plan together.

You are NOT Powerless!

Dr. Kim LAc DOM

Dr. Marie says...

My clinical specialty is the treatment of Diabetes and its complications, including stubborn weight problems.  I am honored to say that my expertise in this area has been recognized by the governor of Florida, who appointed me to be the first acupuncture physician to ever become a Member of the Florida State Diabetes Advisory Council in 2010, where I still serve today.

My work -- and positive results -- with diabetic patients has also earned recognition on the Floor of the Florida House of Representatives three times -- including being welcomed and recognized by the Speaker of the House.

"Before and After" pictures, and lab test results (with personal information redacted for privacy) are available upon request.

Dr. Marie says...

The single one-star rating is not from a patient.  It is from a former business associate who is bitter and angry that I found it necessary to sever our relationship.

My actual patients are kind enough to provide me with hand written testimonials, and permission to use them however I think best.  

Please do not allow the vindictiveness of an unemployable person to prevent you from further investigation.  I have an entire binder filled with testimonials from actual patients available for review.  If you would like to see it, I would be happy to offer you a consultation and evaluation at no charge as my way of thanking you for investigating further than a single rating by a non-patient.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

In health,

Dr. Kim Marie, AP, LAc, DOM

Balance Point Oriental Medicine

Dr. Marie's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Acupuncture
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pain
  • Allergies
  • Alternating Hemiplegia
  • Angina
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Back Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Elbow Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Food Allergy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Paralysis
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Midwest College Of Oriental Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Midwest College Of Oriental Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Midwest College Of Oriental Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Health & Wellness Center, Alexandria, Va--Body Restoration Technique Et.Al.

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Trinity International University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique

    Completed in 2007

    Nutrition--Bachelor Science--Midwest College Of Oriental Medicine

    Completed in 2005

    Sports Medicine Certification

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy and-or Sensitivity Elimination Reprogramming Technique
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Moxibustion
  • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Examination