I have lived in 8 states East to West, North to South and in Canada. I have worked in the operating room for 19 years at many University Level 1 Trauma hospitals in TN, TX, AZ, CA and MT. I was stuck in surgery with a contaminated needle in 1991. In 1996 I was positive for the Hepatitis C virus. In the hospital, I was working with 12 others who had the HCV, 10 people who took the treatment for HCV said they would never do it again because the side effects were so bad and they did not get better. I was already sick, I did not want to be sicker. I began reading natural healing books and found dandelion to be a great medicine for the liver with milk thistle. My yard was covered in dandelions. I ate raw dandelions, I ate the leaves and roots. I made tea with the roots. I did not know exactly what to do but I felt that the dandelion was better than a Western drug that did not have a good healing rate. I moved to California and sprained my ankle learning to surf. I had broke that ankle 10 years prior. Instead of going to urgent care for pain medication and instructions to wrap it, ice it and elevate my ankle, I wanted healing for my ankle, not drugs. I went to see an acupuncturist. He noticed that my liver was inflamed and said he can treat my ankle and my liver. I was in shock that he saw my liver had problems. After his treatment I found out his partner was a Liver Cancer MD from Nanjing, China doing research with San Diego State University on liver cancer. I knew I needed to see her. She put me on herbs to cook at home and drink every day, 3 times a day. I had acupuncture 3 times a week for a few months. I felt the best I felt in many years. My hepatologist at the University of Irvine, CA was amazed that my liver panels were better and I was not taking Western Medication. He said whatever I was doing was helping me and not to stop. I decided then to go to acupuncture school. I started my education at South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA. I began an orthopedic acupuncture program outside of school and my internship was in Beijing, China at 5 hospitals in Beijing. While in Beijing, the other participants knew different styles of acupuncture than I did and I wanted to learn what they were being taught. So when I returned to the States, I changed schools, to Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. I graduated in 2003. I have held an acupuncture license in AZ, MA and in FL. I have been licensed since 2004. In MA I had a happy acupuncture business treating the local communities. I was nominated as the Best in Acupuncture for 3 years in a row for the South Shore. I had fun and did my best as I have always done. Here in AZ I now hold a steady community acupuncture service at a sliding fee to make acupuncture treatment affordable. I held community acupuncture only twice a week for a few hours in MA. That was a good support to those in need. Phoenix area is different and not like the small towns I served in MA. Now I am doing what is best for a large community. I look forward to being a good health reference and resource to attaining improved health.
I do my best at performing an acupuncture treatment that makes a positive difference for your body. I work with integrity and honesty in all I do.
If I do not do what you need I will find out who does what your needs are and refer you to them. I am not able to fix everything. I am not specialized in all. I do have multiple trainings and experience for a variety of specialties.
Leslie Gray does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Leslie Gray'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.
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Low Back Procedure
Neck Pain Procedure
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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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.
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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.
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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.
University Of Arizona
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
Bexar Co Hosp-U Tex
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Martin L King Hosp
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
University Of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
St Mary Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
Emperor's College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2003
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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