Galie Jean-Louis, L.Ac., EAMP, RYT BELLINGHAM MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE, PLLC A medically focused Acupuncture practice specializing in Women's Health, Integrative Cancer Care, Fertility, Neurological, & Orthopedic related pain management. NCCAOM Board Certified Masters Level Acupuncture Training Washington Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Association, Professional Member Galie holds a Masters Level Training in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Middle Way Acupuncture Institute. "My mission is to help each patient achieve health and well-being through acupuncture, and movement medicine while contributing as a health care team member working closely with local doctors and wellness practitioners in the Whatcom Medical community." She is the owner and founder of Bellwether Medical Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, and the owner of Bellingham Medical Acupuncture PLLC, her private practice. Galie holds a long time interest in integrative medicine, healthy communities and women's health and volunteers and serves on several related boards in Whatcom County. In addition to her degrees in Communications and Acupuncture, she has studied Nutrition and Integrative Cancer Care extensively with Dr. Andrew Weil via the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. For her clinical 500-hour internship, she worked locally at Peace Health Hospice House, interning under Hospice Acupuncturist Peg Murray gaining a special appreciation and desire to care for palliative and end of life patients.
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"Acupuncture with Western Medicine is the future of healthcare for the 21st Century. Bringing these two very different models together results in a more balanced healthcare system. At Bellingham Medical Acupuncture Clinic we believe that although many conditions are treated with Acupuncture it is important to view this care as an integrative approach to patient's western medical treatments, not just as an alternative. In certain cases you may be referred to seek the care of your physician or benefit from our exceptional referral base of Bellingham's best doctors and integrative wellness practitioners."
Galie is a Preferred Provider for Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield Fedral Employee Programs, BlueCard PPO/EPO and BlueCard Traditional network(s), ChoiceCare, Cigna, Commercial Insurance, Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW), First Choice Health, Group Health PPO, Group Health Options, Healthways WholeHealth Network, Health Management Administrators (HMA), KPS Health Plans, Lifewise, Personal Injury Claims, Premera, Regence BlueShield, Uniform Medical, Workman's Compensation. Prompt pay discounts available for Medicare patients.
Please contact Galie directly at the clinic at 360.739.0798 or visit http://bellwethermedicalacupuncture.com to learn more about how acupuncture may help you partner in your wellness and disease prevention — and if your insurance may cover your treatment, as well as our rates for Medicare, WWU Students or Senior Discount rates.
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Why It Matters: Galie Jean-Louis' 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
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
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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.
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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.
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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.
Middle Way Acupuncture Institute
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2012
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Middle Way Acupuncture Institute
Medical School | Graduated 2012
Peace Health Hospice House, Bellingham, Wa
Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
Peace Health Hospice House, Bellingham Wa.
Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
Arizona Ctr For Integrative Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2009
Middle Way Acupuncture Institute, Lac, Eamp
Other Education | Completed 2012
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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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Galie is a Preferred Provider for Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield Fedral Employee Programs, BlueCard PPO/EPO and BlueCard Traditional network(s), ChoiceCare, Cigna, Commercial Insurance, Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW), First Choice Health, Group Health PPO, Group Health Options, Healthways WholeHealth Network, Health Management...