Dr. Monte Gores is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist by the state of Idaho, California, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). With Over 16 years of experience in Chinese medicine, Dr. Gores brings a wealth of knowledge to treat even the most difficult medical issues. In 1992, Dr. Gores began studying yoga, martial arts, and meditation while attending Arizona State University. This was his first introduction to eastern medicine and philosophy. In 1999, he began his formal training in acupuncture, Qi Gong, and herbal medicine while apprenticing at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center in San Francisco. This center is world famous for treating hepatitis C and HIV communities using an integrative medical approach. After leaving a stressful job with Goldman Sachs, trading equity options in Chicago and San Francisco, Dr. Gores studied Chinese language for a year before traveling to China. He wanted to visit the origins of Chinese medicine before embarking on a lifetime of study and medical practice. Upon returning to San Francisco, he attended one of the top Traditional Chinese Medicine schools in North America, The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), for four years. Dr. Gores also received extensive training in China. Orthopedics, diabetes, fertility, oncology, migraines, hepatitis and neprhology were areas of expertise gained while in China. In 2004, After graduating magna cum laude, Dr. Gores opened a Acupuncture clinic in Arizona. While maintaining a busy clinical practice, he completed a two year Doctoral program at the famous, Emperor's College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Santa Monica. The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is the highest level of education in the field of Chinese medicine in America. Dr. Gores focused on sports medicine, cardiology, oncology, and women's health while completing his Doctoral degree. His capstone thesis is entitled, "Acupuncture in the treatment of Insomnia." After graduation and 10 great years in Flagstaff, Arizona, Dr. Gores and his family decided to relocate to beautiful Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. The friendly people and beautiful lakes drew them to the area. Dr. Gores enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, tai chi, aikido, and cooking Italian food in his free time.
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I believe the human body has an innate wisdom to heal. My specialized acupuncture and unique herbal medicine resonates with this natural wisdom. Utilizing few needles, simple herbal medicine, modest lifestyle changes, and less treatment sessions than most practitioners is my tried and true formula for you optimal health.
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Why It Matters: Monte Gores' 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
Trigger Point Therapy
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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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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.
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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.
Arizona State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
American College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2004
Pou Ji Tang Clinic, San Francisco
Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
Second Affliated Hospital Of Zhejiang Medical University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
American College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2004
Emperors College Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Other Education | Completed 2014
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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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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