Scot Somes earned his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This three-year program consists of 2850 hours of education including over 1000 hours of clinical internship. He was certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certification in Clean Needle Technique. Scot's training includes adjunctive therapies such as Chinese herbs, moxibustion, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy, TCM Sports Medicine, TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations, and Pain Management to name a few. Scot was the Clinic Director at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He supervised over 50 interns and 20 supervisors for the clinic and was responsible for OSHA and HIPAA requirements and training. Scot is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado and the American Association of Oriental Medicine. He is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado. Additionally, Scot earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver in August, 1998 and his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in May, 1990. He currently serves as a Captain and Commanding Officer in the US Navy Reserves. Scot loves to play various sports as well. In the summer, you can find him cycling throughout the Front Range and the mountains, swimming and hiking. He loves to ski and play indoor soccer in the winter. This clinic complies with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Colorado Department of Health. Only single-use, disposable, factory-sterilized needles are utilized. Professional Associations: Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC) NCCAOM Acupuncturist Without Boarders AAAOM Education: Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, MSTCM (2006) University of Denver, MBA (Finance) (1998) United States Naval Academy, BS Engineering (1990)
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Why We are Unique and the Best
There are several reasons that make your treatments unique at our clinic and separate us from western medical services and other acupuncture clinics:
You receive an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique health issues rather than a standard or quick fix solution. We do an extensive intake and get to know our patients.
2. Your first visit is 1 to 1.5 hours and follow-up visits are approximately 1 hour.
3. We take the time to explain and educate you on your diagnosis from the Chinese medical perspective.
4. In addition to your acupuncture treatment, you receive free nutritional consultation, herbal consultation, cupping, electrical stimulation, Tui Na, exercise recommendations and lifestyle suggestions as needed.
5. You can contact Scot or Stephanie via email, text or telephone with any questions and he/she will contact you with a timely response to meet your needs.
6. As a patient you will receive monthly to quarterly email with interesting health issues or topics that look at health from the TCM perspective. We blog on our website with health articles for educational purposes as well.
7. If requested, you will receive a patient ledger with your treatments and payments that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
8. You can pay via cash, check or credit cards. We accept insurance. Currently we are in network with United Health Care and Aetna. However, if you insurance accepts acupuncture we can bill them out-of-network. There are treatment packages available as well.
9. All herbs are GMP certified and can be tailored to meet your needs.
Scot Somes does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Scot Somes' 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.
Head and Neck Conditions
Pain Killer Addiction
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Chronic Pain Management
Low Back 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.
United States Naval Academy
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Colorado School Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2006
University Of Denver
Other Education | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Scot Somes has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Scot Somes 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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