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MARIE P. FRUCHTNICHT, M.A.O.M. , DIPL O.M (NCCAOM)

MARIE P. FRUCHTNICHT, M.A.O.M. , DIPL O.M (NCCAOM)

EDUCATION

  • M.A.O.M., American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), 2013
  • B.S., Health, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Associate of Science, Montgomery County Community College, 1999

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners in conjunction with the Texas Medical Board, 2013
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) ID#153760, 2013

APPOINTMENTS

  • President and Founding Member, AAAOM Student chapter at ACAOM, 2011-2012
  • Board Member, American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine National Student Organization (AAAOM-SO), 2011-2012
  • Secretary, Student Government Association (SGA) at ACAOM, 2010-2011

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Houston Geriatric Education Center (HGEC) Annual Interdisciplinary Student Team Competition – 3rd place; UT Health Science Center Houston, Texas – April 2012

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Texas Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (TAAOM)
  • Member, American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
  • Member, Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)

EXPERIENCE
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

August 2013 – present
Practitioner
Eastern Balance Oriental Medicine, LLC, Houston, TX

  • Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist providing compassionate and comprehensive patient treatment in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques and modalities while fostering an integrative approach to “whole patient” care by collaborating with each patient’s western medical team

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

October 2012- August 2013
Apprentice
Eastern Balance Oriental Medicine, LLC, Houston, TX

  • Worked under the supervision of Dr. Baisong Zhong and Ellen Gong, L.Ac. filling herbal prescriptions, documenting charts, removing needles, and performing patient intakes

September – December 2010
Assistant
weMED Clinic, Houston, Texas

  • Provided temporary front desk help which included everyday office tasks, handling payment for services, cleaning rooms, answering phones, scheduling, etc

March 2006 – January 2008
Wellness Consultant
Health and Lifestyles; Austin, Texas

  • Directly consulted with the President of Health and Lifestyles in all aspects of business development
  • Served as board member for non-profit branch reviewing potential grants
  • Provided consultations to potential corporate clients on the implementation of worksite wellness and fitness programs geared towards decreasing health care costs
  • Helped existing clients troubleshoot and refine their health and wellness efforts

January 2004 – February 2006
Wellness Coordinator/Manager
Health and Lifestyles at Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CMTA); Austin, Texas

  • Managed Wellness Resource Center, which included maintaining confidential health records, budget and program planning, purchasing, program implementation, evaluation, and success tracking
  • Designed programs geared toward building employee morale while decreasing absenteeism and the health care costs of approximately 1300 employees
  • Developed and delivered monthly lectures targeting the top 6 health risks as determined by conducting Health Risk Assessments (diabetes, cholesterol, lack of physical activity, obesity and nutrition, high blood pressure, and tobacco use)
  • Secured $91,000 in grant money and documented grant utilization for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Collaborated with divisions of the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and others to provide resources to the employees
  • Coordinated with community vendors to provide on-site services and discounts (i.e. Weight Watchers, Freedom From Smoking, chair massage, acupuncture treatments, flu shots, etc.)
  • Served as committee chair for the annual Health Fair
  • Assisted with the design and implementation of an Employee Fitness Center
  • Acquired employees’ biometric data to ensure compliance with commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements and healthy parameters

August 2003 – January 2004
Live In Personal Care Attendant
Services for the Elderly; Austin, Texas

  • Assisted attendee with personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication regimen, and mobility
  • Performed general housekeeping and shopping as needed
  • Assisted with wheelchair maintenance

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND OTHER SKILLS

  • Clinical Internship Zhejiang International Exchange Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinical Practice, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM, Affiliated Hospital to Zhejiang College of TCM; Hangzhou, P.R. China – 2013
    • Studied TCM Internal Medicine, TCM Gynecology, and Acupuncture
    • Chinese herbal training in pain syndromes related to autoimmune disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus)
    • Specialized acupuncture training in Abdominal Acupuncture Techniques
    • Clinical rotations in Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage) department
  • Clinical Internship LuZhou Medical College, International Cooperation and Exchange Office; Sichuan, P.R. China -2013
    • Studied TCM Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Prescriptions, Tuina, and clinical observations in the departments of orthopedic rehabilitation, dermatology, nephrology, hepatology, ophthalmology, and oncology.
    • Clinical rotations in Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage) department
    • Anatomy and Pathology laboratory study
  • Clinical Internship American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; Houston, TX -2012 o Studied TCM acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, and tuina treatments.
    • Clinical research topics included acupuncture and herbal medicines for hypertension; torticollis; menstrual migraines; and a case study of uterine prolapse.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED- Adult, current
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid, current
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration 1910-1030 Blood Borne Pathogens, current
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), current
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) Clean Needle Technique Course (CNT), current
  • Freedom From Smoking Instructor of the American Lung Association, 2005
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 2002-2005
  • Attended the 2011 Baltimore and 2012 Chicago American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) professional enhancement conferences

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