Experience in herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, reflexology nutrition, and mindfulness in stress management
Barbara earned a nursing degree from Davis and Elkins College 1987, and a bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University 1988. She received her master’s degree in Nursing at Yale University in 1991, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Clinical training included practicums in an inner city Community Health Center, private medical practices, a Homeless Clinic and North Central Bronx Public Hospital.
In West Virginia, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the St. George Medical Clinic, in private practice with Dr. Sam Roberts and then for University Health Associates WVU Department of Medicine Section of Nephrology.
She earned a Doctorate in Naturopathy for Health Care Professionals from Clayton College of Natural Health in 2007, which incorporated study of herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, reflexology nutrition, and mindfulness in stress management. She studied Contemplative Healing with Dr. Christph Klonk and Dr. Phil Weber through Menla Holistic Health from 2006-2016, and was awarded certificate of completion.
Barbara completed training as an Acudetox Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association in 2017, and helped facilitate legislation in West Virginia to allow this treatment to become more widely available to the public.
In winter of 2020 I suffered respiratory malady and was concerned about the directives and medical plan of the local general practitioners. Barbara was there for me and helped to evaluate my symptoms and made suggestions as to the proper therapy. True to her directives when I discontinued the “PPI” (Prevacid) and was admitted to the University Hospital in Morgantown I was treated with two blood transfusions and eventually a series of Iron Infusions. I am grateful for her care as I was literally on the verge of demise.
Patients are seen individually, with both practitioner and patient wearing masks as long as pandemic precautions are advised. Patients are scheduled so they do not overlap in the clinic space, with adequate time between patients for cleaning. The clinic spaces are cleaned according to CDC guidelines. All acupuncture needles and seeds and beads are single use, disposable.