Greg, a native San Diegan is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. He is also Nationally Certified Acupuncturist through the NCCAOM. In his private practice Greg has focused on Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Pain Management and Drug and Alcohol Detox. Greg has been in practice for nearly 20 years and enjoys working with all patients, helping them to enjoy a baseline of health and vitality that is sustained through proper maintenance, thus preventing injury and disease. Greg believes in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and incorporates Mindfulness, Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices into his practice.
Greg has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Most recently Greg managed operations for Healthyroads Total Population Health Coaching for American Specialty Health. In this role Greg oversaw the day to operations of a staff of 100 Health Coaches and supervisors, helping members achieve their goals in weight management, tobacco cessation and stress management. Greg was co-owner of California Medical Arts Group, taking over for Janet Zand and Phillip Himburg in Santa Monica. He also maintained hospital privileges at Century City Hospital working within an integrated group of pain management specialists under Joseph Heims, MD. During his tenure in Los Angeles Greg worked with David Kipper, MD in Beverly Hills providing acupuncture treatments as part of Dr. Kipper’s Drug and Alcohol Detox program. Greg has served as professor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in the Herbology department and was a Senior Herbalist and published author for Elixir Tonics &Teas in West Hollywood. Greg has also been licensed through the New York Board of Acupuncture and the Virginia Board of Acupuncture and in this capacity has provided peer review clinical oversight and utilization management for a network of acupuncturists managed through American Specialty Health.
Greg began his career as an acupuncturist after a successful career as a professional dancer, touring internationally. Greg is an Encinitas resident, an avid surfer, soccer player and father of four beautiful children! He brings his innate understanding of the body, empathetic nature, and experience as a Tai Chi practitioner to every patient treatment and working relationship. Greg is honored to have been selected as the next Director of Clinical Operations at PCOM.