Interview with Katherine Alexander Anderson
Katherine (MBA, DACM, LAc, FABORM) entered into the study and practice of TCM for infertility through her own personal experience with reproductive challenges. She has an extensive background in the medical field and has operated reproductive health clinics in both New Hampshire and Maine for the last decade. In this interview she highlights her clinical knowledge of treating couples with unexplained infertility with ‘Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine’. As the president of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) she is a strong advocate for patients utilizing properly certified TCM reproductive health specialists when choosing this avenue of care. ~ Spence
Bachelor of Science, Health Management & Policy, University of New Hampshire
Master of Business Administration, University of New Hampshire
Masters of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, New England School of Acupuncture
Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
PhD Candidate, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Licensed to practice Chinese medicine in Maine and New Hampshire
Founded almost 10 years ago, and still operating today, a very busy fertility and women’s health TCM clinic. I founded this at a time when many said you couldn’t just specialize in fertility and women’s health and you had to treat everything to survive. I said “if you don’t specialize, you won’t specialize:”. If I you want to know a lot about something then you have to put your heart and soul into learning everything you can. So I did.
Taking over ABORM after the death of the founder was a huge challenge. I was honored that Ray knew I could do it based on my business degree/experience and success running my own clinic, but to do and do it well during a time of grieving by a membership that respected him was uniquely challenging . There were a lot of sleepless nights and stressful days feeling the pressure to ensure the organization survived. My leadership skills just instinctively took over and I developed a foundational structure for the organization that hadn’t existed before so that it could withstand the current team and time.
I am honored that at this point in my career I have been asked to share some of my knowledge and wisdom with others. I have been asked to speak again at TCM Kongress for the 3rd time next year, recently spoke at the Evidence Based Acupuncture Symposium to help spread awareness of the research surrounding our profession and just completed writing an article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine on Unexplained Infertility that was a rewarding experience. I am passionate about our medicine and its ability to help fertility patients and love being a conduit, spreading the word in any way possible whether speaking to groups of patients or practitioners.
Former VP of Operations for long term care organization
Former director of patient service centers for national diagnostic laboratory organization
Founder/Clinical Director/TCM doc – Rhythms Center of Women’s Health
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