Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Scott Alan Whitfield

I am a California native and resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. I graduated from Five Branches University of Santa Cruz and San Jose with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM).

In 2004, I became licensed to practice acupuncture in California. I’ve had a busy time in practice so far, delivering nearly 30,000 acupuncture treatments in the 8+ years I spent at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City alone.

Additionally, I have sought out specialized training in acupuncture for neuromuscular medicine, pain management, women’s health, trauma relief, orthopedics, sports injuries, as well as complex, chronic conditions.

I have nonprofit experience with the Pantheon Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) religious organization. I have attended many a meeting conducted under Robert’s Rules, and has acted as an informal Secretary, keeping the minutes of meetings for the group.

My Experience

Patients are a practitioner’s best teachers

I have been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for 17 years so far. After thousands of treatments and decades of experience, I now realize just how deep and wide this medicine is.

Every day in clinic is a humbling experience as I work to meet each individual’s unique needs. I take your health concerns seriously, and generally strive toward the alleviation of suffering wherever and whenever I may find it.

Crossover Health


Life@ Wellness Center – MPK 49 & MPK 281


Modern Acupuncture

Clinic Director

Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA location.


Acupuncture Hospital Jobs


Helping other L.Ac.’s get hired at hospitals.


PRIME Pain Management Institute


Treating out of the Capitola and Salinas, CA clinics.


Improving the health of Californians, one needle at a time.


my Skills

An admittedly disparate grouping of skill sets, this reflects the reality of my varied experiences, training, and interests.

  • Medical
  • Business
  • Data Science


  • Acupuncture and adjunct modalities
  • Herbal medicine
  • Exercise medicine
  • Tuina massage
  • Dietary & Lifestyle medicine


  • All aspects of medical practice
  • Software applications
  • Technical writing
  • Consulting
  • Management

Data Science

  • Specializing in the Healthcare Sector
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Tableau
  • Python, R
  • Probability, Statistics
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