Hi, I’ m
Scott Alan Whitfield
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher
Hello there! My name is Scott Alan Whitfield. I am a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and I’m very passionate and dedicated to my work.
20+ years on the job
40K+ Patient Treatments
Customers & clients
I HAVE WORKED WITH THESE COMPANIES
Now available for Telemedicine and Telehealth Appointments
I became licensed to practice acupuncture in California in 2004. I’ve had a busy time in practice so far, delivering nearly 30,000 acupuncture treatments in the 8+ years that I spent at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City alone.
Additionally, I’ve sought out specialized training in acupuncture for neuromuscular medicine, pain management, women’s health, trauma relief, orthopedics, sports injuries, as well as Chinese medicine approaches to complex, chronic conditions.
Recently, Scott has focused his efforts toward learning and understanding the topics of Sports Medicine Acupuncture; nonprofit startups, and management; as well as taking a comprehensive approach to learning web development and systems administration.
I have a voracious appetite for knowledge, and this field of study satisfies a drive to learn that’s been with me my whole life.
Scott wants to be able to put his significant expertise and vision to work for the Acupuncture profession and for patients of acupuncture everywhere. Ultimately Scott works toward delivering better health care through updated and validated evidence-based clinical protocols.
2019-Current Crossover Health
Delivering acupuncture treatments at the Visa World Headquarters in Foster City, CA; as well as at the Meta World Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
2013-2017 Acupuncture Hospital Jobs
After getting hired at Kaiser Permanente, my colleagues kept asking me, “Scott, how did you get hired at that hospital? Do you have any tips that can help me get hired? What is it like working at a hospital as an acupuncturist? What should I pay a salaried acupuncture hospitalist?” So I started a consultancy to help L.Ac.’s get hired into hosiptal positions.
2007-2016 Kaiser Permanente
I helped to launch the Department of Acupuncture at Redwood City Kaiser Permanente Hospital in 2007. I ran the department and treated hundreds of Kaiser Permanente members with chronic pain and/or nausea & vomiting due to chemotherapy, until my departure in 2016.
Certified Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncturist
Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner
Five Branches Institute
- Acupuncture 95% 95%
- Herbal Medicine 80% 80%
- Medical Qigong 80% 80%
- Teaching 85% 85%
- Coaching 75% 75%
- SysAdmin 65% 65%
I have many skills...
How I can help?
My modus operandi in life is to be as helpful to others as possible. Being a healthcare provider and technologist gives me unique opportunities to help others in very significant ways.
In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, you will receive custom acupuncture and acupressure point prescriptions, demonstrations of point locations and techniques, equipment to keep on hand, what to expect, and more.
In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, you will receive an online consultation and written herbal prescription which can be taken to any apothecary to be filled. Alternatively, you can order herbs through one of my partners and have your herbs drop shipped to your door.
In the Telemedicine/Telehealth setting, Medical Qigong is a powerful modality that allows the practitioner to achieve profound shifts in the health and healing process of a patient, at a distance. It’s akin to Reiki, but different as well. I have my own approach after 17 years of practice.
I have experience teaching at the Master’s level at Five Branches University Santa Cruz and San Jose, California. I taught a mix of didactic and clinical courses there. Since then, I have made efforts to move my educational material online to allow a broader audience access to them.
Do you have a complex or long-term medical issue? Or one that could use some support? Heath Coaching+ with Chinese medicine gives patients an incredible leg up in their pursuit of improved health. Receive a Telemedicine/Telehealth online consultation, and a written Plan of Care so that you can start to take control of your health today.
I started tinkering with WordPress websites back in 2011, and since then have developed the skills necessary to be my own sysadmin and web developer. I now create virtual private servers using Linux, then secure, harden, and optimize the servers to enable secure and lightning-fast WordPress websites, such as this one.
Some of my most recent projects
In addition to practicing Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I build WordPress websites from the ground-up to serve my personal and business endeavors, as well as those of my clients. Find a few examples, below.
What Some of My Clients Say
Here are but a few of the fine individuals I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past. This is them, in their own words, talking about our professional interactions. Have a look!
I have known Scott for 11 years now. Not only do I respect him as my Doctoral program classmate and colleague, but would also like to share my experience of great treatments from him. I am sensitive to needles. Scott is very professional and listens to his patients. He was very patient and stayed with me the whole times during treatments, which made me feel secure and comfortable. In particular, Scott is very skillful in needling techniques. He used Dr. Zhu’s method of scalp acupuncture and Master Tung’s needling techniques on my extremities. Both were light and efficient. I have had some pain and heaviness for a while, but after just few treatments they were relieved. The relief started almost immediately during the needle stimulation. I woke up fresh and didn’t feel pain .much It was a blessing to have Scott as my colleague and doctor. I definitely recommend that you and anyone you know who needs help to come to see him.
Scott was a great instructor! He provided wonderful mentorship and guidance. I learned many practical and useful gems from Scott. His passion for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture shines through in his teaching!
I have the good fortune of being a student of Scott’s while he supervised our clinic rounds and now working alongside him at Dr. Zhu’s neuro-clinic. He’s truly one of a kind in his dedication to learn extensive treatment modalities, practice qiqong at a master level and maintain the artful soul of a musician. A lifelong student as he calls himself, Scott’s a supportive teacher and the best type of doctor one can have.
I have studied with Scott at the doctoral program at Five Branches University. We both were very impressed with the distinguished professors who came from China. One of them was so well known, when I told Chinese other acupuncturists during my post-doctoral rounds in China, they could not believe that I actually studied with such a master. Scott was very attentive in every class and took the best notes of all the precious clinical notes. Scott graduated with a doctoral degree which only very few acupuncturists in the USA have. I am very confident about his skills in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and I can strongly recommend him.
Scott is a highly effective accupuncturist and is able to create innovative treatment plans to benefit his patients. He is very passionate about his field and goes above and beyond in terms of ensuring that his patients are comfortable and have access to all the resources needed to heal – both during and after treatment related visits. He is a true patient advocate and I cannot recommend him highly enough!
It has been a pleasure to work with Dr.Scott Whitfield, from 2007 until 2016 as a Medical Assistant in the Department of Acupuncture Clinic at Redwood City Kaiser. He has been professional, and always had his patients’ best interest in mind. He has treated me with courtesy and respect. Often times his treatments render positive results. All in all, he is a skillful Acupuncturist.