Dr. Machelle Perkins established her practice in 1999. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post graduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a Medical Degree in Naturopathy from St. Luke’s University School of Medicine.
Dr. Perkins is a board certified by the NCCAOM and the Florida Department of Health as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has passed her National board exam in Naturopathy and previously had a license to practice Naturopathy in the District of Columbia and Idaho. There is currently no comparable license available in the State of Florida. She served on the medical board of the Cancer Wellness Institute from 2000-2004.
Dr. Perkins is considered to be one of the leading acupuncturists in the state based on her success rate with her patients. She has earned her reputation but incorporating cutting edge technology into her practice.
Westbrook University Homeopathy & Homotoxicology Aesthetic Lipodissolve – The Non-Surgical Lipoplasty Many years of numerious hours of extensive training in Holistic Medicine
Dr. Perkins has lectured to The Society of Radiation Therapists on the benefits of Oriental Medicine for cancer patients. She has been interviewed on the nationally broadcasted, Good Day New York, where she discussed the benefits of Oriental Medicine. She also treats a wide range of patients including professional athletes.
Dr. Perkins promotes a natural approach when treating patients, especially in the fields of pain management, aesthetic enhancement and nutritional counseling.
Years In Practice22
EducationSt. Luke’s University School of Medicine, Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of South Florida
TrainingShe is nationally and state board certified as an Acupuncture Physician. She was a nationally board certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the District of Columbia and Idaho for over five years. There is currently no comparable license available in the State of Florida. She was on the Medical Board for the Cancer Wellness Institute for 4 years. Dr. Perkins has not only taught CEU's to radiation therapists but has been featured on Good Day New York and 46 news stations throughout the country explaining the benefits of Oriental Medicine for cancer patients. Dr. Perkins continues to give lectures on the benifits of Oriental Medicine. She is presently a member of American Society of Aesthetic Mesotherapy (ASAM), American Association of Oriental Medicine and Florida Naturopathic Association.
AffiliationsCancer Wellness Institute,
CertificationAcupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) Cold Laser Certification Neuromsucular Massage Certification ASAM - Aesthetic Mesotherapy Westbrook University Homeopathy & Homotoxicology Aesthetic Lipodissolve - The Non-Surgical LipoplastyMany years of numerious hours of extensive training in Holistic Medicine
Doctor Perkins is people oriented; she has the patient’s best interest in mind. She is caring, compassionate and spends allot of time with her patients. I have visited her on many occasions and she has always resolved my issues with pain. I have seen many acupuncturists in St. Petersburg and she is by far the best I have seen.
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