Liz Woolford, M.D., has been a physician acupuncturist at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine since its opening in 1999.
She trained as a physician at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Following medical school, she completed a three-year traditional Family Practice residency and then worked for nine years as a Family Physician.
During that time, she found herself treating and diagnosing many patients with chronic conditions that medications and physical therapy were often unable to address.
This inspired her to explore the use of alternative therapies, which she now integrates into her treatments.
Dr. Woolford’s continuing education pursuits include nutrition and non-prescriptive supplements. She completed her training in First Line Therapy in October, 2006.
She also has had training in prolotherapy in 2011 and now offers it to patients at the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine.
In addition to her practice, she traveled the country as a Clinical Instructor of Medical Acupuncture with the UCLA Physician Acupuncture Training Course/Helms Medical Institute for 3 years.
She served as President of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) in 2009-2010 and is one of its founding members.
Dr. Woolford and the medical accomplishments of the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine have been featured nationally on Lifetime TV.
Dr. Woolford enjoys sharing her experiences and expertise in patient care with local nurses, nursing students, medical students and residents. She likes serving as a bridge in understanding Western Medicine and the role of other scientifically validated alternatives.
Dr. Woolford is serving as the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine’s Director of Physician Education, overseeing applications to the Center’s Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence Program (IMPOE) fellowship program and medical student education.