Kimberley Benjamin L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Kimberley’s first experience with acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) was in the late 90s when she was working in a cigarette smoke-filled environment. She developed a deep chest cold. Kimberley’s roommate insisted she go see “her” doctor. As they were to the doctor’s office, Kimberley had no idea her life was about to change forever; she just hoped to get relief from her cold. The acupuncturist, Dr. Wang, treated her with acupuncture, Tuina, and Chinese herbs and sent her on her way. Her cough and phlegm were gone in two days, whereas most of her colleagues lived with these symptoms for weeks. At that point, Kimberley started using acupuncture and Oriental medicine as her primary health care—from knee pain to common colds—and she has never looked back.
In 1997 Kimberley received her BA in sociology with an emphasis in social work. She received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree 2008 from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. In 2008 Kimberley became certified as a diplomate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and she obtained her Colorado license to practice acupuncture in January 2009.
Kimberley spent many years serving her profession on both the State and National Boards. She believes in not only helping the individual but staying involved and contributing to the AOM community-at-large. Her hope is that anyone who needs the benefits of AOM can have it readily available to them as part of their insurance coverage. Kimberley is the owner of Fort Collins Family Acupuncture.
Lisa Wand, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M.
Lisa’s passion has always been people and helping them live their best life. After completing a Bachelor’s degree of Nursing Science from the University of Kansas she joined the U.S. Navy as a Registered Nurse and completed 24 years of military and civilian nursing service. This time in Western medicine led her to believe that people should have options for their health and well-being. Lisa obtained a Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA where she spent 4 years studying and practicing this often subtle but powerful medicine. She believes that the patient and practitioner working together can achieve the goal of wellbeing.
Lisa has completed additional certifications in Facial and Cosmetic Acupuncture, 5-Element Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and is a Reiki Master. Her path began with a strong desire to better understand people and what might be possible to help them on their own paths. The results of her studies and pursuits have landed her exactly at this place, at this time, to help others in this wellness process.
Lorna Hughes, Insurance Biller
Lorna has been handling all aspects of insurance billing & patient financial accounts for 20 + years in a Primary Care Setting and she has been handing the account for Fort Collins Family Acupuncture for the past 8 years. For any billing related questions, requests for itemized bill, or any other questions about acupuncture insurance coverage, please feel free to reach out to her directly. She can be reached at 970-402-1924.
Lorna enjoys a quiet life in a small town in Georgia….
Amber Cheney, Receptionist
Amber spent ten years in the hotel/hospitality industry in Houston, and is excited to bring her enthusiasm for customer care into a positive environment focused on physical and spiritual well-being. As a recent arrival in Colorado, Amber is eager to experience all that the Front Range has to offer, particularly the aspects that promote a healthy lifestyle. She is delighted to be at our front desk greeting patients who are also committed to wellness. In her free time, Amber writes novels, paints abstract art, reads everything she can get her hands on, and nurtures her ever-growing collection of house plants.