Kimberly Patterson, L.Ac.
Kimberly relocated to Austin from New Mexico in 1980
to pursue her love and passion of herbal medicine.
She had previously studied with many acclaimed
western herbalists such as Michael Moore and Jared Gann,
and brought her skills to a local wholesale herb business started by Mark Blumenthal called Sweethardt Herbs.
While at Sweethardt, she loved having access to the herbal library that is now the American Bontanical Council
and assisted with distribution of the clinical journal
then called “Herb News” which has now blossomed
into the prestigious “HerbalGram” located right here
in Austin Texas.
Her favorite job was managing another Austin herbal manufacturer, Herbs Etc. where she enjoyed studying, wild crafting and manufacturing every sort of herbal product from the fresh plant to finished product. She also was responsible for organizing alternative medicine classes, which is where she was introduced to Chinese Medicine by Stuart Watts founder of Southwest School of Acupuncture, The Institute of Traditional Medicine and the widely acclaimed Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin.
She left Herbs Etc to own and operate her own tincture manufacturing business until being lured away by an Austin start up, Whole Foods Market. She brought her skills in management and knowledge of alternative medicine to the Whole Foods Health and Wellness department for 14 years. At Whole Foods, she enjoyed a career of traveling and training, organizing wellness speakers and classes as the health food store expanded all over the country.
She continued to work at Whole Foods Market while receiving her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin Texas. Kimberly was proudly among the first graduating class of AOMA. After receiving her degree, she traveled twice to Sichuan, China to do post graduate work in oncology and gynecology and. hopes to continue her studies there to pursue a PhD.
Kimberly is one of the founding members of Creekside Whole Health Center and has enjoyed a busy private practice for the past 13 years. Her specialties include infertility, gynecology, oncology, mental
emotional work and pain management. She is well known throughout the Austin community for her compassionate bedside manner and extensive knowledge of both Traditional Chinese and Western Herbology.
She now has expanded her study of body mind medicine in the realms of qi gong and meditation and finds it very helpful for her self and her patients.
Licensure and Certifications
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License
Diplomat of Academy of Oriental Medicine Austin Texas
Diplomat of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
Diplomat of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)