Carmen Hering, D.O.

Out of a deep commitment to a whole-person approach to healthcare which includes the body, mind and spirit, Dr. Hering founded LIVE OAK MEDICINE, an interdisciplinary clinic that brings osteopathy, anthroposophic medicine, nursing and artistic therapies all together under one roof.  In order to make integrative healthcare more affordable and accessible, she also co-founded ACORN COMMUNITY CLINIC, a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to osteopathic and anthroposophic medicine and therapies, especially for children. Dr. Hering is passionate about the importance of early childhood for lifelong health and in providing support for children and families. The achievement of real health involves the whole community- medicine, education, agriculture, economics and the social life. In order to expand the scope of public health and promote health policies aimed to improve health, not only prevent disease, Dr. Hering co-founded the FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH CREATION, a non-profit organization and community project dedicated to patient education and outreach.

Dr. Hering is a California licensed physician and surgeon board-certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and certified in Anthroposophic Medicine.  She received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s College, majoring in physics and philosophy, and her medical training from Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. She completed her residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in NYC, where she applied traditional osteopathy in a hospital setting.

In private practice in Albany, CA since 2006, Dr. Hering treats patients of all ages for acute and chronic illness and injury.  She has a special commitment to child health, working with children with birth injuries and developmental challenges.  Using osteopathy, anthroposophic medicine and therapies and conventional medicine when needed, Dr. Hering is continually astounded by her patients’ ability to overcome illness and expand their abilities.

Dr. Hering lectures locally and nationally, trains medical students and physicians, and works with schools, teachers and therapists to support children’s healthy development.  She is president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), co-director of PAAM Training, faculty for Anthroposophic medical training and the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teaching Training (BACWTT), and adjunct medical faculty at Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is a current member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, the Cranial Academy, and the Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine.

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