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. She was previously licensed in DC.
Dr. Perkins is nationally and state board certified by the National Certification of Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 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 has lectured to The Society of Radiation Therapists on the benefits of Oriental Medicine for cancer patients. She has been interviewed on nationally broadcast, Good Day New York, and locally broadcast Studio 10 where she discussed the benefits of Oriental Medicine. She 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.
Rusty is a young mini-labra doodle that has the disposition of a lab and the hypoallergenic properties of a poodle. He loves to play fetch and will always accept organic doggie treats. He also loves his new role as the "therapy dog" for all the patients. He is very well trained and knows that he is not allowed to bring toys in the treatment room. He has been trained to sit under a chair if the patient allows for him to join them during their treatment. Also, if the patient would feel more comfortable, accommodations can be made for Rusty not to be in the office during their treatment.