Dear Health Seekers,
All too often it’s the health care practitioner who gets personal information about the patient, while the patient gets little information about the practitioner and his or her practice. As someone who constantly strives for balance in all aspects of my life, I want to tell you my story.
My professional training began at the Tristate College of Acupuncture in New York City. After three years of intensive, hands-on training, I received my license to practice acupuncture in New York City. Later, I earned a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from Tristate. Nationally board certified, I am also licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
I was inspired to become an acupuncturist when my father, an alternative-minded M.D., discovered the many benefits of this 3000-year-old healing art over 20 years ago (well before it became fashionable). He was so successful at his work that he completely dedicated his life and practice to becoming a skilled acupuncturist. As a result, my practice is, in part, a way of honoring his expertise and courage, as well as the invaluable lessons that he passed down to me. Furthermore, he was able to effectively integrate both traditional and alternative forms of medicine goals, to which I also have devoted my professional life.
I firmly believe in the principles and methodology of my work, which are to offer you a range of treatments to help you become healthier now and in the future. My goal is not only to relieve you of your illness and discomfort, but to work with you on a personalized plan for preventative care, and to empower you to be your own best healer.
Safe and completely compatible with other types of health care you may be receiving, these treatments do not include drugs of any kind, nor must you discontinue any prescription medications. All courses of treatment are determined on a case-by-case basis; quality time is dedicated to each patient at every office visit.
I decided to base my practice here at 40 Park Avenue, because I am continually presented with challenges and opportunities to realize my professional objective: to combine the best that Western and Oriental medicine together can offer. My goal is to bridge the two by fostering a connection between traditional M.D.s and alternative health care practitioners. As a potential member of your health care team, I offer my personal promise that I will be tenacious in my commitment to support your efforts to achieve complete well-being.
Roberta Roberts Mittman