Meet Dr. Heather Wilkinson
Dr. Heather Wilkinson, DO, DABEM, FACEP, DABMA, DABIHM
Dr. Heather Wilkinson, DO, DABEM, FACEP, DABMA, DABIHM is excited to be joining the team at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. She will be completing a two year medical fellowship in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in January 2018. She is Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture, Integrative and Holistic Medicine and is both Board Certified and a Fellow in Emergency Medicine. She is a caring and intuitive healer who prides herself in her ability to listen and be fully present for each individual patient.
After suffering a back injury that ended her ER career, Dr. Wilkinson was introduced to acupuncture as a treatment option for her own chronic pain. Working alone and alongside conventional Western medical treatment, Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture offer more options to help people feel better and heal faster. She understands the feelings of hopelessness and how frustrating it can be when it seems as if your medical practitioner is not hearing you.
She immensely valued her tenure with the Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiative at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where she offered medical acupuncture, reiki, osteopathic cranial manipulation and prolotherapy to our active troops, veterans and their families. This passion for treating our “homegrown heroes” is a driving force for her today. Dr. Wilkinson combines her unique training to offer healing at a different, new level: encouraging our body’s innate healing power by addressing each person’s unique body, mind and spirit.
When Dr. Wilkinson (or Dr. Heather as many call her) is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. You can find her out with her 2 rescue dogs: Lady Josephine and Orion who is blind; or relaxing on her porch where her rescue cat, Napoleon, also loves to say hi. In 2015, she was certified in Equine Gestalt Coaching so that, along with her horsey co-coach (a Gypsy Vanner named Ahbainn), she offers another unconventional – yet very effective – healing modality to her patients and others. It is her Vision to help people to move past limiting beliefs that can arise when their lives are changed by illness and/or pain.