Yvette Bedrossian, RN, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®
Yvette started caring for the sick at the age of 16 as a certified nursing assistant in nursing homes and hospitals. She then started practicing as a Registered Nurse in 2004, specializing in Cardiology. After working as a travel nurse and gaining experience in orthopedics, internal medicine, peri-operative care and outpatient family medicine, she studied Chinese Medicine and herbology at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX.
Now she combines the two approaches to find the most effective treatment strategies for her patients on an individual basis. Yvette is a general practitioner, particularly passionate about pain management, detox, mental clarity, digestive health and cardiovascular health. She enjoys supporting those on their journey to achieve their wellness goals, especially for patients with chronic conditions.
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
Oregon State License #AC190746
An acupuncturist in the State of Oregon is licensed to provide health care using acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture treats neurological, organic or functional disorders by stimulation of specific points on the surface of the body by insertion of needles. Under Oregon law, the practice of acupuncture also includes traditional and modern techniques of Oriental diagnosis and evaluation; Oriental massage, exercise and related therapeutic methods; use of Oriental herbs, vitamins, minerals, and dietary advice.
Registered Nurse (California) License #631789
After passing the NCLEX in 2004, I practiced as a Registered Nurse in diverse feilds of medicine, mostly cardiology. I have had the priviledge to work at various institutions such as UCSF as a travel nurse in California, Washington State, Texas and Pennsylvania. I spent one year as a volunteer nurse in Trujillo, Peru and also worked as a mobile research nurse for pharmaceutical trials. While I am keeping a current RN license active, I have decided to focus my career fully on practicing Chinese Medicine.