Heather Carmichael, L.Ac
Heather began her career in acupuncture in 1992 upon graduation from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. After experiencing private practice, she took a position as director of the School of Acupuncture at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. There she also taught in the clinic and classroom settings. Heather has lived in Fairbanks since 2000 and is the recipient of 2006 Alaska Business Woman of the
- Portland State University, Portland, OR – Bachelors of Science in Social Science
- Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR - Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine
State of Alaska Business Woman of the Year 2007
How long have you been in Alaska and why did you move here?
I moved to Alaska in 2000 with my family to purchase and co-own the Holistic Medical Clinic. By 2003, HMC divided and The Alaska Center for Natural Medicine was incorporated.
Where have you lived before Alaska?
Before living in Alaska, I lived in Arizona for 3 years and worked as Director of the School of Acupuncture at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Prior to moving to Alaska, I taught Chinese Medicine in the clinic and in the classroom. Before moving to Alaska and my first few years in Alaska, I had a full successful practice treating patients with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Hobbies and other interests?
In my free time, I enjoy traveling to foreign countries immersing myself in the culture and language. A lifetime goal of mine is to speak Spanish fluently. Other hobbies include tennis and biking. In addition, I have a fond interest in decorating (home and business design).
I have a brother in Anchorage and a mother in Washington. We are close and get together for visits often. I also have 3 children; Audrey, Emery and Katie. All live in Fairbanks.