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Dr. Howard Chen, M.D. is a specialist in Integrative Medicine and has been practicing for almost 20 years. He graduated from University of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 2001, and completed his residency at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Chen is board certified in Family Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and has a certificate of added qualification in Hyperbaric Medicine and is a Diving Medicine Physician.  He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FAAMA), and has lectured at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture’s Annual Symposium

Dr. Chen is an accomplished educator, speaker, and clinician.  He likes to describe himself as a “fixer of people and things”.

Education and Experience - Western Medicine

There is something comforting about knowing not only my accomplishments, but more information about me than normally shows up in a Resumé.  

2019 - 2022

Founder and Director, The Chen Center for Integrative Medicine, Reno, NV.

2009 - 2018

Medical Director - Renown Medical Acupuncture, Renown Integrative Medicine, Reno, NV

Hyperbaric Medicine Physician (DMAC 2d certified) 

Renown Hyperbaric Oxygen, Reno, NV

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine


Staff Physician - Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Renown Health, Reno, NV


Staff Physician, HAWC Clinic (Now Community Health Alliance), Reno, NV


Resident Physician, Chief Resident, University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, Seattle, WA


Education and Experience - Chinese and Spiritual Medicine


Student,  Middle Way Acupuncture Institute, Mt. Vernon, WA


Faculty - The Academy of Acupuncture, San DIego, CA

Visiting Instructor - Tan Academy of Balance, Vancouver, BC


Meditation Sabbatical, Clairvision School


Ongoing Acupuncture Education

Medical Qi Gong Education - Steven Aung, MD


Elected - Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Published Article - Muscle Channel Technique for Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy


Board Certified - American Board of Medical Acupuncture


Graduation from HMI Acupuncture School

Founder, Dragonfly Medical Acupuncture, Reno, NV

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