Felicia McCreary, MD received her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Biology from Creighton University in Omaha, NE – where she continued her education, graduating from Medical School in 2005.
She did her internship in Internal Medicine at UCSF Fresno and then was introduced to sunny AZ for her Anesthesiology residency. Upon completion of her residency, she moved to Seattle, where she did her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Seattle Children’s hospital. It was here that she was first introduced to acupuncture – in a hospital, no less! She stayed on at Seattle Children’s to do further training in pediatric regional anesthesia.
In 2011, Dr. McCreary moved back to Arizona where she practices pediatric Anesthesia, mainly out of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). Upon arriving at PCH, she met Dr. Parke, who was utilizing acupuncture in the hospital setting. This renewed her interest in acupuncture that had been initially sparked during her fellowship in Seattle. She then attended Helms Medical Institute, graduating in 2015 from the same Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course as Dr. Parke. She has been offering her acupuncture services to patients ever since.
She loves that, in line with other Chinese medical modalities, acupuncture does not separate treatment of the body from that of the mind and spirit. That it works so nicely as a complimentary modality for so many different conditions (stress, gastrointestinal issues, spasticity and neurologic issues, back pain, etc.) speaks to the wisdom of this ancient medicinal art form.
Dr. McCreary’s clinical focus on regional anesthesia has dove-tailed nicely with anatomically-based acupuncture treatments, and she has been using acupuncture to help other athletes with running-related injuries for the last several years. As a runner, hiker, backpacker and yogini herself, Dr. McCreary has a particular interest in providing treatment for activity/sports/movement-related problems. However, she loves providing and has experience with offering acupuncture for many different symptoms and ailments.
Board certified in both Adult and Pediatric Anesthesiology
Helms Medical Institute, Acupuncture for Physicians (2015)