MSN, ANP-BC, LAc, Dipl Ac
Cathy Heideman has been a board certified adult nurse practitioner since 1988 and practiced allopathic primary care for years in the greater Boston area, New Mexico and now in Virginia and Washington, D.C. She began to realize early in her career that while our allopathic (traditional) system of medicine and illness care has much to offer, it is limited and many patients continued to be ill after standard treatment options were exhausted. Since then she has actively pursued the addition of safe, alternative complementary and integrative options into her practice. She studied herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar in the 1990’s and in 2007 she returned to school to study acupuncture and now has added acupuncture and related modalities (cupping, guasha) to her practice.
As a Nurse Practitioner, Cathlene Heideman is licensed to provide a full range of health care services for adults including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions, prescribing medications, supplements, treatments, managing overall care, and educating patients on disease prevention, diet and other positive lifestyle choices. Cathy uses both herbal and antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease.