Dr. Ann B. McCombs
As an osteopathic physician in general practice in Bellevue, Washington, Dr. McCombs has had successful careers in both teaching and marriage/family counseling before pursuing her first love: holistic medicine.
Dr. McCombs served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association for 10 years (1991-2001). She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Dr. Devi Nambudripad’s Allergy Research Foundation and Carbon Based Corporation (a company specializing in multi-variate analysis of biochemical tests). She is also co-founder of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and served on the Test Committee and founding Board of Directors (1995-2003). In addition, she is also a co-founder and the Medical Director of the Center for Optimal Health in Bellevue, WA.
Dr. McCombs holds Post-graduate Certifications in Pain Management, Neural Therapy and Holistic Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Oxidative Medicine, and Heavy Metal Toxology. She was the first certified Neural Therapy Practitioner (including Neural Kinesiology) in the U.S. and is on the faculty of the American Academy of Neural Therapy. Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.),Hellinger work, Hendricks work and Reiki are among Dr. McCombs other therapeutic certifications, as well as NMT, TAT and Scenar / Tennant Biomodulator.
As an educationally-based holistic medical practitioner, Dr. McCombs is actively engaged in clinical practice, teaching and mentoring. Her unique approach, utilizing Non-Protocol Diagnosis and Treatment, puts her on the cutting edge of those physicians who assist clients on a daily basis to achieve optimal health and healing.
Her goals are to promote a model of holistic clinical practice that includes the physician-dentist team and which can be duplicated both locally and nationally; to create and teach a Non-Protocol Medicine curriculum and, ultimately, to assist in founding holistic medical training at both the graduate and undergraduate levels which will include this approach. Sooner or later, she plans to write a book or two about these principles, as well as share her professional and personal experiences of her own unique journey towards optimal health while assisting her clients to do likewise.Not-for-profit status for her educational and research interests (Optimal Health Foundation, founded in 1998) was granted on December 11, 2002.