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Doug Blanchard, LAc

  • About
    • Specialties: Acupuncture Lifestyle Health
    • Board Certified:
      Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) – Clean Needle Technique
    • Position: Licensed Acupuncturist
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I went into medicine because a personal acupuncture experience changed my life. When I was in graduate school for traditional Chinese medicine, I became particularly interested in acupuncture for neurology (headaches, migraines, stroke, depression, anxiety, stress), musculoskeletal, pain, gastroenterology, infertility and pediatrics.

    Why I Love My Work
    The hands down, best part of my job is having a patient tell me “my pain is gone” or “I can’t remember the last time I slept so well.” My job allows me to bring balance back to the body, combining mind, body and soul to ensure there is peace within. Where there is peace, pain cannot live.

    Getting to Know Me
    I have my fourth-degree black belt/third level master in the Chinese martial art “Li Jia Tao Chan Kung Fu.” I have been teaching tai chi/kung fu for more than 15 years. I love walking, fishing and camping. I like going to the movies, eating at exotic restaurants or just relaxing at home. My patients are always surprised to hear I was an electrician for ten years before I decided to practice medicine.

    Call 320-534-3096 for an appointment or request an appointment online.

    Education
    • College
      Iowa State University, Ames, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Training
      American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Roseville, MN, Masters in Oriental Medicine
Articles from Doug Blanchard

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO