Katania Taylor OMD, L. Ac.
Katania Taylor is an Oriental Medical Doctor and a nationally board certified Acupuncturist. She joined our practice in November 2015. She brings with her 12 years of experience in clinical practice in the areas of Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Functional Medicine and lifestyle medicine. She treats all aspects of disease and conditions ranging from chronic pain, arthritis, migraine/headache, fibromyalgia, female issues, GI issues, diabetes/weight management, disease prevention, allergies and chronic degenerative diseases. She uses a combination of Acupuncture, heat therapy, manual therapy, herbs, nutritional supplements, diet, and movement to deal with each person individually. Katania feels very strongly that each person is unique and requires a variety of modalities to reach optimal health. For this reason, Katania appreciates working in an Integrated office setting where providers of different specialties can collaborate, blending conventional and alternative therapies to maximize patient health and healing.
Katania graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 2003 with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. During graduate school, she did internships at Harborview Medical Center in the Fibromyalgia and Pain Clinic. As a graduate, she completed a 2 year fellowship with one of Seattle’s renown Acupuncturists, Jim Blair L.Ac., of Seattle Acupuncture Associates. Working in collaboration with Olympic Physical Therapy, they treated patients side-by-side with physical therapists, using cutting edge therapies to treat athletes with injuries and chronic dysfunction. Additionally, she completed a 3 month internship treating patients with Dr. Fredrick Taylor MD, at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center Pain Center. Dr. Taylor was an anesthesiologist-turned-pain specialist who integrated acupuncture into his practice at Swedish Pain Center.
Katania has been in Nevada since 2007 practicing as an Oriental Medical Doctor in Reno. She previously worked with Dr. John Diamond MD, as well as his daughter Jane Diamond APN. She then worked for 6 years with Jane Diamond and Dr. Nancy Conley MD in her Family and Integrated Clinic. Katania is thrilled to join Renewed Health and Wellness and looks forward to continuing the legacy of Family and Integrated medicine that has been her passion.