Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc earned his BA in history and government from Oberlin College in 1979, his acupuncture diploma from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 1987 and his naturopathic degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1988. He is licensed as an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician in Oregon and practices with Dr. Lori Beth Stargrove at A WellSpring of Natural Health, PC in Beaverton. Since 1990 he has taught History of Medicine at OCOM (to present) and NCNM (1990-1993).
Dr. Stargrove is a Senior Fellow of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT. He is the editor and co-author of Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies (MosbyElsevier 2008). He coordinated development of, and compiled the acupuncture section for, the Integrative BodyMind Information System (IBIS), the pioneering multidisciplinary electronic encyclopedia for practitioners of integrative medicine and natural therapeutics, and is Editor-in-Chief of InteractionsGuide and ChoicesForHealth (in development).
In addition, he is Chief Medical Officer of MedicineWorks.com, a division of Health Resources Unlimited, PC, as well as a founder and board member of the Alchemical Medicine Research and Teaching Association (AMR’TA, PC). Dr. Stargrove is lead history editor of and a contributing author to the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine text (Elsevier, in press). In August 2012, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians presented him with the Vis Medicatrix Naturae award in recognition of his activities as a “naturopathic physician who represents the healing power of nature as demonstrated through work, life and community service”.