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About Dr. Chen

Howard Chen, MD is a board certified Family Medicine physician.  He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed his residency at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently in practice in Reno, NV, with Renown Medical Group, where he works as a Family physician.  At this clinic, Dr. Chen practices the full spectrum of family medicine (without obstetrics), and sees all manner of patients, from the very young to the very old.  Additionally, he performs minor office based surgical procedures. He is licensed as a physician by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners, as well as the Washington State Department of Health.

Dr. Chen has had a long standing interest in acupuncture’s use as an adjunct to conventional (allopathic) medical care, and has studied traditional Chinese acupuncture at the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.  More recently, he has studied Medical Acupuncture with Dr. Joseph Helms, the foremost practitioner and educator of physician acupuncturists in the US. He is an associate member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and is Board Eligible with the American Board of Medical Acupuncture

Dragonfly Acupuncture, established in 2006, evolved out of Dr. Chen's decision to utilize proven holistic methods to supplement the healthcare of individuals with problems that have proven to be difficult for Western medicine to treat.