Dr. Angel earned her MD degree as a Surgeon and Physician in Colombia, South America (1997). Her passion has always been to provide the best possible care for her patients, in a holistic way. In Colombia, she had the opportunity to treat different conditions effectively using Western medicine.
During her experience, she felt some of her patients could have benefited from other treatments different than Allopathic Medicine. So, when presented with the opportunity, she felt very enthused about learning the most ancient medicine in the world, Traditional Chinese Medicine. Studying Eastern medicine, she discovered the wonderful benefits this medicine can offer to patients. She was amazed at how Traditional Chinese Medicine delivers effective treatments for a variety of conditions.
During her years of school at the National University of Health Sciences, she was exposed to different cases of patients where Eastern medicine had to be integrated with Western medicine in order to obtain the best results for treatment. She had the great opportunity to do part of her internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. There, she was engaged in different types of Acupuncture treatment for pain management. Dr. Angel graduated with all honors as Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Angel works with many Western doctors who refer cases to her where it is necessary to incorporate the great benefits of Eastern medicine.
Dr. Angel is an Illinois Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, holds a Diploma in Oriental Medicine and has an ECFMG certificate. The Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification assesses whether international graduates are ready to enter U.S residency and fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition,she is Board-Certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Dr. Angel is a NCCAOM Illinois board certificated Acupuncturist.
Dr. Angel utilizes TCM and the Five elements theory as well. Dr. Tan Balance Method in order to find the best treatment approach for her patients.
Dr. Angel works in an Integrated Clinic where Western doctors refer cases to her when it is necessary to incorporate the great benefits of Eastern Medicine.