Stephen Zhao O.M.D., L.Ac.
Stephen Zhao O.M.D
1564 E Montgomery Hwy.
Hoover, AL 35216
Licenses and Awards(see enclosure)
|Bachelor Degree from
Bejing Medical University (equivilent to Doctor of Medicine); July
License to Practice Medicine in China; July 7, 1984
Doctor in Charge(Resident) at Shanxi Institute;December 1, 1988
Vice-President of the Alabama Association of Oriental Medicine
July 18, 2001, Registration # 104
Member of China Acupuncture Association;
Diplomate in Acupuncture in National Certification Commission for Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine in Washington D.C. Certification # 005786. Issued
February 29,1996. Current.
Member of International Traditional Chinese Medical Alumni Association;June
6, 1999 Member of American Association of Oriental Medicine; June 6
In 1984, Dr. Zhao attended the 5 year medical
school and graduated with honors from Beijing Traditional Chinese Medical
College, P. R. China. Dr. Zhao has extensive knowledge and training in the
field of both Chinese and Western Medicine. Combined with his family inherited
experience, Dr. Zhao has developed a unique system and method.
1984 - 1991 Dr. Zhao practiced acupuncture
and-traditional Chinese medicine with a high degree of success with patients
in the 500 bed Shanxi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
At the same time he taught and lectured at Shanxi Traditional Medical College.
1991 - 1992 Dr. Zhao was invited by the Malaysian Government
to set up a Chinese medical center in Malaysia. At the center, Dr. Zhao
treated at least 50 patients every day. His medical knowledge and skill
were very well recognized. Attracted by his reputation, many celebrities
and government officials also came to the center
In 1992, Dr Zhao was invited by the Texas Acupuncture Association
to join a research on development in the field of acupuncture. His special
medical techniques and unique experience were highly praised and appreciated.
Since he began his medical practice, Dr. Zhao has treated many people from
different countries. Among them, various difficult and complicated cases
||1995 to present - Dr. Zhao opened his
own clinic in Hoover, Alabama. He has been very well received because
of his expertise and warm bedside manner. At the request of his
patients, Dr. Zhao has developed over 30 Programs of treatment for
different disorders. Each regimen is designed to give the patient
a speedy and effective course to healing.
My practice has been featured in the March
30, 1998 Birmingham News in their Health & Fitness Section concerning
Alternative Therapy and their application. I was again featured on the
front page of the Hoover News on October 11, 2000. The article discussed
my practice and the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Every
year since 1997 , I have been invited by the local network television
stations to appear on their community television shows to discuss Acupuncture
and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997 I appeared on CBS Channel
42. In 1998 I appeared on ABC Channel 33/40. In 1999 I appeared on WB
On October 6, 2003, the Local WB Television station
taped a show with me on “Arthritis and Acupuncture”.
On January 4, 2004 I was featured on the local Fox
Television Channel “Good Day Alabama”. The show ran a “live
feed” from my clinic and showed me performing acupuncture on an
patient with Parkinson’s Disease. With another patient I demonstrated
the use of “fire cups”. This feature was approximately 20
minutes in length.
In the February 2, 2004 “The Birmingham News”
newspaper, I was featured in an article on the latest “Ma Huang
Controversy”. I was interviewed about the use and efficacy of
On December 28, 2004, I was again featured on the local
Fox Television Channel program “Good Day Alabama”. The
20 minutes live presentation showed me treating 2 patients. One patient
to quit smoking and another was trying to lose weight.