Dr. Hering completed her osteopathic medical training at Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She served as chief resident in a three-year residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. This unique program integrates hands-on osteopathic diagnosis and treatment with conventional medicine in most major medical specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, general surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Once in private practice, Dr. Hering completed an additional five year training in Anthroposophic Medicine. Through this training and her experience as a Waldorf parent, Dr. Hering became increasing committed to the extension of modern medicine to include the emotional and spiritual aspects of the human being in health and healing.
In line with this endeavor, Dr. Hering founded Live Oak Medicine, an interdisciplinary clinic bringing osteopathy, homeopathy, and anthroposophic medicine- including anthroposophic nursing and artistic therapies, all together under one roof. In addition to seeing patients and running the Live Oak clinic, Dr. Hering also co-founded Acorn Community Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing children’s access to integrative medicine and therapies. Acorn Community Clinic shares space with Live Oak Medicine and offers educational support to teachers interested in child development.
Dr. Hering serves as president of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM), co-director of PAAM medical training, and co-founder of the Foundation for Health Creation, a non-profit dedicated to patient education and outreach.
Dr. Hering continues to develop her passion for teaching. She serves as adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, faculty for Anthroposophic physician training programs and the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training (BACWTT), and guest lecturer at schools and conferences.
She is board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, certified in Anthroposophic Medicine, and is a current member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, Cranial Academy, Physicians Association for Anthroposophic Medicine, and American College of Anthroposophic Medicine.
She deeply enjoys her daily work with patients and practitioners in her integrative medical practice. To learn more about her clinic, please visit liveoakmed.org. She is the joyful mother of two girls educated in waldorf school.