Dr. Peter Hanfileti
Peter Hanfileti, MD spent 6 years as a primary care Pediatrician at The Vancouver Clinic (Vancouver, WA, USA) before changing his career focus toward Holistic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and received his medical education at SUNY-Buffalo in New York state, and obtained his Pediatrics residency training at the University of Michigan. Peter received further certification and training in Medical Acupuncture through the UCLA School of Medicine.
Peter became Board Certified by the “ABMA”, American Board of Medical Acupuncture in 2001. Medical Acupuncture is a specific style of acupuncture developed for physicians to treat adults and children with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions which often are difficult to treat with conventional medicine. Peter is on the medical staff of Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC) as a Physician Acupuncturist. To patients of Points of Origin (with consent of their primary physician), Peter offers in-hospital acupuncture treatments for current patients when his schedule allows.
Since 1998 Peter has treated children, adolescents, and adults with Acupuncture and other Alternative Medicine techniques. He has a particular interested in gentle, effective, non-invasive treatment methods, especially for children but also adults. As a result he is a Certified BodyTalk™ Practitioner and a member of the International BodyTalk™ Association and is the author of “Energy Medicine Principles For Parents” (available for purchase in our office and through Lulu.com).
Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
Lisa Hanfileti is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and East Asian Medicine Practitioner (EAMP) with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Lisa is Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and an active member of the Acupuncture Business Academy. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Lisa received her Masters (MA) Degree in Biology from Boston University where she specialized in research in Reproductive Endocrinology. After moving from Boston to Michigan and finally to Vancouver, Lisa spent 5 years working in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies; First at Arbor Park Reproductive Medicine Associates (Ann Arbor, MI) and later at OHSU & Northwest Fertility (Portland, OR).
Lisa worked as a Laboratory Technologist specializing in Embryology and Andrology and became interested in the (often unaddressed) influences of mind, body, and spirit (including stress, emotions, and beliefs) on infertility.
Her exposure to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine began when she tried it in 1995 because of chronic headaches and insomnia. (But that’s only half of the story! For the full story, read, From Acupuncture Skeptic To Believer And Beyond on Lisa’s “other” website, dedicated to helping new acupuncturists create, manage, and grow a successful acupuncture practice.)
Annette is our Administrative Assistant, which means she is usually the first person you will talk to when you call and the first person you will see when you arrive at our office. Her skills and talents extend well beyond the office environment and we feel very fortunate to have her join our Points of Origin family. Annette enjoys doing projects with her family and working in her garden. She is an excellent gardener and is always on the hunt for a new plant to bring home. Her two dogs are happy to join her in the garden. Please let her know if you need anything.
Kiwi is our official mascot! He gets acupuncture too (which is just one of the perks of having acupuncturists for parents). Kiwi is a long-haired, “wooly”, Alaskan Malamute who we adopted in 2011 at 10 weeks old. He never actually comes into the clinic, so you won’t see him, but if you’re lucky enough to be at Points of Origin when a fire truck goes by, you might get to hear him howling. (Yes, he’s THAT loud!)
Leo is our treasured kitty. He and his brother (Sunny) adopted us in 2007 and immediately took over our back yard. Although Sunny passed away in early 2017, Leo is determined to continue the important job they established as “Mole Control Specialists”. (Kiwi is the Supervisor and only intervenes when there are raccoons and possums to chase away.) On hot dry days you may spot Leo prowling around the back yard.
Please note: Although we love our pets, they do not enter the clinic space. They have their own quarters and summon us when needed.