Kirk Pfeiffer M.S. LAc. cSMA is owner and head acupuncturist at Uptown Acupuncture. Kirk received his HHP massage certification in 1999, and became a licensed acupuncturist in 2002. He has always known that treating pain was going to be his specialty. While still in school, Kirk was able to apprentice under Dr. Richard Tan, an internationally renowned acupuncture pain specialist. Kirk completed the prestigious sports medicine acupuncture certification in 2013, the most comprehensive program of its kind available, and has spent several sessions in past years assistant teaching in that program.
Kirk has the unique ability to explain to a patient what is happening to their bodies in ways they can understand, often by painting a picture with analogies relevant to dynamics in everyday life.
Because of Kirk’s work the last few years in the Workers Compensation system where he was referred clients by the primary treating physician, he is very skilled at assessing information from MRIs, x-rays, nerve conduction studies and other ortho/neuro evaluation techniques. He understands other modalities and how they function, like physical therapy, injections, chiropractic, massage, and personal training.
Kirk loves to work in conjunction with western doctors to provide lasting pain relief to their patients. He is adept at writing reports for MDs or insurance companies documenting assessments of his clients’ functional improvements.
Kirk accepts Workers Compensation cases, personal injury cases like auto accidents, insurance co-pays, and cash/credit card payments. He is a preferred provider in most insurance networks.