Linnea Smith Va
ner, DACM, RN, specializes in the treatment of sports-related and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as adolescents and teens with stress-related conditions. See what Linnea's patients and colleagues are saying on her Testimonial Page.

Linnea received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is a practicing Chinese Herbalist. She is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture, and was a faculty member for the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City.

Linnea began her healthcare career as a Registered Nurse nearly 26 years ago at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While living in Philadelphia, she obtained her Masters degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, with a Minor in Business from the Wharton School.  In 1993, Linnea founded an independent healthcare consulting company, Health Care Innovations, Inc., which assisted health care organizations in designing programs to meet the needs of chronically ill individuals.  She is a contributing author for the book, Chronic Care Management, A Toolbox for Action.

The focus of her life's work has been to understand the ways in which individuals achieve and maintain health, not only on a physical level, but also in their hearts and minds.Through this work, she realized that the key to health is not dependent upon the "right" medications or medical interventions, but on maintaining loving relationships, realizing life's purpose, and learning how our bodies are our greatest teachers. She skillfully works with her patients to help them to recognize and promote those aspects of their lives that create movement, joy, and health, while limiting energy to those aspects of their lives that are not serving them.

Linnea lives in the Annapolis area with her husband Jamie, and her two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay.


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