Meet our staff...
Melissa Andrews, M.Ac. L.Ac.
Melissa Andrews graduated from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Tucson, where she studied a comprehensive system of traditional Chinese medicine. Melissa is passionate about community acupuncture, having witnessed its ability to transform her own life and the lives of many patients through her work at TCA’s front desk since 2010. Melissa integrates her love of holistic approaches in grounded and effective acupuncture treatments.
Akilah Bothell, M.Ac. L.Ac.
Akilah holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from The Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. Akilah is an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist trained through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has clinical internship experience in a rural community clinic in Hawaii, as well as experience volunteering at a healing center for cancer patients.
Larry Gatti, M.Ac. L.Ac.
Prior to moving to Ariziona in the summer of 2007, Larry graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. He co-founded Tucson Community Acupuncture in 2008 and served as a board member for the Community Acupuncture Network. Larry combines Japanese, classical Chinese, French-Vietnamese and modern Western approaches, resulting in an ecclectic, fun and effective approach to acupuncture practice.
Kelly Legendre, M.Ac. L.Ac.
Kelly joined TCA in September 2017 and is a graduate of the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she received her master's degree in 2007. She's treated patients in many different settings, from private practice to a non-profit cancer center, and even ran her own community clinic before joining the staff at Tucson Community Acupuncture. She specializes in the treatment of women's health issues and pain, but has experience working with a wide variety of other conditions as well.
Keith Zabik, M.Ac. L.Ac.
Keith co-founded Tucson Community Acupuncture with Larry in 2008, after earning a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Asian Institute of Medical Studies in 2006. Keith uses a remix of acupuncture strategies to help you get better including the Balance Method and Tung's acupuncture (Dr. W.C. Young). He also likes to play soccer, be outdoors, and ponder the wonder of it all.
TCA featured on Arizona Illustrated
Would you like to see the TCA clinic in action? Pam White and the crew from Arizona Illustrated—the local PBS news magazine—came to TCA in January 2009 to film a story about community acupuncture in Tucson. You can watch it online from the Arizona Illustrated website.