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Gina Marcin - Acupuncturist

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Gina Marcin, CNM, APN, LAc, RH (AHG)

near Foster & Elston
Chicago, Illinois · 773.835.1505

Gina Marcin - Acupuncturist


Gina is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Nurse Midwife, an Illinois State Licensed Acupuncturist, a Certified Herbal Counselor and a professional member of the American Herbalists' Guild. She helps people heal by using the "Traditional Chinese Medicine" model of diagnosis. Once the problem has been determined, she treats them with acupuncture and its adjunctive therapies: moxibustion, phytotherapy / medicinal herbalism, as well as dietary and nutritional advice. Her approach is to treat from a "holistic" perspective - meaning the whole person - body, mind and spirit.


CURRICULUM VITAE
Gina Marcin, CNM, APN, LAc, RH (AHG)

OBJECTIVE:  To practice as a certified nurse midwife and advanced practice nurse in a setting which supports physiologic birth by promoting health and wellness of women through the lifespan and providing excellent holistic care and education utilizing the Midwifery Model of Care in combination with acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Herbalism.  

-      Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Nurse

-      Registered Nurse

-      Licensed Acupuncturist and Professional Medicinal Herbalist

-      Specialties:  Women's health, pregnancy and childbirth; pain management

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Self-Employed - present

-       Herbal Counselor, December 1998 – present

-       Medicinal Herbalist, March 2003 – present

-       Illinois Licensed Acupuncturist, July 2004 – present

-       Professional Birth Doula, April 2011 – June 2013; January 2019 - present

Counsel clients in the use of Phytotherapy and botanical medicine to improve health and provide acupuncture treatment protocols using Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and Western herbal preparations.  Manufacture herbal tinctures, teas, salves, ointments, liniments, massage oil blends, aromatherapy products, and flower essence formulas.  Provide physical, emotional, and educational support to pregnant women before, during, and after birth. Act as an advocate for birthing mothers in clinical settings and facilitate communication with clinical care providers. Specialties: prenatal and intrapartum acupuncture and acupressure; women's health; fertility and conception; general pain management.

 

Birth Center at PCC Community Wellness

August 2014 – April 2017; March 2019 - present

Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Nurse

Provide antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care for women and newborns in out-of-hospital setting.  Responsible for labor support, intermittent fetal monitoring, obtaining vital signs, documentation, filing birth certificate, post-partum care and teaching, postpartum home visits, cleaning and restocking supplies in birth rooms.  Provide care for women from adolescence through post-menopause in outpatient setting.  Responsible for clinical office visits, ordering and review of laboratory and diagnostic tests, communication with patients, writing and renewal of prescriptions, perform procedures, including IUD and Nexplanon insertion and removal.  Utilize Centricity and athenaNet Electronic Medical Record systems.

 

Midwest Center for Women's HealthCare

April 2017 – December 2018

Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Nurse

Provide antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care for women in hospital setting.  Responsible for inpatient labor triage, management, and delivery, fetal monitoring interpretation, consultation with collaborating physician as needed, documentation, post-partum care and teaching, and hospital discharge.  Provide care for women from adolescence through post-menopause in outpatient setting.  Responsible for clinical office visits, ordering and review of laboratory and diagnostic tests, communication with patients, writing and renewal of prescriptions, perform procedures, including IUD and Nexplanon insertion and removal.  Utilize Greenway and Epic Electronic Medical Record systems.

 

Midwest Maternal Child Institute

February 2014 – April 2017

Instructor, Certified Nurse Midwife, Advance Practice Nurse, Acupuncturist, Medical Herbalist

Provide education to student midwives in Certified Professional Midwife program.  Topics taught include: Discomforts in Pregnancy, Introduction to Herbalism, Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Materia Medica – Herbs for the Midwife, Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine, Acupuncture for the Childbearing Year

 

Childbirth the Way Nature Intended, Inc.

May 2013 – June 2013

Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife Homebirth Trainee

Provide antepartum and well-woman services to suburban and rural population. Provide intrapartum and postpartum services in client's home.  Provide newborn health services during the first week of life. Provide general health, pregnancy, and newborn education to clients, partners, and families. Utilize Private Practice Electronic Medical Record system and paper charting.

 

Laughing Ladybug – Botanicals and Spagyric Tinctures (online herbal business)

January 2005 - present

Herbal Formula Consultant

Participate in the development of botanical formulas for various health conditions.

 

Comprehensive Wellness Care

August 2013 – July 2014

Certified Nurse Midwife, Advance Practice Nurse

Provide individualized and comprehensive care for all women from adolescence through post-menopause in outpatient clinical setting.  Responsible for clinic office visits, ordering and review of laboratory and diagnostic tests, communication with patients, writing and renewal of prescriptions, supervision and education of student physicians (clinical skills, gynecologic exams, prenatal and postpartum care, paper medical charting), assist with various in-office medical procedures.  Perform frequent collaboration and consultation with osteopathic obstetrician/gynecologist for all complicated cases and high-risk pregnant patients.


Weltman Bernfield, LLC

March 2007 – December 2009

Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer

Income tax preparation and basic accounting for various clients in busy certified public accounting firm.

 

Homemakers' Supply, Inc.

December 2006 – August 2007

Administrative Assistant, Receptionist for contractor kitchen and bath supply company.

 

The Nutmeg Group, LLC, Philly Financial, LLC and Law Offices of Randall S. Goulding

July 2005 – June 2006

Administrative Assistant for venture capital firms and law offices.           

 

The Adler Group, LLC – Certified Public Accountants

June 2004 – July 2005

Administrative Assistant, Receptionist

 

Natural Scents Aromatherapy

June 2004 – September 2004

Aromatherapist Assistant

Assist with developing essential oil blends, creating products, packaging, mailing, maintaining mailing list and database.

 

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing/Chicago College of Healing Arts

June 2002 – May 2004

Instructor for Medicine Making, Botanical Field Studies, Materia Medica; Herbal Pharmacy Director

 

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing/Chicago College of Healing Arts

June 2000 – June 2002

Assistant Medicine Making Instructor; Assistant Herbal Pharmacy Director

 

Adler Drobny Fischer, LLC – Certified Public Accountants

June 1991 – June 2002

Administrative Assistant, Receptionist

 

LGM, LLC

September 1996 – January 1998

Medical Technician, Receptionist

 

The Hangge Uppe, Inc.

December 1995 – August 1996 - Bartender, Server



PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND LECTURE EXPERIENCE

-      Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbs and Acupuncture in Women's Health – Invited Lecture, CEU

o   NorthShore University HealthSystems, Evanston Hospital, Illinois – Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, February 2018

-      Medicine Making: Harvesting, Garbling, Drying; Tinctures; Oil, Salves & Lotions – Invited Lectures

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Midwest Herb Fest, August 2017

-      Women and Herbs – Invited Lecture

o   PCC Austin Farm, Chicago, Illinois – May 2017

-      Moon Time: A Time of Change – Invited Lecture

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana Women's Gathering, May 2016

-      Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine – Keynote Speaker

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Midwest Herb Fest, August 2014

-      Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture for the Childbearing Year and Acupressure for Labor; Introduction to Herbalism; Materia Medica – Herbs for the Midwife; Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine – Instructor

o   MMCI Perinatal Education – Authentic Birth Center Campus, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin – February, April, May 2014

-      Herbs and Essential Oils for Use in Pregnancy – Invited Lecture

o   Northern Illinois Home Birth Meetup Group, Libertyville, Illinois – February 2013

-      Acupuncture and Women's Health – Panel Discussion Member     

o   American College of Nurse-Midwives, Chicago, Illinois – Illinois Affiliate Meeting, February 2012

-      Acupressure and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum – Workshop

o   Chicago Volunteer Doulas, Chicago, Illinois – September 2011

-      Acupressure for Labor and Delivery – In-Service Workshop for Labor and Delivery Unit

o   Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois – April 2011

-      Introductory Medicine Making – Invited Lecture and Demonstration

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Midwest Herb Fest, August 2009

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Midwest Herb Fest, August 2007

-      Herbs for Mom and Baby – Invited Lecture

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Midwest Herb Fest, August 2008

o   Bloom Yoga Studio, June 2006

-      Herbal First Aid – Invited Lecture

o   North Park Nature Center, Chicago, Illinois – August 2007

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Beltane Festival, May 2005

o   Glastonbury Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Autumn Heat Festival, August 2004

o   Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, Illinois – June 2003

o   Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing, Chicago, Illinois – Healing Fair, September 2002

-      Introductory Medicinal Plant Identification and Uses – Invited Lecture

o   Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, Indiana – Beltane Festivals May 2005 and May 2004

-      Medicine Making Lecture and Lab I and II, Independent Certificate Project – Medicine Making (Supervisor), Botanical Field Studies, Materia Medica I and II

o   Chicago College of Healing Arts, Illinois – June 2001 through June 2004



VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

-      Herbal Education Inc., March 2017 – present

Treasurer and Board Member for not-for-profit herbal education organization.

-      Midwest Herb Fest, August 2006 – present

Co-organizer for annual herbal education conference at Our Haven Nature Sanctuary, French Lick, Indiana and Glastonbury Institute of Sustainable Living, Monterey, Indiana.

-      Chicago Volunteer Doulas, May 2011 – May 2013
Volunteer doula for low-income women giving birth with midwife practices at Illinois Masonic Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and University of Illinois Hospital.



EDUCATION AND CLINICAL TRAINING

-      Master of Nursing, Degree Program for Nurse Midwifery, June 2011 – May 2013

University of Illinois, Chicago

-      Supervised Clinical Training – Nurse Midwifery, 2011-2013

University of Illinois Hospital, Center for Women's Health, Childbirth the Way Nature Intended, Inc.                       
675 Total Hours

-      Supervised Clinical Training – Nursing, 2010 – 2011

University of Illinois Hospital, John H. Stroger Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Fantus Health Clinics of Cook County              
1215 Total Hours

-      Certified Medicinal Herbalist, Master Degree Equivalent March 2003

Chicago College of Healing Arts

-      Supervised Clinical Training – Herbalism and Acupuncture, 1999 – 2003

Chicago College of Healing Arts Student Clinic and Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing                       
540 Total Hours

-      Bachelor of Science, Honors, Magna Cum Laude, May 1996

Loyola University Chicago

Concentrations: Biology (major), Psychology (minor)

 

LICENSURE - State of Illinois

-      Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, June 2013

-      Registered Nurse License, July 2011

-      Licensed Acupuncturist, July 2004

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

-      Certified Nurse Midwife, 2013 to present

American Midwifery Certification Board

-      Basic Life Support Provider, 2010 to present

American Heart Association

-      Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, 2012 to present

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

-      Professional Doula, April 2011

toLabor – The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options

-      Professional Medical Herbalist, November 2006 to present

American Herbalists' Guild

-      Diplomate in Acupuncture, January 2004 to present

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

-      Diplomate in Acupuncture and Acupuncture Therapist, December 2003

Chicago College of Healing Arts and Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing

-      Energetic Healing Techniques - Level I, October 1999

Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing,

-      Emergency Medical Technician Training Course, December 1996

Columbus Hospital

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

-      American Botanical Council

-      American College of Nurse Midwives

-      American Herbalists' Guild

-      Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES

-      Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing

-      Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honors Society

-      Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honors Society

-      Golden Key National Honors Society

-      National Honors Society

-      BirthLink Professional Network

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST