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Dr. Samuels is celebrating his 23rd year as a Health Care Provider and his 17th year as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine


        I would like to personally thank each and every one of you (my patients) for giving me the opportunity to be your physician. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to all new patients who are interested in incorporating Oriental medicine into your health care plan.

     When I first opened my medical practice here in Citrus County 17 years ago my main goal at that time was to introduce Oriental Medicine to this area.

     As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I believe one of the most important responsibilities that I have is to educate the public in this field of medicine.  I also believe it is important to explain how Oriental Medicine and Western Medicine work together to create optimal health.  Since that time, I have administered tens of thousands of acupuncture treatments.

     I am a strong believer in education and have developed an outstanding working relationship with many of the most intelligent western and eastern trained physicians in central Florida, each of whom specializes in their particular field of medicine.

     After many years of having a family practice, I am convinced eastern and western medicine each have a lot to offer and this combination provides for the finest health care available.


Dr. Samuels Academic Achievements

1.         Earned his medical degree as a Florida State Licensed Acupuncture Physician

2.         Earned his medical degree as a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture

3.         One of only a few hundred physicians in the United States who has earned his medical

            degree to inject Traditional Chinese medicines

4.         Has completed almost 4,000 academic hours of higher education in the field

            of Oriental Medicine

5.         Has completed over 1,000 academic hours of higher education in western medical


6.         Has 23 years of clinical knowledge and experience as a health care provider

7.         Has given many formal lectures on Oriental Medicine


      Dr. Samuels periodically holds lectures on different medical topics here at the center.  If you belong to an organization and would like to learn about a specific medical topic or just have a question and answer session, you can call our office to reserve a date and time.  Here at Citrus Alternative Medicine we are dedicated to education and we are grateful to provide Oriental Medicine to the citizens of our State. 


 Joseph E. Samuels, D.O.M., is the Medical Director of Citrus Alternative Medicine, a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and one of the leading authorities on Oriental Medicine in Citrus, Marion and Hernando Counties. Lori Samuels is the Administrative Director of Citrus Alternative Medicine. Together they own and operate a family medical practice.


In addition to Oriental Medicine, Citrus Alternative Medicine also has three State licensed massage therapists on staff who are trained in many different styles of massage.


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