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Specialty Care

Your Primary Care physician may recommend that you be seen by a specialist. In many cases, you will be able to make an appointment with a specialist right here at DotHouse Health. Specialties available at our health center currently include: Acupuncture, Cardiology, and Gastroenterology.

Acupuncture is offered as a medical service at DotHouse Health and is often covered by insurance. Our staff is led by Dr. Ivy Brackup, a Family Practitioner and Medical Acupuncturist trained at the New England School of Acupuncture. Acupuncture can address the following issues:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cough
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine or other types of headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Painful and Irregular Periods
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Stress
  • Strokes
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

What are acupuncture treatments like?
On your first visit, the provider will review your medical history and the history of your current condition. During the acupuncture treatment, sterile, disposable needles are painlessly inserted at precise acupuncture points to balance the circulation of energy in the body. Most people find the treatments deeply relaxing and refreshing.

How can I schedule an appointment?
Please see your primary care provider at DotHouse Health to receive a referral.



Dr. Sheilah Bernard, Cardiologist from Boston Medical Center, is on-site to meet your specialty care needs. She can work with you to identify a more precise diagnosis and to address chronic cardiac conditions.


Dr. Carlton Moore is on site to address digestive issues and can provide expert care for hepatitis.