Jenny Corbin is the founder, and an acupuncturist at, Barefoot Doctor. She opened the clinic in 2009 after graduating from a 4-year Master of Oriental Medicine program in Albuquerque, NM, and after practicing in Philadelphia for 9 years.
Jenny's early work experience in Philadelphia at a nonprofit HIV clinic, at a physical therapy center, and at her own private practice led to her conviction that she needed to find a sustainable way to practice acupuncture for both herself and her clients. She realized that nonprofits often lose funding, individual's health insurance often cut them off from helpful therapies, and private treatment costs were making acupuncture unaffordable to many of her clients. She found her solution through a training led by the founders of POCA, a supportive co-op of community acupuncturists that focuses on bringing acupuncture to as many people as possible - while also supporting one another in creating and running highly affordable group-treatment-based clinics. She believed Fishtown, with its' mix of traditionally working-class residents, its' influx of artists, and its' growing number of young professional residents, would be the perfect home for her “community acupuncture” clinic.
Jenny has almost 20 years of experience in treating a diverse array of complaints, and she greatly enjoys being able to meet a diverse range of health-related needs. She has focused much of her learning and practice for the past 10 years in the treatment of fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health, with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She also loves treating children!
Jenny is happy to live in and be an active part of the Fishtown community. Outside of her time in the clinic, she helped form a neighborhood co-op preschool, and she sits on the board of Friends of Hackett, a non-profit fundraising group for her local elementary school.
Dawn Webster grew up in the Pine Barrens of NJ, where she spent much of her spare time identifying local plants and learning of their medicinal uses. It's no surprise she was drawn first to herbal medicine, then to acupuncture. Dawn completed her Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine training at Yo San University in Los Angeles in 2015, and then completed an internship at the China Academy for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China.
Dawn's work experience has included volunteering in an HIV clinic in West Hollywood, and has brought her to a number of areas of the world, where she has brought acupuncture treatment to both victims of natural disaster and people in impoverished areas. She has also worked with patients aboard luxury cruise ships. Shaped by her work with people from a broad range of backgrounds, both cultural and socio-economical, Dawn gained an appreciation of the practice and philosophy of community acupuncture.
Outside of the clinic, you’ll find Dawn onstage, playing trumpet with West Philly Orchestra, or on a trail. She has completed hikes on the Appalachian trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Annapurna Circuit (Nepal). She’s forever planning her next trip!