My name is Bob Huttinga, PA-C. I am a physician assistant in Lakeview, Michigan. 17 years ago, my wife, Barbara and I founded The Healing Center. This is a retail health food store and integrative medical clinic where I practice traditional and alternative medication.
I do not have a lot of credentials behind my name. I am a physician assistant, a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, and have been trainer in the use of homeopathy, but I am like the old country doctor and I still make house calls. I have worked mostly in family medicine but have worked in the emergency room and urgent care as well as occupational medicine.
My introduction to homeopathy came about 15 years. I was very ill with influenza. A couple years before that, I had a bad reaction to a flu shot so I had stopped getting the flu shot. A patient recommended that I use Oscillococcinum. I had never heard of it, but they sold it at Walgreens, so I bought some. Less than 24 hours after the first dose, I was completely better. I was amazed. I had never seen anything like this before.
I contacted a local homeopath, Dr Jacki Featherly and asked her to come to The Healing Center to teach a class on homeopathy. She agreed. Halfway through the course I knew that I wanted more. I contacted Dr. Robin Murphy from Blacksburg, Virginia at Lotus Institute. I completed his home study course in 2008 and have been using homeopathy in my daily practice since then.