Dr. Patterson is an avid equine enthusiast, having ridden and shown Hunters and Jumpers including in the collegiate ranks, where he showed on the Purdue Equestrian Team. He continued his interest after graduation when he showed on the A- circuit on the East Coast. He also enjoyed Fox Hunting at Romwell Hunt Club.
Dr. Patterson graduated with Highest Honors in Equine Medicine from Purdue University in 1987. After graduation, he went to work for Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey specializing in Equine Lameness and Reproduction. He was exposed to Acupuncture in Veterinary School where he also assisted in research on Acupuncture. In 1989, Alternative Care assisted in his recovery from a severe automobile accident and he began to investigate additional alternative therapies. That combined with his desire to offer the highest quality Medicine, lead to him to pursue training in Alternative Medicine for the last twenty years. Dr. Patterson has studied Eastern Medicine and many Alternative Modalities. He is currently certified in twenty of those modalities, including Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Applied Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Bio-Dynamic Resonance, Quantum Pathics, Quantum Neurology and several emotional clearing techniques including Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET). He brings twenty years of experience in Equine Integrative Medicine particularly in Performance Horses.
Being attracted to the spiritual nature of the Native American culture and their honor of Pachamama all lead him to Arizona in 2007, where he spent several years learning their way of life and practiced Integrative Medicine. In 2013 Dr. Patterson began visiting the Big Island where he first experienced the Aloha Spirit. Having experienced the energy of the Hawaii and its culture, he knew he desired to be in Hawaii. After visiting Haleakala in 2017 and experiencing the peace and serenity from standing on Maui’s ”House of the Sun”, he knew that Maui would be a place to continue his spiritual growth and to share his talents with the people of Hawaii.