Our Acupuncture Practitioners

Our licensed acupuncturists are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

At Merriam Park Acupuncture, we:

  • take time to understand you as a person
  • provide natural remedies to treat your mind, body and spirit
  • inspire, support and challenge you to make safe, effective life changes
  • help you cultivate personal power to feel your best
Dawn Pivec

Dawn Pivec

MAc, MA, LAc

Dawn Pivec, Owner

Dawn is the owner of Merriam Park Acupuncture. As of October 1, 2020, she is focusing solely on running the business and no longer treating clients.

Dawn started her career as an alcohol, drug addiction and mental health counselor. She worked for seven years treating men, women, and youth at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Pride Institute, and the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility. During that time, she also took a year-long backpacking trip through various parts of the world.

Dawn yearned for a holistic medicine approach that incorporates natural healing by encompassing the mind, body, and spirit. After completing her own healing journey, she decided that acupuncture was the best fit for her goal of healing others to achieve optimal health. The next step was pursuing a second master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Before owning Merriam Park Acupuncture, Dawn practiced acupuncture at Salvation Army, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Fairview Hospital, Bloomington Natural Care Center, Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center, and Fertile Ground Natural Care.

When she’s not enmeshed in the endlessly awe-inspiring study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you’ll find Dawn in the woods searching for mushrooms or wild food, listening to the birds and water, or identifying flowers, trees, and insects.

Kim Doyle

Kim Doyle

BA, MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Kim Doyle, Acupuncturist

Kim’s approach to integrative medicine supports the whole self: mind, body, and spirit. Through her training and her own personal journey, she has seen how Traditional Chinese Medicine can give people a new lease on health and life.

Although she enjoys treating all conditions, Kim has special interest in oncology support, neuropathy, sciatica, back and spinal pain, trauma, Bell’s Palsy, stroke recovery, emotional imbalances such as anxiety and depression, insomnia, menopausal issues, joint replacement issues and pain management.

She has experience practicing in traditional clinics, hospital in-patient, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in-patient and out-patient, as well as community style clinics.

Prior to becoming a health professional, she was a computer programer in the corporate world. Kim also spent more than a decade working overseas as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These life experiences helped her see first-hand how stress and trauma affect health.

Kim is passionate about social justice issues and committed to her faith community. She finds pleasure and refreshment in almost anything outdoors: hanging in a hammock, biking, kayaking, camping, and walking her Goldendoodle dog, to name a few. In addition, yoga and meditation practices help her navigate her own life.

Adrienne Suess

Adrienne Suess

BA, MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Adrienne Suess, Acupuncturist

Adrienne Suess was gifted with a car accident in 2014, because the day following the accident she got acupuncture for the first time. With the help of chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage, Adrienne was feeling better than she did prior to the accident within two weeks. It was then that she fell especially in love with the benefits of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Adrienne is a firm believer in treating the root cause of an issue instead of masking symptoms.

She has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of individuals from many walks of life, ranging from professional athletes to kids undergoing bone marrow transplants to people recovering from traumatic brain injuries and strokes. She especially enjoys women’s health, infants and adolescent care, and specializes in headaches, pain management, digestive, and sleep disorders. 

In her free time, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her pets, helping people in her community, and relaxing at home. She is also a trained doula through DONA International and is working towards her certification.

Camille Pascoe

Camille Pascoe

MSOM, DiplAc, LAc

Camille Pascoe, Acupuncturist

Camille discovered acupuncture in 2009 after years of struggling with various health concerns. She was amazed at the improvements she noticed both physically and emotionally after getting regular acupuncture. She knew she wanted to help others in the same way Chinese medicine helped her mind, body, and spirit.

She has gained extensive clinical practice while treating clients at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, The Aliveness Project, Integrative Clinic of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical Center, The Human Performance Center, Natural Care Center of Woodbury, DeRusha Clinic, and NWHSU Bloomington Clinic.

She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, trauma, eating disorders, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual irregularities, polysystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, digestive disorders, neck pain, back pain, auto-immune diseases and sports injuries.

Camille loves empowering her clients to make small changes in their daily lives that can lead to lasting results. When she’s not in the clinic, Camille loves spending time outdoors, staying physically active, and planning her next road trip. She hopes to one day own goats and dreams of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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