Our Staff


Dr. Patricia Lew, L.Ac., DAOM, Dipl.OM.

Acupuncturist, President of Alamo Heights Wellness

Patricia Lew received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Afterward, she received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University, as valedictorian of her graduating class in 2007. Texas Health and Science University has been twice ranked as one of the top acupuncture colleges in America by TCM World Foundation.

After being in private practice, Patricia earned her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2018. During her doctoral studies, she gained valuable experience in research.

Allergy elimination acupuncture, emotional disorder treatments, auto-immune diseases, and cosmetic acupuncture are fields of interest to her.

Dr. Lew now enjoys helping San Antonio achieve optimal health through acupuncture and holistic treatments. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys playing the violin and reading.

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Tama Henderson, MAOM, Dipl.OM

Associate Acupuncturist

Tama Henderson is licensed by the Texas Medical Board to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in the State of Texas. She received her Masters degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2009. Since graduating, Ms. Henderson has completed numerous hours of additional coursework to receive the designation of Applied Clinical Nutritionist. She uses her knowledge of human physiology and nutritional deficiencies as a valuable adjunct to her acupuncture practice. Her sub-specialties and areas of interest include internal herbal medicine, digestive disorders and cosmetic acupuncture.

Dr. Candace Burnikel, L.Ac., MAOM, Dipl.OM

Associate Acupuncturist

Dr. Burnikel has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Idaho and a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.


Brandi Ortiz

Office Manager

Brandi is originally from Seguin, Texas. She has three adult children and one grandson, who she adores. Brandi worked as a staff pastor at a local church before joining our team here. In that capacity she worked as a children’s pastor, then went on to do member care. When we are not in the office, she enjoys camping, hiking with her dog Odell, reading, and watching sports.


Meagan Garza

Clinic Assistant

Meagan is a doctoral pharmacy student at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. She is always eager to expand her knowledge and lend a helping hand. When she is not in the office, Meagan spends her time tutoring biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology and serving as a leader in professional student organizations at UIW. Her current leadership roles include president-elect of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and committee chair of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). She hopes to one day serve both human and veterinary patients through a career as an integrative pharmacist. In her spare time, Meagan enjoys trying new foods, crafting, and spending time with her dog, Spartacus.