Meet the Team

Five Element Acupuncture strives to provide you with the best acupuncture experience possible.
Why? Because you deserve to feel good.

 Patricia Dorris,
 L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Patricia Dorris,
L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Owner & Chief Practitioner

Patricia Dorris L.Ac, M.Ac, Dipl.Ac is an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist with offices in Inman Square in Cambridge, at Bodyography in Melrose, and OM/Namo center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Patricia earned her in Masters Degree in Acupuncture as well as her Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Academy For Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida.

Patricia is a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by the N.C.C.A.O.M and is licensed by the state of Vermont and Massachusetts. She is also a member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

Patricia’s approach to treatment incorporates acupuncture, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. She views the patient/practitioner relationship as a partnership, working together to help you to reach your fullest potential. She looks forward to working with you.

Mike Grossman

Mike Grossman

Chief Technical Consultant (CTC)

Mike owns and operates Mike Grossman Consulting. He has a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Brandeis University. He has worked for several small tech startup companies and the most recent one was purchased by a very large, billion dollar company. Previous to that, Mike worked at the Children's Hospital Boston doing research work with a doctor in Informatics program. While there he learned about Usability and User Interface design which he uses in his work now. Mike is part of the Middlesex Professional Connection group, Arlington Entrepreneurs and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.