Dr. Xiao Zhang, M.D., A.P.

Dr. Xiao Zhang, MD, AP

Tampa Bay Acupuncture Clinic, established by Dr. Xiao Zhang, M.D., A.P., in February of 1994, has earned an excellent reputation and respect in the community by providing integrative medical care to the public in the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Zhang's model in medicine is:
Mind, Body and Spirit. She strongly believes that the balance of the three is the key to health. She blends the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and western medicine into her daily work which has proven to be a very effective approach to healing.

Dr. Xiao Zhang is a Florida State Licensed Medical Doctor, Florida State licensed Acupuncturist and National Acupuncture Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She graduated in 1982 with an M.D. degree from Shandong Medical College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where she then held the position of assistant professor until 1990, when she came to the United States.

In The News

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Medical Credentials

  • Medical Education
    • Medical residency, Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
    • Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong, China

  • Certifications
    • Licensed Medical Doctor of the State of Florida
    • Certified Acupuncturist of the State of Florida
    • National Commission of Certified Acupuncturists
    • Certification of Educational Committee of Foreign Medical Graduate

  • Medical Experience
    • 1994-Present: Tampa Bay Acupuncture Clinic, Physician
    • 1991-1994: Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Assistant Director
    • 1990-1991: Research Service, V. A. Hospital, School of Medicine USF, Research Doctor
    • 1987-1990: Department of Medicine, Shandong College of Medicine, China, Physician and Assistant Professor
    • 1982-1987: Department of Medicine, Shandong College of Medicine, China, Physician and Instructor

Professional Associations

FAA award 2013

Dr. Zhang has published several articles and papers, and has co-authored a textbook on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in China. The "Acupuncture Points Flash Cards" system, which she co-authored with Barbara Squires, is used in Acupuncture Schools throughout the United States.

Dr. Zhang has been a guest speaker at University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, as well as the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida.


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Our office reflects Dr. Zhang's commitment to make acupuncture a positive, calm and beneficial experience. There is artwork on the walls, music for the ears and humor and caring from the staff.

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