Webinar Summary: 3 Simple Steps to Switch Your Practice to Telemedicine featuring Galina Roofener, L.Ac.


On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Lhasa OMS and the Florida State Oriental Medical Association co-sponsored a FREE webinar titled, 3 Simple Steps to Switch Your Practice to Telemedicine featuring Galina Roofener, L.Ac.







Telemedicine offers a lot of promise for both physicians and patients. This class explores how Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine can be safely and legally practiced in the realms of COVID-19 and beyond.

Most states now have laws regulating the practice of telemedicine. The laws only get more complicated and more uncertain when telemedicine is practiced across state lines.  The information that will be shared in this webinar is based on experience with Cleveland Clinic TCHM virtual visits and will introduce 3 simple steps to switch your practice to telemedicine.

*This is a brief introduction to Telemedine to get you started – for the full class including CEUs/PDAs you may visit Galina’s website for more details.* CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

  • COVID-19 safety concerns and law governing telemedicine specific to TCM practitioners.
  • Gathering of objective signs and herbal prescribing.
  • Billing requirements and required records keeping.



  • Practitioners and Students looking for an introduction to Telemedicine
  • Practitioners and Students with specific questions about Telemedicine
  • Practitioners already practicing Telemedicine looking to learn more





Galina V. Roofener, L.Ac. is a Nationally Board Certified, Ohio & Florida States Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist.

Galina serves on the State Medical Board of Ohio’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Advisory Panel on the subject of Chinese herbs and other modalities of Oriental Medicine. She is a member of the Hospital-Based Practice Task Force Committee advisory panel for the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Visit: www.NCCAOM.org

Currently, Galina works for the Cleveland Clinic as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/wellness/integrative/staff/chinese-herbal-medicine

Cleveland Clinic was one of the first to open a hospital-based herbal clinic in the U.S. to round out its integrative medicine services and provide supplementary options for patients seeking a holistic, natural approach to their care. She has a special interest in integrative, preventative and rehabilitation medicine. In her practice, she focuses on autoimmune conditions, women’s health, digestive disorders and restoring the quality of life for cancer survivors.

She has over 30 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of work in a hospital physical rehabilitation department in Lithuania with challenging, multi-diagnosed patients. Her duties included, but were not limited to, acupuncture and kinesiotherapy with a focus on medical Qigong, manual therapy and balneotherapy.

Galina received her Oriental Medicine degree from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL; Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health in Warsaw, IL; Nursing degree from Medical College #3 in St. Petersburg, Russia; and studied towards Bachelor of Art of Education in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Over the years, she received multiple certifications in various modalities of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and holds a special certification in Homeopathic Point Injections for beauty and pain management.

Galina has a great passion for teaching. Presently, she is an NCCAOM-approved continuing education provider and talks at many conferences. In the past, she served as an Instructor of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology at different schools in the U.S. In 2006, she was awarded Top Performing Educator of Aveda Institutes. She held a faculty position at Klaipeda University in Lithuania.