Hennie Sholars, DO, is a solo practitioner specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She graduated in 1986 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. She successfully completed a one-year rotating internship at Rio Hondo Hospital in Downey, California, and is fully licensed physician in California. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and has a Certificate of Competency granted by the Cranial Academy.
She has assisted teaching in a number of classes for osteopathic students and has provided training to a number of individual students from both her alma mater COMP, and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at both institutions.
Prior to pursuing osteopathic training, she graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. While working in community mental health clinics, learning much from the human potential movement, and practicing yoga and meditation she developed an interest in mind-body-emotion interconnections in health and illness. She came to respect the influence of spiritual factors and community in health and healing.
The philosophy of osteopathic medicine appealed greatly to her as an arena for applying her interests to the healing arts; she returned to school to train as an osteopathic physician.