Barbara Boyle Weaner, MSN, FNP-BC, ND, ADS
Barbara Boyle Weaner has been immersed in healing since moving to West Virginia in 1976. She began studying local herbal medicine with elderly neighbors, and was a medical assistant at a rural clinic, helping with home births, office health care and acupuncture treatments before going on to further her education.
She earned a nursing degree from Davis and Elkins College 1987, and a bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University 1988. She received her master's degree in Nursing at Yale University in 1991, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife.
She earned a Doctorate in Naturopathy for Health Care Professionals from Clayton College of Natural Health in 2007, which incorporated study of herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupressure, reflexology nutrition and mindfulness in stress management.
She practiced Family primary care from 1991 to 2001, and then with WVU Department of Medicine Section of Nephrology, caring for patients with chronic kidney disease until December 2016.
She completed training as an Acudetox Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association in 2017, and helped facilitate legislation in West Virginia to allow this treatment to become more widely available to the public