A native Virginian, Dr. R. Keith Bell (known to his patients and students as Dr. Keith) is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Holistic Health. He has spent over 20 years studying and practicing the healing arts and Oriental medicine. In 2000, Dr. Keith opened Oriental Medicine Specialists, the first medical clinic in Richmond to offer the full scope of Oriental medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. OMS is now Richmond's premier Holistic Health Center and in 2005 Dr. Keith expanded his practice to include his Conscious Conceptions Program, the first comprehensive holistic fertility program in our area.
Dr. Keith is also committed to bringing education and inspiration to Richmond. He co-created and produced the Mid-Atlantic Holistic Health Conference in 2003 and 2004 which brought world renowned experts on holistic health to Richmond. Pioneers like, Dr. Keith's personal friend and mentor Joan Borysenko, PhD; Larry Dossey, MD and wife Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN; and world renown scientist Candace Pert, PhD. In 2005, Dr. Keith began working extensively with James Madison University, developing and teaching new courses that brought holistic theory to several programs. Dr. Keith also welcomes Residents from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine into his clinic, providing supervision and offering our next generation of doctors firsthand experience with Holistic medicine.