Neil Westby, Dipl. Ac. serves Avantcare, Inc. as President and member of the Board of Directors. He is the youngest acupuncture physician to pass the National Board examinations from the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), including the Western Bio-Medicine examination. He completed his medical internship under Dr. Zhao Qi Chang, a world-renowned Chinese physician, amassing over 4,000 hours of clinical apprenticeship.
Mr. Westby previously served on the staff of Tortoise Clinic in Destin, Florida. At the clinic, he was responsible for an average of five patients each hour. The high volume clinic provided an unusual opportunity for a young physician to develop exceptional diagnostic and treatment skills.
In 2007, Mr. Westby made the personal decision to move away from clinical work and into research. As a founder of Avantcare, Inc., he was instrumental in the development of Avantcare's unique botanical compounding and production processes. In 2010, he designed the company's new laboratory and manufacturing facility including architectural floor plan and equipment design.
Mr. Westby is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). All aspects of the Avantcare laboratory are under his guidance and supervision including cGMP, ISPE, FDA, and USP compliance.