About the Author
Dr. Donald R. Beans, a native Montanan, began working in the medical field as an aid in the emergency department in 1973. Dr. Beans is a registered nurse with a degree from Montana State University, 1978. He studied acupuncture at many schools and with various teachers leading to Montana licensure in 1980 and starting a private practice in Missoula. He earned national board certification in acupuncture in 1985 from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; He is also a certified classical homeopath.
Dr. Beans was a teaching associate of Dr. Bernard Jensen for 10 years, 1983-1993. They presented one-week seminars on nutrition and wellness. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Jensen, Dr. Beans earned a doctor of philosophy degree in iridology and nutrition from the University of Health Science in Honolulu Hawaii.
Dr. Beans joined the Endocrine Society in 2003 and attended the course Clinical Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Beans is currently in private practice in Bigfork Montana.