IAOTP Press Release and Video

IAOTP Press Release and Video

Dr. Bonnie McLean, Founder of Spirit Gate Medicine, was just recently selected as Top Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturist of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 5 decades of professional experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. McLean has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert with many different forms of integrative medicine, health and wellness. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and as an Acupuncture Physician, Dr. McLean has succeeded in every position she has ever held. Her impressive repertoire of prior roles have included being an RN for 20 years, practicing Oriental Holistic Medicine for 37 years and having over 57 years of experience in the healing arts.

Her key areas of expertise include Chinese Medicine, hypnosis, nutrition, Shamanic Healing, herbal formulas, electro-stimulation, Energy Psychology and energy medicine, such as Reiki and Pranic Healing, homeopathy, essential oils, and flower essences. Dr. McLean works with patients who have pain and stress- related ailments (such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, grief) and those in need of habit control.

Dr. McLean says that she likes to empower her patients and draw out their own knowledge, expertise and wisdom about what it is they need to know to heal themselves. She focuses on what imbalances need to be corrected and what needs to be done to nudge the body to shift into its own unique healing mode. Each individual is considered unique in their ability to heal oneself. In order to understand these imbalances, we must develop a holistic relationship with our patient’s body mind/emotions, and spirit.

Dr. McLean knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a healer. Her father belonged to the last generation of physicians that made house calls and her mother was in the generation of nurses that still were able to take the time to touch their patients and to listen to them. Dr. McLean attended Pepperdine University where she received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and received her RN from Duke University.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated that “Choosing Dr. McLean for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is talented, brilliant, humble and gracious and we know we will be seeing more amazing accomplishments from this amazing woman. We hope to spend time with her at the gala.”

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. McLean remains active in her community, and has been recognized nationally for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, to be interviewed on TIP Radio, and for IAOTP’s Empowered Woman of the Year Award. Also for 2019 she was selected as Top Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturist of the Year and she will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. She has also been featured on CUTV News Radio.

Aside from her successful career, Dr. McLean is also a published author. In her book, Integrative Medicine: The Return of the Soul to Healthcare, Dr. McLean brings her concepts of Integrative Holistic Medicine into the lives of people who ordinarily might not be aware of this approach to health and healing. Her book is designed to help introduce the concepts of the holistic approach to their family, friends and loved ones.

Looking back, Dr. McLean attributes her success to her mentors along her way, especially her indigenous healers and teachers, and being part of a loving supportive community. When not working she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For the future, she will continue to grow as a professional. She wants to continue to make a difference in people’s lives by writing and speaking about health, and in any way that she can.


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields.

This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

With almost 2 decades of experience, IAOTP’s group of publishers, IT experts, PR, Marketing and Branding professionals, have helped thousands of top prestigious professionals get the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. Our company prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization who hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

IAOTP offers its members 1 on 1 educational and networking experiences to fully customize their branding, networking and marketing. Some products and services we offer but are not limited to are customized press releases that are launched on FOX ABC CBS NBC CW, The Times, Daily Journal, Travel Weekly and many other mainstream media. We customize online videos, commercials, design websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We get our honored members to be seen on the Reuters Building in Times Square NY and we host annual conferences, events, and a prestigious annual awards gala that recognizes the most accomplished professionals in their respective industries. But career growth and recognition isn’t the only benefit of joining IAOTP. Many would say that the lasting friendships, experiences and memories shared with professionals from around the world is the best part of being a member.