Kim Sandberg is the owner and founder of Alleviant Health Centers of San Diego and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, Kim pursued two advanced degrees: Master of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Southern California and Doctor of Nursing Practice, Healthcare Executive Leadership at American Sentinel University in Aurora, CO.
Ever since receiving her professional training, Kim has worked in a variety of settings that serve as an amazing foundation for leading a clinical team. She has mentored students and residents at Naval Medical Center San Diego, administered anesthesia as staff CRNA in all specialties including pediatric, vascular, general, neurosurgery, plastics, ENT, ophthalmic, orthopedic, GYN and obstetrics and trauma. Over time, she has transitioned to operating as an Independent Nurse Anesthetist and Fulltime Government Service Employee at Naval Medical Center San Diego where she performed preanesthetic assessments and patient evaluations, selecting, ordering and administering preanesthetic fluids and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia. She has also instructed nurse anesthesia residents, medical students, interns and other rotators in methods and administration of anesthesia, signs, and symptoms of medical reactions, complications, and emergency procedures in the delivery of anesthesia.
But the biggest impact on Kim and her work came from her 13 years of service in the Navy Reserve. She has been deployed three times, including one to Afghanistan. Today, she serves as the Executive Officer for Largest Navy Reserve Medical Command, expertly managing 875 members of OHSU San Diego comprised of 25 HQ staff, 13 OIC’s and 8 Navy Operational Support Centers throughout Navy Southwest Region.
Having worked with wounded warriors and families of wounded warriors, Kim has been deeply impacted by witnessing the amounts of physical pain, emotional turmoil and livelihood changes that our heroes face daily. “VA’s are overwhelmed and there are not enough people to meet the demand,” explains Kim.
With opening an Alleviant Health Centers clinic in San Diego, Kim hopes to provide much-needed care for patients that struggle with mental health and chronic pain and especially to the population of veterans and servicemen who desperately need help. Moreover, she is excited to contribute to the holistic health movement by bringing integrative holistic psychiatry and innovative treatments to the community of San Diego.