Dr. Michael Powell


Dr. Powell's Bio

Dr. Powell’s training includes 5 years at UC Davis where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science. He then received his Physical Sciences Teaching Credential at San Jose State University and taught High School Chemistry at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley for 5 years. He began Medical School training at Western University of Health Sciences, an Osteopathic Medical School in Pomona, CA.

After 4 years of training in medicine, surgery, and manipulation, Dr. Powell passed his Medical Board Examinations and began a 3 year Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR.

After graduation, he passed the two day National Internal Medicine Board Examination, the California Oral Examination and was accepted into the Stanford University Division of Rheumatology for a 2 year Fellowship program. While at Stanford, he assisted with a variety of research trials and was nominated for the National Rheumatology Fellow of the Year Award before graduating in August 1997.

Dr. Powell practiced rheumatology in Grass Valley from 1997 - 2003 and in Sacramento from 2003 - 2016. He returned to Grass Valley in 2016.

Dr. Powell’s research projects have been recognized by the American College of Internal Medicine and the American College of Rheumatology. These projects have focused primarily on Lupus and Lyme disease. Dr. Powell’s most recent research has focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.