Dr. Dinsmore has been in private practice in Chula Vista since 1986 and has successfully treated thousands of patients with all types of general medicine conditions, as well as work and auto injuries, and has served as an expert witness in medical legal cases.
Dr. Dinsmore is a long time resident of Chula Vista and attended Castle Park High School and the University of San Diego before earning a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the California Acupuncture College.
Active in the community Dr. Dinsmore coached South Bay Little League Baseball for many years and serves yearly in the Masonic Citizenship Awards with the elementary school district through Chula Vista Masonic Lodge where he served as Master in 2003, and where he continues to serve as a Trustee of that Lodge's scholarship fund which provides grants to local high school students entering California State University San Diego. He was awarded the rank and decoration of KCCH by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of their Childhood Language Clinic.
Before retiring his martial arts business Dr. Dinsmore taught Kung Fu San Soo in Chula Vista for 40 years to men, women and children as well as local police, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and USMC commandos. With two generations of Kung Fu Masters under him, Dr. Dinsmore is one of the grandfathers of the art he taught at Kung Fu San Soo Chula Vista with associated schools in Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington and Costa Rica.
Dr. Dinsmore has authored several books on martial arts history and philosophy, comparative religion and acupuncture medicine and was a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Phoenix and a course content contributor to Health Sciences I at Southwestern College.
A Christian Taoist priest, Richard serves as Abbot of the San Qing Temple Sanctuary and Seminary in San Diego.