I help you go through cancer treatment with the least side effects as possible
functional medicine + oncology
Cancer is a multifactorial disease that arises within a multidimensional system. Many patients who are diagnosed with cancer seek a more sensitive and thoughtful approach to address their individual needs and goals. The functional medicine model is an integrative medicine model that looks at the whole person and address treatment related side effects with diet and nutrition, botanical medicine, prescription medications, and intravenous (IV) therapy, so patients may live a higher quality and happier life. I will tailor a treatment plan for you that is compatible to your cancer treatment, whether chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.
What should I expect before and at the initial consultation?
Prior to your initial appointment:
- Fill out this form so we can get connected and send you a new patient intake form.
- If you are a Washington state patient, please confirm coverage with your insurance plan. For cash paying patients, you have the option to pay by the hour or sign up for a membership plan.
- Please have medical records faxed to 206.328.5895, including office visit notes, recent labs, pathology report, and imaging report.
During your initial appointment:
- We’ll go over your medical records.
- Topics we may address:
- Your chemotherapy regimen and the most common side effects of that regimen.
- Nutrition and dietary guidance through cancer treatment to maintain blood counts, strengthen immune system, and increase energy.
- Individualized supplement recommendations compatible with your chemotherapy or treatment regimen to minimize side effects, ie. peripheral neuropathy.
- Integrating herbs to improve chemotherapy efficacy.
- Weight management and muscle wasting prevention.
- Strengthening immune function through IV vitamin C, herbal medicine, diet, and exercise.
- Preserve and optimize gastrointestinal function during chemotherapy.
- Minimize cognitive changes during chemotherapy.
- Address any herb-drug, drug- drug, drug- nutrient interactions.
- Stress management through meditation, sleep, exercise, and nutrition.
- Address insomnia from steroids.
- Intravenous (IV) medicine, including IV vitamin C, IV glutathione.
- Mistletoe therapy.
After you’re finished with cancer treatment:
- Recovery plan from cancer treatment.
- Secondary risk reduction program to decrease your risk of cancer returning.
- Design Happy Program to rebuild mental and emotional immunity.
- Genetic analysis through Opus program.