Important Steps to Find an Integrative Practitioner

Your selection of an oncologist is important because this doctor will be involved in your care for many years.

  1. Your selection of a conventional oncologist must be open to your desire for an integrated approach to treatment (as stated in our Believe Big First Steps Guide).
  2. We recommend setting up appointments with THREE different oncologists for your type of cancer.
  3. PRINT the “Key Questions to Ask Oncologists” for EACH appointment to help you select the best oncologist for your specific needs and care.

Integrative Practitioners listed on this page are another strategic aspect to your care.  Each of these natural medicine physicians has had additional training with mistletoe therapy and many have had additional certifications in oncology.  They can effectively guide you on your cancer journey.

These practitioners can help you:

  • Find the best diet and supplementation to reduce and prevent chronic inflammation.
  • Stimulate natural killer cells.
  • Promote a healthy digestive and immune system.
  • Effectively remove free radicals and toxins from your system.
  • Discover the best alternative therapies to compliment your conventional treatments.

Please use the key below to note the varying degrees of experience, qualifications, and methods of practice of each practitioner. The practitioners listed are independent of Believe Big. With respect to claims made by listed practitioners, Believe Big assumes no responsibility nor guarantee of their respective services and disclaims all liability.

MD / DO: Doctors of Osteopathic medicine and MD’s (Doctor of Medicine) are licensed to practice in all 50 states. They are similarly educated and certified, but the difference is in their training in philosophy of patient care. Osteopathic philosophy involves treating the mind, the body, and the spirit which is very similar to anthroposophical physicians who are MD’s.

NP: Nurse Practitioners are licensed in all states and the District of Columbia, and they practice under the rules and regulations of the state in which they are licensed. NP’s are trained at the graduate level to evaluate patients, diagnose illness, and prescribe medication to patients. While NP’s are not physicians by definition, they undergo rigorous training and credentialing while focusing on the well-being of the whole person.

ND: Naturopathic Physicians who usually attend an accredited four-year, graduate level school. They learn the same basic sciences as conventional Medical doctors but also study nutrition, psychology, and complementary therapies such as herbal medicine.

FABNO: A Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and completion of 2-year CNME-accredited residency focused on naturopathic oncology.

LAc: Licensed Acupuncturist

TELEMEDICINE –  The physicians who have listed Telemedicine under their practice have the ability to use electronic information and communication technologies to provide care.