We have designed a special educational program for patients and family members to help you get your questions answered and develop an individually tailored plan to optimize wellness.
These educational sessions are conducted by one of our Integrative Oncology Specialists with extensive background in nutrition, integrative medicine, preventative health and complementary care. Below is a description of the session..
Individual Integrative Oncology Assessment by Integrative Oncology Specialist
Individual educational sessions (approximately one hour and fifteen minutes) for patients with cancer, post-treatment survivors or individuals at risk for cancer.
"Individual counseling has been my rock to get through this rough time."
"To meet with a physician knowledgeable about cancer and nutrition was for me wonderful. This was exactly what I have been looking for since I was diagnosed."
These sessions provide an opportunity to ask questions on nutrition, dietary supplements, strategies to decrease the likelihood of recurrence and enhance well-being.
The goal is to assess each person individually taking into consideration your own goals and tailor a wellness plan that you can implement.
Assistance with selecting appropriate nutritional and dietary supplements or herbs to optimize wellness and/or manage specific side effects or symptoms is provided.
Educated advice on selecting and utilizing therapy offered by other CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) providers with referrals.
Patients complete a comprehensive multi-dimensional assessment prior to evaluation incorporating information from medical history, nutrition, complementary medicine practices, mind/body strategies, spiritual practices and goals. Medical records, if provided, must be received in advance of the appointment to save time during the in-person visit.
This program is not covered by insurance and is offered for a fee of $350.00
If you would like to be contacted about scheduling an appointment for an integrative oncology counseling assessment/educational session, please click here and send us an email with how to contact you.
Integrative Oncology Specialists On Staff
Carolyn F. Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT has 25 years of experience working in the field of oncology and nutrition. She received a Master of Science in Public Health in Nutritional Science from UCLA. She has extensive knowledge and experience counseling patients around wellness, nutrition, and physical activity as well as a wonderful understanding of the complex needs of patients with cancer. She has a long history of providing consultative educational sessions with patients on nutrition, supplements, and how to improve one's wellness while getting cancer treatment and beyond. She has also worked with individuals in developing healthy diet and lifestyle for cancer prevention.
Carolyn Katzin, MS, has written two books, The Cancer Nutrition Handbook and The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook.
Mary Hardy, MD was trained as a traditional physician receiving her degree in internal medicine. She has more than two decades of experience and training in nutrition, supplements, and complementary approaches. She has been working with patients with cancer for more than a decade and helps patients to optimize wellness through nutrition and supplements, manage symptoms, recover from surgery more easily and rebuild themselves once treatment is complete.