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Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Naturopathic Medicine Residency Program
Presented to: NCNM
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Anderson
Date: Dec 2, 2013
Residency Description
• Focus in:
• Integrative medicine
• Naturopathic oncology
• Two-year residency program
• Hospital-based & clinical setting
• Eligibility for Fellow of the American Board of
Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) upon completion
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Patient Empowerment Medicine
• Environment
conducive to healing
• Patient-centered
treatments
• Individualized care
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Patient Empowered Care Teams
• Full-time, integrative
clinical teams
• Medical oncologist
• Naturopathic physician
• Registered dietitian
• Care management
• Clinical Nurse
• Team meetings &
continual “hand off”
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Comprehensive Treatment
• Fight cancer on all possible fronts…
• State of the art conventional therapy
• Comprehensive integrative medicine
Treat the whole person—not just the disease
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CTCA Facilities
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Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Zion, IL
First CTCA Hospital
2-year residency
program
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Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Midwestern Regional
Medical Center (MRMC)
One Director
Thirteen Staff ND’s
Three residents
(total= 17 ND’s)
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Southwestern Regional Medical Center
Tulsa, OK
2nd CTCA hospital
2 year residency
program
National Director
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Southwestern Regional Medical Center
Southwestern Regional
Medical Center (SRMC)
One Director, also
National Director
Four staff ND’s
One Medical Assistant
Two Acupuncturists
Two Residents
(Total= 7 ND’s)
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Eastern Regional Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Opened December
2005
2 year Residency
Program
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Eastern Regional Medical Center
One Director
Eight staff ND’s
Three residents
Three Acupuncturists
(Total= 12 ND’s)
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Seattle Cancer Treatment &
Wellness Center
Renton, WA
Outpatient program
No residency
program
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Seattle Cancer Treatment &
Wellness Center
Seattle Cancer
Treatment &
Wellness Center
One Medical
Director
Three Staff NDs
(Total: 4 NDs)
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Western Regional Medical Center
Goodyear, Arizona
Opened December
2008
No residency
program
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Western Regional Medical Center
One Director
Seven staff ND’s
Interim Chief Information
Officer, who is also an
ND
(Total= 8 NDs)
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Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Newnan, Georgia
Opened September
2012
No residency
program
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Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Southeastern
Regional Medical
Center (SERMC)
One Director
Seven staff NDs
(Total= 8 ND’s)
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Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA
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Consulted by physicians
To support and develop effective, oncology treatment plans
Every patient seen by a naturopathic provider
Leading reason patients select CTCA for their oncology care
Electronic health record
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Patient Contacts
• Naturopathic providers
provide consultation
to…
– All outpatients receiving
chemotherapy
– Outpatients receiving
radiation therapy
– Inpatients
– Follow up patients after
oncology treatment
• Visits
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Goals of Naturopathic Treatment
• Speed recovery from
surgery
• Reduce side effects of
chemo & radiation
• Enhance
effectiveness chemo
& radiation
• Screen for
supplement
interactions
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Goals of Naturopathic Treatment
• Provide natural, evidenced
based, anti-neoplastic
therapies
• Immune support
• Hormonal modulation
• Detoxification & prevention of
recurrence
• Ongoing, patient-centered,
medical care
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Naturopathic Pharmacy
• Carry the full inventory of our typically,
recommended supplements.
• The majority of supplements are encapsulated
• Supplements include: vitamins, minerals, herbs,
amino acids, and homeopathics.
• Rigorous CTCA QA/QC process
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Accreditation
• Joint Commission
• CNME approved residency program
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Naturopathic Oncology Residency
• Goals:
– Learn evidence-based, integrative medicine in
hospital and clinic environment
– Work in a team setting, alongside other physician
specialists
– To develop residents as experts in naturopathic
oncology, eligible to sit for ABNO exam
– Exposure to end-of-life supportive care
– To develop residents’ leadership qualities
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Residency Education Program
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Residency objectives
Case presentations
Supervised progression of patient care
Clinical Care Conferences, Tumor Boards
Rotations with other specialists and other
departments
• Employee Wellness Clinic
• Opportunities to contribute to…
– Research
– Publications
– Presentations
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Patient-Related Activities
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Patient Endorsement Meetings
Tumor Board
Radiation Chart Rounds
Clinical Care Conferences
Inpatient meetings
Comfort Rounds
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Residency Rotations
Medical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Interventional
Radiology
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Residency Rotations
Diagnostic Imaging
Pathology
Gastroenterology
Pulmonology
Internal Medicine
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Exposure to Leading
Edge Conventional
Treatment Options
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Care Provided By Residents
• Outpatient Care
– CTCA oncology patients
– Employee wellness clinic
• Inpatient Care
– CTCA oncology patients
– Surgical patients
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Benefits
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Competitive, salaried position
80 hours paid vacation, annually
6 paid Holidays
CME conference attendance in second year
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Benefits
• Comprehensive healthcare plan including vision
and dental
• Matched 401K
• Stakeholder bonus program
• Weekend clinic hours, on-call schedule
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Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA
• CTCA is the largest employer of naturopathic
doctors outside of the naturopathic colleges.
• Over 50 ND’s are employed by CTCA as of
November 2012
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Additional Questions
• How much $$ do I make, each year?
• How do I get chosen?
• What attributes of residents do you look for?
grades? Skills set? Other stuff? Personality?
Values? Drive?
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Additional Questions
• Tips on how to get chosen.
• When do I apply? Where do I get the
application and instructions? How much does
it cost me to do that? Deadlines?
• Where do you conduct your interviews? Will I
have to pay for my own travel?
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Important Dates
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Nov 1, 2013 - application available
Jan 2014 - application due
Feb 2014 - start of interview period
April 2014 - end of interview period
April 2014 - residency preference lists from sites and
applicants due
April 2014 - NPGA residency matching committee
convenes
April 2014 - NPGA match day
May 2014 - signed statement of intent must be postmarked by this date
Nov 2014 – residency begins
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Residency Opportunities
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Presented to: NCNM
Presented by: Dr. Katherine Anderson
Date: Dec 2, 2013

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