Board Certification in Naturopathic Oncology
Both Drs. Rubin and Alschuler are Fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). This Board Certification represents the highest expertise in the area of naturopathic oncology by being recognized as such by our national association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).* Such certification in naturopathic oncology is rigorous, has been achieved by a select few naturopathic physicians and has set the standard for the way non-conventional and integrative oncology is practiced. Naturopathic oncologists are experts in the application of naturopathic medicine in an oncology setting and are not trained or certified to offer conventional oncology care such as that offered by medical or radaition oncologists.
* In 2006, the House of Delegates of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians adopted the AANP Position Paper on Cancer
Drs. Rubin and Alshuler are experts and world leaders in naturopathic oncology. They provide a vital service for people who need to make educated choices regarding their condition and how to treat it. They is there to build a relationship with you and take time to talk with you, your family and loved ones regarding the best path to take to improve your health. Drs. Rubin and Alschuler strive to meet each patient's unique needs thus they create truly individualized treatment plans for each person. The services Drs. Rubin and Alschuler provide include:
Communication is a modality for healing
Drs. Rubin and Alschuler believe that good communication is essential to proper treatment. Thus, they encourage communication with your entire medical and healthcare team. Drs. Rubin and Alschuler also encourage you to communicate with your team on regular intervals. Our doctors are available to prepare you for meetings with your other physicians in terms of the proper questions to ask and the important information to glean. They will also review, with you, the notes that you take during your consultations with your healthcare team. Also, Drs. Rubin and Alschuler teach you to keep a constant list of questions or concerns for each meeting with your physicians. In addition, they can educate you on how to manage this information and how to become and advocate for yourself or your family member. In this way each person can improve their communication with and inspire the members of their healthcare team.
Drs. Rubin and Alschuler believe that the highest precept of medical care is to educate people with cancer about their disease. Once people truly better understand what is happening in their body, they often become more empowered. In this sense, education becomes a healing modality, the same way that nutrition or chemotherapy are modalities. Education takes time and our doctors are committed to providing the tools necessary to learn about cancer. As part of the education process, Drs. Rubin and Alschuler help you navigate the maze of available treatment options and those which may be better suited to you as an individual. Often, the knowledge of these opportunities remains behind the locked doors of the medical profession and are open only to physicians who may keep them closely guarded. Drs. Rubin and Alschuler can provide the keys to the myriad of opportunities for treatment that exist in the world of integrative medicine.
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*A Physician on Your Side Drs. Rubin and Alschuler are not only skilled in the aspects of your oncological and immunological problems, but are your advocates in all aspects of your treatment. Our doctors are there to listen, to counsel, to advise, to basically hold your hand through the delicate decision-making process. They give you as much time as you need to feel comfortable with your choices and converse with your health care team more effectively.
*Empowering People The goal at Naturopathic Specialists is to make you truly “in-charge” of your well-being…to help motivate, encourage, enable and empower you. In that way you can feel better both emotionally and physically.