Supportive and Palliative Care for Serious Illness
What We Offer
Dr. Steve brings an integrative medicine approach to serve patients facing serious illness. He is Board Certified in Palliative Medicine, and uses the best of standard and natural approaches to support each patient's life force and relieve symptoms. He supports patients and families as they face treatment decisions, sort through options, and clarify priorities and goals.
"My aim is to support each person's sense of aliveness and well being, and to relieve symptoms and distress caused by both the illness and the treatment. I address issues such as fatigue, pain, anxiety, problems with sleeping, nausea, loss of appetite and bowel issues. From time to time my patient and I take a step back to look at the whole picture in order to reassess treatment choices and goals."
SUPPORTIVE CARE FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Natural medicines and complementary therapies can offer enormous value to patients in cancer treatment, in between treatments, or in recovery. The goal is to improve vitality, control symptoms, and add to the benefit of conventional cancer treatment.
Dr. Steve does not offer alternative cancer treatment--but he does offer supportive treatment. Each patient has to enter into a decision-making process with their cancer specialist, weighing benefits and risks, to determine the best treatment choice. Once that best choice is made for a particular treatment or no treatment, Dr. Steve can offer an appropriate program to support vitality, manage symptoms and side effects, improve treatment outcomes, and avoid drug interactions.