AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO

Whole Hearted Oncology Care: An Integrative Approach

Friday Feburary 14, 2014

Course Description:

This course will allow participants to become familiar with the role of an Acupuncturist in an integrated hospital oncology model of care.  We’ll explore the idea of medical collaborative: interdisciplinary teamwork,  defining scope boundaries and  research proven evidence-based care. We’ll review a number of modalities including auricular therapy, group acupuncture, and Qi Gong. In addition, we’ll identify the unique needs of cancer patients and the caregivers that support them. Participants will learn ways to apply hopeful, compassionate, and empowering care to patients both before treatment, during and in a survivorship and end of life care setting. We will also discuss techniques that help to prevent provider burnout and ways to manage compassion fatigue. Participants will gain familiarity with end of life issues and learn ways to honor a patient during this process. ..

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Anderson is a Naturopathic Doctor and currently serves as the National Director of Naturopathic Medicine for CTCA and also as a site Director of Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA’s Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, OK.  She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and received her naturopathic medical degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.  Additionally, Dr. Anderson completed a naturopathic medicine residency at CTCA and is board certified in Naturopathic Oncology.  As Director of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Anderson provides clinical oversight to both naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists.  She collaborates with medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, social workers, and other medical personnel, to provide individualized, integrative care for oncology patients.  She has over 10 years of experience working in an integrated hospital environment providing oncology care to patients.
Her professional healthcare experience and involvement in community programs demonstrates her personal commitment to patient care and education.  She has a special interest in lean training and six sigma design within the healthcare setting.  Dr. Anderson belongs to several professional organizations including, the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians. 

To discover more about Katherine visit her biography page from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.