Marie Winters, ND – Naturopathic Oncology Provider
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Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
BA, English Literature - Fordham University, New York
"One of the most important aspects of my job is simply to be present for each person I encounter. Some of the best medicine happens in the form of the relationship between the patient and care provider. By listening well, I better understand each patient and I can better judge their needs. This provides the basis for healing, and the supplements I recommend do the rest."
Marie Winters, ND
Naturopathic Oncology Provider
The opportunity to work alongside clinicians from several disciplines to offer comprehensive oncology care attracted Marie Winters to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). The naturopathic oncology provider notes, “I joined CTCA because I believe people living with cancer are best served with an integrative model of care.”
“The thing I enjoy most about working at CTCA is the easy access I have to every member of our team of care providers,” says Winters. “If I feel a patient needs to be seen by a dietitian, or that he or she could benefit from acupuncture or massage, the appropriate practitioner is just a few steps or a phone call away.”
As a member of many of our patients’ care teams at our Philadelphia hospital, Winters provides safe, evidence-based recommendations for herbs, vitamins, minerals and homeopathy to offset side effects of treatment. She says, “The natural therapies I recommend help patients maintain their quality of life during treatment.”
Winters earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Fordham University in New York City.
Prior to joining CTCA in August 2011, Winters ran a private, naturopathic medical practice in Philadelphia.
Winters has been published in Alternative Medicine Review and has spoken on naturopathic topics to various cancer support groups. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Winters and her husband, daughter and cat are proud to call Philadelphia their home. Her husband recently founded a private school in area and the family helped start a community garden in their neighborhood.