Edra Spevack, ND
Naturopathic Oncology Provider
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
"I feel privileged to work with patients who are challenged to make profound changes in their life. Witnessing the effects of integration has strengthened my belief in the benefits of combining complementary and alternative medicine with conventional care."
- Edra Spevack, ND
- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine – Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario
- Graduate Diploma, Communications – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
- BA, Psychology – Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Practicing Since: 2003
As a naturopathic oncology provider, Edra Spevack’s goal is to provide patients with personalized integrative care that respects each patient’s unique needs and choices.
“I strive to educate patients about healthy lifestyle approaches that support their body’s self-healing capacity as well as improve their quality of life,” says Spevack, who joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at our hospital in Newnan, Georgia, in 2013.
Spevack brings to CTCA 10 years of experience practicing naturopathic medicine along with a background in research and education.
In 2002, Spevack completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. As a student clinician, she was selected to provide care for underserved populations at two multidisciplinary clinics. Following graduation, she was awarded the Swiss Herbal bursary for excellence in promoting women’s health.
Spevack continued her education after receiving her doctorate, taking post-graduate courses in Classical Homeopathy and Advanced Therapeutic Herbalism. Other course work includes Bereavement, Trauma Support, and Prevention of Cancer Using Nutrition and Botanical Medicine.
At CTCA, Spevack enjoys our collaborative approach to patient care. In addition, she’s gratified to connect with patients and support them through their healing process.
“I feel privileged to work with patients who are challenged to make profound changes in their life,” Spevack says. “Witnessing the effects of integration has strengthened my belief in the benefits of combining complementary and alternative medicine with conventional care.”
Before joining CTCA, Spevack was in private practice for 10 years. She has eight years of experience as a professional counselor for a phone service focused on crisis intervention and solution-oriented support for youth and young adults.
Spevack has been a health and wellness educator since 2003. Her workshops and lectures have spanned a variety of topics, from nutrition to post-partum health. She was an assistant professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine from 2002 to 2007. During that time, Spevack helped develop the college’s Gynecology Program and Sensitivity Training Course and taught naturopathic medicinal approaches to patient care.
Spevack has applied her communications education and experience as a research associate to medical writing and research. Most recently, her paper on “The Long-term Health Implications of Depo-Provera” was published in the February 2013 issue of the peer-reviewed Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. She maintains an interest in integrative medical research and oncology care.