Judith Boice, ND, LAc – Naturopathic Oncology Provider
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Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
MS, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine - Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland
BA, Violin Performance & Environmental Studies - Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
"My aim in working with patients is to bring a balance of science and soul, the best of medical research melded with a loving heart."
Judith Boice, ND, LAc
Naturopathic Oncology Provider
Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider.
“I have a passion for serving patients and placing their care in the center of all medical decision-making,” says Boice. “I was blessed early in my practice to experience working successfully with physicians to serve the needs of a particular patient who needed open heart surgery. Each physician brought the best of his or her expertise to serve the patient. I was drawn to CTCA because of a similar understanding, offering cancer patients the best of all possible medical treatments.”
Prior to joining CTCA, Boice spent several years caring for patients in her private naturopathic and acupuncture practice. She says of the appeal of joining CTCA, “The staff has a strong sense of mission to serve patients and each other.”
Boice earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland.
Before studying naturopathic medicine, Boice completed a bachelor's degree in violin performance and environmental studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
“I love walking into the hospital in the morning and seeing people smile—patients and staff alike," says Boice. “I also love working with patients who are in transition, re-evaluating their life and their direction. For many people, a cancer diagnosis brings up almost every aspect of their lives for re-evaluation.”
Widely published, Boice’s books and articles have been read by many since the late ‘80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award – Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award – Bronze Medal. Over the years, Boice has presented on naturopathic topics at numerous workshops and has been a guest on many radio shows. Additionally, she continues to record a weekly short-form radio program for a community radio station.
Boice is a mother to twin boys, and jokes, “I don’t need any pets because I have two wonderfully wild boys!”
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening with native plants and heirloom seeds, Qigong, photography, sewing, hiking and backpacking.