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Shana Deneen, ND, FABNO, DiplAc

Naturopathic Oncology Provider

Southwestern Regional Medical Center

"As a naturopathic oncology provider, I have the unique opportunity to positively affect patients’ quality of life while they are going through cancer treatment."

- Shana Deneen, ND, FABNO, DiplAc
Shana Deneen, ND, FABNO, DiplAc

Degree(s)

  • Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ
  • MS, Acupuncture - Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, Phoenix
  • BS, Psychology - University of Arizona, Tucson

Certification(s)

  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture

Practicing Since: 2007

In August 2010, Shana Deneen returned to her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma for the opportunity to serve our patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.

As a key member of many of patients' care teams, Deneen provides recommendations for natural therapies such as vitamins, minerals and herbs that are safe to take in conjunction with chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Her goal is to help each patient achieve the best level of health possible.

“At CTCA, I am practicing in an enhanced and multidisciplinary environment with a unique and targeted level of patient care," says Deneen. "Moreover, this unique setting gives me an opportunity to provide patients with compassionate and patient-centered care throughout their journey.”

Previously, Deneen practiced as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist focused on women’s health at the Steelsmith Natural Health Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also served as a naturopathic doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona at two healthcare centers.

Deneen earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Deneen was inspired to pursue a career in natural medicine while serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer. “I worked as a social worker in the HIV/AIDS community and wanted to obtain the knowledge to educate others about natural foods and nutrients as well as other naturopathic modalities in order to optimize health and encourage healing,” she says.

Deneen is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

In her leisure time, Deneen enjoys tennis, Pilates, hiking, listening to live music and spending time with friends and family.

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