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Laura Martell, ND, LAc, FABNO

Naturopathic Physician

Western Regional Medical Center

"Getting to know patients and their life journeys is the best part of my job. Patients are respected and honored at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and they are the reason I am here."

- Laura Martell, ND, LAc, FABNO
Laura Martell, ND, LAc, FABNO

Naturopathic Medicine Degree(s)

  • National University of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR

Additional Degree(s)

  • MS, Oriental Medicine - National University of Naturopathic Medicine


  • National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology

Practicing Since: 1999

Dr. Laura Martell, a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center, provides safe, evidence-based recommendations for herbal medicine, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics and other nutraceuticals that help improve patients’ quality of life during cancer treatment.

Dr. Martell first became part of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America team at our northern Illinois hospital in June 2011. She then joined the cancer experts at our Arizona hospital in May 2012. She works with oncologist Dr. Walter Quan, in addition to registered dietitians, mind-body therapists and care managers.

"When we work together as a team, with the patient in the center, the synergy created is incredibly supportive to patients and their families," says Dr. Martell. "We are more than the sum of our individual parts. Patients’ needs are really attended to and they are cared for on all levels—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.”

Dr. Martell earned a doctor of naturopathic medicine degree and a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed a naturopathic residency in primary care.

Dr. Martell and her husband, who is also a naturopathic physician, established and ran a multidisciplinary clinic in Portland, Oregon, where she also served as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist.

She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Institute of Functional Medicine where she is completing her Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner.

"Getting to know patients and walk with them on their healing journey is the best part of my job. I strive to support patients with their overall health and quality of life while they undergo cancer treatment and beyond," says Dr. Martell. "I have seen patients use their cancer diagnosis for transformation and healing on many levels. There is always a reason to be hopeful."

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