Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO
Western Regional Medical Center
"My greatest satisfaction comes from being able to educate and empower our patients. I feel privileged to share in their personal journeys and I hope to act as a beacon for patients to help navigate their way towards health and balance."
- Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO
Naturopathic Medicine Degree(s)
- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ
- Naturopathic Oncology - CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa
- Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
Practicing Since: 2010
After completing a two-year naturopathic oncology residency program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in October 2012, Dr. Lucas Tims officially joined our hospital in suburban Phoenix as a naturopathic physician.
"I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to receive this highly specialized training and to learn from the leaders in the field of naturopathic oncology,” says Dr. Tims. “I’ve been particularly impressed with the integration of all the practitioners and the enthusiasm towards collaboration. I knew coming to CTCA I would be part of a team, but honestly, it feels more like a family.”
Even as a child, Tims had been interested in naturopathic medicine. He recalls, “I was raised around alternative and natural forms of medicine, with my parents being huge advocates for naturopathy, homeopathy, Oriental medicine, and first and foremost, proper nutrition. They instilled in me the idea of the body’s ability to heal itself when given the proper stimuli and removing obstacles to wellness. I have always felt inspired by my parents to share this philosophy with as many people as possible. I knew pursuing a career in naturopathic medicine would allow me to do this.”
Tims earned a doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Arkansas. In 2013, he passed his board exams recognizing him as a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO).
Tims has served as a volunteer for the Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Wellness Community in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Tims and his wife recently expanded their family with the arrival of their first child, daughter Olivia, who was born late 2012. He is also an avid golfer and finds his greatest peace and happiness amongst the great outdoors.