- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine – National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon
- BS, Architectural Engineering Technology – Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston
Making connections with patients is what inspires Naturopathic Oncology Provider Anya Chang most about working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA).
“It is so warming to see my patients’ eyes light up when they feel empowered and know they are being heard,” says Chang. “It is incredible to work beside other providers with the same goals.”
Chang earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston in 1992. Several years later, she moved toward a career in health care, becoming a certified massage therapist in 2001. She worked as a massage therapist in Breckenridge, Colorado, and ran her own massage clinic from 2002 to 2006 while pursuing a degree in naturopathic medicine.
In 2007, she completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, in Portland, Oregon. During her training, she worked at Outside In, a homeless youth shelter as a medical assistant. She was director of her own practice, where she also treated patients with chronic and acute illnesses, before joining CTCA in October 2013. Chang is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, She is on the Board of the Georgia Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she is active in promoting lung cancer awareness in women with Lung Force a subcommittee of the American Lung Association, Georgia Chapter.
At CTCA, Chang helps patients understand the side effects of cancer treatment and how to address them with naturopathic medicine. Her goal is to support the body in its healing and to prevent future disease. She takes her time with patients to answer their questions and provide thorough information.
“This approach empowers patients and gives them hope about their health,” says Chang. She is also well-versed in organic gardening and replenishing exercises such as yoga.
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