- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona
- MS, Acupuncture – Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine
- BS, Nursing -- Grand Canyon University, Phoenix
- BS, Respiratory Care – State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Naturopathic Oncology Provider Patricia Johnson enjoys guiding her patients toward healthy lifestyle choices as much as deepening her own understanding about the biology of cancer.
“My goal is for patients to stay as healthy as possible throughout their cancer treatment,” says Johnson, who joined CTCA in Newnan, Georgia, in August 2013. “I also want to incorporate new habits into their lives to improve their overall health.”
After obtaining her first undergraduate degree in business management in 1983, Johnson turned her focus to health care, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care at the State University of New York in Syracuse in 1990. From 1989 to 1996, she worked as a respiratory therapist at several facilities in Utah and was a member of the University of Utah’s acclaimed AirMed emergency transport team.
Johnson later returned to school, pursuing a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona (2008), a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (2010) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Pheonix (2012).
Alongside her coursework, Johnson gained clinical experience as a caregiver at an assisted living facility and as a wellness screener at a health care company. From 2009 to 2013, Johnson was an acupuncturist at several health care facilities, as well as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University and Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Johnson is a licensed acupuncturist, a certified naturopathic provider and a registered nurse.
At CTCA, Johnson supports patients through their cancer treatment according to each patient’s individual needs. Those needs may range from emotional support to explaining the complex molecular biology of cancer and its treatment. She works with patients to decide which measures will help them emerge from their treatment in better condition and aid them in living a healthy life.
“The diagnosis of cancer presents an opportunity to focus on what the body needs to heal,” says Johnson. She also focuses on expanding her understanding of cancer at a cellular level so she can put her naturopathic tools to best use.
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