Member Spotlight: Michelle Smekens, ND, FABNO


Michelle Smekens is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in supporting people through all stages of cancer: prevention, active treatment, and survivorship. She also has special interests in naturopathic support for families and behavioral health/mental illness. Dr. Smekens is a licensed dietetic nutritionist and holds a naturopathic medical license from the state of Arizona. She has […]

Member Spotlight: Paul Reilly, ND, FABNO

Practice Info

I currently practice at Salish Cancer Center in Fife Washington (just outside of Tacoma).

The clinic is owned and operated by the Puyallup Tribe for the benefit of both native and non-native cancer patients. We have an integrative practice with 2 oncologists, an ARNP, 2 naturopathic oncologists (both FABNOs), 2 acupuncturists, a native healer, […]

News Release – OncANP Publishes POC in Current Oncology


Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Releases Principles of Care Guidelines

February 28, 2019 – The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) today announced the publication of its Principles of Care (POC) Guidelines for integrative cancer care. Disseminated through Current Oncology, this POC is a welcome addition to medical literature.

The POC Guidelines provides a safe and […]

Member Spotlight: Athanasios (Thanasi) Psihogios

Athanasios (Thanasi) Psihogios graduated from the University of Ottawa after completing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a focus in health sciences and philosophy. He is currently a senior research assistant with the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) working on the KNOW database. As a student researcher at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Center (OICC), […]

Member Spotlight: Marie Winters, ND, FABNO

My practice is called My ND Integrative Health. In my practice, I care for people who would like to prevent cancer, those with a cancer diagnosis, and those looking to establish a holistic survivorship plan. I specialize in hematologic malignancies but also see those with solid tumors. I also work with people without a cancer […]

Member Spotlight: Erica Joseph, ND, FABNO

I practice at Seattle Integrative Oncology. We have a private practice located in the Eastlake neighborhood in Seattle, WA and I also see patients out of two Providence Oncology facilities, in Everett and in Olympia, WA. I am fortunate to work in an integrative setting and have good relationships with medical, radiation, and surgical oncology […]

*New* Director of the National Center for Complementary & Integrative health (NCCIH): the NIH Appoints Dr. Helene Langevin

Dr. Helene Langevin, M.D., a visiting professor of neurological sciences at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and a medical graduate of McGill University, is expected to join NIH in November 2018 as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

As NCCIH director, Langevin will oversee […]

Remembering Mark Gignac, ND, FABNO

Remembering Mark Gignac, ND, FABNO

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the tragic news of the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Mark Gignac, ND, FABNO. Mark passed suddenly from a heart attack on September 20th, 2018. Words cannot describe the magnitude of such a loss to our profession and […]

Member Spotlight: Alex Speers, ND

I am finishing my first year of residency at Sage Cancer Care in Portland, OR. Sage Cancer Care is a holistic cancer clinic with three naturopathic doctors, a physical therapist, a massage therapist, and (soon!) an acupuncturist, all of whom specialize in oncology.

How did you get into Naturopathic Oncology?

Initially, I got […]