Dr. William Buchholz is an Oncologist (cancer specialist) and Hematologist (blood specialist). He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in psychology and philosophy and his medical degree from Stanford. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology and has been in practice in Los Altos and Mountain View since 1978.
He is a consultant to the Center for Healing and Wellness (formerly Cancer Support and Education Center) since its beginning in 1982, to the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, and to many Hospices, home health agencies and nursing homes in the Bay Area. He has published widely in both medical journals and the lay press. He is an internationally recognized speaker on topics including cancer and psycho-oncology, cancer survivorship, complementary medicine, wellness and stress reduction, pain control and hospice.
Dr. Susan Weiss Buchholz trained as a Physician Assistant at Johns Hopkins and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Fielding Institute in 1985. She is certified in biofeedback. She has advanced training in the Enneagram, a system of personality analysis that emphasizes spiritual development. Combining her medical and psychological background she treats patients with distressing psychological responses to physical diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and headaches as well as patients with depression, panic disorders and anxiety.
Drs. William and Susan Buchholz are the authors of "Live Longer, Live Larger: A holistic approach for cancer patients and families" and conduct support groups and workshops in the Bay Area for patients and families dealing with cancer.
Mary Tabor, MA, MFT has a Masters in Counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. She has been in practice as an Marriage/Family therapist since 1993. She is a certified Enneagram Teacher, using this valuable tool to work with clients. She supervises interns and is a Behavioral Support Consultant for Santa Clara Unified School district. In private practice she works with teens and adults with a wide range of issues. She specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples. Her work with cancer patients is directed at dealing with the challenging emotional issues precipitated by this disease.Mary is also an accomplished musician (fiddle and mandolin) and English Country dancer. Her spiritual practice is enriched by the works of Sogyal Rimpoche. Appointments can be made directly by calling her at (650) 968-7437.
Theresa Shea, RN, BSN Theresa Shea, our oncology nurse, graduated from Chico State University in 1994 with a double major in nursing and psychology. She has worked in many different areas of nursing, but none have been as rewarding or fulfilling as working with cancer patients and their families. She became chemotherapy certified in 1999 at El Camino Hospital, and still works on the Medical Oncology floor part time. Theresa also belongs to the Santa Clara chapter of the Oncology Nurses Society.
For patients who wish to include traditional Chinese medicine, Catherine Burns and Damon Miller, M.D. provide acupuncture and herbal medicine. They maintain their own offices but work closely with us to integrate their services with ours.
Catherine Burns, L.Ac. Catherine is an expert in Chinese Medicine with a particular skill in energy work. In addition to practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine, she teaches classes in Qi Gong, a form of exercise/meditation that is used extensively in China for cancer treatment. (650 949-3637, 4546 El Camino Real, Ste. B6, Los Altos, CA 94022, www.catherine-burns.com
Dr. Damon Miller was educated at Yale, Univ. of Cincinnati and UCLA. He received his training in Oriental medicine at Meiji College in San Francisco. In addition to his certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine he is board certified in interventional radiology. He has a large center in Palo Alto where he provides a variety of complementary treatments. (650-566-9900, 2635 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306, www.acupunctureworks.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Horngren, CMHT, MH has been practicing medical hypnotherapy for over 14 years. She was the first medical hypnotherapist to earn staff privileges at Stanford University Medical center and worked with patients at their cancer center. She specializes in stress management and health related issues. In addition to providing groups for cancer patients she sees individual clients for healing guided imagery. Her group schedule at Breast Cancer Connections and Palo Alto Medical Foundation is posted on her website. For individual consultation either call or email her directly. 650.799.5512 MHorngren@aol.com www.maryhorngren.com
Other providers are available through the Integrative Oncology Network. This listing includes practitioners in multiple specialties including exercise, personal training, nutrition, physical therapy, etc. They may also be contacted directly.