The Buchholz Medical Group is dedicated to serving the needs of patients and families facing cancer and other medical illnesses. Our office believes in the principles of Prajna (Wisdom or Understanding), Karuna (Compassion) and Seva (Service). This Web page is designed to keep our patients informed and to provide support and suggestions for patients everywhere.
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. His books include Live Longer, Live Larger: A holistic approach for cancer patients and families (with Susan Buchholz) and Living Beyond Expectations: Stories Patients Have Taught Me About Living Longer and Better Lives.
Dr. Buchholz is available to speak to both professional and lay organizations or groups on subjects that include Cancer Survivorship, Survival is a Mind Game, Professional Grief, Difficult Patient Discussions, Integrative Cancer Care, and Psychological approaches to cancer care.
Dr. Buchholz also is available to attorneys as an expert witness for legal issues related to the suffering and pain cancer causes.
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.