Dr. Baker has advanced training and clinical experience in breast cancer care. After graduating from medical school, she volunteered at Hearts of Hope, an integrated medical breast cancer center in Portland, Oregon. There she offered Naturopathic consults to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors of breast cancer, and those undergoing conventional cancer treatments. Additionally, Dr. Baker studied under breast surgeon Mary Barnhart MD to better understand the process a woman goes through when diagnosed with breast cancer. She observed surgeries, in-office procedures and consults, and followed patients through conventional treatment courses.
Both Dr. Baker and Dr. Livengood offer adjunctive care to patients dealing with cancer. Individualized, Naturopathic therapies are selected to support patients’ health during conventional treatments to reduce common side effects and expedite healing, as well as to minimize the risk of metastasis and to prevent future recurrence. Holistic evaluations and testing is often employed to better understand and address the cause of a particular patient’s cancer.