Dr. Elise Benczkowski, ND, FABNO, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Benczkowski came to Naturopathic medicine through her background and training in fitness and nutrition. She has been passionate about fitness, nutrition and health since a young age, and wanted to share that passion by working as a personal trainer and holistic nutritionist, helping people achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Through this work, she came across many patients diagnosed with cancer and at various stages of their journey. It was these patients who inspired her to become a naturopathic doctor, with a specialty in oncology. She believes strongly in the need to restore and maintain balance during cancer treatment and has witnessed the power of naturopathic medicine in achieving that goal.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Benczkowski studied biology at the University of Toronto, and earned an Honors Bachelor of Science in 2006. She completed the Registered Holistic Nutritionist program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, also in Toronto, where she earned a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Immediately upon graduation, Dr. Benczkowski joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America as a naturopathic oncology resident in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she completed a 2-year, hospital-based residency in integrative naturopathic oncology.
Dr. Benczkowski recognizes that health is individual and each patient is on their own dynamic health continuum. Her goal is to treat each patient as a whole person and meet them where they are on the continuum. She works to restore health by finding and correcting the cause of disease and utilizes research-based treatments as therapy.
She views naturopathic medicine’s role in health care as both essential at every stage of treatment as well as complementary to conventional medicine. Patients with cancer require unique support – whether they are undergoing treatment, recovering from treatment or working to prevent recurrence. The principles and practice of naturopathic medicine can be powerful in each of these stages of the journey.
· American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
· Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
· Maryland Naturopathic Doctors Association (MNDA)
· Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OKANP)