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Becoming a Patient

At The Center for Advanced Medicine, we recognize the complexities inherent in battling cancer, and our expertise lies in blending conventional and alternative therapies, personalized treatment plans, and compassionate care for individuals striving to regain control of their health and enhance their quality of life.

Initial Consultation

We realize that the process of investigating all of your treatment options can be overwhelming. Our staff is ready to assist you in answering any questions you might have about the services we offer. We have found that cancer treatments are most effective when organized into a program format over the course of a period of weeks. We have several different pathways from which to choose, but all entail combining in-office treatment modalities in a specific combination and sequence.

In our experience, patients who attempt to treat their cancer on their own, or who insist on relying solely or mostly on at-home treatments, do not have good outcomes. Despite what you might read online or via a consult with Dr. Google, successfully treating cancer is not as simple as changing your diet and taking some supplements. Effective cancer treatment typically requires consistent persistence, with the support of a medical team who is very involved in your care (not just standing on the sidelines cheering you on). As a result, cancer should be viewed as a marathon, not a sprint.

First steps

The first step toward becoming a patient in our office is to have your case evaluated by one of our physicians. This includes:

  • A thorough review of your cancer diagnosis, including staging, prognosis, and treatments which have already taken place
  • In-depth analysis of lab testing and imaging you have had performed
  • Review of the remainder of your medical and surgical history, including other medical issues (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroid, etc.)
  • Review of your current medications and supplements
  • Discussion regarding your treatment goals
  • Exchange of ideas regarding potential treatment options

We will need a copy of your pertinent medical records prior to your visit, as our physicians insist on reviewing your medical history in detail prior to meeting you. The initial consultation lasts approximately 45 minutes, and is an opportunity for you to learn more about our innovative treatment approaches. It is also an opportunity for us to determine if you are a good candidate for our care. Please note that we do not accept every case.

You are encouraged to have a spouse, family member, or close friend with you for the visit since a lot of information will be covered. At the conclusion of this initial consultation, we will notify you if you are accepted as a patient. If so, we will move quickly to put things into place so that you can get started as soon as possible.

What is Integrative Oncology?

There are many approaches to treating cancer. The Center for Advanced Medicine believes integrative oncology combines the best aspects of two seemingly contradictory branches of medicine.

Nutrition and Cancer

There are now many scientific studies that show nutrition does make a difference in cancer treatment and prevention. By practicing integrative oncology, we make room for the importance of nutrition in any cancer treatment plan.

Giving Back

Our founder and medical director, Dr. Jonathan Stegall, feels strongly that he has a responsibility, as a physician and a Christian, to give back. He not only wants to leave a legacy of hope and healing to his patients but also to the world around him.


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