Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has long been on Kristin Stiles Green’s “radar.” In 1999, the naturopathic practitioner accepted the invitation of Tim Birdsall, ND, FABNO and Vice President of Integrative Medicine, to visit CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center for a week of clinical observation. Stiles Green was so impressed by everything she saw and experienced, she immediately became an advocate of CTCA.
“For years, I referred many cancer patients to CTCA,” she says. “I encouraged them to investigate all of their treatment options by looking into CTCA, which I felt was the only place where people could get a truly comprehensive approach to cancer care.”
In 2008, Stiles Green was invited back to CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center to head up the hospital’s Naturopathic Medicine department. She says she found the opportunity to work on an integrated team of oncologists and complementary medicine practitioners irresistible.
As Director of Naturopathic Medicine, she helps the hospital’s team of naturopathic providers work as effectively and efficiently as possible. Her role also entails overseeing the naturopathic residency program, which involves daily, weekly and monthly meetings with residents to make certain they are fulfilling the objectives of the program and reaching milestones.
Stiles Green also regularly meets with patients. She provides evidence-based recommendations for natural therapies, such as dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies, to help improve their quality of life during treatment. She researches to ensure that the therapies she advises are safe and appropriate to pair with each patient’s conventional treatment.