Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Complementary and integrative therapies are used along with standard treatments (such as surgery and chemotherapy) to help treat cancer, reduce symptoms and side effects, and improve overall wellness. Some examples include acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional support, yoga, and meditation.

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), we use a comprehensive, holistic approach to cancer care that involves treating the body, mind, and spirit.

Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center
Nutrition Care Services
Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
Patient and Family Support Services
Clinical Trials
Chaplain Care Services

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Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center

The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness-Survivorship Center promotes physical and emotional well-being and complements the medical care of HCI patients during and after treatment. For more information about any of the programs and services listed below, call 801-587-4585 or view the schedule of group fitness classes.

  • Acupuncture
  • Art therapy
  • Guided meditation
  • Laughter therapy
  • Look Good...Feel Better
  • Massage therapy
  • Mind-Body Skills Group
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Personal Optimism with Exercise Recovery (POWER) activities and classes
  • Sexual health and fertility preservation
  • Yoga

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Nutrition Care Services

Nutrition is an important part of care before, during, and after cancer treatment. Clinical dietitians in Nutrition Care Services are a part of the HCI team approach to patient care and wellness. Patients can meet with a dietitian to receive personalized nutrition counseling. To schedule an appointment with a dietitian, patients can call 801-587-4585 or visit the Wellness-Survivorship Center.

HCI dietitians can help patients with many areas of nutritional support:

  • Advice for balanced nutrition and meal planning
  • Nutritional guidance for specific cancers
  • Coping strategies for nutrition-related treatment side effects
  • Special diet management and meal planning
  • Management of tube feeding and intravenous nutrition regimens
  • Guidelines for nutrition supplements and antioxidant use during cancer treatment

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Supportive Oncology and Survivorship Program

The Supportive Oncology and Survivorship is a holistic service that offers medical treatments and complementary therapies to reduce symptoms, manage pain, and enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 801-213-4246.

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Patient and Family Support Services

Patient and Family Support team members help HCI cancer patients and their loved ones cope with the emotions and life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. For more information about any of the services listed below, please call 801-585-9755 or visit the Patient and Family Support Services website.

  • Meeting with individuals, couples, and families
  • Teaching stress-reduction skills and other mind-body techniques to aid the healing process
  • Collaborating and consulting with doctors, nurses, and other medical care providers to enhance comprehensive, holistic care
  • Assisting with hospital services, accessing community resources, and addressing other practical needs
  • Helping with advance health care directives such as a living will and medical power of attorney

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Clinical Trials

All cancer treatments used today began with research that became clinical trials. Clinical trials test treatments, both standard and complementary, for safety and effectiveness in patients. These studies also research new or improved ways to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life for patients. For more information, visit HCI's clinical trials website.

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Carole A. Baraldi, M.D.

Locations
(801) 359-0050
University Hospital (801) 581-2628

Specialties: Geriatrics, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Anna C. Beck, M.D.

Locations
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 662-1000
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4246
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4241
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Shane E. Brogan, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-5583
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery

Annie Budhathoki, M.S., LAc

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Institute (801) 587-4585

Specialties: Acupuncture, Oncology, Oriental Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Perry G. Fine, M.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Emily Elisabeth Hagn, M.D.

Specialties: Acute Pain, Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery, Pelvic Pain

Pamela A. Hansen, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Institute (801) 587-4585
University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7109

Specialties: Acupuncture, Back, Cancer Rehabilitation, EMG, Electrodiagnosis, Foot and Ankle, Neck, Non-operative Musculoskeletal Disorders, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine, Spine Evaluation, Sports Medicine

Bradford D. Hare, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

Jacob E. Jessop, D.O.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246
University Hospital (801) 581-6393

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery

Alyssa Johnson, MSOM, LAc

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 213-3599

Specialties: Acupuncture, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, Pediatric Integrative Medicine, Shoni-shin

Scott R. Junkins, M.D.

Locations
Pain Management Center (801) 581-7246

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Pain, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pain Surgery, Palliative Care

Brighton Loveday, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0250

Specialties: Nurse Practitioner, Oncology, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care

M. Joan Sheetz, M.D.

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-3770
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-3645

Specialties: Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, Pediatric Palliative Care

Paul D. Thielking, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4246

Specialties: Adult Behavioral Health, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Psychiatry

Sharon M. Weinstein, M.D., FAAHPM

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0157
VA - Building #1 (801) 582-1565

Specialties: Neurology, Pain Management, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Pediatric Palliative Care