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Dr. Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO

ND (Naturopathic Doctor)
FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology)

I am passionate about helping people with challenging health conditions fully understand their disease, navigate their integrative care options, and improve their quality of life. I have a deep-seated respect for conventional medicine and strive to bridge the gap for patients between conventional and natural forms of medicine. I believe that many patients are best served by a team of providers, each with their own area of expertise. My approach to care places a high value on educating my patients and partnering with them to find the lifestyle and nutrition strategies, as well as scientifically backed natural therapies and supplements, that will work best for them.

The focus of my hospital-based residency was on integrative oncology. I had the opportunity to learn from medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as other many other specialists. Besides training in integrative care for both hospital inpatients and outpatients, my residency was focused on cancer and cancer treatment, as well as evidenced-based natural therapies to support patients undergoing conventional cancer care. Patients diagnosed with cancer frequently have the same health conditions that are common in our society, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and autoimmune conditions. My residency included broad training and experience in general integrative care for these conditions as well.

I have spent nearly 20 years of my career working as a naturopathic doctor in a hospital-based setting, working side by side with conventional medical providers, ensuring patients are supported with integrative therapies during their cancer journey. After noticing for years that patients were often exhausted by seeing multiple providers, as well as by going through tests and receiving treatment, I made the decision to transfer my practice to a virtual model, where I can deliver consultations to patients in the comfort of their own homes, with family or friends, if they wish to include them. Virtual care alleviates the burdens of travel, as well as more easily includes caregivers who also want to participate in the visit. Virtual visits allow everyone to hear the same information, ask questions, and equip themselves with a plan and resources to support their loved ones with cancer.

Since my cancer patients have asked for years if I can help their friends and families with their non-cancer health conditions, I expanded my practice to offer general integrative care as well. Resilience Health was founded to inclusively welcome all patients with any health concerns. In approaching patients from a whole-person perspective, I partner with my patients to develop strategies to optimize their health and well-being. I am committed to offering my patients the latest scientifically backed natural therapies, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations to strengthen their health resilience and improve their quality of life, no matter what diagnosis they are faced with.

On a personal note, I am happily married to Dr. Tim Birdsall, and have stepchildren and grandchildren. We live in Nashville, Tennessee, and you will often find us exploring the beautiful parks and forests in the area with our Bernese Mountain dog or indulging my other passion – cooking! I love to create new recipes with fresh produce I find at the farmer’s markets, and it is my personal obsession to make dishes that are both healthy and delicious.

Education

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago, IL
Naturopathic Oncology Residency, 2000-2002

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1996-2000

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science with high honors, 1992-1996

Certification /Experience

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago: 
Residency in Naturopathic Oncology: 2000-2002
Naturopathic Provider and Naturopathic Resident Supervisor: 2002-2008

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix 
Naturopathic Physician: 2008-2019
Medical Director, Naturopathic Medicine: 2008-2014
Medical Director, Integrative Oncology: 2014-2018

Advanced Oncology Associates, Radiation Oncology Center at Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present

Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, Soldotna, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present

Avante Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present

Resilience Health, Brentwood, TN 
Co-founder and Naturopathic Doctor: 2020-present

Licenses
  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, 2006-present
  • Specialist, Naturopathic Oncology (granted by Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board): 2014-present
  • Washington Naturopathic Physician license, 2004-present
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physician license, 2008-present
  • California Naturopathic Doctor license, 2018-present
  • Alaska Naturopath license, 2019-present
Honors & Awards

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor
Listed as one of the top doctors in Phoenix (as chosen by MD, DO, and ND peers) while practicing in Arizona. 

Affiliations
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: 1999-Present
  • Society for Integrative Oncology: 2004-Present
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology: 2005-Present
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2006-Present
  • Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians: 2019 – Present
  • Tennessee Naturopathic Doctors Association: 2020 – Present
  • Institute for Functional Medicine: 2020 – Present

I am passionate about helping people with challenging health conditions fully understand their disease, navigate their integrative care options, and improve their quality of life. I have a deep-seated respect for conventional medicine and strive to bridge the gap for patients between conventional and natural forms of medicine. I believe that many patients are best served by a team of providers, each with their own area of expertise. My approach to care places a high value on educating my patients and partnering with them to find the lifestyle and nutrition strategies, as well as scientifically backed natural therapies and supplements, that will work best for them.

The focus of my hospital-based residency was on integrative oncology. I had the opportunity to learn from medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as other many other specialists. Besides training in integrative care for both hospital inpatients and outpatients, my residency was focused on cancer and cancer treatment, as well as evidenced-based natural therapies to support patients undergoing conventional cancer care. Patients diagnosed with cancer frequently have the same health conditions that are common in our society, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and autoimmune conditions. My residency included broad training and experience in general integrative care for these conditions as well.

I have spent nearly 20 years of my career working as a naturopathic doctor in a hospital-based setting, working side by side with conventional medical providers, ensuring patients are supported with integrative therapies during their cancer journey. After noticing for years that patients were often exhausted by seeing multiple providers, as well as by going through tests and receiving treatment, I made the decision to transfer my practice to a virtual model, where I can deliver consultations to patients in the comfort of their own homes, with family or friends, if they wish to include them. Virtual care alleviates the burdens of travel, as well as more easily includes caregivers who also want to participate in the visit. Virtual visits allow everyone to hear the same information, ask questions, and equip themselves with a plan and resources to support their loved ones with cancer.

Since my cancer patients have asked for years if I can help their friends and families with their non-cancer health conditions, I expanded my practice to offer general integrative care as well. Resilience Health was founded to inclusively welcome all patients with any health concerns. In approaching patients from a whole-person perspective, I partner with my patients to develop strategies to optimize their health and well-being. I am committed to offering my patients the latest scientifically backed natural therapies, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations to strengthen their health resilience and improve their quality of life, no matter what diagnosis they are faced with.

On a personal note, I am happily married to Dr. Tim Birdsall, and have stepchildren and grandchildren. We live in Nashville, Tennessee, and you will often find us exploring the beautiful parks and forests in the area with our Bernese Mountain dog or indulging my other passion – cooking! I love to create new recipes with fresh produce I find at the farmer’s markets, and it is my personal obsession to make dishes that are both healthy and delicious.

Education

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago, IL
Naturopathic Oncology Residency, 2000-2002

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1996-2000

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science with high honors, 1992-1996

Certification /Experience

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago: 
Residency in Naturopathic Oncology: 2000-2002 
Naturopathic Provider and Naturopathic Resident Supervisor: 2002-2008 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix 
Naturopathic Physician: 2008-2019 
Medical Director, Naturopathic Medicine: 2008-2014 
Medical Director, Integrative Oncology: 2014-2018 

Advanced Oncology Associates, Radiation Oncology Center at Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present 

Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, Soldotna, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present

Avante Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska 
Naturopathic Physician: 2019-present 

Resilience Health, Brentwood, TN 
Co-founder and Naturopathic Doctor: 2020-present  

Licenses
  • Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, 2006-present 
  • Specialist, Naturopathic Oncology (granted by Arizona Naturopathic
  • Physicians Medical Board): 2014-present 
  • Washington Naturopathic Physician license, 2004-present 
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physician license, 2008-present 
  • California Naturopathic Doctor license, 2018-present 
  • Alaska Naturopath license, 2019-present 
Honors & Awards

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor
Listed as one of the top doctors in Phoenix (as chosen by MD, DO, and ND peers) while practicing in Arizona. 

Affiliations
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: 1999-Present
  • Society for Integrative Oncology: 2004-Present
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology: 2005-Present
  • Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2006-Present
  • Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians: 2019 – Present
  • Tennessee Naturopathic Doctors Association: 2020 – Present
  • Institute for Functional Medicine: 2020 – Present

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