With expanded hours and telemedicine visits, the Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Consultation Clinic serves patients affected by cancer across the UNC Health System.
The UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program started the Integrative Medicine Clinic in 2010. In November 2022, clinic hours were expanded with the hire and full-time support of Denise Spector, MPH, PhD.
Visits can now be conducted either in-person or via telemedicine for adult patients with a current or prior history of cancer at any UNC Health hospital across North Carolina. Denise is an oncology nurse practitioner and integrative medicine clinician with over 30 years of cancer care experience. She completed the Integrative Oncology Scholars Program through the University of Michigan in 2022 and is a fellow with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine where she completed integrative medicine clinical training in 2018.
The Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Clinic provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental health. A visit can lead patients to new insights on managing their health through evidence-based, complementary health approaches. Complementary health strategies may help reduce cancer symptoms and treatment related side effects, as well as improve overall health and well-being during and beyond cancer treatments.
The clinic primarily serves adults who are interested in mind-body practices, nutrition, dietary supplements and lifestyle strategies that complement conventional cancer care. However, a consultation with Denise can be beneficial for any adults affected by cancer.
Any clinical team member can use an Ambulatory referral to Integrative Medicine to refer patients to the integrative oncology clinic in Epic. The department specialty is psychiatry, and the department is UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Center.
For questions or more information, please contact Denise Spector.