Blood Pressure Medication and Breast Cancer

August 1, 2014

doctor and patient measuring blood pressureA new patient recently came in to our office with a diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer. She is postmenopausal and has been on a calcium channel blocker medication for high blood pressure for upwards of ten years.  Sadly, the doctor who prescribed the medication never informed her of the association between long term use of calcium channel blockers (like diltiazem…brand names Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac) and breast cancer in post menopausal women. Even after her diagnosis of breast cancer, neither her primary care doctor who prescribed the medication nor her oncologist mentioned the possibility or discussed an alternative medication for her.

I would say this medication might be at least one contributing factor to the underlying cause.

Step one..remove the barriers to cure.

Click here for more detail on this association between calcium channel blockers and breast cancer.

In naturopathic medicine we aim to investigate the underlying cause of diseases or symptoms, and  spend upwards of an hour with each patient to catch elements that cannot be found in a 5 minute visit.  I am seeing that patients are becoming increasingly frustrated with the traditional medical model where you have very little time with the doctor and consequently poor long term results.

In health,

Dr. Gina


Dr. Gina’s Introduction to BHRT Program a Success!

July 22, 2014

staff_of_caduceusDr. Gina just delivered her new Introduction to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy presentation this morning and the feedback has been great! There were over 450 physicians, nurses and pharmacists that attended the doctor’s lecture this morning. Here are just a few comments from the doctors in attendance, as compiled by the continuing medical education (CME) provider:

Dr Cushman, Thank you for an excellent and well organized presentation. You helped “fill the gaps” in my knowledge of this area. I especially like your ending “Blind Man and Elephant” story as this is what I use to explain to patients and clients why an integrative medical approach is so important.
What an excellent topic!!! i have been very curious about this topic and am delighted to be more informed-excellent presentation!!

This was a wonderful CE. I wish it was longer! I’ll check out the additional resources provided.

Great topic! Enjoyed presentation!

Great presentation, eye-opening!

Very Good

Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation.

Amazing speaker. So knowledgeable.

Outstanding

Excellent program, I really learned a lot!

Excellent presentation!!

Very informative.

Great program

Absolutely the best CE I’ve heard from FreeCE yet!!!

Great job! excellent presentation! Presenter well versed in subject presented and answered all questions effectively

Love to hear Dr. Cushman speak. How about one presentation per week?

Her next presentation on this topic is on Wednesday August 27th at 6PM Pacific. Visit here to learn more.

The word is getting out about this emerging treatment modality.  It is an exciting time for those patients and doctors who are engaged in an integrative, more holistic approach to medicine and healthcare!

HealthBridge Medical Center and DrGina.com


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