Gratitudes

I am grateful for the opportunity to care for you and your family. It is the most rewarding part of my job. Patients’ successes motivate me to be better every day. I invite you to read the quotes below so that you can experience patient’s stories in their own words. To share your own gratitude, simply click here. I look forward to hearing from you.

I would give Cascade Cancer Care a 5/5 star rating.  I find Dr. Katherine Neubauer extremely informed.  If she is uncertain to the answer of a question, she looks it up immediately and/or consults her team of naturopathic oncologists across the country.  Her bedside manner is professional and caring.  I can only imagine that working with cancer patients, there could be a lot of emotion.  She handles these emotions with caring consideration and support.  I have already referred a number of friends and acquaintances to Dr. Neubauer and I will continue to do so. — J.R., 04/14/15
 My wife and I are both dealing with cancer.  Over the past two months we used natural treatments from a Naturopathic Doctor in Washington State.  Since we live in Bend, we wanted to find a good ND here.  Several weeks ago to our surprise, we found Dr. Katherine Neubauer, who’s not only an ND, but also has a specialty in oncology — our need.  And she coordinates treatment with our medical oncologists at St. Charles Cancer Center, a plus for us.  We appreciate the thorough way Dr. Neubauer deals with each of our unique situations, and we are presently gaining the benefit of her knowledge.  Thanks for choosing Bend for your practice, Dr. Neubauer! — D.G., 04/13/15
 Cancer can be such a scary diagnosis and many doctors do not realize that every single word they say is going to either give hope or greater fear.  Cancer does not have to be so scary.  With compassion and awareness from the treating physicians the process can be viewed with a much “lighter” atmosphere.  Dr. Neubauer has this ability – you can understand the diagnosis but walk out of her office feeling like you are on your way to healing instead of walking away in despair.

Once Doctors are done with treatment you are set free….with this comes both elation and fear.  While you’re in treatment you are “doing something” to rid your body of cancer, then, all of a sudden, you are doing nothing – or it can feel that way.  Having Dr. Neubauer here in Central Oregon is such a blessing.  Her credentials combined with her calm presence and willingness to listen have made me feel that even though my treatments are over, my healing continues on a concrete path instead of just guessing. — K.S., 10/06/14 

Recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, I had many questions regarding my options in terms of treatment and what Dr. Neubauer could offer me as an integrative specialist. Of all the medical professionals I’ve interacted with regarding the testicular cancer, she was by far the most kind, supportive, and helpful. She listened well and was able to give me concrete answers and advice. I was impressed with her professionalism, knowledge, and kindness.”  — V.S., 06/18/14

“In December, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Within one minute, my life changed completely.  I was scared, overwhelmed and crushed as I contemplated a rush of new information along with major surgery.  A series of steps led me to Dr. Neubauer.  I felt confident from my first consultation with her.  I had studied herbs, acupuncture, and yoga — yet suddenly the only offered medical treatment for my advanced stage cancer was chemotherapy.  Dr. Neubauer explained every step of the treatment process to me.  She was uncompromisingly thorough with my care, and supported integrative therapies like fasting, acupuncture, supplements, mistletoe, CBD oil and dietary programs from juicing to ketogenic.  I have so little control in my cancer, yet with Dr. Neubauer’s help, I can make the best choices. Along with her medical expertise, she has a gift of warmth and compassion.  I have been grateful to have Dr. Neubauer in the ring fighting cancer with me.” – -F.S., 06/28/14 

“Dr. Katherine Neubauer has been my “go-to” naturopathic oncology consultant for the past three years. I honestly don’t know how I would have handled some of my cases without her, as each cancer type is different, and the interaction potentials of natural medicines with chemotherapies and radiation is pretty complex. I’ve found her expertise invaluable, her attention beyond comprehensive and her responses incredibly prompt. It’s reassuring to both me and my patients to know that when I need more expertise, Dr. Neubauer is right there. ” — Lorilee Schoenbeck, N.D., South Burlington, Vermont
“Although I do not have the advanced training necessary to manage patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis alone, I am confident in my ability to co-manage with the help of Dr. Neubauer. The team approach to patient care is a win-win situation for both myself and my patients. Thanks to Dr. Neubauer, I can feel confident that my patients will get the best integrative oncology approaches available.” — Tara Hickman, N.D.,  Fayetteville, Arkansas

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