Dr. Wright is a Naturopathic doctor with 14 years' experience in the field of integrative oncology, having spent 12 years working in hospital based oncology teams. Dr. Wright has special expertise in pancreatic cancer and offers high level support for people with chronic conditions such as cancer, thyroid disorder, chronic fatigue, iritable bowel, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma, allergies, migraines, depression. Dr. Wright also works with people who want to create a plan for cancer risk reduction, and also educates on optimal nutrition for athletes, children and families. For everyone she works with, Dr. Wright provides evidence based lifestyle recommendations that can improve the experience of health.
Dr. Wright's areas of special expertise include family wellness, integrative oncology, intravenous vitamin C, glioblastoma, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and the application of natural therapies into cancer treatment plans. Dr. Wright is passionate about helping patients access evidence based, natural and supportive anti-cancer therapies with a focus on improving quality and quantity of life. She provides helpful tools to incorporate into each day, to create an environment that is less hospitable to disease. Dr. Wright will also share pearls to help protect you against the side effects of chemotherapy.
Offering education and safe tools in health is Dr. Wright's philosophy of the providing best care possible. Dr. Wright believes that empowering patients to understand and participate in the decision-making for their ongoing treatment is critical to the best care. Dr. Wright is the past president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP.org) and serves as Research Director for KNOWoncology.org, a knowledge translation project summarizing human level data in integrative oncology. Dr. Wright sees clients both in person and also uses teleconsultation services.
Dr. Wright has also published several articles that may serve as resources in your cancer care journey. Please see the resources section of this site to read more.
Dr. Wright attended St. Lawrence university graduating with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 1995 and then went on to complete post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Tufts and Northeastern Universities in Boston while working in the Harvard Mallinckrodt Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry as Lab Manager and Research Assistant. Dr. Wright also studied and trained in midwifery and participated in an abroad program in Kenya East Africa working with a WHO NGO program supporting traditional birth attendants. In 2005, Dr. Wright graduated from Bastyr University, a federally accredited doctoral program for naturopathic medicine and subsequently worked in her hometown hospital in upstate NY in both internal medicine and oncology groups, before moving to Philadelphia PA in 2008 to work in a cancer treatment hospital. Dr. Wright became a board certified fellow of naturopathic oncology in 2011 and directed much energy into the training of residents, integrative oncology research and the support of the naturopathic profession within integrative oncology care model. Dr. Wright supports several research projects currently. One is KNOWoncology.org - an educational platform on integrative oncology for clinicians.
Dr. Wright has 2 children -ages 17 and 7 and together they enjoy hiking, picking apples, and adventures on the St. Lawrence River.
Dr. Wright is licensed as a naturopathic physician by the state of Vermont.