I am a Research Scientist and Internist at heart.
I have been fortunate to have the extensive training
and access to some of the most sophisticated technology
available to help cancer patients.
Over the years in my practice,
I have met so many patients who have inspired me to expand my knowledge,
looking into advanced conventional therapies
as well as the influence of nutrition, supplements,
and variously alternative therapies
to achieve a whole person approach to medicine and preventative healthcare.
To my current and future patients …
I wish to say thank you for allowing me to join your on your life Journey.
— Dr. Fabio Almeida
Founded by Fabio Almeida M.D., the Center for Integrative Healing and Wellness is a modern era clinic for wellness. Dr. Fabio goes beyond common standard of care with unrushed, comprehensive consults and personalized care.
Rather than simply treating your symptoms and/or merely managing a health condition; you are seen as whole person. Dr. Fabio uses evidence-based medical and complementary innovation to help you heal, restore, and prevent major health episodes.
Located at the beautiful Civana Resort & Spa, the Center offers Integrative Medicine consultations and Concierge Membership care in an inspiring atmosphere of wellness and healing.
In the face of a cancer diagnosis, most people understandably head straight to surgeons who cut out tumors and to oncologists who use potent chemotherapy and radiation to root out disease. For many, the treatment ends there. But many experts now agree that it’s time to take a more holistic, long-term approach to the disease, and to pay closer attention to the overall health of patients suffering from cancer.
For the large majority of cancers, we believe that neither a purely conventional approach nor a purely natural approach is optimal. We believe in drawing from all branches of healthcare, using any and all modalities at our disposal – in other words, an “integrative” approach.
The world of integrative oncology is expanding, and many people find that this is the best route for them … that is, they are interested in the “co-management” approach. Co-management means that the patient’s integrative oncologist, conventional medical oncologist, and other physicians or allied health practitioners work in concert for the best interest of the patient. Practitioners communicate with each other and plan together with the patient for the steps necessary to achieve the best results.
We offer an integrative, whole person approach to the person with cancer. Our physicians and staff are experts at helping you achieve a safe and effective combination of natural/complementary therapies with conventional treatments, to reduce side effects, to restore health and vitality after completion of cancer treatments, and to help prevent cancer recurrences.
OUR SERVICES AND TREATMENTS
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging & Testing – Expert second option on CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET scans.
Concierge coordination for appointments with specialists, clinical trials, insurance authorizations and the other details of meeting your medical needs.
Networking and medical advocacy with other institutions so that you can see nationally recognized specialists without months of waiting – for any needed care, not just cancer care.
Personalized Medicine and Advanced Nutritional Support
24/7 access to your personal physician via phone, secure direct messaging
Exercise, Fitness & Lifestyle Coaching
Botanical Medicine, Vitamins and Supplements – Coordinated use with conventional medications
A Physician in the family. A friend & advocate.
Digital record management and quick E-prescribing
HOW IT WORKS
Our Services are provided as a membership medical practice wherein patients contract directly for services, free of insurance constraints. Membership is limited – well below that of a standard insurance-based medical practice – allowing for improved access and more thorough, personalized medical services.
There is an annual fee for the core consultative services and separate fees for Imaging, Testing and IV therapies that is outside of your insurance coverage. See the Holistic & Integrative Care option on our Membership page. It can be paid by check, major credit card or through a Health Savings Account (HSA) at work.
We also offer programs and assistance in coordinating alternative care for those that cannot tolerate conventional therapy, those for which conventional therapy has failed and for those that have chosen not to undergo any conventional therapy.
Dr. Almeida graduated top of his class and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from The Chicago Medical School in 1991. He completed a combined residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine at the University of San Francisco and is certified by the American Boards of Nuclear & Molecular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Obesity Medicine. He was in academic practice at the University of California, San Francisco and private practice until 2005. He also worked for the Centers for Disease Control after 9/11 for several years as a physician and bioinformatics specialist consultant.
Dr. Almeida was an Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiation Oncology, and subsequently served as the Director of Nuclear Medicine for the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson Arizona. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters radiology, oncology, cardiology, nutritional and information science.
Dr. Almeida is a fellow of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Arizona, where he also studied integrative medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, acupuncture and stress management. He is a life-long student of healthcare innovation. In 2010, Dr. Almeida established the Phoenix Molecular Imaging facility in Phoenix, Arizona, which provided unique, oncologic imaging and treatment solutions.
In 2018, Dr. Almeida founded the Center for Integrative Healing and Wellness at the Civana Carefree Resort to provide Integrative and Holistic care, bringing in a modern era of wellness.
His practice is rooted in providing committed individuals comprehensive, personalized, and technology-enabled healthcare. This approach utilizes the best of conventional, lifestyle, and alternative medical practices. He enjoys helping patients improve their vitality and joy on a day-to-day basis, as well as optimize health and well-being through applying his training and experience in conventional medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and lifestyle medicine including nutrition, fitness, and mind-body practices, in collaboration with the his multi-disciplinary health professional team.
He is married and enjoys the outdoors – cooking, skiing, kayaking, hiking and running.
A leader in natural wellness, cancer care and a cancer free lifestyle, Dr. Fabio is a Integrative Medicine/Oncologist, Molecular Imaging expert and nutritionist – here to help you transform your life.