Integrative Care

At Ma-Su Valley Cancer Center our Advanced Oncology Associates providers recognize the impact of cancer on individuals, families and the community. We strive to empower all to live well through compassion, education, resources and hope. Integrative care is offered at Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center. Dr. Jason Harmon and Dr. Shauna Birdsall, our Board Certified Naturopath Oncologists, help patients using a multi-layered approach to integrative care.

For more information on our services please call us and allow us to answer any and all questions you may have.

(907) 707.1333

Jason J. Harmon, ND FABNO

BOARD CERTIFIED NATUROPATHIC ONCOLOGIST

Dr. Harmon works with the Advanced Oncology Associates team  at Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center to provide integrative cancer support and insight for our patients during treatment or after treatment is complete. His 19 years of experience in integrative cancer care provides our patients access to the most up to date information on integrative and alternative cancer therapies worldwide.

Dr. Harmon is available for an appointment at Mat-Su Valley Center Center.

  • Please bring all of your supplements and alternative therapies with you to your appointment.
  • You are welcome to bring family or friends and record the appointments.
  • Dr. Harmon will work closely with your entire oncology team to provide comprehensive care to ensure that you are not using alternative therapies which could negatively impact your medical treatments, assist with reducing side effects and optimizing health during and after treatment.
  • You are welcome to bring family or friends and record the appointments.

Dr. Harmon is a fourth generation Alaskan who is Board Certified in Naturopathic Oncology and is a Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from Bastyr University. He co-founded the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Avante Medical Center in 2002. In June of 2018, Dr. Harmon joined Advanced Oncology Associates while he continues to work at Avante Medical Center. Dr. Harmon’s expertise adds an additional layer of integrative, comprehensive care to our patients at Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center.

To make your appointment, call  907-707-1333

Shauna Birdsall, ND FABNO

BOARD CERTIFIED NATUROPATHIC ONCOLOGIST

Dr. Shauna Birdsall joined our team at Advanced Oncology Associates (AOA) in 2019. Shauna provides integrative cancer support for patients undergoing cancer treatment as well as those who have completed their cancer therapy. Her extensive experience in integrative oncology, enables patients’ access to up to date information on “alternative” and integrative cancer therapies that have been researched worldwide. Dr. Birdsall primarily works out of AOA’s Providence Cancer Center and Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center.

The goal is to provide support to thrive during treatment and rebuild after and for those living with cancer, to optimize health and improve one’s quality of life.

  • Dr. Birdsall will take a complete look at your health and incorporate safe and effective suggestions to thrive during and after treatment.
  • Many alternative and integrative therapies should not be taken during treatment, but rather should be reserved for after therapy. Dr. Birdsall will cover what is safe to take during and what is best taken when treatment is concluded.
  • Please bring in all your supplements and alternative therapies to your appointment. Dr. Birdsall will go through each one and describe their function and appropriate dose.
  • You are welcome to bring family or friends and/or record the appointments.
  • Dr. Birdsall will work closely with your entire oncology team to provide comprehensive, head to toe care.

Dr. Birdsall’s background:

Shauna has practiced integrative cancer care as the sole focus of her practice since 2000. Dr. Birdsall graduated from National University of Natural Medicine as a naturopathic physician in Oregon and then completed a residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois. Dr. Birdsall was among the first in the nation to be board certified in Naturopathic Oncology in 2007. Dr. Birdsall has published multiple articles, research abstracts, and posters at national conferences. She frequently speaks at conferences to healthcare professionals and enjoys giving talks to patient groups. She is dedicated to supporting patients through a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Dr. Birdsall is strongly committed to providing individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care to empower and provide hope to cancer patients. In 2019, Dr. Birdsall joined Advanced Oncology Associates and the team at Avante Medical Center, providing integrative cancer support for patients undergoing cancer treatment as well as those who have completed their treatment. She works collaboratively with each patient’s team of healthcare providers and focuses on educating her patients to best navigate their integrative medicine options. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and Bernese Mountain dog, horseback riding, traveling and cooking.