Natural options, Integrative solutions
An individualized, evidence-based approach to natural medicine.
4050 W Maple Rd, Ste 108
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
Phone: (248) 480-4402
Fax: (248) 885-8357
Dr. Michael Walker specializes in naturopathic oncology, a unique discipline that offers expert guidance in safe and evidence-informed integrative approaches to whole person cancer care. He believes that patients with cancer benefit greatly from working with a multidisciplinary team of medical practitioners to personalize their care.
Dr. Walker graduated from Yale University and subsequently completed post-baccalaureate premedical coursework to pursue medicine. During his four-year naturopathic medical education at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Walker developed a passion for oncology. He was accepted to the highly competitive two-year residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America outside of Chicago. As a resident and then as a staff naturopathic provider at CTCA, he collaborated closely with surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other practitioners to optimize patients’ care for a wide range of cancers, including rare tumors. He has further experience in hematologic cancers and supporting patients planning for or who have undergone stem cell transplantation. Dr. Walker is pleased to join Dr. Jen Green, ND at Emcura Integrative in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to serve clients with cancer diagnoses seeking to include integrative approaches to their plan of care. He also sees patients through Beaumont Health’s Integrative Department at the Troy and Royal Oak campuses.
Dr. Walker is a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and a board member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP).
The goals of naturopathic and integrative oncology are numerous, and treatment is always tailored to the individual clinical needs of the patient, while respecting their personal desires. Frequently, patients see Dr. Walker to strengthen immune function, decrease side effects of cancer treatment, gain or lose weight, address gastrointestinal issues, improve surgical and wound healing and to support quality of life concerns such as sleep, energy, mood and others. He also ensures compatibility between natural agents and other medications used in a patient’s treatment. Additionally, many patients wish to be as proactive as possible in using natural therapies to help in their fight against cancer. Dr. Walker uses team-based decision making to advise his patients on the safety and efficacy of herbs, nutrients, food-based and lifestyle approaches so that they can be confident in their comprehensive plan of care.
Dr. Walker works with individuals, their families and their medical providers to develop a safe and comprehensive care plan.