Bette Bischoff, MD, RD

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

To whom it may concern, I had the pleasure and honor of working closely with Dr Matthew Perchemlides at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa for over 1 year. Our case load was mostly complex cancer patients. I was consistently impressed with the fund of knowledge exhibited by Dr Perchemlides in many stage III and stage IV clinical case presentations. He provided evidence-based Naturopathic treatment recommendations to our patients- which helped to provide critical immune support and reduce the adverse symptoms from the needed cancer treatments. I have no doubt that these naturopathic interventions helped our patients to complete full courses of conventional treatment plans-that may have been truncated otherwise due to the toxicities that are well documented in chemotherapeutic interventions. During frequent interactions, Dr Perchemlides stood out among his peers, in his ability to discuss the nature of the individual’s cancer along with conventional therapy and the scientific rationale for naturopathic treatments. This area, although very helpful has many potential interactions and contraindications- and if not closely monitored can decrease the therapeutic efficacy of patient treatments. With the concomitant help of Dr Perchemlides, I felt that patients were safer and less likely to “dabble” in their own mixtures of supplements and herbs- as they had an educated sounding board to receive credible information from. He was equally adept at meeting the emotional and psychosocial concerns of his patient. He empowered his patients with comprehensible education tools regarding their disease state and recommended treatments. Due to his extensive medical background as an RN, he was able to recognize clinical problems that needed prompt intervention that are outside of the realm of naturopathy and aptly referred patients when appropriate. Lastly, Dr. Perchemlides was easily able to fit into the western model of health care as a member of the team and developed productive relationships with fellow doctors and hospital staff that fostered efficient communication and collaboration. I enjoyed working with him and felt the loss when he decided to move back to Vermont. Sincerely, Bette Bischoff, MD, RD Board Certified Internal Medicine Registered...

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Tracy C.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

I absolutely love Matthew Perchemlides. Dr. Perch is an amazing person and doctor. Since meeting him as a patient at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America three years ago my medical and personal life have become increasingly better. I appreciate doctors who take the time to get to know their patients and Dr. Perch certainly fits the bill. Which is why one of the saddest days I experienced as patient at CTCA was when the announcement came that Dr. Perch’s residency was coming to an end. Needless to say one of the happiest days of my was life was learning he is continuing his work in private practice. He continues to provide me with the tools and support I need to live a long, healthy and happy life. Understandably cancer has a way of putting things on the back burner. For a while it felt like my family was being held hostage. Now today I am nearly four years into remission, I am 60 lbs. lighter, my overall health is great, my family is thriving and I am living my best life possible. In large part to Dr. Perch. I would definitely recommend him and his work to anyone. Tracy...

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Peter G.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Testimonials | 0 comments

I’m 61 years old, and for about 18 years I have been taking the cholesterol drug Lipitor. I started with 10 mg, then 20, 40, and recently my cardiologist prescribed 80 mg. My “bad” cholesterol remained stubbornly high, even though I have always eaten fairly healthfully and have exercised regularly. About a year ago my blood pressure also went up, and I began taking medication for that as well. When I realized that my situation was not improving, I sought Dr. Perch’s help. He coached me through a three-month diet and supplement regimen which, he claimed, if I followed strictly, would allow me to “throw all of my pills away.” He customized this plan specifically for me and wrote everything down. We had brief, semi-frequent follow-up appointments, which helped keep me on-track. Although I had been a patient of Dr.Perch’s before and trusted him, I was very skeptical that three months of anything would reverse 18 years of symptoms, and so was my cardiologist. But a three month investment was a small price to pay for the possibility of better health, so I gave it a try. Three months later I am 22 pounds lighter, my cholesterol readings were perfect, and my blood pressure is normal. My doctor couldn’t believe it, and honestly, neither could I! And the only side effect was having to get all of my suits taken in. Today, five months after starting, I am maintaining my results, and Dr. Perch is coaching me through re-incorporating many of the foods I used to eat into my diet in a healthy and moderate way. I’m so grateful to Dr. Perch for this gift. Peter Glazman Founder and Owner U.S.Pack Courier...

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