Doctor. Teacher. Writer.
Your health is precious. Your ability to impact your health with lifestyle and natural medicine is enormous. So glad you’re here for timely compelling information, encouragement, and hopefully, inspiration.
“This book and all of Dr. Amy’s approaches create a treatment plan that dovetails and compliments conventional cancer care and most importantly encourages physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional balance vital for all of us on our healing journeys.”
Nancy Hofeuter O’Hara, MD, MPH
You Finished Treatment, Now What? is a roadmap for lifestyle and natural medicine approaches to address health challenges that persist after cancer care, and to reduce the risk of recurrence.
Praise for You Finished Treatment, Now What?
Richard Penson MD – SHORT
"...There is an enormous unmet need for relatable, valid, clear, and helpful advice for people after cancer treatment is complete and patients are all too often abandoned to the rocky road of survivorship. Drawing on her own experience as both a practitioner and a patient, Dr Rothenberg ably navigates the world of care and cure with the effortless encouragement of a real pro who really knows and can help you understand what’s needed to step into a brighter and better future.”
Renée Rossi MD
“Dr. Rothenberg’s compendium for cancer survivors and thrivers presents a rejuvenative and restorative strategy for those entering the post-treatment phase, a strategy often missing in the allopathic paradigm. It also offers a pathway toward improving “healthspan,” or the time one thrives in health. This is a comprehensive book in its coverage of diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep, mental health and the palette of integrative possibilities available to all of us who seek healthy, fulfilling lives.”
David J. Schleich, PhD
“….The intimate disclosures embedded in her exceptionally rigorous, evidenced framework of clinical savvy and experience, all those doable recommendations, her crisp, substantial ideas for supportive care strategies ……this book will enduringly touch and engage every cancer survivor quickly and uniquely…… Her words, chiseled out of the fuss and rattle of so much conversation about surviving and thriving, shifts everything and illuminates the terrain. This book is authentic, accessible and compassionate. It robustly claims space as the best counsel in the land on this tough issue.”
Nancy H. O’hara, MD, MPH
“Personally and professionally, I highly recommend Dr. Amy’s book. I have had many family members and friends who have been cancer survivors and thrivers. The quality of their lives was greatly enhanced through the use of nutrition, exercise, meditation, and a myriad of other natural and holistic measures. This book and all of Dr. Amy’s approaches create a treatment plan that dovetails and compliments conventional cancer care and most importantly encourages physical vitality, mental clarity, and emotional balance vital for all of us on our healing journeys.”
Elizabeth Cahn PhD
“When cancer enters our lives, we look for people who listen, understand, and provide guidance for making wise decisions in this new and unknown land. Reading this book is like sitting down for tea with a friend who’s been where you’re headed. Amy Rothenberg ND has lived what she writes about as a patient, as a family caregiver, and as a medical provider. She knows and respects what different systems of medicine have to offer and her own life shows that we can weave them together. She is also a wise coach inspiring us to find the unique strengths we can bring to our own health and medical challenges. This is mind-body medicine at its best! “
Lindsay Rockwell DO
“Dr Rothenberg’s grasp of the spectrum of care cancer patients go through is impressive and necessary. She brings the weight and depth of her personal journey as a cancer patient and survivor to the science and spiritual ground of her decades long practice of natural medicine. Her synthesis and integration of these two areas, often construed as disparate, is nuanced, knowledgeable, intimate and commanding.”
Articles by Dr. Amy Rothenberg
I came home two weeks ago! Today is the one-month mark since I was blessed with my new stem cells. I was able to send a heartfelt, de-personalized note of thanks to my 23-year-old donor who remains anonymous. If she agrees, which I hope she will, we can meet at the...
Alas, I emerge from the worst of the transplant times back to some semblance of myself. I will need to process many things like the role of suffering and the purpose of pain, but for today, I’d like to focus on getting along well in the sandbox. I think about all the...
A lesser-known offering at MGH is their Integrative Therapies Program. On my first day back, I let the staff know I’d like access to it all: Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Massage, Acupressure, Art Therapy, Music Therapy. Why not? I have already reframed my central line...
Doctor, Teacher, Writer, and Advocate for Healthy Living
When diagnosed with cancer in 2014, Dr. Rothenberg sought and received state-of-the-art care at a renowned teaching hospital and had her own naturopathic medical team to help her best handle treatment, and rebound afterward. Her book, You Finished Treatment, Now What? A Field Guide for Cancer Survivors is a roadmap for lifestyle and natural medicine approaches to address health challenges that persist after cancer care, and to reduce the risk of recurrence.
An earlier book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice & Other Stories from Natural Medicine highlights patient experiences as a way to share information and inspiration about her beloved profession.
Her writing is evidence-informed, while also bringing her personal experience as a doctor, patient, wife, mother, sister, and friend. Offering a natural, integrative medicine perspective on items in the news, find Dr. Rothenberg’s writing on the Huff Po, Medium, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal and more.
Dr. Rothenberg is an invited speaker to many events for medical providers, the general public, and industry on the value of whole person, natural and integrative medicine where she brings her lively and engaging presentation style along with useful information. If you’d like to invite Dr.Rothenberg to speak with your group, see the Contact page.
Dr. Rothenberg has practiced naturopathic medicine since 1986. With a degree in biology from Antioch College, she was thrilled to find the nascent naturopathic medicine profession in the early 80s, where scientific rigor was joined with gentle, natural medicine education. Dr. Rothenberg is the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2017 Physician of the Year and spearheaded the successful effort to license naturopathic doctors in Massachusetts.
Dr. Rothenberg has worked with her longtime collaborator and husband, Paul Herscu ND, MPH since 1986. They have three wonderful adult children and enjoy the good life in Western Massachusetts.