Dr. Veronica Waks specializes in the complementary treatment of breast cancer. She provides supportive treatment for breast cancer patients who have been treated with chemotherapy and radiation and suffer side effects of treatment. She also counsels cancer patients and their families on cancer prevention and health restoration after cancer treatment. Her office in Fairfield Connecticut is located at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, where she interacts daily with other physicians, oncologists and surgeons.
Dr. Waks brings to her medical practice 15 years of experience in both allopathic and alternative therapies. Prior to earning her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, she received her MD degree from the Vladivostok Medical University and practiced internal and family medicine. Upon her arrival in the United States Dr. Waks passed her United States Medical License Exams and obtained a United States Foreign Medical Certificate. While practicing conventional medicine Dr. Waks became concerned about the negative side effects and interactive effects of many standard pharmaceutical and surgical treatments, and initiated personal study of natural and alternative treatments. Instead of pursuing a conventional medical career Dr. Waks attended the naturopathic medical school at the University of Bridgeport, and now practices exclusively as a naturopathic physician.
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Waks combines a contemporary naturopathic approach to healing with the keen insights of a medical doctor. She believes illness often results from the body’s reaction to a stressful, toxic environment and unwise lifestyle choices, and can therefore be prevented and treated by conscious life-style choices. She believes further that healing begins with the client’s own commitment to rebuild health and vitality through significant and lasting life-style changes: eating a healthy diet, exercising, and managing stress in professional life and personal relationships. Dr. Waks’ practice centers upon raising the client’s awareness and active involvement in preventing illness and initiating and maintaining the healing process to restore optimum health. She uses the latest techniques of botanical, physical, and behavioral medicine.