MIOG is a team of practitioners working collaboratively rather than as isolated independent practitioners, helping patients with cancer in Melbourne and across Australia. This facilitates a cohesive and integrated planning process that is unique in oncology healthcare.
All MIOG practitioners meet weekly to discuss patient progress and outcomes in order to provide optimal ongoing treatment support. Tanya Wells has travelled internationally many times in order to visit Integrative Oncology clinics and hospitals to determine the most appropriate organisational structure for sustainable and effective patient care. The most sustainable care protocols occur when all practitioners (including conventional as well as natural and complementary medicine) work as a cohesive, multi-disciplinary team to discuss and contribute to the care of patients enrolled in treatment. This is what we call Integrative Medicine for cancer.
The MIOG clinic itself provides a visually pleasing blend of clinical practice and comfort, with a spacious chill-out zone, informal areas and a relaxing ambiance. Juices, snacks and teas are all provided for MIOG patients and their carers. The clinic provides full disabled access and facilities. A range of courses and group activities are also offered, including meditation/mindfulness, yoga, and monthly 'food as medicine' cooking workshops.
Tanya Wells, MIOG Founder, Lead Clinician and Oncology Naturopath, and her team have been working with patients with cancer for years, and they understand the challenges patients face on a physical, emotional and psychological level. MIOG is a highly respected evidence-based clinic for people who want to combine standard oncology treatments with evidence-based integrative approaches.