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6701 N. Charles St.
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Towson, MD 21204

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Integrative Medicine

Focused on caring for the body, mind and spirit, using evidence-supported complementary therapies to help you manage symptoms and enhance your physical and emotional wellness

Cancer is much more than a medical diagnosis; it affects every aspect of a person’s life. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, we are committed to treating the whole patient, not just the disease. That's why we offer evidence-based holistic services that work hand-in-hand with the latest clinical treatments.

Our integrative medicine team is focused on caring for a patient's mind, body, and spirit. Services are offered free of charge to help prevent and manage symptoms for cancer patients who are experiencing pain, fatigue, depression, or anxiety. Our integrative medicine team creates individual treatment plans that may include:
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Evidence-supported approaches to supplement use
  • Meditation
  • Guided imagery
  • Reiki
  • Massage
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Yoga-based wellness classes
  • Learn more about our treatments
The Integrative Medicine program is available to all patients receiving outpatient cancer treatment at GBMC.

Our Team

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Suzanne Fontanesi, CRNP
Suzanne Fontanesi, CRNP
Integrative Medicine
Erica P. Cerquetti, CRNP
Erica P. Cerquetti, CRNP
Integrative Medicine
Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm
Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm
Mind Body Therapist
Integrative Story

Treating the entire patient using an integrative approach

GBMC HealthCare providers work on treating every part of the patient: mind, body, and spirit. A critical piece of that treatment is the work of Mind-Body Therapist, Lolly Forsythe-Chisolm.

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Our Treatments

Our Treatments

Mind-Body Medicine

Mind-body medicine refers to a group of treatments that decrease the ‘fight or flight’ response and teach your body and mind to relax. Stress causes changes in your body that can worsen pain, sleep, and anxiety. Therefore, stress makes it harder for your body to heal from illness and injury. Mind-body techniques can help relieve this stress. They are easy to learn and are appropriate for anyone going through a stressful experience such as cancer.

Integrative Nutrition

Medical research has found that some foods have anti-cancer properties. Others may support cancer growth. Therefore, good nutrition is important. Our providers can teach you simple modifications to your diet to support your health.

Natural Medicine

Many people are interested in taking herbs and supplements to enhance their health. Some of these natural medicines are helpful during or after cancer treatment. However, others may be unhelpful or even dangerous. Our providers can help you decide which herbs and supplements are right for you.

Integrative Stress Management

Cancer and cancer treatment can be very stressful. Managing the side effects of treatment and the worry that comes along with cancer can be challenging. Your worry may make it hard to relax and to sleep. In addition, it may impact your energy level and your mood. Even your family can be affected. Our integrative medicine providers can teach you and your family practical and effective tools to manage your stress.


Aromatherapy can be helpful for lifting your mood, promoting sleep, managing nausea, and enhancing general relaxation. Some people use it as part of a stress reduction plan. In addition, it can be used alongside massage and other wellness techniques.

Massage Therapy

Massage techniques can be helpful in reducing pain, fatigue and anxiety.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It can promote increased energy, reduction of pain, deep relaxation and a general feeling of well-being.
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