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Committed to both the art and science of medicine, Dr. Russ Canfiled focuses not only on his patients' physical health, but also their emotions, attitudes, and intentions, which he believes play a vital role in the cause and cure of physical illness. His goal is to create a healing partnership between patient and physician, designing individual treatment to match a patient's needs.
Patient’s are surprised at how much time and care Russ Canfield gives to them during each office visit, as he carefully assesses their situation and makes thoughtful recommendations about possible treatment methods. He tends to recommend a foundation of naturopathic therapies and, when indicated, complements them with powerful conventional medical treatments.
In his practice in Santa Fe, Dr. Canfield offers his patients an unusual combination of allopathic training along with extensive research and training in alternative modalities. As he gently guides his patients through an individualized treatment program, they feel seen, heard, and cared for by someone truly interested in their state of health.
Dr. Canfield is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and, when working with diabetic patients, oversees a holistic program designed to gradually normalize both insulin and blood sugar levels and eliminate the need for pharmaceutical drugs.
Interested in learning all aspects of medicine, Dr. Canfield did his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico and came to understand that dividing the body into specialties ignores too many of the factors that contribute to both health and disease. At the Institute for Functional Medicine where he did is graduate training, he refined his understanding of how genetics, environment, and lifestyle interact as a total system. At Naropa University, he received training in mindfulness meditation and transpersonal studies.
Along with his private practice, Dr. Canfiled is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNM School of Medicine. He also is the consulting physician to Life Vessel Santa Fe where he supervises the patient intake and discusses various medical treatments that can detoxify and replenish the body-mind. He also orders and oversees laboratory tests, when necessary.
Dr. Canfield is available for Integrative Medical consultations for those who reside outside of Santa Fe.
“Russ Canfield has a refreshing knowledge of nutrition and alternatives to traditional medical treatments. I was impressed by his willingness to research and help me with a problem I had.” Joan Sotkin, Santa Fe