Laurence Altshuler, MD

  • Director of Oncology Intake Services, Hospitalist & Internist
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Tulsa, OK   
  • Website

1-800-333-2822 (CTCA)

Contact me for: Cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment.

Dr. Laurence Altshuler, a board-certified internist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, Okla., earned a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, where he served as president of the senior class. Subsequently, he completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Altshuler earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Prior to joining CTCA, the hospitalist and internist was affiliated with various hospitals in Oklahoma City, including St. Anthony Hospital, Mercy Health Center, Integris Baptist Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital. He also served on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Dr. Altshuler is certified in acupuncture, hypnosis and interactive imagery. He also has expertise in Western and Chinese herbology. Dr. Altshuler has given numerous lectures on topics including chronic pain, chronic disease, neuropathy, stress, diabetes management, Parkinson’s disease, acupuncture, quality of life issues, and complementary medicine for cancer.

In addition, Dr. Altshuler has published articles in several medical journals, including the Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. In 1999, he earned the Charlotte S. Leebron Memorial Trust Fund award for best scientific publication. Dr. Altshuler has also published magazine articles, including the fall 2007 article in Health Oklahoma titled “Combining Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Effectively Treat Pain and Chronic Diseases.”

Additionally, Dr. Altshuler has authored four books. His 2004 book Balanced Healing: Combining Modern Medicine with Safe and Effective Alternative Therapies earned him the USA Book News national award for the “Best Health Book of 2004.”

Since joining CTCA, Dr. Altshuler says he appreciates being able to provide patient-centered cancer care. “CTCA is unique among hospitals. Patients here are truly treated as individual people, not a number. The entire staff is devoted to helping patients in whatever way they can and treating the “whole person”. CTCA also provides hope for patients long after most other hospitals have given up,” says Dr. Altshuler.

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