My Mission is to help cancer patients avoid recurrence of cancer by balancing medical & non-medical solutions.

I've been a physician for more than 30 years. For the first 20 years of my private practice as a physician, I've applied the conventional therapy for which I've been exposed to as a medical student and have been trained during my pediatric residency at the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Manila.

I've seen almost all (if not all) health cases of an individual from infancy to adulthood, especially those affecting the whole family. I, myself, have my own health issues after being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011. However, for the past ten years of my private practice, even prior to my diagnosis, I've explored other options for healing. I've attended conventions on herbal medicine, alternative and complementary medicine and even an 8-day IPMT (International Post-Graduate Medical Training on Anthroposophic Medicine. Lately, I'm also into Culinary Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. These learnings  have eventually affected how I practice medicine to make way for a wholeness approach to help myself and my patients.

I am now a wellness doctor who has been empowering individuals to take charge of their own health and to awaken the healer in themselves. I believe that everyone can be a MD ("mukhang doktor" or like a doctor) in their own homes. I teach that chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even cancer can be prevented, arrested and reversed using lifestyle changes which include a faith in God, healthy diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, love of nature, positive attitude, stress management, social connectivity, forgiveness and love of God and neighbor as you love yourself.

Based on my experience of 30 years and a cancer survivor for 10 years, I can help cancer patients avoid recurrence of cancer by balancing medical & non-medical solutions. I've handled over 216,000 patients in the last 30 years of practice. I've also been a guest speaker on Methods to Cope with Cancer in Metro Manila, Cebu, Bataan, Bacolod, Ormoc and other provinces. I am also a regular lecturer on cancer care and prevention and an active medical staff at Calamba Medical Center as well as an Adviser at the Calamba Cancer Center in Calamba City, Laguna.

Browse the articles, buy my books, follow me on social media, or message me. It's my life mission to help as much as I can. 

With you in this journey, 

Dra. Joy

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