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Ways You Can Improve Personal Health and Aid Healing

By Dr. Doreen Wiggins for Yoga Medicine®.

As a breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Doreen Wiggins wanted to inform her patients and others of the most recent advances in fostering personal health after a breast cancer diagnosis. 

Click here to read her informative document about Ways You Can Improve Personal Health and Aid Healing.

About the Author

Doreen Wiggins

Doreen Wiggins

Doreen L Wiggins, MD, MHL, FACOG, FACS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Psychology in 1984 from the University of Rhode Island, medical degree in 1988 from Brown University, and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at the Women and Infant’s Hospital of Brown University. She founded the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1999 before pursuing further medical training in 2003. Most recently, Dr. Wiggins completed the Executive Masters in Healthcare Leadership at Brown University. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Wiggins completed training as a children's grief counselor at the Dougy Center in Oregon in 2000. She serves as Advisory Board member of Friends Way (a children's-only grief center in Rhode Island) and in the past has been the Vice President of the Board, and volunteered as a facilitator. She was chosen in 2003 to be one of 26 cyclists in the Tour of Hope, a transcontinental bicycling relay with Lance Armstrong to promote cancer research and clinical trials. She has also been invited to meet members of Congress on behalf of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s cancer research efforts and has received grants for local cancer survivorship outreach programs. She has published book chapters and journal articles, and has received awards for medical teaching at Brown University and her philanthropic work. She has been invited to teach annually at women’s yoga retreats, including at Kripalu with Rajshree Choudhary for her Pregnancy Yoga Series since 2011. She is a mom to five kids and has been practicing yoga for over 30 years.

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