News Release

April 7, 2006

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Dr. Karen M. Prestwood Joins Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

Accomplished Physician is Offering Complementary Medicine Services

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Patients at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center can now benefit from today’s best complementary medicine services, offered under the direction of an experienced physician, Karen M. Prestwood, M.D.

Dr. Prestwood offers a range of services such as nutritional counseling, energy healing and mind-body medicine. These therapies are believed to help reduce the symptoms and side effects patients experience, and at the same time, help to build strength, stamina and overall wellness.

“My goal is to help facilitate healing for patients while they undergo treatments for cancer, and to help patients who have recovered from cancer maintain optimal health and well-being,” Dr. Prestwood said.

Dr. Prestwood is not new to the UConn Health Center. She was an integral part of the UConn Center on Aging for 14 years and saw patients through UConn’s Geriatrics Associates practice, the UConn Center for Osteoporosis and the Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Center for Women’s Health, where she provided integrative medicine services. She is an accomplished researcher and is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and holistic medicine.

Dr. Prestwood earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital. She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the UConn School of Medicine.

The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a full spectrum of cancer services, from education and prevention strategies to early detection services, innovative, state-of-the-art treatments, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and support services. In addition, patients at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center can participate in a range of clinical trials and research studies. Services are provided in a convenient location at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington. For more information, visit

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