- Recognized with the Most Compassionate Doctor Award and the Patients’ Choice Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
- A fellow in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil.
- #1 international best-selling author with my contribution to the book, Ready, Aim, Captivate!: Put Magic in Your Message and A Fortune in Your Future.
- #1 international best-selling author with my contribution to the book, Wounded? Survive! Thrive: 101 Women Share Their Journeys from Torment to Triumph.
*** Sharecare® Expert – Dr. Christina Charbonneau is a leading expert on health and wellness for ShareCare, Inc., a leading online health and wellness engagement platform created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, with founding partners Oprah Winfrey, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, that provides millions of consumers with a personal, results-oriented experience by connecting them to the most qualified health resources and programs they need to improve their health. Dr. Christina provides answers to questions posted by those living with cancer and other health issues and the ones who love and care about them.
It hasn’t been an easy life for me, much like it isn’t for my patients who see me for everything from discovering their life purpose and why they are important to general medical issues to more specific gynecology care. My colleagues in the medical field who are under similar pressures as well as those in medical school seek me out for insights and wisdom amidst their challenging professional career demands.
Dr. Christina provides answers to questions posted by those living with cancer and other health issues and the ones who love and care about them.
Because of my life experiences, I bring a special spirit of compassion and encouragement that helps me to relate much more deeply to my patients, coaching clients and colleagues. My unique approach and understanding attracts people to hear me speak publicly and to see me privately to support them in their personal and professional lives.
I touch the hearts and minds of my audiences, lifting their spirits and inspiring them to continue in their lives with purpose, prosperity and peace of mind.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
When I was 8 years old, my mother was diagnosed with renal cancer and our family was told she had 2 months to live. The idea of using all medical modalities available was introduced. To see her live for 30 more years opened up the world of medicine and miracles for me. I was hooked!
When I was 19, I suffered from a rare blood disorder and had a near death experience which led me to my mission of second chances and the notion that I was placed on this earth to help serve others.
As my career in the medical field continued to grow from a nurse to a nurse practitioner to a physician, I learned that there was more to the traditional training of conventional medicine. I became an Osteopathic Physician an then eventually an Integrative Medicine Doctor, which includes patient advocacy, prevention, diet, exercise and natural remedies to address the mind, body, and spirit. My patients’ wellbeing is my ultimate focus and this blended approach helps me to provide a balanced approach to safely guide patient care.
I have been a victim of past catastrophic events in my life. It has taken many years to learn to be resilient enough to surpass my fears and have the courage and the strength to share my story with others. I have learned to be authentic and truthful to allow my clients to see beyond the mask of my professional life.
For every human being no matter how old you are or what stage of life you’re in, if you can reclaim your power, and that would be your voice, then you can gain insight, strength, and courage to find your true purpose in life. I know that there is something inherently within my cellular structure that will not allow me to leave this earth until I’ve done what I’ve come to do.
My message revolves around two simple words – self acceptance and self-worth. It is really up to each of us to help one another to find our own individual resilience and to help reconnect to your true purpose in life.