With Cassandra Schamber, MD
About Dr. Cassandra®
When you need to take your healing further, Dr. Cassandra will take you on a journey into yourself.
You’ll learn how to work with your mind-body connection to help heal your body and change your life.
It starts by getting to the root cause of the issues that are limiting your healing. Here's my story.
When traditional Western medicine isn’t enough…
You have more power than you can imagine— power to heal yourself and change your life— starting from the inside out.
I am committed to helping people heal.
My interest in medicine began when I was young, even before I started elementary school. I watched the TV show, Marcus Welby, MD, and I imagined myself some day helping patients with the same capable and congenial manner Dr. Welby had. All the way through school, I had that idealistic view of what it would be like to be a physician.
After college, I was thrilled when I was accepted into medical school. But practicing medicine was nothing like I had imagined. After four years of medical school and three years of family medicine residency, I came out of medical training in 1996 feeling disappointed and disillusioned.
There is a lot that Western medicine can accomplish, but there are also a lot of patients physicians can’t help—either because we don’t have the treatments or because the patients need to make changes in their lives. After residency, it seemed like I was the only one who had a problem with the limitations of Western medicine. So I felt very alone as I struggled to find a sense of meaning in it all.
For both my own inner peace and from a desire to help patients heal, I started to investigate other aspects of health and healing. This was an exciting time for me. It brought me back to the place of hope that was missing when I practiced Western medicine the conventional way.
Investigating alternative healing methods brought me back to the place of hope and magic that was missing when I tried to practice Western medicine the conventional way.
Opening my pain management clinic
I went back for more medical training during a pain fellowship in 2004. I decided to learn about pain management because, at that time, pain specialists were on the cutting edge of holistic medicine—at least in Minnesota. I really enjoyed my pain fellowship, and I appreciated working with like-minded health care providers who recognized that there was more to healing than conventional Western medicine treatments like medications and surgery.
About a year after my pain fellowship, I made a big shift. I opened my own clinic where I could practice medicine the way I felt it would be most beneficial. I integrated Western medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and my understanding of the mind-body connection. Through my work with my patients and in my own life, I came up with the information in the New Healing Connection® course.
I’m happy to say that somewhere along the way, I was able to find my sense of peace and fulfillment again. My goal is to teach people how to go within and understand their inner selves better so they can find the sense of healing that I’ve been able to experience.
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Professional Bio: Cassandra Schamber, MD
Cassandra Schamber, MD, is a pain specialist who focuses on mind-body medicine. She received her medical and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota.
In her solo practice in Duluth, Minnesota, she combines Western and complementary medicine as she helps patients get to the root of their pain and heal from within.
She wrote the book New Healing Connection® for people who want to change their perspective on health and healing. Her special interest is in the power of emotions to heal both physical and emotional illness.
Certifications, Professional Affiliations, Education & Training:
- American Board of Family Medicine- Certified since 1997
- American Academy of Medical Acupuncture- 2007 to present
- American Pain Society- 2004 to present
- Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis- 2004 to present
- Postgraduate Fellowship in Pain Medicine, University of Minnesota- 2004-2005
- Family Practice Residency, University of Minnesota- 1993-1996
- MD, University of Minnesota- 1993
- BS, University of Minnesota- 1989