Friedrich R Douwes MD

Dr. Friedrich R. Douwes has dedicated his life to the treatment of cancer patients. He studied medicine in Switzerland and Germany, receiving his Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1975. He finished a residency in haematology and oncology at the Hahneman University in Philadelphia, USA.  
He became the Medical Director of Sonnenberg Hospital in Bad Sooden-Allendorf, a Center for oncology, haematology, immunology and oncological rehabilitation. There, dissatisfied with the results of conservative cancer treatment, Dr. Douwes developed his integrative holistic cancer therapy concept. Sonnenberg Hospital still follows Dr. Douwes' concept as do for instance the Veramed Hospitals in Brannenburg and Meschede.

Dr. Douwes did not rest on his laurels; he continued his active work and research on cancer therapies. He became THE specialist for hyperthermia treatment (whole body, loco-regional and transurethral). The Oncotherm radio-wave hyperthermia treatment he helped to develop heats the entire prostate without harming the healthy tissue. With his prostate cancer treatment protocol, Dr. Douwes has treated thousands of prostate cancer patients from all over the world, many from Canada and the USA, reaching a very high success rate without the side effects of urinary dysfunction and impotence.

For more than 45 years now, Dr. Douwes sees and treats cancer patients with a combination of conventional and complementary therapies. For the past 25 years he does so as the Medical Director of St. Georg Hospital in Bad Aibling, which, under his leadership, has reached international status. Cancer patients from all over the world come to be treated at St. Georg Hospital.

Dr. Douwes is active in many aspects of cancer care and research. For many years he has been the first Chairman of the Friends of Integrated Cancer Therapy, a charitable organization. He is the President of the German Society for Oncology (DGO) and the founding member of the German Society for Biological Cancer Control (GfBK) and Hyperthermia (DGHT).
He organizes seminars and conferences for physicians and therapists with focus on biological cancer treatments. In 2011, he organized the first International Congress for Complementary Oncology with a variety of international guest speakers that focus on an integrative approach for prevention, treatment and healing of cancer.

Dr. Douwes is also a well sought-after international lecturer at seminars and conferences.  
Numerous films about Dr. Douwes’ work have been made and shown on television. The film "Life with Cancer" by Mrs. M. Linke was an award winning project. The Norwegian Television broadcasted a 45 minutes film about his work with cancer patients. In addition, many national and international reports appeared on German television, but also on ABC/USA, Hungarian TV, Channel 7's Sundy Night/Australia, etc.).

In 2015, Dr. Friedrich R. Douwes received a Lifetime Achievement Award 'for his contributions to the advancement of the art and science of medicine, specifically as it relates to Integrative Oncology'. The award was issued in Dallas, TX, USA by the ACIM (Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine)

He has authored countless scientific papers, not only in German, but also international medical journals, i.e. Biological Medicine, Internal Journal of Clinical Oncology, Alternative Medicine, Journal for alternative Complementary Therapy, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Excerpta Medica, etc. and several books.

But more than anything else what sets Dr. Douwes apart is his warm and compassionate manner with his patients. This, combined with his abundant knowledge about cancer makes him a unique individual whom you will want on your side to battle cancer.