Patient-centered care focused on restoring healthy immune function and energy levels, and preventing chronic disease.
My goal is to help you safely integrate natural medicine into your lifestyle, while working together with the rest of your healthcare team to provide you with the highest quality of care.
I will look for what is causing your symptoms so you get lasting results, and to help you feel better in the meantime while we work towards that. I make my assessment using health history, physical exam, and laboratory testing to make a diagnosis, and I will recommend treatments on a scale from the least invasive to most invasive where appropriate.
Health and happiness is a choice. You need to make the decision to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and to live by it.
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205-5503 206 St
I am happy to see anyone who would like treatment, but I do have a few areas of interest in my practice:
Personalized Genetic Analysis
Fibromyalgia & Post-Concussion Syndrome
Chronic Stress & Chronic Fatigue
Eczema & Skin Conditions
Reduced Immune Function & Autoimmunity
IBS, Indigestion and Specialized Detoxification Support
I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba on an urban farm. My grandparents started a hobby farm in the 1940's, and as residential housing was slowly built up around them they managed to keep a small piece that grew into a plentiful garden surrounded by oak trees, where I was fortunate enough to learn to appreciate life, and nature.It was there that I developed a strong sense of family, and a keen understanding of the importance of our relationship with the natural world.Our summers were spent eating food from the garden, and preserving it for the winter months. Weekends were spent outside at national parks, and cottages as much as possible. I've personally experienced how nature can positively impact your life, and it is my mission as a naturopathic physician to share my knowledge with you though high quality integrative care. I work alongside other health care professionals and advocate for my patients so they receive the best care possible.
I received a bachelors degree in microbiology from the University of Manitoba. I then studied for four years at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and obtained my naturopathic medical licence from the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. I have completed additional certifications through Therapeutics Education, Ohm Medical, EcoMed Naturopathic, Cogence Immunology, and International IV Nutritional Therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a division of primary health care that focuses on prevention, and supporting your body's ability to heal itself. Our naturopathic principles remind us to look for what is causing your condition so you get longer lasting results. We use a complete health assessment, including physical exam, laboratory testing, and interpretation to make a diagnosis, and we recommend treatments on a scale from the least invasive to most invasive where appropriate.
Naturopathic physicians require an undergraduate degree to be accepted into the naturopathic medical program, making the total minimum duration of post secondary education 7 years. The naturopathic program covers similar material to other health care professions. Where we differ is in the variety of treatment options we are educated in, such as nutrition and botanical medicine, physical medicine and chiropractic manipulation, pharmacology, counseling, and various other electives such as IV therapies and other injection therapies.
What kind of education do NDs have?
Why might I receive different testing or treatment options if I go to a different ND?
This is a common scenario in all areas of health care. Different physicians will gravitate towards the theories and techniques that they excel in. The same is true if you were to go to different MDs for your complaint, you may get different answers. As with any health care professional, it is important that you find someone who resonates with you and your beliefs. If you aren't comfortable with the diagnosis or assessment methods, get a second opinion.
Are naturopathic visits covered by insurance?
Most extended insurance plans provide some level of coverage towards naturopathic services. Please refer to the details of your specific plan to determine what your coverage is. In addition, you can set up a health spending account with the provincial government to help offset the cost of naturopathic services.
Many NDs have completed the pharmacy upgrade course and are legally able to write prescriptions for a specific collection of pharmaceuticals in BC.
Can NDs write prescriptions?
Can NDs write lab requisitions?
Yes, NDs are able to write you a lab requisition that can be taken to any Life Labs, or samples can be drawn in office. However, tests requested by an ND are not subsidized my MSP.