What I do:
I help people get healthy in natural ways. I put puzzle pieces together to try and make sense of what's going on with the body as a whole.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained health care providers in that we learn in-depth medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, pharmacology, differential diagnosis, and physical examination, and we learn how to help manage many medical conditions naturally (see below). As such, we are able to treat many concerns that you would visit your family doctor for, though you do need a medical doctor or family doctor (MD) as well. I am happy to find you a family doctor in your area if you need one, or you can visit the CPSO website. Preferably, we'll all work together as a team to help you be healthy and stay healthy.
Both your MD and I have our limitations in what we're able to treat effectively. For all concerns, I know what my limits are and am not shy to call on another practitioner for help collaborating your care, or suggest a visit to your MD for their evaluation. If I don't know the answer, I promise I'll find out or find someone who does.
How I do it.
In short, I develop individualized treatment plans that always include diet and lifestyle tweaks, as I believe these are the building blocks to a good foundation and long-term health. From there, we'll help the body to heal itself via botanicals or herbals, acupuncture, or nutritional supplements as necessary. I don't believe in taking things just because they're healthy, so I try my hardest to minimize what you're taking by really targeting the approach. We can also do hormone testing, blood work, or food sensitivity (IgG) testing if it's indicated and will help figure out the root cause.
The type of treatment provided depends on the nature of the condition and what is best suited to you as an individual. Treatment modalities may include: