Dr. Mark Fontes, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Mark Fontes BSc, ND graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). During that time, Dr. Fontes’ ND interests and endeavours motivated him to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine. He then began his studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto.
With a clinical focus in supportive cancer care over the last 9 years, Dr. Fontes ND works in midtown Toronto where he strives to support patients in all aspects of their care. He has advanced his knowledge in supportive cancer care and has received the Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology designation (based on the standard for the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology which is the certification branch of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians).
He is a strong proponent of the integrative quality of naturopathic medicine in cancer care and has presented on a variety of topics including : Naturopathic Medicine: an evidence based approach at the University of Toronto Medical School, and Pediatric Cancer Care: Supportive Naturopathic Care and Case Reports at CCNM and at Sick Kids Hospital. He has also been published several times in newspapers, journals, and magazines.
Dr. Fontes ND incorporates the highest quality evidence available in naturopathic cancer care into his treatment plan for patients. The goals of supportive naturopathic cancer care are to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy safely and effectively, and improve quality of life for patients living with cancer. He communicates and works with his patients’ medical doctors, oncologists and other healthcare providers in order to ensure collaborative and patient-centered care.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Fontes ND currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is part-time clinic faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Fontes ND is licensed to practice in Ontario under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. He is additionally certified in intravenous nutrient therapy and has completed extra training in this area. He is an active member of the:
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Oncology Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
Podcast Featuring Dr. Fontes, ND
Dr Hrkal is joined by Dr Mark Fontes to discuss the most commonly asked questions on integrative cancer care such as is Naturopathic medicine compatible with standard oncology. This includes the research on reducing side effect with natural therapies such as fasting, exercise, sleep and nutrition.
Article Featuring Dr. Fontes, ND
Does naturopathy offer a lifeline for our burned-out health system?
In a time when many Canadians don’t have access to a medical doctor, naturopathic doctors can help fill the void and ensure that the cycle of care remains intact.
Click here to read the full article by Robin Roberts
First, to do no harm.
To cooperate with the healing powers of nature.
To address the fundamental causes of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.