As a Naturopathic Doctor, I love to incorporate the best available evidence with traditional methods to enhance each patient’s health and deliver the highest quality of care. I act as a bridge between the conventional medical team and natural medicine – helping you navigate the system, while enhancing your care to achieve your best level of wellbeing possible. I am passionate about optimizing health and managing chronic disease, with a special interest in women’s health, fertility, hormonal balance. I also have many years of experience helping patients determine the root cause of their digestive and gastrointestinal issues. My individualized approach addresses the specific needs of my patients as I work closely with them to achieve their health goals.
After graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I was accepted into the competitive Clinical Residency program. This placed me back in the heart of evidence-based naturopathic medicine and research. My research into adjunctive breast cancer care was selected for presentation at the 2015 CAND – Health Fusion Conference in Calgary, Alberta, which was an exciting experience for me. I have been able to continue my work at the College by lecturing in Clinical Medicine on topics such as Breast Concerns and Pelvic Pain, as well as supervising interns in the teaching clinic. I am also a teaching assistant for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Prior to moving to Toronto, I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a High Honours Bachelors of Science in Physiology. I was involved in innovative research in neuroscience, endocrinology and reproduction. I also received highest academic achievement in Physiology from St.Thomas Moore College, University of Saskatchewan. I now focus my problem-solving skills on the complexity of hormonal health in women – a key component in managing women’s health, fertility and breast cancer. I have been described as a dedicated and caring doctor who is committed to the wellbeing of her patients, and I take great pride in this.
Outside the office, you are likely to find me walking outdoors with a pile of research papers tucked under my arm, listening to a podcast (I’m an addict) and possibly some paint splashes on my fingers. I love tinkering in my potted garden and doing crafts – an homage to my country girl roots! I hope that by sharing my light-hearted and caring nature with my patients that it inspires them to create a more balanced, healthy lifestyle for themselves.
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.