"Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of being." - J. Standford
How do I know if naturopathic medicine is right for me? I offer free 15 minute consultations for new patients. It is beneficial to take the time discuss your health care needs and learn about my services in order to help you decide whether I am the right fit for you. Please note that no diagnosis or treatment will be provided during this consultation.
How do I book an appointment? I am currently seeing patients at two locations:
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm atSage Clinicin Yaletown.
487 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC.
To book an appointment please call (604) 697 0397, or book online.
Tuesdays 8:00 am - 2:00 pm & Thursdays 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Tandem Clinic in False Creek.
183 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
To book an appointment please call (604)670-0590, or book online.
What can I expect from my first appointment? The initial visit is 60 minutes long. It is important for us to take this time to get a thorough medical history and inquire about your lifestyle habits including diet, exercise, sleep, and any stressors in your life. I will also assess your current state of health using appropriate physical examinations and laboratory tests if needed, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Based on my findings, we will work together to come up with a treatment plan that is most suitable for you and your health care needs.
What conditions do naturopathic doctors treat? Naturopathic doctors are licensed primary care providers meaning they are trained to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of acute or chronic health conditions. My areas of focus are detoxification, weight loss, gastrointestinal disease, hormonal imbalances, allergies, food sensitivities, and various skin problems.
What education is required to become a naturopathic physician? Naturopathic physicians in BC require a minimum of 8 years post-secondary education. This includes a four-year Bachelor's degree with specific medical science prerequisite courses, and a four-year post-graduate doctorate program from an accredited Naturopathic Medical School. The training involves approximately 4,800 hours of class and preceptor time including 1500 hours of clinical sciences, 1900 hours of medical therapeutics, and 1200 hours of extensive clinical training.
Are naturopathic doctors licensed and is the profession regulated? Yes, it is a highly regulated profession in British Columbia. All naturopathic doctors practicing in BC are required to fulfill strict academic requirements including the successful graduation from an accredited Naturopathic Medical School and the completion of standardized board examinations from both the North American Board of Naturopathic Examinations (NABNE) and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). Is naturopathic medicine covered by health insurance? Naturopathic medicine is not covered by MSP, although many extended medical plans do provide some coverage for naturopathic medical visits. Please check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage prior to your visit.