As a primary health care provider with a strong foundation in biochemistry and Integrative, Naturopathic medicine, my goal is educate and empower my patients by helping you understand your body and health. I provide natural and cutting-edge treatments geared towards strengthening the body to help you to overcome your health concerns and achieve your health goals. My integrative approach to medicine blends my knowledge from biomedical sciences, botanical medicine, nutritional science and Traditional Chinese medicine to find the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment based on your individual health. I have been running a successful family practice in both Toronto and Milton Ontario since 2010, and have been voted “Milton’s Favourite Naturopath” in the growing Milton community in both 2013, 2014 and 2016.
During my 1 year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, I was selected to be on a competitive pediatric shift, increasing my skills, knowledge and exposure to pediatric patients. Since then, I have made the area of pediatrics a special focus in my practice. I have been certified as Defeat Autism Now! Doctor (Level I), which provided me with extensive training and knowledge in the care of children wtih Autistic Spectrum disorders.
I also have a keen interest in the area of immunology and how the immune system influences many other systems in the body, such as the digestive and mental health. This interest has led to my constant pursuit in additional training and knowledge in this area at institutions such as the University of Toronto, Institute of Functional Medicine and a number Integrative Medical conferences to help me further understand the intricacies of the immune system. I have experience in treating a wide variety of autoimmune conditions and other immune system condition such as asthma, eczema and allergies.
Education and Professional Affilations
I received my Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences in 2005 from McMaster University, with a minor in history. I went on to receive my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009, one of the only two accredited schools in Canada. I am currently a member of the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. I am certified to practice under the governing body of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. I have written and passed the Therapeutics Prescribing examination that is required in order for Naturopathic Doctors to prescribe medications such as bioidentical hormones and provide injectable therapies.
Outside the office
When I’m not practicing, you can find me outside. I spend my spring and summers camping, canoeing, and foraging our Ontario forests for medicinal and edible herbs and mushrooms. I love to stay active by cycling, running, and practicing yoga. I attempt to participate in winter sports. I keep my right brain activated through playing music, something I’ve been doing since I was 4 years old. I’m still trying to master the whole work-life balance thing, and strive to help my patients achieve similar goals. I believe that we can learn to live healthily, happily, while still shamelessly enjoying the indulgences life has to offer.