After obtaining my medical degree and moving back home to Toronto, I discovered Naturopathic Medicine and fell in love with the practice and principles of Naturopathy. In becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, I obtained a real appreciation for the connection I was able to make with patients, while helping them obtain their health goals.
After graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and being accepted into the CCNM Clinical Residency Program, I became CCNM's first Oncology Focused Resident.
It was during that time I learned how to integrate natural therapies with conventional cancer treatments, while working with various oncologists at Sunnybrook, Markham Stouffville, and Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake hospitals.
Currently, I teach at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I am a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians where I sit on the Physician Education Committee, and I am a research associate for an Integrative Oncology focused online database.
Using all my experience and knowledge about Integrative Care, I aim to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and optimize your health and clinical outcomes.
I look forward to working with you.
"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win , no matter what the outcome" - Patch Adams
As part of my approach, I try to learn as much about your health as possible. This helps me better understand you as an individual as we explore all the different potential treatments.
Integrative cancer care is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment.
By the age of 40, 50% of Canadians have had a mental illness. Most people deal with a mental crisis during their lifetime. I have extensive training in integrative mental health and now teach it at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Not feeling well? Dealing with pain? Problems with digestion? Can't lose weight? or wanting to focus on prevention? I can help you with that! Whether you're sick or only need some routine maintenance, I am here for you!
Canada has the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. If you suffer from MS, you know the toll it can take physically, mentally and emotionally. Integrating natural treatment with your conventional ones may help reduce the frequency of relapses, slow down progression and provide symptom relief.