What YOu Can Expect from a visit
A comprehensive picture of your health
taking the time to listen and thoroughly assess
As Naturopathic doctors we get to spend more time with our patients than practitioners in the conventional medical system typically get a chance to. The first visit takes between 60-90 minutes. This allows us to take thorough stock of the objective (i.e. lab reports) and subjective (i.e. your personal observations) details and intricacies of your health story to then step back, take a big picture approach and address the root cause(s). Central to this is to clearly communicate an assessment and take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Individually tailored treatment
Focusing on what is realistically achievable
My approach to both diagnosis and care is tailored to your individual health history and concerns. We will discuss all available treatment options and then together decide on what is realistically achievable in terms of life-style or dietary changes (i.e. financial or time constraints), the affordability of nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and follow-up treatments, and other factors that shape what is really feasible and with a lasting effect.
skilled medicine & compassionate care
pairing traditional & up- to-date clinical research
Your personalized treatment plan commonly draws on a combination of traditional medicine, the most up-to-date clinical research and empirical observations. Typical therapies I use are herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and lifestyle counseling. I believe that medicine and health cannot be separated from the broader social and cultural context and offer a non-judgmental space. When beneficial, I work closely with other health care providers, including colleagues practicing conventional medicine.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Naturopathic Medicine seeks to identify and treat the root causes of ill health and disease, rather than limit diagnosis and treatment to immediate symptoms. Naturopathic doctors pursue a holistic approach by taking account of the patient's overall well-being, including physical and emotional health, social and environmental factors, and genetics.
My first encounter with Naturopathic Medicine was after a friend recommended I see a Naturopathic Doctor for a health issue at the time. I appreciated how the doctor took the time to get a full picture of what was happening with my health and then involved me in my care. Over the years I have developed a special interest in hormonal health, mental health and autoimmune conditions.
LOCATION & HOURS
Aurum Medicine and Wellness Clinic
721 Bloor st. West (christie station).
I wish to acknowledge the traditional territory and the traditional keepers of the land upon which I practice: the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and any other Nations who cared for this land (acknowledged and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded).
The territory was the subject of the ‘Dish With One Spoon’ Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
Today the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.