Naturopathic Physicians, or NDs, are trained as primary care physicians and perform physical exams, pap smears, diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging studies familiar to all types of family physicians and general practitioners. Naturopathic physicians are also trained in when and how to refer to specialists and for urgent care. They have been licensed in British Columbia for nearly 70 years.
A Naturopathic Doctor may explore various solutions, such as therapeutic diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes, herbal medicines, acupuncture, nutritional medicines, manual manipulation or physical therapies. We work together with our patients to determine the best possible treatments available including those traditionally provided by specialists such as cardiologists, allergists, pulmonary specialists and so on.
The unique thing about being a Naturopathic Physician is that we are able to utilize various different modalities to help people restore optimal health. Some of the modalities I have been trained in include:
Dietary supplements & Herbal medicine
Intravenous Vitamin Therapies
Heavy Metal Chelation
Trigger Point Injection Therapy