Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Beginnings

After 7 years in Airdrie, we have moved and expanded!  The last couple of years have been a tough go for many Albertans due to a sluggish economy that seems to be stuck in first gear.  Naturopathic medicine has had its challenges too as most patients rely on insurance coverage through employer benefits which seem to be continually shrinking.  And then I will never forget so much negative media coverage in Alberta erroneously linking Naturopathic Doctors to several traumatic cases of very unfortunate health outcomes.  During the last 2 years, I was focused on each patient that was in my office, ensuring they had the best experience possible.  I guess I was trying to change Albertans perspective of naturopathic medicine one patient at a time. 

We still have a long way to go as many people who see me for the first time do so on a referral from a friend regarding a chronic health problem and they do not realize that most of my training is conventional (I attended 2 universities and graduated from the University of Calgary).  As such, hesitant patients tend to be pleasantly surprised that naturopathic medicine builds on science and can be quite logical and effective when used properly.

I am very proud to be one of only a very few health clinics in Canada to have such a diverse team.  In addition to my amazing reception staff, we have 2 Naturopathic Doctors, 1 Psychotherapist, 2 Registered Massage Therapists, 1 Prenatal Course Instructor and 3 Midwives (2 people are were absent from the photo above).