individualized care

 

 

My primary medical practice is in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with a secondary practice in Atlin, British Columbia.  I have an exclusive focus on women and children’s health, including fertility, pregnancy/birth and ongoing post-partum and family health.

To book your visit at the Terra Life Naturopathic Clinic, please click here. If you have a question about whether the clinic is a good fit for your health needs, please use the Contact Page on this website.

what I offer

I treat women in all stages of their child-bearing years, including:

  • preparing to conceive:
    • optimizing health and diet in the months leading up to conceiving
    • pre-conception detoxification
    • diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and progesterone deficiency
    • ovulation tracking
  • trying to conceive:
    • addressing fertility issues and barriers to a successful conception
    • fertility laboratory testing
    • augmenting IVF and IUI attempts
    • optimizing sperm count, volume, morphology, motility
  • pregnancy:
    • preventing miscarriage
    • optimizing health and nutrition during pregnancy
    • common complaints of pregnancy (nausea/vomiting, constipation, reflux, colds/flus, insomnia, headaches, anemia, etc)
    • preventing gestational diabetes
    • preventing pre-eclampsia
    • passing the GBS test
    • turning a breech baby
    • preparing for labour (including gentle sacral/pelvic manipulations)
    • avoiding induction (with weekly acupuncture and herbal medicine beginning at week 37)
  • birth:
    • facilitating a smooth labour and delivery, in conjunction with your midwife/GP/OB
    • natural pain management in labour
    • IV nutritional support in prolonged labours
    • preventing “failure to progress” and oxytocin augmentation with acupuncture
    • physical medicine and counselling to coach you through the process
  • postpartum years/women’s health:
    • supporting your recovery in the postpartum years
    • post-partum supplementation
    • breastfeeding support and treatments
    • weight loss programs
    • post-partum mood challenges (from baby blues to postpartum depression and ongoing mental health concerns)
    • adjusting to life with newborns and young children (including sleep, diet, lifestyle and sex/relationship issues)
    • hormone re-balancing, including thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue
  • pediatric care
    • allergies
    • nutritional support/counselling and digestive support
    • eczema and asthma
    • infections/immune support
    • sleep disturbances

I am licensed to provide the following treatments in my practice:

  • nutritional counselling and supplements (including IV nutritional support)
  • prescription medicines, including bio-identical hormones and thyroid medications
  • herbal medicine
  • acupuncture
  • spinal manipulations and physical medicine (including massage and trigger point release)
  • counselling services
  • homeopathic medicines

how to book

Initial visits (60 minutes) can also be booked with Dr Jocelyn through this link.

faq

Are your services covered by my medical insurance?

Yes – as a primary care provider, consultations and often lab tests will be covered by your extended medical coverage. This includes visits to my clinic, follow-up phone calls, and labour support at your home or the hospital. I offer direct billing to all major insurance providers. Contact your insurance provider to determine how much coverage you have for Naturopathic Doctors.

When should I come to see you?

I see women and their children in all stages: trying to conceive, new pregnancy, preparing for birth, during labour, ongoing postpartum recovery and family health. To ensure the highest level of care for my patients, I only take on a limited number of new patients each month, so booking ahead is critical.

Do I need to be trying to conceive or pregnant to come and see you?

Definitely not – my focus is women and children’s health, at all stages. While the majority of my patients are in their child-bearing years, this also includes moms of school-aged children who are wanting to finally get their health back on track (the “post-partum” period truly never ends!), and also younger women who want to get healthy in anticipation of one day having children.

Do I need to come and see you in person?

Yes – to provide the highest level of care, I do need to see you in person, in my clinic, where I will perform a physical exam. Follow ups can be done over the phone or in person.

I already have a doctor or midwife – can I be treated by you as well?

Definitely – I work together with GPs and midwives all the time. Each specialty has their own training and expertise to offer the patient and I am a strong believer in integrative, collaborative health care.

I am currently pregnant – should I take the My Healthy Pregnancy Plan course, or come and see you in person?

I highly recommend taking the online course, and coming to see me when you need hands-on treatments or individual treatment plans. This will save you money and time, and you will get the best of both worlds.

 

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