individualized care

 

 

My primary medical practice is in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, with a secondary practice in Atlin, British Columbia.  My clinical focus is fertility, pregnancy and ongoing women’s health.

New patients are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in becoming a patient of the Terra Life Naturopathic Clinic, please contact the clinic through the Contact Page with a brief summary of your health concerns/goals. We will get back to you with the next available opening, or refer you to another practitioner in Whitehorse.

Returning patients can book their visits at the Terra Life Naturopathic Clinic by clicking here.

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, and motility in the male partner
  • 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 (and in the later years, hormone replacement)
  • 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

how to book

Initial visits (60 minutes) cannot be booked online – please first contact the clinic with your health concerns/goals through the Contact Page. Returning patients can book their appointment 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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