My Path to Naturopathic Medicine
Let me start off by saying I love what I do. I am a passionate person who has been passionate about medicine and health for as long as I can remember. Every home video and yearbook entry says the same thing when prompted for future aspiration: doctor.
My reasons for wanting to be a doctor have never changed. I love helping people. I love medicine. I love the science of discovery and I love the hunt for the cause. I truly believe in the tenant “doctor as teacher,” and that each person has the innate ability to heal given the right tools, support and guidance. I am dedicated to working with my patients to help them achieve their personal health and wellness goals. I emphasize health and wellness of the entire person, seeing and treating you rather than your disease.
In addition to my love for Naturopathic Medicine, I also have a passion for hiking, going on epic walks of discovery around the city, taking amateur photographs, reading, attempting to play the guitar and laughing with my darling husband, my best friend and love of my life.
During a four month long cross canada bicycle trip with my now husband, I had many hours to contemplate my next move regarding school and career and I realized that conventional medicine was no longer what I wanted to aspire to. After learning that plants can be used medicinally, the deal was sealed. The moment I learned that I could have a career where my two passions worked synergistically I began my four year journey to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor.
In 2009 I entered the The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and graduated with my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013 with the honour of receiving the prestigious Award for Clinical Excellence.