Who DON'T I treat is a better question! Anyone can benefit from seeing a naturopathic doctor. Given the focus on health promotion, even if you are in excellent health, it's always helpful to have someone kick your tires from time to time.
I consider myself to be a generalist ... meaning I don't have a speciality or a focus. However, given that I teach pediatrics, do my research in pediatrics, and literally wrote the book on naturopathic pediatrics, I'm pretty comfortable with kids. I have a number of little clients for whom I am their primary care provider ... they see me for their regular check-ups, and we deal with the typical dance through childhood together - knowing that I will refer when it's appropriate to do so. I have tiny infants to "old people" in my practice ... I'll leave it to you to decide how old is old!
Because I'm a generalist, I do recognize my limitations when it comes to some more complicated scenarios. I tend to not work with individuals who are undergoing treatment for cancer. There are a number of my colleagues who focus solely on this, and I strongly encourage you to connect with one of them if this is you or someone you love. I also tend to refer for individuals looking for focused fertility support, or who are struggling with chronic pain - this is mostly because of my limited availability.
There are lots of things I see frequently in my practice. Kid stuff. Lots of that. Normal growth and development stuff. Ear infections. Sore tummies. Pimples. Puberty. Carry on. I navigate difficult stress in nearly every person I see - whether they label it that or not. I address a lot of digestive concerns. I address low energy. I address low or anxious mood. I address menstrual pain and irregular periods.
But if your concern isn't on the list, try me! I'll tell you if I think I can help, or send you to someone else who I think can.
The land on which I live, work and play is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.