Dr Vicky has been practising as a licensed naturopathic doctor since 2006. She founded Agape Natural Wellness Centre Inc, right after graduating from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also part of the first group of naturopathic physicians to receive prescriptive authority in 2010, which allows NDs to write pharmaceutical prescriptions for their patients.
In 2012 after 8 successful years of practice in the heart of Kitsilano in Vancouver, Dr Vicky decided to take her most favourite naturopathic governing principle, ‘Docere - Doctor as Teacher’ to a whole new level and open a school. Yes, you heard us right.
After almost a year and half of gruelling preparations to meet ministry regulations, Dr Vicky opened the Kelowna branch of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (www.csnn.ca/kelowna) which welcomed its inaugural morning and evening classes in September 2013. Dr Vicky taught Chemistry, Pathology, Allergies, Business courses and Case Study practicals to her students in 2013 and 2014. In order to focus on her patients, Dr Vicky has handpicked an excellent teaching faculty for the students of CSNN Kelowna.
As the mother of a young child, Dr Vicky is well aware of the daily stresses that an entrepreneur, a professional and a parent deals with. If anyone is going to get you, she’s going to be it!
Presently, she is creating an online wellness coaching program and is working on her first book. In her free time, Dr Vicky is discovering the many treasures that the Okanagan has to be offer.
MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Vicky’s ultimate goal as a naturopathic physician is to empower her patients to take charge of their own healing and wellness. She strongly believes in the healing power of nature which ultimately knows what is best. Empowering her patients through education, choice and flexibility, Dr. Vicky strives to uncover the root cause of an imbalance in the body causing disease. She adopts the minimalist approach in her practice i.e. she uses the least possible amount of therapeutic inventions to aid the body’s own vitality to overcome the imbalance/disease. Dr. Vicky’s vision is to empower all her patients to rely on their body’s own innate intelligence to live to their fullest potential, naturally.
YOUR HEALTH. REDEFINED. NATURALLY.
Acute and chronic stress, Addison's, Cushing's
Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, Hyperthyroidism, Graves
Erectile dysfunction, Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), Andropause
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Menopause, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Infertility, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Fibrocystic breasts, Bio-identical hormone replacement
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Constipation, Diarrhea, Crohn's, Ulcerative colitis, Gas and bloating, Food allergies and sensitivities
living or surviving?
Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives
Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Depression, Anxiety, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine - Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Board certified in Acupuncture
Board certified in Intravenous Therapies
Advanced Cardiac Life Support First Aid
Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner
Advanced training in endocrinology, women's health and paediatrics
College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC
BC Naturopathic Association
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Society
BINM Academic & Clinical Faculty (2008-10)
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy for Physicians
Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
Wellness Leadership Academy Masters
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Licensee Association