Naturopathic Doctors are highly trained health care professionals with a minimum of 8 years post-secondary education. In order to obtain an ND registration in the province of Ontario, naturopathic doctors must have graduated from an accredited naturopathic educational institution that includes in the curriculum over 4500 hours of classroom training in biomedical sciences and naturopathic disciplines and 1500 hours clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment. They must also successfully complete rigorous, standardized registration exams, maintain malpractice insurance and keep current with continuing education requirements.
Naturopathic Medicine is a form of health care that addresses the root cause of illness with the use of safe, non-invasive, natural therapies. Suitable for treatment of both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic medicine blends scientific knowledge with ancient healing wisdom.
Working in collaboration with their patients and other health care practitioners, naturopathic doctors operate under the following principles:
- First, to do no harm
- To treat the causes of disease
- To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine
- To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
- To emphasize prevention of disease
- To support the healing power of nature inherent in the body
A B O U T T H E D O C T O R
received her degree in naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she was awarded the Governors’ Award of Excellence for outstanding academic performance. She is a naturopathic doctor registered to practice under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors. Lisa-Ann is also a trained ND Doula and has a special interest in perinatal and pediatric care, reproductive health, mental health, and environmental medicine. She lives in Oshawa with her husband and young daughter.