Naturopathic Medicine

I am a husband, a father, and a Naturopathic Doctor. I have a passion for medicine and people, for which, Naturopathic Medicine has been the perfect melding.

As a primary health care provider, I focus on my patients’ overall health and wellbeing by ensuring I ask detailed questions, perform physical exams, and run diagnostic tests when they are indicated. I may recommend more detailed testing or refer to another practitioner in order to optimize the care and safety of each of my patients. I am adamant that each of my patients is well informed and consents to each step of their medical care. I take extra care to make sure my patients know that they are riding in the front seat when it comes to their health; they have the right to make their own informed decisions about all services that I offer.

I choose evidence-based treatments and modify them to work for each of my patients. Patient safety is my top priority! Some of the tools that I rely on are clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, vitamin and nutrient therapies, homeopathy, supplementation, physical medicine and acupuncture. I recommend intravenous (IV) therapy and use prescription medications when required for my patients’ health needs.

I am all too familiar with what it is like to balance an exhilarating home life with a busy work schedule. I recognize how levels of sleep, stress, and energy can make or break productivity and enjoyment of everyday life. As a Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to help my patients improve their overall vitality by using a unique and personalised approach to health. My approach is based on accurate diagnosis through clinical assessment and lab testing. I then individualize treatments to fit with my patient’s specific needs and requests. My objective is to get results. I ensure this by setting clear expectations with my patients about their health goals.

I address all health concerns, but I have a keen interest in: - Cardiovascular health (e.g. hypertension, high cholesterol, proactive care) - Digestive health (e.g. constipation, diarrhea, bloating, food sensitivities, IBS, celiac disease) - Blood sugar imbalance (e.g. weight loss/gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes) - Sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling/staying asleep, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea) - Men’s health (e.g. stress, fatigue, burnout, weight loss/gain, erectile dysfunction, prostate conditions, hormone health, and pain management) - Children’s health (e.g. eczema, developmental/behavioural challenges, allergies, digestion)

I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at Trinity Western University. My naturopathic medical training was at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where I received the clinical excellence award on graduation. My wife and I have two children—a 3-year-old daughter and a new baby boy. I absolutely love to cook—frequently experimenting with new recipes in our kitchen. I also have a fascination with languages: I studied Spanish for 4 years in university and I am currently learning Romanian (my wife’s native language).

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Dr Mihaela Chirhei’s passion for health and wellbeing was incited at a young age and her path towards naturopathic medicine was solidified once she learned of the vast array of tools NDs can use to help patients.

During her early years in Moldova, she was exposed to the value of holistic healing and felt drawn towards this model of care. Later on, while studying for a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University she further recognized the value of a preventative approach and the various influences on our state of health. Dr Chirhei completed her naturopathic medical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster.

Dr Chirhei aims to provide high quality care for her patients and employs an evidence based approach when selecting therapies. Her primary modalities include nutrition and lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine & traditional Chinese medicine. She has received additional certifications in intravenous (IV) therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic advanced life support and maintains prescribing authority.

As a licensed primary care practitioner, Dr. Chirhei holds a general practice and welcomes any health concerns. Her practice interests include woman’s health, gastrointestinal concerns, allergies & autoimmune conditions. She looks forward to being a part of your health care team!

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Dr. Alison Vandekerkhove earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of British Columbia and went on to study as a pioneer student at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Vandekerkhove, affectionately known by patients as Dr. Alison, treats a wide array of health concerns from infant and children’s health to seniors’ concerns. Dr. Alison is a strong believer in scientific-based holistic health care, using cutting edge laboratory testing for the aid of diagnosing a patients condition.

Both children and parents welcome a trip to the doctor when Dr. Alison is in the office, as she makes visits fun and informative. Beyond being a licensed, prescribing naturopathic physician, Dr. Alison has further training in breastfeeding counseling, chelation therapy, prolotherapy, mesotherapy, Bio-identical hormone treatments and acupuncture.

Dr. Alison is the founder and owner of A New Leaf Naturpathic Clinic, she is also a patient relations committee member for the CNPBC and worked as a Clinical Supervisor at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Vandekerkhove is a member of the following associations:

College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) Canadian Naturopathic Association(CNA) Advancement in Complimentary and Alternative Medicine(ACAM) American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine(A4M) Presently taking her Masters in Metabolic Nutrition with a focus on Endocrinology(hormones)

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