Meet the Doctors
Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky is a Canadian naturopathic doctor with impressive academic credentials and a strong vision for natural medicine. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology from Trent University, a Master’s in Medical Anthropology and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in practice over 20 years as a Naturopathic Physician as well as a consultant, writer, lecturer, radio host and teacher in the natural health industry.
He has served as President of the BC Naturopathic Association and is currently serving on the BC College Board as Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee. He is also a professor at the Boucher Institute Of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster. Dr. Kuprowsky has studied mind-body medicine with Deepak Chopra and a certified instructor fro Dr. Chopra’s Creative Health program.
He currently operates the Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic. He also offers residential healing retreats from the EcoMed Healing Spa located on his country acreage on Gabriola Island, which is situated between Vancouver and Nanaimo. Previously he ran the EcoMed Natural Health Spa at Pacific Shores Nature Resort in Nanoose Bay for over 10 years.
Dr. Kuprowsky is a gifted healer and a visionary leader who is helping to create an integrated medicine for the 21st Century.
Dr. Tanja White, B.SC., N.D.
Dr. Tanja White is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a certified Bowen Practitioner, who is devoted to health and wellness in the community, the family and individual. She masterfully harnesses 10 years of experience in the healing arts profession and marriesit to scientific-based naturopathic medicine. The result is a holistic approach optimum for healing mind, body and soul.
Dr. White is passionate about general practice and as mother of two children she is keenly involved in obstetrics, pediatrics and family health. She can support parents with tools and tips for creating optimum health and wellbeing in their children. In her work with children she believes that when we start early the path of prevention becomes an easeful journey to vitality and health. This family approach is inclusive of the particular needs of young people and men.
Areas of particular success have been with treating acute conditions, i.e.; ear infections, bronchitis, colds and flu as well as chronic pain, asthma, digestive orders, emotional health, women’s & men’s health and caring for the wellbeing of children.
As your practitioner she will use a western diagnostic approach to finding the cause to your concern. With this information Dr. White can prescribe treatments that include: classical homeopathy, intravenous vitamins and neural therapies, traditional Chinese medicine, and Bowen. Additionally, through comprehensive laboratory services such as yearly physical examinations, PAP tests, heavy metal testing, urine, digestive and stool sample analysis, Dr. White is able to deliver customized treatments. These are all complemented by Dr. White’s capacity for truly listening to each person’s health story before drawing conclusions or creating treatment plans.
Her approach is to offer mind body medicine alongside skilled counseling combined with natural remedies to enhance ones own capacity to affect the body in positive, transformative ways that empower the individual.
Dr. White is involved in an ongoing research in best practices and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with Distinction. She is a graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC. Her license as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and she is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA).
Dr. Kelly Fujibayashi. B.Sc, N.D. Naturopathic Physician-Family medicine
Dr. Alea Bell, BSc, ND
Dr. Bell is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who brings 10 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. Her mission is to empower her patients to become ambassadors of their own health by giving them tools needed to make steps towards healing. She believes that the journey to optimal health is best achieved by forming a partnership with her patients, removing obstacles to healing, and supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Bell earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. During her undergraduate degree she acquired her personal training certificate and later started a personal training business in 2005. After several years in corporate health and the fitness industry, she yearned for a more holistic understanding of health and began her education at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster BC, a 4-year accredited naturopathic medical program. While in medical school, Dr. Bell completed a volunteer medical brigade with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua. She also completed a 1-year volunteer externship at the Family Medicine Clinic in Victoria, BC.
Dr. Bell’s approach to each patient’s case involves a thorough health history, conducting and reviewing labs and imaging, and performing a focused physical exam. She then chooses therapies based on the individual’s needs and health goals. Treatments may include nutritional therapy and supplementation, acupuncture, herbal medicine, IV vitamin and mineral therapy, homeopathy, detoxification, lifestyle counseling, naturopathic manipulation, and exercise prescription. Areas of focus in her practice digestive disorders and food allergies, weight management, skin conditions, sports nutrition, immune deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, stress management, detoxification, fatigue, and health education.
Outside the office, Dr. Bell enjoys the west coast and spends her time running the seawall, hiking the grouse grind, practicing yoga, training in the gym, and playing beach volleyball. She also loves to travel, research health topics and experiment with delicious whole foods recipes.
Dr. Bell is licensed and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. She is a member of BCNA (BC Naturopathic Association) and the CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors). In addition she is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
Her office hours are Monday 8:30am – 6pm, Tuesday 8:30am – 12pm, Thursday 1 – 6pm, and Friday 8:30am – 6pm. New patients are welcome. She is also available for speaking engagements. Contact email@example.com for topics and availability. She looks forward to assisting you on your journey towards balance and optimal health!
Dr. Alison King, BA, ND
Doctor as teacher is a tenet that has profoundly shaped Dr. King’s practice as a naturopath. The cooperative doctor-patient relationship has inherent therapeutic value that she uses to empower her patients to take responsibility for their own health.
After graduating from Bastyr University in 1999 with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. King set up private practice in Seattle Washington at Shenmen Healing Center. As a holistic primary care provider her practice focused on prevention which she feels should be the fundamental goal of any healthcare system. To serve her mainly adult patient base she used whole foods, nutritional counselling, supplements, yoga, botanical, and physical medicine, along with physical exams and laboratory testing. In 2003 Dr.King set up a second office in Samadhi Yoga Center, also in Seattle. Her practice concentrated on treating hormonal imbalances, digestive complaints, depression, weight issues, allergies, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and arthritis.
From 2008-2012 Dr. King lived in Istanbul Turkey where she provided naturopathic consulting through an organic apothecary and also a yoga center. During this time Dr. King discovered the power of the indigenous herbs and also the water therapies which are widely used in Turkey. In Istanbul her practice focused on treating anxiety, depression, fatigue, stress and digestive complaints.
Dr. King is committed to low intervention therapies focusing on the true naturopathic foundations of health. Without these (whole foods diet, exercise, good mental health and pure water) true balance and vitality will not be achieved. To augment her patient’s vitality Dr. King also uses yoga, supplements and body work. In addition, Dr. King is trained in Cranio Sacral Therapy which is used to treat TMJ syndrome, headaches, stress related complaints, insomnia, anxiety and much more. Dr. King loves to see adults of all ages and speaks French and beginner Turkish.
Currently Dr. King holds licences to practice naturopathic medicine in British Columbia and Washington State. She is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.