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Meet the Doctors

Dr Lorne Swetlikoff, B.Sc., N.D. Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic Owner.

Over the past 20 years Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff has witnessed the importance and influence that naturopathic medicine can make to one’s health.The stresses of today’s environment and lifestyle leave us exposed to disease and illness. Awareness, commitment to health, and knowledge ensure that we all have the best chance to live a healthy, vital life, filled with wellness and balance.

Dr. Swetlikoff believes in the power of the patient. As individuals we all have the power to create our own road to wellness. Dr. Swetlikoff and his team will help you to understand and adopt both a plan of treatment and a lifestyle that will enable you to achieve your health goals.

Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff,  BSc.,ND, is a licensed Naturopathic Physician (Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cell and Development Biology from UBC. Dr. Swetlikoff gained extensive experience in patient care and naturopathic medicine at his clinics in Vancouver and Castlegar. His focus is on family health care, integrative cancer care and generative and anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Swetlikoff values continuous education in the field of medicine and holds many special certifications in alternative health treatments such as anti-aging therapy, chelation therapy, neural therapy orthomolecular therapy, ozone therapy and many other diploma and certificate programs in diagnosis and treatment technologies. Dr. Swetlikoff is an active professional member with leading professional medical organizations including ACAM, A4M, Institute of Functional Medicine, and the Occidental Institute.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Swetlikoff has served as the President of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. Under the leadership of Dr. Swetlikoff, the College was able to work with the provincial government by multi-health care party negotiations to achieve ground-breaking changes in the naturopathic medical scope of practice. One change that resulted from these negotiations was that naturopathic physicians in BC can now write prescriptions for conventional drugs and natural substances requiring a prescription.

Industry officials and peers have acknowledged Dr. Swetlikoff as a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Swetlikoff has written for various newspapers including CBC Health Online, and is a respected lecturer and speaker on alternative health care in Canada

Dr Tanja White BSc, Psych., N.D.

imageDr Tanja White has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years and is passionate about helping her patients find the root cause of their issues and resolving them as quickly and effectively as possible.  She prides herself in being a doctor of physiology first and foremost. She teaches patients that, much like a car, the body will eventually break down when its basic functions are out of balance and not supported.  When we respect the inner workings of our bodies, we have the potential to optimize our health, prevent disease and live a long and healthy, symptom-free life.

Although there is no limit to Dr. White's interest in health conditions, she does have a strong interest and expertise in treating the following conditions:

Gastrointestinal Health: indigestion, abdominal pain, chronic bloating, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, celiac disease, acid reflux, food sensitivities, candida overgrowth.

Thyroid Imbalances: hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, subclinical hypothyroid.

Adrenal fatigue: stress management and treatment

Pain management and resolution: acute and chronic pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, sciatica, knee injuries, trigger point injections, migraines and headaches.

Women's health: treating cervical dysplasia with escharotic treatment, PAP smears, PCOS, PMS, painful periods, menstrual irregularities, adrenal insufficiency/fatigue, fertility, sexually transmitted infections, breast health, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, fibroids, yeast infections, bacteria vaginosis, anxiety, stress, weight management, insomnia and sleep disorder.

Teenage Health: mood imbalances, digestive concerns, headaches, amenorea (absences of period) paniful, irregular and heavy periods.

Pediatrics: digestive concerns, constipation, colic, allergies, sleep concerns, skin conditions (eczema, rashes), behavioral concerns such as ADHD, asthma, food introduction education/schedule, colds/flu, infections

Peri-Menopause & Menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood imbalances, fatigue, bone health, poor memory, and low libido.

Men's Health: hormone imbalances, low libido, prostate issues, mental health and stress management.

Skin: eczema, psoriasis, acute or chronic hives, acne.

IV Therapies: to help with digestive compromise (IBS, indigestion, crohn’s, colitis), adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, chronic stress, recurrent and acute colds/flus.

Biofeedback, electrodermal and biokinseology testing: vega and total body modification.

Hormone and Neurotransmitter Testing & Evaluation:  assessment of hormone and neural transmitter imbalances through saliva, serum, blood, and/or urine testing. To name a few, these include comprehensive thyroid panel, comprehensive female hormone panel (estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol), 4 point adrenal stress testing, and comprehensive neurotransmitter testing.

Laboratory Testing: female & male hormone panels, thyroid testing, adrenal function testing, environmental allergy testing, food sensitivity testing, heavy metal toxicity testing, blood type testing.

 

Dr White is passionate about research and learning new ways of deepening her understanding of the physiology of the body to better help her patients get to the root cause of their problems.   Her additional training and certifications are in the following:

Pharmaceutical Prescribing License

Bowen Therapy An introduction to the Bowen Technique - YouTube

Escharotic therapy for the treatment of Cervical Dysplasia

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)

Wilson Temperature (Thyroid) syndrome

Total Body Modification (TBM) Introduction to Total Body Modification - ENGLISH - YouTube

Nerual Emotional Technique (NET)  Neuro Emotional Technique Introduction - YouTube

Board Certified Acupuncture

Bio-identical Hormones

IV Nutrient Therapy

Neural Therapy

Biopuncture

Heavy Metal Chelation Therapy

Dr White believes strongly in doctor as teacher and therefore takes the time in her appointments with patients to teach them the, "Why's and What's" of what she asks them to do. She also dedicates time to develop and teach nutrition and a master class in the treatment of Cervical Dysplasia at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr White is the mother of two lovely daughters 9 and 14 years old.  Not only does she draw on her experiences as a Mother when she is working with her patients of all ages, but she also understands what it is like to be a busy Mom trying to meet all the demands in life. In her spare time, Dr White loves to be in the kitchen (creating healthy meals for her family while listening to podcasts on health and wellness) or outside in the forest or at the beach walking and running with her dog.

Dr. White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and graduated 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).

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Dr. Kelly Fujibayashi. B.Sc, N.D. Naturopathic Physician-Family Medicine

Bio coming soon...

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Dr. Sanja Tamburic, ND

Dr. Sanja Tamburic is a naturopathic doctor that brings her background in allopathic and naturopathic medicine to treat the whole you. She is your partner in health: guiding you through a health assessment and developing a plan to help you achieve your health goals, providing treatments in a variety of modalities, and performing biofeedback to assess your progress. When faced with chronic pain, infertility, or other difficult-to-treat problems, many patients end up feeling alone in the system. Dr. Tamburic can provide help and guidance to help coordinate all your healing needs.

Dr. Tamburic offers a variety of Naturopathic therapies and Laboritory services and delivers comprehensive, specialized treatments for any age and any condition.

She believes that education and early prevention is the key to good health for years to come.

Dr. Sanja Tamburic speacializes in homeopathic and naturopathic medicine and the Bowen technique to transform your family's health in a nurturing, effective and gentle way.

She holds a degree in Psychology and Naturopathic medicine and is a Certified Advanced Bowen Therapist. Currently, she teaches at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

She is a liscensed ND in BC, member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians (CNPBC), British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and a member of the Canadian Association of NDs (CAND).

Find out more information about Dr. Tamburic at: www.naturopathiclinic.com

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Dr. Stefan Kuprowsky, B.SC., M.A., N.D. B.SC.

Hon Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario – 1977 M.A. University of British Colombia, Department of Anthropology, Vancouver – 1982 N.D. Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon – 1985

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 for Dr. Chopra’s Creative Health program.

Dr. Kuprowsky is a gifted healer and a visionary leader who is helping to create an integrated medicine for the 21st Century.

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