Derek is professionally trained in natural medicine and preventative health-care, integrating scientific knowledge with traditional medicinal wisdom. As a Naturopathic Doctor he listens very carefully to your priorities, makes his assessments and develops a treatment plan considering the environmental, physical and emotional aspects of your individual case. Unlike the modern medical health-care system, where the majority of illnesses are treated with either pharmaceuticals or surgical techniques, Derek can offer the most specific of presently 12 different gentle therapies to address your illness directly.
Patients seek health care for two primary reasons: to address acute/recent ailments, or to address chronic/long-standing ailments. These can be booked according to need and severity.
- Traditional Dietary Therapy – TCM
- Clinical nutrition
- Prevention and lifestyle counselling
- Homeopathic medicine
- Herbal/botanical medicine – TCM, Western
- Oriental medicine and Acupuncture
- Flower Essences
Derek is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario ’91. He has worked as a cancer researcher at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota ’91-’94. As a graduate of The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine ’98, he completed over 4,000 hours of classroom training and supervised clinical experience during a four-year period. On completion of this program, he passed the external Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) and provincial examinations before establishing his practice in ’98.
As a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Derek is trained and licensed in the arts and science of Traditional Dietary Therapy – TCM, clinical nutrition, prevention and lifestyle counseling, homeopathic medicine, herbal/botanical medicine, oriental medicine and acupuncture, Flower Essences, Hydrotherapy, and Bodywork.
Derek is also trained in multiple non-invasive bodyworks: The Bowen Technique, Koryo Acupuncture, and Craniosacral Therapy.
With regards to the Bowen Technique, Derek is both a Certified Practitioner and a Licensed Instructor in the therapy. Further information is available through contact with the Bowen Institute.