Movie Night in Nanaimo: May 12th

THE WIDOWMAKER

Come join your fellow professionals for a movie night to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week at Oliver Woods Community Centre in Nanaimo on May 12th for a screening of the film THE WIDOWMAKER. #NatMedWeek

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd, Nanaimo BC

For more information, visit the Facebook Event.

*Note the poster below lists the date incorrectly as May 14 – this movie night is no Thursday May 12.

Nanaimo Movie Night

 

More than 700,000 Americans die of heart disease each year from a completely preventable disease. THE WIDOWMAKER features cardiologists, heart attack survivors and lawmakers. It reveals that a hidden battle fought inside America’s medical establishment has pitted prevention against intervention. This film will change the way you think about heart disease and it just might save your life.

The Gut-Brain Connection: Free Talk in Vancouver April 12

The Gut-Brain Connection

Join Dr Olisa Mak, ND of Vancouver clinic Inspirit Health on Tuesday, April 12 for a free talk about the gut-brain connection at the Sina Pharmacy.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Sina Pharmacy and Fresh Juice Cafe, 505 Smith Street Vancouver BC

optimizing gut-brain connection talk

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 4.16.49 PMDr Olisa Mak, ND

inspirithealth.ca

220 – 997 Seymour Street

Vancouver BC

About Dr. Olisa Mak

 

 

Free Pap Test for Women in South Delta and Ladner from BCNA Member Lisa Ghent, ND

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A naturopathic doctor (and BC Naturopathic Association member) is offering free pap tests at The Birch Tree and South Delta Midwifery in Ladner, BC. Dr. Lisa Ghent explains why on her Facebook page:

“I have lived in Ladner for almost 2 years now, and I love this community, but it makes me desperately sad how short of family doctors this area is. So as my way of giving back, I am going to run regular Pap clinics where those of you without a family doctor can come in to at least make sure you able to have this vitally important test done on the recommended schedule. There will be no charge for these appointments, though I will be collecting donations (optional) for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, a cause very near and dear to my heart. And because I believe that having a Pap shouldn’t be a procedure to dread, there will be tea to sip and snacks to eat while you wait.”

Free Pap Tests – How to Book

This clinic is obviously in demand because the first one was completely booked before we had a chance to get it up on the BCNA blog!

If you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for the next event, please contact Dr. Ghent at the email below or connect with her on Facebook or Twitter to see announcements for clinic dates.

 DrLisaGhent


*PS – You don’t have to be one of Dr. Ghent’s patients to make an appointment for a Pap test. This is a public service her clinic is offering the women of South Delta.

Free B Shots: May 11-14

Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic will be raising awareness for Naturopathic medicine next week by holding an open house, Monday to Thursday every day between 12-2PM where people can come in, meet the doctors and receive free b-shot. We’re calling it the ‘B Happy Hour’,  open to the general public, all four physicians will be here to promote Naturopathic medicine and provide information to the anyone who stops by.

Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic

179 Davie Street, suite 218 (second floor)
Vancouver, British Columbia
The door to the building is between the HSBC Bank and Urban Fare

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Networking Luncheon: May 13

Let’s do Lunch

Networking Luncheon
Island Restaurant, Golden, BC
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 12 – 4pm

Guest Speaker ~ Dr. Erika Buckley-Strobel from Aqua Vitalis Naturopathic
“Nature’s Additions to your First Aid Kit”

Hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Please RSVP with menu selection
Questions? Call 250-344-7125

Free Consults and B12 Injections May 11-17

Port Moody Health will be offering free 15-minute consults with our doctors, with free vital checks and b12 injections during Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Call to book an appointment: 604-949-0077.

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Free Testing and Acupuncture May 16

Saturday, May 16

Dr Juan Rohon, ND and Dr Jane Rohon O’Halloran, ND are offering:

  • free body composition testing (using bioimpedance technology ) to measure % lean mass, fluid compartments and body fat
  • mini chair acupuncture treatments in a group setting

Call to book your spot: 250-384-9694

Fairfield Health and Wellness Clinic

1255 Fairfield Road in Victoria, BC.

Open House May 16

Saturday May 16th, 10-4 

Join Dr. Maryam Ferdosian & Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh for FREE Naturopathic Consultations.

Please call or email for more information, to book your free consultation, or book an appointment today.

Cornerstone Health Centre

cornerstone604-732-6222

info@cornerstonehealthcentre.ca

 

 

WALK-INS ALSO WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED!

Sinclair Centre May 11-15

Meet Sinclair Centre’s Only Naturopathic Doctors at the Atrium between 11-­ 1pm

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Round table discussion from 11:30­ – 12:30 pm
Q&A to follow

All Week Long: ­ Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday

  • MONDAY: ­How to pick up the pep to quick start the week ­ learn more about your stress hormones, how to test and treat
  • TUESDAY: ­ Food and Mood ­ learn more about the brain gut connection
  • WEDNESDAY: ­ Quit those habits ­ learn more about smoking cessation, weight loss support
  • THURSDAY: ­ Allergies ­ learn more about how to deal your allergies
  • FRIDAY: ­ Learn about how IV vitamins can help you Come ask us about your health concerns.

FAQs

  • Do you direct bill for extended health insurance plans?​​ Yes, we have started to use Telus e­claims billing system, which allows us to bill directly for most extended health plans. You only pay your co­pay, let your insurance pay directly for the rest.
  • I sometimes have to go to a walk in clinic to get testing or to get a prescription, is this something you can do?​ I​n fact, we have had a number of our patients that do not have a family doctor, use us for their acute care questions. For example, why wait in a waiting room to see someone for a sore throat, or a nagging cough ­ when you could book in and be seen “on time”. Naturopathic doctors were granted prescription privileges 6 years ago ­ and we have been able to help our patients get the medicines they need more efficiently in some cases.
  • I’m not sure if I need to see a naturopathic doctor, how will I know if I need to see you? ​This is a great question, I would say everyone could use a naturopathic doctor in their “health team”. There is no replacement for your MD, if you have one, ­ but seeking care from a naturopathic doctor will provide you with some other benefits such as the length of time we spend with you in our visits. If you are unsure if seeing a naturopathic doctor is right for you, please book in for one of our complimentary “meet and greets.” ­

Complimentary Visits

Both Dr. Lefebvre and myself (Dr. Van Gaver) have a few blocks off each week reserved for individuals looking to see if naturopathic medicine may be a good fit, please contact us through our website to set up an appointment.

Dr. Aaron VanGaver and Dr. Giselle Lefebvre ND

Contact the doctors at 604-629-1120.

Giselle Lefebvre, is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, a trained Doula, Healthy Breast Educator and a passionate advocate of enjoying what you got.

Aaron Van Gaver will coach you to maximum wellness and a healthy lifestyle that includes optimum balancing of hormonal health for both women and men.For further information about the services Dr Van Gaver offers, please check out www.draaronvangaver.com