Dr Nicole Shortt, ND is a Naturopathic Physician with 8 years of experience and is passionate about naturopathic medicine and the choices it gives people in health care.
Dr. Shortt completed her naturopathic medical training in 2003 at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario in their four year graduate program. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Victoria in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, and subsequently worked in the field of molecular biology before returning to school to complete her medical training. She is focused in her work and in her life on natural medicine and its ability to keep her patients and her family healthy and happy.
Dr. Shortt has a general family practice and therefore treats most conditions that people may approach their family medical doctor about. She does have a special interest in the health of women and children and has focused a considerable amount of additional training in these areas. Dr. Shortt is also trained as a Doula, a Bowen Therapist, and she is certified by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia to perform acupuncture and IV therapies. She is a member of Vernon Women in Business and the mother of two amazing little boys.
With 8 years of experience Dr. Nicole Shortt, ND has success in treating many common (and uncommon) conditions including:
Women's Health concerns: PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hormonal imbalances, menopause, infertility, preconception care, chronic and acute urinary tract infections
Mental Emotional Concerns: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress effects
Digestive health issues: IBS, chronic constipation, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac disease
Children's Health: eczema, digestive issues, ear infections, respiratory infections,
Immune Support: Cold and Flu prevention, autoimmune conditions, allergies,
Pain conditions: Arthritis, fibromyalgia, acute injuries, low back pain, chronic overuse injuries (eg. tennis/golfer's elbow)
General Health Issues: Weight Loss program, Chronic Fatigue, Chemical sensitivities
Dr. Shortt utilizes a variety of assessment tools including a clinical history and physical exam in a 90 minute initial consult as well as traditional chinese medicine assessments, modern laboratory and in office testing. Her practice merges the best of historical naturopathic and asian traditional healing with the benefits modern medicine science has provided in an evidence based practice. She looks forward to guiding you to better health and a life in balance.