Vernon, BC V1T 8G7 778-475-3822
Certifications: Acupuncture, Chelation, Prolotherapy, Advanced Injection Therapies / IVs, Prescriptive Authority
Dr. Spooner works with a wide range of patients who are looking for a balanced approach that combines conventional medicine with naturopathic approaches. Many of his patients are dealing with complicated health issues such as hormone imbalances, menopause and andropause, arthritis, longstanding joint injuries, cancer, and chronic illnesses such as Crohn's disease and other autoimmune diseases. In addition to standard naturopathic approaches, Dr. Spooner has advanced certifications so he can use bio-identical hormone therapies, intravenous and injection therapies, chelation therapy, prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma injections for injured joints, and conventional prescription medications. Dr. Spooner was an oarsman for the University of Victoria Varsity Crew and a member of the Canadian National Rowing team. He is an avid cyclist, open water swimmer and cross country skier and when he is not in the office you can find him outside with his wife, Melissa, and their crazy dog, Lola, taking advantage of all the North Okanagan has to offer.
A Personal Message from Dr. Spooner
The majority of my patients have very little experience with naturopathic medicine and are coming to me because they have been referred to me by family, friends and other health care providers. Almost all of them are wrestling with information overload and are turning to me to help them figure things out. I look at my role as a bridge between conventional and complementary medicine.
My goal is to help you understand what is happening in your body and to help you find out the best approach for your needs. I spend the time to listen to you, understand who you are and address your health concerns. I work with you to develop individualized treatment plans that work with your body’s natural healing ability, using the most effective methods possible. I always aim to educate and empower my patients so that they are aware of the control they have with regards to their health and have the knowledge they need to make the health care decisions that are best for them. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health goals. In health, Dr. Chris Spooner B.Sc., N.D.
B.Sc. in Biology – University of Victoria -1991
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 1998 – Toronto, Ontario
Post Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2006 – Tempe, Arizona.
College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC – Board member, Chair of the Finance committee, member of the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Referral committee and the Scope of Practice committee
University of British Columbia Okanagan – Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine – Adjunct Professor
NCCP certified level 1 coach for triathlon and rowing
Intravenous Therapies and Chelation
BC Prescriptive Authority
1990 Canadian National Rowing Championships 4- Gold Medalist
1990 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Mens 8+ Champions
1991 US National Rowing Championships 4- Silver Medalist
1991 Pan American Games Mens 4- Bronze Medal