Credentials

/Credentials
My personal legacy is to bring preventative health strategies to mainstream medicine, to educate and empower as many people as possible so they recognize the role of stress hormones on their health, and have tools to be self-governing and take charge of their health outcomes. It combines my purpose and passion. I commit to continuing to stay on top of cutting edge medicine that focuses on holistic and mind/body health.

Professional Experience

Westcoast Women’s Clinic (Co-Founder)

  • Westcoast Women’s Clinic for Hormone Health 2002 – present
  • Clinical Instructor, UBC Faculty of Medicine 2004 – present
  • Seminar Leader, CME for physicians 2002 – present
  • Founder of Metrotown Medical Clinic 1989 – 2001
  • Pharmacist, Retail and Hospital 1980 – 1984

Education

Medical Doctorate (M.D.) 1988

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (B.Sc. Med Sci) 1986
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) 1980

Post-Medical School Certifications

  • International Hormone Society Conference 2018, Vancouver
  • Autoimmune Disease (IFM, Functional Medicine) 2018, Fort Lauderdale
  • North American Menopause Update 2017, Philadelphia
  • Neuroplasticity (IFM, Functional Medicine) 2017, Los Angles
  • Cardiovascular Disease Program (IFM, Functional Medicine) 2015, Vancouver
  • GUT program (IFM, Functional Medicine) 2015, Tucson
  • Intensive Neuroplasticity Workshop 2013, Phoenix
  • Chair of Nutritional Medicine Conference 2012, Toronto
  • Functional Medicine and A4M: Brain and Gut Health 2010, Las Vegas
  • Advanced Hormone Therapeutics 2008, San Diego
  • Hormonal Health, Academy of Regenerative Medicine 2007, Las Vegas
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2003, Vancouver
  • Menopause Clinician Certification through NAMS & NCC 2001, New Orleans
  • Creating Health Certification, Dr. Deepak Chopra 2001, La Jolla
  • Harvard Mind/ Body Certification 2000, Boston

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
  • North American Menopause Society
  • Sigma, Canadian Menopause Clinicians
  • Federation of Medical Women’s Canada
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Complementary & Alt Medicine Practitioners
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Memorial University Alumni