Dr. Bal Pawa, M.D.

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

Professional Experience

Westcoast Women’s Clinic for Hormone Health (Co-Founder)  

Clinical Instructor, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Seminar Leader, CME for physicians & Corporate Health

Founder of Metrotown Medical Clinic

Pharmacist, Retail and Hospital

About Dr. Pawa


Dr. Pawa is a pharmacist and medical doctor with additional certification in Mind/Body Medicine from Harvard University. She's board certified in hormone health and women’s health by the North American Menopause Society. Her expertise spans Functional Medicine areas including Autoimmune, Cardiovascular, GUT, and Brain/Neuroplasticity. As a sought-after speaker and author in integrative medicine, her TEDx talk has garnered over 320K views worldwide. Watch her TEDx here: Watch


Dr. Bal Pawa is dedicated to providing credible, holistic, evidence-based information. She conducts engaging seminars and passionately speaks to various communities, corporations, and women’s groups. Additionally, she mentors future leaders in health and wellness. Recognized for her commitment to education, she was nominated for the Women of Distinction Award by the YWCA.


With 30 plus years in clinical practice, she is a thought leader with an important message,  “Take charge of your health by managing your stress hormones “, which she shares passionately by empowering people with knowledge, and a self-help toolkit. Recently, she has been educating the public about groundbreaking research on neuroplasticity and brain health. More importantly, she has transformed the lives of thousands of people through her work by teaching them self-help tools to better look after themselves after her own experience as a patient compelled her to look for better health models.


Dr. Shimi Kang

MD, FRCPC, Best-Selling Author

I personally have been touched by Bal’s knowledge, courage, and innovation. As a psychiatrist at BC Women’s Hospital Reproductive Mental Health Program, for over 10 years I saw first hand the positive effects of her work at the individual and systemic level. Seeing her role model the ability to follow sound science but still “think out of the box” helped me do the same with my patients and career. As last year’s winner in Health and Wellness, I know how what an honor it is to receive the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. I have had the privilege to work with many of the incredible women in this province and I believe Bal stands out with regards to the qualities identified for this award. Her contributions are not only as a recognized leader in the field of integrative and hormonal health, but also reflect her significant efforts to bring education and awareness to women – at all stages of life – on the life – changing benefits of holistic, integrative healthcare.

Bob Mehr

CEO Pure Integrative Pharmacy

Dr. Pawa is an exceptionally gifted physician with exemplary character. Her gentle disposition and extraordinary generosity of spirit underscore her genuine concern for patients. In my capacity as Pharmacist, I have witnessed the improvement in her patients’ health. Dr. Pawa’s knowledge of women’s health and her special interest in gut and brain health is phenomenal and she is one of the pioneers in this field in the greater Vancouver area. I’m so thankful to know that Dr. Pawa is indefatigable in her efforts to stay on the cutting edge. I recommend Dr. Pawa whole heartedly to anyone who wants to achieve long-term health, and this is putting it mildly!

Dr. Christiane Northrup

MD Best-Selling Author

It was great to meet like-minded physicians who bring leading-edge, holistic medicine to Canadian women. I applaud you for taking the initiative to educate and empower women during their challenging stage of life and hormonal journey. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

Arran Stephens

Co-Founder, Co-CEO Nature Path Foods

Bal has proven herself to be a positive leader and role model in the Vancouver community with her important pioneering women’s medical clinic and her extraordinary medical expertise in the areas of holistic and Integrative Medicine. She is passionate about empowering women to make informed decisions about their health. Her commitment to provide credible medical information goes well beyond the normal parameters of most doctors – outside of the office she has reached thousands of people through her hours of volunteer service and free educational seminars. Her ability to keep a balanced perspective is inspirational to other health care providers.

Nancy McKinstry

Past Chair, Board of Directors of ICBC

Dr. Bal Pawa has been a true pioneer in the successful integration of complementary therapies in to a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of midlife health issues. Her clinic has also established the West coast Midlife health Foundation with a mandate to support the women who could not otherwise access these specialized services. Her skills as a physician, a dynamic speaker, advisor, volunteer and mentor, have and continue to, inspire others to make a difference.