ABOUT DR. MCGUIRE
MY APPROACH TO MEDICINE
I have always had a passion for helping others and have found my calling in the naturopathic profession assisting those with their health. My approach to medicine begins with determining the root cause of ailments, rather than jumping to treating a symptom. I am determined to find out why each patient feels the way they do, and I work on taking all symptoms into consideration as the body is interconnected in more ways than we can imagine.
Naturopathic medicine is a contemporary blend of holistic treatment values and modern day science. My practice approaches treatment with evidence-based medicine, meaning any intervention is well researched and individualized to every patient.
Your health and well-being is my priority, which is why every initial appointment begins with a 60-75 minute comprehensive health history. This is where I give you the time and space to have your health story heard and to better understand how your unique body works. From there, specific lab work may be ordered to better investigate your case, or initial treatment interventions may be put to work. A full treatment plan will always be given on the second follow up visit, as I have time to research and individualize your chief concerns and goals for seeing a naturopathic doctor.
WHO I AM
I have grown up most of my life in the Okanagan, and have always loved the lifestyle in the valley with most of my hobbies involving the outdoors. When I am not in the clinic seeing patients, I can be found hiking outdoors with my dog or cooking new gluten-free recipes in the kitchen.
MY PRACTICE FOCUS
I help people with the difficult transitions in life; I work with the working professionals, the men and women juggling their busy lives dealing with stress, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and possible autoimmune diagnoses.
My focusses are in hormonal imbalances and immune dysregulation, helping you become the best version of yourself and resilient to everything that life will throw at you.
I use modalities such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, IV and injection therapy, and nutraceuticals. I want to help make the work-life balance easier and optimize your energy and health to be the best version of yourself to be there for your family, your jobs, and yourself.
MY EDUCATION JOURNEY
Every naturopathic physician completes 8+ years of schooling, including an undergraduate degree followed by 4 years of naturopathic medical school. To be a licensed practitioner, naturopathic doctors will have passed North American and provincial (BC) board exams.
My naturopathic education was from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after my Bachelor of Science in Biology at UBCO. My educational passions have always been in health, science, and the body. Because of my science background, I use my research skills to explore the evidence behind treatment modalities, and I am always excited to investigate into the cause of each patients complaints or concerns.
First, Do No Harm
Naturopathic Physicians start with the least invasive and least harmful interventions for treatment first
The Healing Power of Nature
The body has an incredible ability to heal itself, and Naturopathic Physicians choose to support this innate ability first
Identify and Treat the Causes
Naturopathic Physicians identify and remove the barriers to health and underlying causes to disease first
Doctor as Teacher
Part of the healing process is empowering patients to take responsibility of their own health and educating patients about their personal health journey
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic medicine takes into account that the body is an integrated whole and treatment should encompass this. A holistic approach to healing is essential, addressing mental, emotional, and physical aspects to a patients case
Medicine is not complete without promoting overall health and wellness and prevention of disease
CERTIFICATIONS & ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Board Certified in:
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
Immunizations (BC Center of Disease Control)
Pharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority (Canadian Pharmacists Association)