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in love with my profession...

I love what I do. At an early age, I knew I wanted to be in healthcare. During my teenage years, I saw the limitations and adverse effects of pharmaceutical drugs on my mom, who was very ill. I saw how a healthy lifestyle prevents disease. Then I stumbled upon naturopathic medicine (much like how I stumbled upon this AnD website!). And the rest of history.

I realized naturopathic meds really has a place in this world when my mother benefited from traditional Chinese meds, acupuncture, etc. and recovered. I realized I was chosen for this profession when one of my very first patients, a sweet lady in her 30s who was diagnosed with breast cancer TWO times within FIVE years, told me that coming to see me was the best thing she had ever done for herself. I was only an intern at that time, but I still remember the expression of gratitude and relief on her face. And at that moment, I vowed to help to the best of my ability all those who came through my office doors.

Naturopathic physicians (NDs) receive formal medical education and training. We are trained the same way medical physicians are (Yes, we study pharm drugs, do breast exams, PAP exams, order lab tests, etc.) BUT we specialize in evidence-based naturopathic medicines and therapies. We treat the whole person instead of the local disease. We address the root cause of illness rather than merely suppress the symptoms. We emphasize preventive medicine, because prevention is better than cure. There are accredited naturopathic medical schools across North America and both CCNM and BINM were recognized as the "Top Medical Schools" in North America according to the 2007 edition of The Princeton Review. http://www.randomhouse.com/princetonreview/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375765667 More info on naturopathic meds can be found here: www.naturopathic.org, www.cand.ca

Here are some photos of my clinic's grand opening in 2005. :) And yes, I'm still working there at this moment. And lovin' it. :)

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It's wonderful that you have that kind of passion. My brother knew he wanted to be a neurosurgeon since junior high. When I had an epidural hematoma from a car accident, he was allowed to see them pull the bloody staples from my head at the age of 16. He ended up going to Brown since at the time it was one of the few with a neuroscience major and now years later, he's still maintained that same passion. Some of you are just lucky to know deep down what drives you your entire life. Kudos to you guys!
over 13 years ago
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wow ~ congratulations on the clinic. It's really great that you know what you want to do for the rest of your life and you love it too, I wish I could find something like that. I've actually never heard of this branch of medicine that you are in and it sounds really interesting. Amazing way to affect lives, and better society. Best of luck!
over 13 years ago
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Naturopathic medecine has so much to offer! It's great that to know that you work in this field,as you make a great spokesperson. Too few people are aware of what naturopathy can do for them.You have my admiration.
over 13 years ago
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I just learned something new today.
over 13 years ago
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yup naturopathy kicks modern med ass anytime haha ~ keep on helping ppl ^_^
over 13 years ago
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It's like scoring good marks in assessments, as for your case, to be able to work in the field you that like, with passion and the required knowledge, at the same time, helping those in need. One of the happiest, greatest and enjoyable experience you could have.
over 13 years ago
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wow, didn't know that! i think someone trained in both western and eastern medicine is the best....
over 13 years ago
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Wow! Congratulations!
over 13 years ago
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Glad to see you are pursuing your dream. I have my own personal opinion re: our nation's health care system (hint: not good). Pharmaceutical companies are ruining how doctors prescribe treatments, inflate insurance cost, and will eventually make this a country of those who can and cannot afford insurance. Sorry get off topic but I do hope that we rework our current system so that you and others can do your practice without feeling inhibited.
over 13 years ago
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that's so cool! Glad you're doing some beneficial to others with your life.
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Je suis médecin. Absolutely love my profession (and seeing the occasional celebrity at work). Also love to blog, write for different magazines, play with my dog

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