Dr. Hutchison’s practice is busy, and she focuses her intake of new patients on adults and children who primarily have concerns that fall into one of the following three categories:
(Please note: Patients referred in by their MDs, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Clinical Counsellors , or who are family members of current patients are always accepted into her practice)
Currently, new patient visits are booking about 7 weeks in advance. We suspended online booking for Dr Pam at this time as she currently has a heavy patient load. If you can be available for a short-notice visit, please let our front-desk staff know – this can shorten your wait for a first visit. Usually you are called with 1-3 days notice, but we do call same day to fill spots at times.
Pamela has operated a thriving naturopathic practice in Victoria since 2001. She is the Owner and CEO of Acacia Health Ltd. and is thrilled to be working with the skilled professionals in Acacia’s team. Pamela was one of the first 177 naturopathic physicians in Canada to gain prescriptive authority. She can prescribe medications and natural substances that are prescription only.
Pamela has a special interest and experience in natural treatments for mental and emotional health concerns, neurological disorders, neurobehavioural disorders and ADHD. She frequently works with adults and children with health concerns such as: depression, post-partum depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar mood disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, addictions, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, sensory processing disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cognitive decline and Parkinson disease. For over 17 years, her practice has been focused in these areas.
Dr. Hutchison completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph with a focus on human biology, nutrition, and pharmacology. Pamela graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2000, where she completed 4 years of rigorous training in general medical science (anatomy, histology, pathology, pharmacology, etc.) and naturopathic treatments (nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, etc.). As part of a year-long clinical internship, she spent eight months working at a community clinic serving mainly low-income populations such as recent refugees and people with mental health concerns. She also volunteered for the Toronto Crisis Line, doing suicide prevention work through her 4th year.
Dr. Hutchison regularly upgrades her skills and knowledge base and has completed extra training in the following areas:
She is licensed to practice Acupuncture, IV Therapy and Chelation Therapy by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia.
Pamela is a member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, CNPBC, BCNA, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She holds regular talks and workshops with Headway (Victoria’s Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre), and the MS Society. She is available to present to other patient groups within her focus areas.
When she is not at work, Dr Pam is a recreational triathlon enthusiast and an engaged community member who takes part in many local causes (especially if there is a bike ride or a run involved!). She is a wife and a mother of two children who inspire her to make this world a better place.