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Our Team

Dr. Claire Watson

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Claire is a Naturopathic Physician with the intention of meeting patients where they are at, connecting through compassion, finding purpose together and empowering through the healing capacity of nature. She has a special interest in neurological concerns, and thoroughly enjoys working with children and families! With both a background in neuroscience, a strong interest in researching conditions and love for the healing power of play, Dr. Claire is invested in understanding each individual case. She implements the opportunity to bring deeper awareness to our current selves with creating safe space with patients and being open to the needs of each unique person.

Approach:

With a strong passion for nature as medicine Dr. Claire is invested in understanding the perspective of her patients to develop a plan towards their health goals together. Her approach involves going back to the basics and building up from our diet, lifestyle, mindset and goals. She does this first by connecting with patients, listening and reflecting with them on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states. Once there is clarity and purpose, intention can guide a treatment plan created together. While focused on finding the root cause Dr. Claire integrates different modalities such as lifestyle and nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, cupping, hydrotherapy, body work and more. She believes that your next steps can be simple, yet powerful.

Dr. Claire is open to any cases, however she does have special interest in the following:

Dr. Claire studied at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) with a clinical internship year and a focus on pediatrics. She is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and holds certification in Acupuncture. She is a member of both the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She is up to date with the Naturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Before finding naturopathic medicine she worked for Parks Canada, traveled speaking at environmental conferences and took on leadership opportunities. Dr. Claire also holds an honours bachelor degree in science from the University of Toronto with a major in neuroscience and double minor in biology and studio arts. She is an alumni of Students On Ice and the Ontario Science Centre Science School.

Outside of the clinic Dr. Claire enjoys exploring the island, rock climbing, swimming, making good food, and meditating in nature!

Dr. Claire Watson ND and Dr. Pamela Hutchison ND (CEO of Acacia Health, special area of focus in mental and neurological health & Parkinson’s disease) will be working together in a mentorship program. Both doctors share the same areas of focus in practice, and will have regular consultations regarding patient treatment and continued care for more complex cases.

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