Hello! I’m Dr. Z
I opted out of a broken healthcare system & haven’t looked back.
In an environment incredibly hostile to doctors working outside of big box hospitals,
I opened a private consultation business
because health is not one-size-fits-all.
In a profession that disparages any deviation from the conventional approach,
I proudly practice naturopathic and functional medicine
because integrative medicine works better.
In an industry that demands specialization,
I continue to stay multi-talented and versatile
because the human body is sophisticated, adaptable, and brilliant.
I Enjoy Helping People With
Education & Training
It was at the end of my undergraduate career at McGill University that I realized I wanted to become a doctor. Unfortunately my double-major in English Literature and Religious Studies and minor in Russian Language wasn’t quite what I needed to get into medical school. After graduating from the “Harvard of Canada” in three years with High Honors, I went right back to college to get a pre-med degree.
Unimpressed with what conventional medical schools had to offer both my future clients and me, I was delighted to discover and attend the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon – one of only four medical schools in the country to train physicians in truly integrative medicine.
After earning my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, graduating with High Honors, and speaking at my graduation, I completed a CNME-accredited family practice teaching residency at NUNM. After residency I was blessed to be taken under the wing of a board-certified pediatrician and completed four years of part-time pediatrics mentorship under his tutelage.
Along the way I’ve also done many specialized trainings, such as completing a two-year program with the New England School of Homeopathy, studying thyroid health with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, becoming certified in Holistic Pelvic Care™ under the guidance of Tami Kent, and pursuing training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy (MTC1) through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). I’ve both attended and presented at numerous conferences on topics from testosterone replacement therapy to entheogenic healing. I am also licensed with the First Nations Medical Board as a Certified Tribal Practitioner (CTP).
The healing systems in my toolkit include:
I’m somewhere between House, M.D. and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
- Pharmaceutical medication prescription – including conventional, off-label, and compounded preparations
- Laboratory test interpretation – blood, urine, saliva, and biopsy tests, conventional diagnostic testing, functional medicine studies, mail-order kits
- Alternatives to surgery and invasive medical intervention (when appropriate)
- Diagnostic imaging – x-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, etc.
- Clinical herbalism (botanical medicine)
- Medical nutrition and dietary counseling
- Psychotherapeutic counseling, emotional freedom technique (EFT), other therapy models
- Lifestyle counseling and behavioral health
- Dry needling tissue release, trigger point injection, neuraltherapy, and neural prolo
- Osseous manipulation (similar to chiropractic) and soft tissue mobilization (similar to physical therapy)
- Homeopathy – classical homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage (UNDAs), flower essences
- Hydrotherapy and nature cure
- Psychedelic-assisted therapy and microdosing – harm reduction approach