About Dr. Dougan

Vancouver Island born and raised, I have always been in admiration of our surrounding environment. I carry the same level of respect for the human body, which stems from being involved in sports for many years. Believe it or not I was a competitive synchronized swimmer for almost 15 years followed by multiple years of coaching. Our bodies do a lot for us, and it's my goal to encourage others to cultivate this appreciation and preserve their health.

 

Sustainable medicine is something I am passionate about, and the discovery of Naturopathic Medicine was one of those "ah-hah" moments. Having been through my own health journey involving a particularly nasty gut infection, it wasn't until I came across a doctor that was willing to think outside the box that my health started to improve. The value naturopathic medicine places on prevention, addressing the underlying cause of disease, and promoting the healing power of nature, gives the opportunity to live a sustainably, healthy life.

My dedication to mental wellness evolved through personal experience and watching so many people around me struggle with stress, lack of sleep, anxiety and depression. We know that these concerns can have negative impacts on the physical health of our bodies. We also know that the mind-body connection is a two-way street and I experienced first hand the impact my disrupted gut health had on my mental wellbeing. Just because mental health concerns are so common this does not mean we have to live with them. And the more we talk about mental health the closer we can get to finding solutions.

I nourish my mental health through mindfulness and introspection, good food, physical activity, and spending time with my people. You can usually find me on my yoga mat, on my bike, in the water, or in the kitchen trying a new recipe blasting Norah Jones. I also love to travel and explore new places. But mostly I love hugs from my niece and nephew

Dr. Dougan is a member in good standing with the following professional affiliations:

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​Education

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

    • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine​

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Immunology

    • University of British Columbia

Certifications

  • Prescriptive Authority

    • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

  • Intravenous Therapy

    • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia

  • Acupuncture

    • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia​

  • Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support

    • OHM Medical​

Additional Courses

Publications

Naturopath Victoria, BC

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Juniper Family Health 

314-1175 Cook St, Victoria BC

P: 778-265-8340

E: info@juniperfamilyhealth.com