Naturopathic Services

Practice Focus

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Dougan is a primary healthcare provider and may act as your first point of contact for any health concerns. She maintains a special interest in optimizing mental health: a key player to overall wellbeing. Mental wellness is promoted at all stages of life from teenage years through menopause onward acknowledging deep connections with hormonal and digestive imbalances.

Mental Health

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood changes

  • Excess stress

  • Low energy / fatigue

  • Sleep disorders

  • Eating disorders

Hormonal Health

  • PMS

  • Irregular / heavy menses

  • Fertility

  • Menopause / perimenopause

  • Thyroid concerns

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Skin health

  • Weight management

Digestive Health

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

  • Irritable bowel disease (IBD)

  • Indigestion

  • Constipation / diarrhea

  • Nutrient deficiencies (anemia, etc)

  • Immune system deficiencies

Diagnostic Methods

Prior to treatment, Dr. Dougan performs thorough diagnostic evaluation using the following:

  1. In-depth health history

  2. Relevant physical exams

  3. Individualized laboratory testing - may include, but not limited to:

    • General blood marker screening​

    • Nutritional deficiency testing​

    • Food allergy and sensitivity testing

    • SIBO testing

    • Hormone testing

    • Cardiovascular risk screening

naturopath with stethoscope listening to patient's heart

Therapeutic Methods

Dr. Dougan implements a variety of naturopathic modalities with the following methods most commonly used based on her practice focus.

Mental Health

  • Lifestyle modifications - ​including sleep, exercise, mindfulness activities, and daily routine

  • Nutrition - supporting nutritional deficiencies and digestive health through dietary modifications, nutritional supplementation, and IV nutrient therapy

  • Botanical medicine - evidence-based herbs to support the nervous system and provide symptom management

  • Counselling - looking at the cause of concern and working with thought patterns

  • Acupuncture - ​balancing the body and providing relaxation

Hormonal Health

  • Lifestyle modifications - promoting stress management, sleep, exercise, and daily routine

  • Nutrition - supporting nutritional deficiencies and healthy hormone production through dietary recommendations and nutritional supplements

  • Botanical medicine - evidence-based herbs to promote hormone balance

  • Acupuncture - hormone balancing protocols

Digestive Health

  • Lifestyle modifications - promoting stress management, sleep, exercise, and weight loss

  • Nutrition - gut healing through elimination of aggravating foods, addressing nutritional deficiencies and inadequate digestion with personalized dietary plans, nutritional supplementation, and IV nutrient therapy

  • Botanical Medicine - evidence-based herbs to eradicate unwanted gut bacteria and yeast, and promote gut healing