Frequently Asked Questions

Is This a Family Practice?

I currently have a hybrid practice, so I do regular family medicine, for all my existing patients, as well as a Functional and Aesthetic Medicine Practice. I am currently only accepting new patients for my Functional and Aesthetic Medicine Practice. Functional medicine patients are still required to have a family doctor. My intention is to help you achieve your health goals by going beyond what is available through the conventional medical paradigm.

Is this covered by Alberta Health or Extended Health?

The Alberta Health plan does not cover the lengthy appointments required for personalized medicine, nor does it cover advanced specialty testing. The patient is responsible for all private medical and lab fees. 

Functional and Aesthetic medicine is generally not covered by Third Party insurers within Canada. Self-employed or incorporated individuals can generally claim their health care costs as a tax-deductible expense.

Why work with me?

Working with me gives you the best of both worlds, conventional medicine as well as lifestyle medicine. Where we form a therapeutic partnership, personalize your health care, and use every tool to our disposal, to get you to your best health. 

What conditions do you treat?

  • AdrenaL Dysfunction and Thyroid disease

  • Age management

  • Peri-menopause and Menopause

  • PCOS

  • PMS

  • Andropause (Low Testosterone)

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fatigue and Insomnia

  • Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic syndrome

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Weight management/Weight loss

  • Migraines, Hyperhidrosis, and TMD with Botox

  • Scarring, hyperpigmentation.

  • Alopecia, or hair loss

  • Hypotrichosis

  • Acne

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

About lab testing

If considered medically necessary, some basic lab testing can be ordered through regular Provincial lab. I do rely on specialized functional medicine laboratory testing. These are not covered, and are an additional charge. 

Specialized testing we offer

  • Advanced Hormone testing

  • Metabolic profile

  • Advanced lipid profiles

  • Food sensitivity testing

  • Food allergy testing

  • Nutritional status testing

  • Toxic and Essential elements

  • Gastrointestinal health testing

  • More tests coming soon

How do I become a patient?

To work with me, feel free to complete the confidential online registration form and questionnaire and I will get back to you within 2 business days to schedule your FREE 15min Virtual Consultation, to see whether we would be a great fit to work together to achieve YOUR OPTIMAL HEALTH GOALS.

For Aesthetic Services, complete the Contact Us Form or call Aspire Medicine to schedule your appointment

Scheduling & Cancellations

With personalized medicine, we book lengthy appointments, so I can spend adequate time with every patient. Therefore we require 48hr notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment, the full appointment fee will otherwise be charged. 

Email Etiquette

The purpose of the email communication is for brief follow up should any questions arise after an appointment. If new issues arise, these may require that you schedule an in-person or virtual follow up appointment.