I have always wanted to help people. This was the one job requirement I had when I pondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. Helping people find their optimal health as a Naturopathic Doctor has been the ultimate fulfillment of this dream.

DR. CRISTINA MEFFE, NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

 

I have always wanted to help people. This was the one job requirement I had when I pondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. Helping people find their optimal health as a Naturopathic Doctor has been the ultimate fulfillment of this dream.

I BELIEVE:

  • That health is a state of being that is not solely the absence of disease, and that true healing comes from within.

  • That all the treatments I have to offer as a Naturopathic Doctor, from acupuncture, to dietary advice, from counseling to herbal remedies, are all tools to help achieve long lasting healing.

  • In the interconnectedness of ourselves and our environments, and that we need to create healthy environments around us for us to fully realize our optimal health.

  • In approaching each patient I see as an individual, and in fostering a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and respect.

  • In encouraging balance of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and empowering patients to achieve optimal health through education.

  • In combining evidence-based natural medicine with the wisdom of traditional therapies to achieve optimal results.

  • That it’s not always easy to do what needs to be done to achieve health, but that I will always do my best to meet my patients where they are at in their lives and support them to continue to strive for their best health.

The Technical Stuff...

After completing her Honours Bachelor of Physical Health and Education at the University of Toronto, Dr. Cristina went on to study Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). During her schooling, Dr. Cristina gained advanced clinical experience and instruction in Women’s Health, Pain Management and Homeopathy. Upon graduation, Dr. Cristina received the prestigious Joyce Vanderburgh Scholarship for outstanding clinical performance and patient interaction. Dr. Cristina has also worked with a bio-identical hormone specialist, gaining useful insight and knowledge into hormones and the impact they have on all aspects of health. Furthermore, she has done training in Restorative Medicine, with an emphasis on thyroid and adrenal health. In addition to her focus on hormonal health, Dr. Cristina has a clinical focus and special interest in fertility for both men and women. She has extensive training and experience in various fertility treatments, and works with patients wherever they are on the fertility continuum, from natural treatments to optimize fertility to adjunctive treatments for ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies). Dr. Cristina is also certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture and in Reiki. Dr. Cristina maintains a family practice, and sees patients of all ages and with a variety of health concerns.On top of her private practice, Dr. Cristina has been faculty for both the academic and clinical education of naturopathic students at CCNM. She is currently Clinic Faculty at CCNM, supervising 4th year interns in their practical year.

Dr. Cristina has worked in the Woodbridge area for the past six years. In 2011 and 2013, Dr. Cristina received the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Naturopath in Vaughan. In 2012, she opened her multidisciplinary clinic Sana Health Centre. She is fluent in both Italian and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of French. When she’s not at her clinic or teaching, you can find Dr. Cristina with her nose in a book, hanging out with her soul mate, friends, and family or walking her adorable dog Penny.

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110 Ansley Grove Rd.

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