I can’t imagine more rewarding work than that of a naturopathic physician. From the first moment I learned about naturopathic medicine, I knew that this was exactly what I was meant to do. Naturopathic medicine perfectly combines my interests in medicine, health, nutrition and plants with a career that is always challenging and rewarding. I love listening to people’s stories, working with them improve their health and vitality.
I grew up in Victoria BC, attended high school and did my pre-med studies in Ottawa, then graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and a minor in Food Science; a background which has been surprisingly useful in my work as a naturopathic physician. I graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland Oregon in 1997, and have been practicing in Sechelt since 1998.
In addition to my work at the Hummingbird Clinic, I taught at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine for 9 years, and now serve on the Boucher board and am a founding member of the Knotty Dotters marimba band. I am a past president and have served 4 terms as a board member of the BC Naturopathic Association. I love living on the Sunshine Coast where I enjoy snowshoeing on Dakota Ridge, hiking on Mt. Elphinstone and puttering in my garden. I look forward to working with you on your journey to health.
Dr. Loreen Dawson, BSc, ND
Dr. Baili Clarke, BSc, ND
I grew up in a small town in Newfoundland and Labrador, where I learned first-hand the importance of a strong and supportive community. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (Hons) from the University of New Brunswick, I went on to complete a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC.
From a young age I was an environmental enthusiast and understood the vital importance of respecting the earth and the world around me. It was during my early studies of science and psychology that I became fascinated by the complexity of the human body and its innate healing capacity. Always interested in a career in medicine, I was elated when I was introduced to naturopathic medicine - a medicine that recognized the healing power of nature, the concept of treating the whole person and the cause of illness, and the importance of preventing disease through education and personal empowerment.
I feel privileged to be practising this medicine, and I take great joy in working with people to help them achieve their personal health goals. I believe that everyone is capable of improving their health and well-being once they are given the appropriate tools to do so. I am continually motivated to inspire others on their personal journey to optimal health!