Dr. Krista Kostroman, ND
I focus on you.
In a time when Dr. Google can diagnose or prescribe anything and everything, I act as an intermediary, using intellect, humanity, and reverence of your innate healing abilities to distill what is most impactful to your health.
I focus on integrative medicine.
Naturopathic medicine is not adversarial or complementary to conventional (aka Western, allopathic) medicine: if something heals, it is medicine regardless of how some may categorize it. If what is best for you is not within the scope of naturopathic medicine, I work collaboratively with medical doctors and other health care practitioners to ensure you get what is best for you.
I focus on the mindbody.
The body and mind are indivisible when it comes to prosperous healthcare and I leverage them synergistically to support you and your goals. Depending on your needs, treatment may address one side more than the other, nonetheless the holism of mindbody is considered and supported.
I focus on what is present.
Life is a delicious mishmash of laughter and tears. I honour and cherish both, working with where you are as opposed to where you think you should be.
I focus on collaboration.
Healthcare plans are useless if not practical and accessible. I educate you on all realistic options and then work with you to select what will work best for and with you.
As a naturopathic doctor, I have a variety of tools including physical exam and diagnosis, clinical nutrition and supplementation, functional laboratory testing, IV therapy, botanical medicine, acupuncture and Asian medicine, and lifestyle counselling.