DR. HEATHER - VANCOUVER NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR, Naturopathic Medicine
Total years in practice: 2
Dr. Heather van der Geest, ND
I would like to be your personal health advocate to help you make informed decisions about your health. I take an individualized approach to patient care. My goal is to help you achieve the outcome and results that make you happy, improve your quality of life
Dr. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a focus in Pain and Injury Management, Regenerative Injection Therapies and Aesthetic Medicine.
As a former member of the Canadian Junior National Rowing Team, and Captain of the UVic Women’s Rowing Team, she understands the importance of physical health, injury prevention/recovery, nutrition, training and hormone balancing. Dr. Heather now uses that same drive and leadership ability to help support her patients in achieving their health goals.
Dr. Heather has volunteered with Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI) in Nicaragua to help provide Naturopathic care and treatment to underprivileged locals who do not normally have access to medical care.
As a primary care physician in British Columbia, Dr. Heather is honoured to help you with all your healthcare needs through an individualized healthcare plan.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
BC Pharmaceutical Prescription Licence
Intravenous (IV) certification
Regenerative Joint Injection Courses (Prolotherapy, PRP, Peri‐Neural Therapy, Neural Therapy)
Aesthetic Injection Courses (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Mesotherapy)
Additional advanced training in adjusting and spinal manipulation
Dr. Heather is a member in good standing with:
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)
British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Dr. Heather's purpose in Naturopathic Medicine is to help educate and motivate every patient in a way that they can take an active role in understanding their own health ailments and be an active part of the healing process.