ABOUT DR. PHILIP BALCAEN
Dr. Philip Balcaen is a Naturopathic Doctor. He is the founder, owner and principal Naturopathic Doctor at Sardis Naturopathic Medical Clinic, since its inception in 2000. He is an alumnus of the University of Waterloo Health Sciences Program, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in 1994, before proceeding to to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated in 1998, earning recognition for the most outstanding diagnostic skills and improving the standard of Naturopathic Medicine. Shortly after, he started Chilliwack’s first Naturopathic clinic. Dr. Balcaen is licensed to prescribe as an ND, and is trained and certified to practice, administer intravenous injections, chelation therapy, prolotherapy. He uses an approach that incorporates functional lab and genomic testing to provide viable treatment programs for a wide range of health issues, including cancer, cardiovascular issues, chronic infections such as Lyme disease, neurological disorders, auto-immune diseases, endocrine conditions, mental health issues and digestive conditions.
Dr. Balcaen offers programs that include intravenous vitamin/mineral, cherlation and oxidative medicine, enhanced external counter-propulsion therapy (EECP) for circulatory and neurological issues, musculo-skeletal and chronic pain treatments, allergy desensitization, Neuro-Optimal® neurofeedback for a wide range of nervous system, mental health, and sleep concerns.
ABOUT DR. HEATHER IVERSON
Dr. Iverson currently lives in Chilliwack, BC. She completed her Bachelors degree in physical education and business at Vancouver Island University while playing for the varsity soccer team. She then attended the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine to become a Naturopathic Physician.
Dr. Iverson was drawn to Naturopathic Medicine because she believes in prevention. Her education has not only trained her clinically but has also provided her with the tools to naturally support and treat patients based on their individual needs. The conventional healthcare model makes it hard for patients to be heard, and therefore difficult to educate each individual on preventing progression of illness and disease. As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Iverson’s philosophy is to integrate with other health care providers when necessary, and to look at all aspects of your health and create the best treatment plan for you.
ABOUT DR. AMANDA SVENDSEN
Dr. Amanda Svendsen was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She went on to pursue 4 years of Naturopathic Medical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, where she earned her diploma of Naturopathic Medicine. As part of her training, Dr. Svendsen completed a 2-year internship at the Boucher Naturopathic Clinic where she gained valuable clinical experience.
Dr. Svendsen has a primary care family practice treating patients of all ages for both acute and chronic health concerns. She has a special interest in pre- and post-natal care and pediatrics, digestive and hormonal conditions, and allergies.
Following the principles of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Svendsen emphasizes prevention and uses a holistic approach in treating her patients. She provides a thorough assessment based on your history, laboratory tests and physical exam findings and will provide you with treatment options to suit your needs.
Dr. Svendsen is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, running and spending time with her family and friends.