444 Preston Street Suite 2, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N6

613-421-8591

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About Us

We Believe

Your health is your greatest asset.

Health is a lifelong journey. It isn’t about big, dramatic changes. It’s about how the little things add up.

Learning is a key part of healing.

Making new healthy habits should be fun, and makes healthy living feel easier and enjoyable.

Docere Ottawa Naturopathic Clinic & IV Lounge

Are you ready to get back to a healthy, happy, feel-good life?

Our Signature Approach:

1. Making Lifestyle Change Feel Possible

We’ll help you create new habits, one small step at a time. We’ll create a realistic treatment plan you can actually follow. We’ll explain the “why” behind the changes. We promise you persistent support and guidance.

2. Making the Right Changes

We seek to find out and fix what’s stopping you from feeling your best. We take the time to listen and believe you. We’ll conduct thorough testing to figure out what we’re treating.

3. Striving for Optimal

We’re not going to stop at “normal”. We’re aiming for bounce-out-of-bed energy and your very best health.

Ready to get back to a healthy, happy, feel good life?

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Our Team

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Dr.Sarah Vadeboncoeur

Naturopathic Doctor & Clinic Owner

My Mission:
To support women on their journey to optimal health so they can live a fulfilled, feel-good life.

My Areas of Expertise:
Low Energy & Adrenal Fatigue
• Thyroid Conditions
• Hormone Imbalance
IV Vitamin Infusions

My Credentials:
I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo prior to completing the 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. My naturopathic training includes 1,200 hours of clinical experience and more than 3,000 hours of classroom training in three major areas of study: biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapies.

Why I Love My Job:
I love to inspire women to make their wellbeing a priority and teach them how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Fortunately, I’ve found a career that offers me the privilege of doing that every single day. I believe that energy is the resource that makes life easeful and full of possibilities. I also believe that health is a lifelong journey and that you can love your healthy lifestyle. I’m here to help make healthy new habits feel fun!

The Art of Living:
Outside of my work, I can be found enjoying a cup of strong coffee, reading, walking with my son Theo, practicing yoga, and in my kitchen testing out new recipes (mostly Paleo and gluten-free). All in all, I strive to find balance and lead my life in a way that reflects the healthy living principles that I promote in my work.

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Dr. Clare Sullivan

Naturopathic Doctor

My Mission:
To meet patients where they are on their health journey and travel with them, empowering, educating and guiding them towards their optimal health.

My Areas of Interest:
• Pediatrics (Infant & Children’s Health)
• Digestive Health
• Environmental Medicine & Detoxification
• Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

My Credentials:
My educational journey began at the University of Windsor where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science prior to moving to Toronto to complete my 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine diploma at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. My training was highlighted by my participation on the pediatrics’ rotation at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic – North America’s largest naturopathic teaching clinic, my time spent as an intern at the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre and at Anishnawbe Health Toronto – a health centre which focuses on the unique health concerns in Toronto’s First Nations community. Following graduation I had the privilege of studying environmental medicine with Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND, one of the foremost experts in environmental medicine.

Why I Love My Job:
I love working with patients and being able to witness them become well. Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor has allowed me to combine my passions for helping others, education and natural living into a profession. Through my hard work and yours, we can get you on your way to feeling well again.

The Art of Living:
As with any art, life is always evolving. Currently I am striving to find balance and simplicity in the wonderful chaos of family life. I can be found crafting with my three children, enjoying the outdoors, in the kitchen processing our abundant harvest or snuggled up with a book.

”Being healthy is a revolutionary act.” -Pilar Gerasimo

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Christina Najjar

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

My Mission:
To show clients how simple and enjoyable healthy eating can be so that they can find their way back to their healthiest self.

My Areas of Expertise:
• PMS, PCOS, and endometriosis
• Blood sugar balance
• Adrenal fatigue
• IBS and food sensitivities

My Credentials:
I studied at the University of Ottawa, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Fresh out of university, I studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where I obtained a diploma in Natural Nutrition. I am constantly expanding my knowledge with continuing education courses, namely in endocrinology and advanced detoxification.

Why I Love My Job:
I love seeing the transformation that my clients go through during our time together. When clients realise that healthy eating is so much simpler than they expected, they feel much more motivated to put it into practice. I’m all about making it easy for you to feel your best.

The Art of Living:
When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my friends and family, relax at home with a cup of tea and my latest cross-stitching project, go hiking, or come up with new allergy-friendly recipes. I make sure to schedule some self-care time, since it’s an essential part of staying healthy.

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