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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 Interest:
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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Pamela Groh

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

My Mission:
To help women increase their energy, manage their weight and regain vitality and strength through a gentle and balanced approach to nutrition and lifestyle.

My Areas of Expertise:
• Weight loss/management
• Blood sugar balancing
• PMS, painful periods and other signs of hormonal imbalance
• Gut healing & Candida Overgrowth

My Credentials:
Following my passion and long-standing interest in nutrition and wellness, I pursued my training as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N) and graduated with Honors from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition(CSNN). My education included courses in holistic nutrition and sciences as well as practical and clinical hours of training. I am a member in good standing of the CSNN Alumni Association and also hold a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Carleton University.

Why I Love My Job:
I love to empower women by giving them the tools they need to succeed in their health journey, find ease and balance with food and with life in general. To see them achieve their wellness goals is a constant source of inspiration and motivation. I consider myself fortunate to have found a career that is in alignment with my personal values, dreams and goals: to be able to guide others in living a lifestyle I strongly believe in, and can sustain myself.

The Art of Living:
Balance is extremely important to me. I’m so passionate about my work that I find myself talking and learning about nutrition and wellness all the time! But I do make sure to “switch off the nutritionist” every once in a while, and make time for the things I enjoy, such as: spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying healthy delicious food and discovering new flavors, taking long walks, practicing yoga, dancing and planning my next travel adventure.

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