Dr. McPhie's passion for medicine and healing began at a very young age building upon her love of the natural world and science. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at McGill University, and then went on to complete a 4 year study of natural medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, completed 2 years of clinical practice in Toronto, and then returned to the westcoast to continue her career. She has operated a successful family practice for over 20 years seeing patients of all ages from all over the lower mainland.
Dr McPhie lectures frequently at universities, colleges and to the public. She was the recipient of the David Schleich President's award of Excellence and the Dr. Patricia Wales award for her significant contribution to the development of the naturopathic profession in Canada. She was also recognised by UBC for her many years as a mentor in the nutritional sciences program.
Dr. Mcphie is very passionate about treating a wide variety of conditions for the whole family with naturopathic medicine. She has a general naturopathic practice and therefore treats a wide variety of conditions and concerns. Dr Mcphie is an avid supporter of children's health and prevention.
Dr McPhie truly believes in the power and beauty of collaborative medicine.
BA, BEd, ND
Dr Maria Fabbro has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine for 20 years. Her goal is to treat the cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms and to educate patients on how to maintain a lifetime of good health. Dr Fabbro listens to and collaborates with the patient to create a safe and effective, personalized health program to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Dr Fabbro and her patients have great success with:
Detoxification and Weight Loss
Women's health issues: PMS, menopause, painful periods, infertility, PCOS etc.
Bio Identical Hormone Therapy for Women
Intravenous Therapies like Myers Cocktail, Vitamin C, B12 injections.
Eczema, asthma and allergies
Digestive problems: gas, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, celiac disease management
Diabetes Type 2, pre-diabetes
Colds, Headaches Fatigue, Thyroid problems
Skin care and Anti-Aging treatments
more information about Dr. Fabbro may be found at
BScPt, FCAMT, CGIMS, CAFCI
Florence graduated from Dalhousie in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science and Physical Therapy.
After practicing in various provinces across Canada, Florence moved to Tsawwassen in 1997 and enjoys the feeling of living and working in the same community.
Florence is a proud Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists, a member of The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and is certified in CGIMS (Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation)
She has also completed many courses with the Barral Institute in visceral and neural manipulation.
MCP, RCC, R.H.N.
Susan Furtado is a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist with the BCACC and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N) with 20 years experience in the Natural Health Food Industry. Susan specializes in the field of mood disorders and employs an exclusively unique, combined approach using a blend of psychotherapy & corrective nutritional implementation, known as Psycho-Nutra-Therapy (PNT) ™
Susan's comprehensive approach goes well beyond the traditional propensity to treat symptoms only. With the addition of emotional support and specific individual therapeutic intervention, clients are steered towards optimum physical, mental health and ultimate well being.
Susans’ natural inclination towards compassion and empathy are her key assets and cornerstone to her non-judgemental style. She strives to create a safe and trusting space and comfortable environment for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories and behaviours. She elicits and openly encourages new insights and self - exploration, fostering meaning and acceptance of difficult experiences.
Certified Bowen Therapist
A chronic painful low back issue led Siân to Bowen therapy. After working as a lab technologist for 28 years, Siân was so amazed by the quick and healing results from Bowen that she decided to pursue it as a career. She studied at The North American Bowen Teaching College and became a fully Certified Bowen Therapist (CBT).
"Bowen is amazing!! In my years of experience I have seen so many positive results! It is very helpful in the treatment of such things as sciatica, sore low back, knee issues, anxiety, asthma, chronic pain, low energy and many more. Bowen helped me after a bad car accident in 2016. I had Bowen immediately after the accident and the pain and muscle spasm that can take hold of the body after severe whiplash, was substantially lessened. My GP was amazed at my condition based on the pictures of my vehicle. Bowen really saved me!!"
Siân’s philosophy with Bowen therapy lies in the efficacy of the treatment. "I focus on cost time and efficiency. Because Bowen works so quickly with such positive outcomes, I want to treat people in as few sessions as possible to get them back to feeling healthier and out of pain."