About Dr. Melyssa Hoitink, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Melyssa Hoitink is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with experience working with a variety of health concerns and a special interest in improving the lives of people suffering from chronic pain and fatigue.
Dr. Melyssa believes strongly in patient-centered and compassionate care, where you feel heard and empowered to take action to improve your health. She incorporates a variety of methods into her practice and individualizes each treatment plan to the person in front of her. She ensures the foundations of health, including sleep, exercise and proper nutrition, are in place before adding on additional supplements, herbal medicines, and other treatments. Her goal is to address the root cause of your symptoms, while also helping you feel your best.
Prior to moving to the Barrie area, Dr. Melyssa completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, as well as a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Dr. Melyssa was drawn to Naturopathic Medicine after seeing the significant impact it had on the quality of life of several close friends and family members, who had few conventional medicine options left. She sought out the care of a Naturopathic Doctor for chronic migraines, neck and back pain, and experienced more relief than she had before with conventional medicine or other physical therapies. Her passion for natural medicine was further cultivated at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she completed a 12 month focused internship in caring for patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was in this internship that Dr. Melyssa learned just how much Naturopathic Medicine has to offer people with chronic pain and fatigue of various causes and how much she enjoyed working with this enthusiastic and engaged population.
Dr. Melyssa is immensely excited to be joining the talented team at The Lakeside Clinic. She is looking forward to meeting the residents of Barrie and working with them towards their health goals!
You can learn more about Melyssa at http://www.drmelyssa.com