Dr. Danielle Partington, ND
- As a Naturopathic physician, Dr. Partington takes an holistic approach to health care, striving to get to the root cause of your health concerns in order to optimize health & well being. Dr. Partington recognizes that health and healing are unique to each person. Therefore, she employs a wide range of diagnostics & recommends naturopathic treatments that are highly individualized. She strives to treat the underlying cause of disease and, together with her patients, create a comprehensive treatment plan to help each patient reach their individual health goals & empower them to live their best life.
Licensed Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care providers to diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness. Naturopathic doctors in British Columbia require a 4 year undergraduate degree (which includes premedical sciences), a 4 year Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, completion of 2 sets of Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) and passing the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) board exams.
Dr. Partington received her bachelor of science degree with a major in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Later she completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic medicine at the Boucher institute of Naturopathic medicine. Dr. Partington is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), British Columbia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (BCNA) and the College of Naturopathic Physicians in BC (CNPBC). She has pharmaceutical prescribing authority, and also holds certificates in acupuncture, IV and injection therapy, and has advanced cardiac life support training.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The initial visit is a 75 minute in-depth and comprehensive intake for gathering information about your current health concerns, past medical history, family history, and lifestyle. During this visit, Dr. Partington may also perform relevant, non-invasive physical exams. Any recent lab work may be reviewed, and additional relevant lab testing may be suggested. You can expect to leave this first visit with a starting place & direction to begin achieving your health goals.
A full individualized treatment plan will always be given on the second follow up visit. Follow-up visits can be brief or longer, depending on your concerns. During these consults, requested lab results will be reviewed, previously prescribed treatments will be followed up on, and progress will be evaluated, making adjustments as needed.
Dr. Partington grew up in Kitimat and is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. She is looking forward to supporting the Terrace-Kitimat community and helping patients along their journey to optimal health.