Dr. Alexandra Verge, Naturopathic Doctor
Clinic Director and providing Naturopathic Care for Older Adults
Hi, I’m Alex. I started thinking about naturopathic medicine as a career at an early age, when debilitating sports-related pain was resolved by a great naturopath who, along with our family doctor, made up my family’s health team. Throughout high school and university, I kept coming back to the idea (when I wasn’t considering veterinarian medicine and dietetics). Eventually, a growing interest in nutrition—furthered by my U of G degree in Nutritional Sciences—and a long-standing respect for naturopathic care led me to this fulfilling career choice.
Over the years, through my general practice, I’ve had the honour of supporting people from all walks of life on their journey to better health. More recently, I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time with those interested in healthy aging. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, generational stresses, cancer and dementia are some of the issues we can face as we age. My goal is to help people understand their current state of health, identify and manage risk factors, and develop naturopathic strategies to support present concerns and improve future ones.
I have made Guelph my home for over 26 years now, and been a member of the naturopathic community for over 17 of those. I’m committed to doing my part in improving the health of our community.
In an ongoing effort to practice what I preach, I enjoy hiking, reading, cooking, supporting local farmers and travelling. Achieving balance in health and life is a process; it can take time and patience, but is always worth the challenge.
I’m a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, registered to practice in Ontario, and a proud professional member of both provincial and federal associations. I’m fluent in English and French.
We’re probably a good fit if:
– you think you should feel better than you do
– you’re worried about what your family medical history means for you
– you wish you could spend more time discussing your health concerns
– you’re looking for concrete steps to improve your health now and decrease your future risks
– you realize your current strategies aren’t working and you’re looking for new ones
– you’ve been told that your situation isn’t “bad enough” to require action at this stage
– you don’t believe that the reason for how you’re feeling is just because you’re getting older
If any of these points resonate with you, feel free to contact the clinic. It will be our pleasure to answer any questions you might have or to set up an appointment.
All my best,