Dr. Ted Sleigh
Dr. Sleigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and then went on to complete his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree in the first pioneer class to ever receive their degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. He began his first few years of practice, with his mentor Dr. Allen Tyler, a renowned naturopathic physician in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Sleigh founded the Family Health Clinic in 1983. In his general family practice Dr. Sleigh has had great success treating patients of all ages with natural therapies for acute and chronic health problems using a combination of both the new and old time-tested modalities of treatment. After more than thirty-six years in practice he has now had the privilege of treating the grandchildren of some of his original patients. He has taken extensive additional post graduate training in areas of Wilson's Temperature syndrome, Bowen Therapy, intravenous therapies and also has prescription authority in British Columbia. Dr. Sleigh believes in treating the root cause of disease and feels essential to that is proper diagnosis using both traditional lab tests as well as specialized diagnostic testing. For over three decades he has mentored many new naturopathic physicians and is valued for his years of experience by his colleagues and patients alike. In 2014, at an international gathering of naturopathic physicians, he was honoured by his peers with "The Dr. Kenneth Harmon Award For excellence in applying the core principles of Naturopathic Medicine in family practice and outstanding dedication to the Naturopathic Profession". Dr. Sleigh is married, a father of four, and now a grandfather, with three of his five grandchildren delivered by his practice partner, Dr. Carlson-Rink.
Note: As of June 27, 2019, Dr. Sleigh will be out of the office for approximately five months to recuperate from major surgery required to correct a previously undiagnosed hereditary condition. In his absence, Dr. Melisa Walczak will be able to provide excellent care as Dr. Sleigh’s chosen locum doctor. Dr. Sleigh looks forward to returning to work as soon as he is able.
Dr. Andrea CARR (Ezebuiro)
Dr. Carr (Ezebuiro) received her Bachelor of Science from Trinity Western University and went on to study medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, she is trained in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, and Laboratory testing. She has further education in IV therapies, Homeopathic injectables and Neural therapy. Additionally, Dr. Andrea holds a license to prescribe pharmaceutical agents in British Columbia. Her approach is to treat the underlying causes of disease in order to restore and maintain the body’s inherent healing ability. Dr. Carr (Ezebuiro) joined the Family Health Clinic in August 2012. For more information, see www.drandreanaturopath.ca.
Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink
Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Midwife
Dr. Carlson-Rink graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Major in Health and Fitness from the University of Saskatchewan. She received her degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She is a pioneer in that she is the first naturopathic physician in Canada to also work as a licensed midwife. Dr. Carlson Rink has been practicing since 1996 at the Family Health Clinic with a focus on pregnancy, infertility, women’s and children's health. She has completed extensive post graduate education in the areas of women's health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, children's health and physical fitness as well as being licensed with prescription authority in British Columbia. Married and mother of three girls who were all born at home, she has had the opportunity to provide care for many of the babies she has delivered into their teen years. Dr. Carlson-Rink loves caring for the whole family and has had great joy in sharing life’s journey with her patients.
Dr. Katherine Masters
Dr. Masters was trained in the art and science of naturopathic medicine at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) and by many hours of mentorship from practicing Naturopathic Doctors. Prior to that, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria. Dr. Masters is a wife and a mother of three, with her boy’s having the privilege of being delivered under Dr. Carlson-Rink’s excellent care. She is passionate about using holistic individualized medicine to help people reach their health goals. Her approach is to assist the body in its ability to heal itself by applying the principles of naturopathic medicine. She can offer services in laboratory testing, physical exams, acupuncture, cupping, massage, naturopathic manipulations, Vega testing, nutrition, botanical medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Dr. Masters joined the Family Health Clinic in November 2016. Dr Masters was recently on a maternity leave and has returned again to active practice in May 2019. For more information, see www.drkatherinemasters.com.
Dr. Melisa Walczak
Dr. Walczak is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to receiving her naturopathic medical degree, Dr Walczak received her Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation (HBOR) as well as her Bachelor of Education (BEd) degrees from Lakehead University. Dr. Walczak is a naturopathic doctor for people who are overwhelmed by the amount of health information out there. She believes that healthy doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing and she works with patients to develop straightforward treatment plans that have them feeling better sooner rather than later. She has a special interest in working with people with allergies, skin issues, autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, and weight management. Being a former K-12 school teacher, she LOVES working with kids of all ages. Dr. Walczak joined the Family Health Clinic in November 2018 as the locum doctor for Dr. Katherine Masters while she was on a maternity leave. As of July 2019 Dr. Walczak is the locum doctor for Dr. Sleigh. For more information see www.melisawalczaknd.com.
To ensure you receive the best standard and quality of care each Naturopathic Doctor who works at the Family Health Clinic is licensed by and is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). In addition, each Family Health Clinic doctor is also a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), as well as the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).