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. He 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-two 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 Thyroid syndrome, Bowen Therapy, intravenous therapies such as Chelation, 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 two of his three grandchildren delivered by his practice partner, Dr. Carlson-Rink.
Dr. Andrea Ezebuiro
Dr. 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. 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 Gynecology, Obstetrics, Breastfeeding, Pediatrics and Physical fitness as well as being licensed with prescription authority in British Columbia. She is an instructor of Obstetrics and recently became Chair of Women's and Children's Health Programs at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. 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. Estelle D'Souza-Carey
Dr D'Souza-Carey obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and International Development Studies from the University of Toronto and went on to earn her Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) at Queen's University. After ten years of practical experience in working with people with developmental disabilities and degenerative diseases she went on to graduate with her ND degree from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster. Her approach to health care is very comprehensive and emphasizes mind-body counselling and clinical nutrition with a particular focus in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. D'Souza-Carey joined the Family Health Clinic in January 2014. For more information, see www.drestellend.ca
Zoe Broersma was born and raised in the lower mainland of British Columbia and after several stints in other towns and provinces she is eager to return to BC. Having been born at home, midwifery has always been a part of her life. She studied biology and psychology, completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Victoria. Zoe's interest in women's health and childbirth, combined with a desire to do something tangible and hands on, brought Zoe back to midwifery. She received her midwifery training at McMaster University and grew immeasurably through her placements with different healthcare providers, but most importantly through her interactions with birthing families. Zoe feels very privileged to be a small part of such momentous transitions in the lives of women and families.
Zoe joined the Family Health Clinic midwifery group practice in October 2014 and looks forward to being involved in your midwifery care.
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).
Also, for the same high standard of care, the Registered Midwives who work at the Family Health Clinic are licensed by and are in good standing with the College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC). Each of our Family Health Clinic midwives also belong to the Midwives Association of British Columbia (MABC).