About Dr. Susan
Lets get acquainted!
I am Dr. Susan Frame, ND, and I am so excited to have you here!
I grew up in rural BC and obtained my Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from The University of British Columbia Okanagan before applying at The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver. While studying to become a naturopathic doctor, I completed approximately 4800 classroom and preceptor hours, and 1200 hours as a student clinician.
After 6 years in Vancouver, I am thrilled to be returning to the Okanagan valley to serve this amazing community.
With a background in psychology, I believe in healing the mind as well as the body. I am passionate about the brain-gut connection and believe that changing your diet can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. Being a naturopathic doctor allows me the time to get to know you and your health concerns and to treat you as a whole and not just as a disease/symptom. I want to find the root cause of your health concerns and address them in the most natural way possible and trust that the body will re-align itself if we assist it along the way; the human body is amazing!
I am a firm believer in supporting patients in being their own health advocate, as no one knows your body quite like you do. Too often patients are given a prescription or a diagnosis and they do not fully understand the rationale behind it. This does not sit right with me. My goal is to explain the processes behind your health concerns and ensure you understand each step of the treatment process. I want to support you along your journey towards your optimal health, and I want all my patients to feel empowered during each and every visit.
I have a special interest in women and pediatric health, including hormonal imbalance, pre and post-natal care, and fertility concerns. I also treat thyroid imbalance, digestive concerns, musculoskeletal issues, and more.
I am a member in good standing of the following:
Certificate in Acupuncture
Certificate in Intravenous (IV) Therapy
Certificate in Pharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority
Certificate in Immunization
Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (ACLS)