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Meet Karly Brown

Why Naturopathic Medicine?

Growing up in Brandon, Manitoba, Karly was surrounded by a close-knit family who encouraged healthy living. Every year, her parents planted a huge vegetable garden which they harvested every fall so they could enjoy healthy produce all year round. Fresh produce from the garden was used to make jams, salsa, and canned goods. Karly realized the benefits of fueling the body with natural, healthy, whole foods and wanted to explore options in the healthcare field that would allow her to promote living a healthy lifestyle. This is when the field of Naturopathic Medicine peaked her interest!

Training and Qualifications:

After graduating from Vincent Massey High School in Brandon, Manitoba, Karly attended Brandon University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Math and Minor in Psychology. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she completed a 4 year degree in Naturopathic Medicine. During her time in Toronto, she received training in all aspects of Naturopathic Medicine, including but not limited to, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle counselling, Physical Medicine and Homeopathy. During her Naturopathic Internship, Karly cared for and treated patients who presented with a wide variety of conditions. Karly also received training in Oncology where she was an integral part of the Integrative Oncology Team at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto.

Karly is certified to practice as a Registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) under the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND). She is also an active member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA).

Karly is passionate about the care and well-being of her patients. She is excited to share her knowledge and passion for healthy living and wants to encourage all her patients to become the healthiest version of themselves!

Personal Life

In her spare time, Karly she likes spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys the benefits of living an active lifestyle. She loves activities such as yoga, mountain biking, playing hockey, baking healthy (but tasty!) snacks, and gardening….especially when these activities can be enjoyed alongside family and friends!

Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

    A Naturopathic Doctor is a health care provider who uses medical diagnosis and current scientific research in combination with traditional and natural medicines. They are medically trained to treat both acute and chronic conditions using therapies such as clinical nutrition, lifestyle counselling, homeopathy, Chinese medicine/acupuncture and botanical medicine to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. In addition to disease prevention and promoting healthier lifestyles, they focus on finding the root cause and working with individuals to overcome their health concerns. Naturopathic Doctors work with other health care professionals to ensure their patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible. They want every patient to be the healthiest version of themselves.
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    Are Naturopathic Services covered by Manitoba Health?

    No, they are not. However, most extended health benefit plans and private insurance policies cover naturopathic services. Check with the human resources department at your workplace or call your individual insurance provider to determine the type of coverage available. Regardless of your coverage, naturopathic services are GST exempt.
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    What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors receive?

    Naturopathic Doctors are required to complete a 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree at an accredited university prior to applying to an accredited Naturopathic college. The Naturopathic Program is a 4 year program consisting of both classroom and clinical training which covers basic and diagnostic sciences, conventional approaches to health concerns, as well as naturopathic approaches. Naturopathic Doctors are required to write two national licensing exams and a provincial licensing exam in order to work in a regulated province like Manitoba.
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    Can I see a Naturopathic Doctor and a Medical Doctor at the same time?

    Yes, many individuals decide to see both a Naturopathic Doctor and a Medical Doctor to address their health concerns. Naturopathic Doctors work with other health care professionals to ensure their patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible. You do not need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor.
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    How do I contact my doctor if I have questions regarding my treatment plan?

    You can email info@goldenoakclinic.com if you have a simple question or require clarification regarding your current treatment plan. For more in depth questions and concerns, a phone consult or short appointment can be scheduled by calling the clinic or by booking online.
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    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please provide 24 hours notice for cancellations.
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    What services do Naturopathic Doctors offer?

    Check out the services tab on our website!
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    What conditions do Naturopathic Doctors treat?

    Naturopathic Doctors are able to treat most conditions. We typically see patients who have concerns including food sensitivities, cancer, pregnancy, infertility, hormones, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal problems, and more. Please feel free to book a 15 minute complimentary meet and greet appointment to discuss if Naturopathic Medicine is the right fit for you!