Natural and Traditional Medicines
Naturopathy is a philosophy of medicine that focuses on using natural and traditional modalities to treat the whole person. We focus upon the root cause of disease, as much as possible, to help improve overall health as well as reduce symptoms.
We're Better Together
We recognize that no one style of medicine is perfect for everyone, and sometimes we need to combine aspects of several types of medicine to get the best results. We are comfortable working with your medical doctor and other healthcare practitioners to make sure you get the best available care for your body, mind and soul. Check out our -Services- page for more information.
Our team of healthcare professionals currently includes two naturopathic doctors (Drs. Clifford and Hernandez) and a reiki master (Hassan Rizvi). Each has their own unique interests and style of practice; check out our -Team- page, or -contact us- to book your free meet-and-greet appointment so you can get to know us in person.
Raven is open for telemedicine!
In-person appointments are available if truly necessary.
We are now available on Wednesdays and Saturdays for in-person visits where appropriate (please call or email to book)! We are available for telemedicine the rest of the week. Full details available on our COVID-19 Page
Our COVID-19 Prevention Policy is now available here
Raven Clinic Hours are Changing
Due to COVID-19, we will be reducing our clinic hours very shortly in order to allow our pratitioners to focus their time. We are working out the details now, and will post the updated hours with as much warning as possible before the change takes place. Until then, we remain available Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Vacation NoticeDr. Clifford will be away Oct 19 - 24
Raven Naturopathic will be closed on Oct 19 and 20
Dr. Hernandez will remain available as usual for the rest of the week.
Statement of Human Rights
Raven Naturopathic believes in the right of every human to live in peace and prosperity, without fear of discrimination due to the colour of their skin, place of birth, spiritual beliefs, sex, gender, or orientation.
Raven Naturopathic stands against racism in solidarity with the Black community and our Canadian and U.S. colleagues. While we as a society have made great leaps forward in the past couple hundred years, we recognize we still have a long way to go, and we are committed to working with our associates, patients and community to find solutions that address long-standing systemic inequalities in our own country and beyond.
As always, we are committed to providing naturopathic care that is inclusive and sensitive to the diversity of our society, and provides a culturally safe environment for our associates and patients.
Because no-one deserves hate, violence or even death because of the colour of their skin.
With the mass disruption to everyday life resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to think beyond the current emergency. However, that's exactly what we need to be doing.
Because our old economic system is hurting people and destroying our environment.
Amidst great disruption lies the opportunity for great change... but this opportunity requires effort. We can't just sit back, fall into old patterns, and rebuild the economy as it was prior to COVID-19. We have to expand, adapt, and move into a new era of sustainability. We need to rebuild, yes, but we need to rebuild in a way that is sustainable for human needs, and for the envirionment as a whole. We need to create new, clean, ethical jobs for those displaced by COVID-19. We need to support practices - such as teleconferencing and cycling - that reduce fossil-fuel-dependent travel while simultaneously reduce the spread of diseases. We need to invest in social supports that protect everyone so we can all live full and meaningful lives. And we need to protect nature at all costs...
Because our environment doesn't belong to us; we are merely borrowing it from our children.
Here at Raven Naturopathic
Here at Raven, our primary purpose is to care for our patients' health, but that does not mean we cannot also support environmental progress.
In the coming months (as time permits as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic) we will be sharing a little of what we do here are Raven to support environmental progress, and how you, yourself, can make a difference through the choices you make every day. With the launch of our blog (expected later this summer), in addition to naturopathic content, you can expect articles on the importance of reconnecting with nature on human health, the value of nature immersion, the dangers of environmental pollutants, and how your choices can change the world.
Happy Earth Day! --from Dr. Clifford and the Raven Team
2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Learn more about Earth Day.
Latest Blog Post
Stay tuned - expected launch Summer 2020
Raven Naturopathic is built upon the core values of respect, compassion, honesty, and non-judgement. If you are looking for a healthcare provider to walk you through your options and let you decide what's best for you, give us a call.
Free meet-and-greet appointments are available with all our practitioners.