Meet our Team

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Dr Jason Bachewich

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Mary Anne Hembroff

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Erin Wiebe

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Cory Storm

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Aminder Singh

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Janice Fyfe

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Lori Mae Janzen

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Eduardo Barreto

RMT
ACUP
Homeopathic Doctor

Ian Heartfield

Registered Massage Therapist

Dr. Melanie Leppelmann

Naturopathic Doctor

Karen Palaniuk

Marriage and Family Therapy

Dr. Alexandra Lucyshen

Naturopathic Doctor

Naomi Johnson

Acupuncturist

Dr. Jason Bachewich, BSc., ND

Dr. Jason Bachewich obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honours, in Biological Science from Brandon University, then completed a four-year program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario. He was worked as a senior clinical consultant for the largest professional nutraceutical company in North America. He has also lectured internationally and nationally on a variety of topics related to functional medicine and naturopathy.

Jason is currently the co-owner of Nature Doctors—Naturopathic Family Medicine, the largest Natural Health Clinic in Manitoba. He practices family medicine with focuses on Lyme disease and co-infections, hidden infectious diseases, treatment of digestive disorders, prevention and treatment of heart disease/diabetes, medically supervised weight loss and the treatment and performance of athletes. He has just launched a new website and will be speaking at national conferences on Lyme disease https://www.lymedoc.net/

He is currently on the Board of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association and has served as president. He has completed advanced training in functional medicine and sports training and nutrition. Dr. Bachewich has also completed training in Bowen Therapy and is fully registered to practice in Manitoba.
Jason is a regular contributor to CTV morning show, City TV’s breakfast television and enjoys presenting corporate health lunch and learns around the city.

Dr. Mary Anne Hembroff ND

Mary Anne currently practices Naturopathic family medicine with a focus on anxiety and depression. She works to identify and treat the root cause of disease with a special interest in treatment and prevention of allergies and digestive problems, treatment of chronic yeast or Candida (Candidiasis), treatment of fatigue and thyroid related issues (hyper – hypothyroid) and mental-emotional counseling.

For a full list of treatments, services and testing, visit our services page.

Qualifications & Certifications

Dr. MaryAnne Hembroff B.Sc. N.D. obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Winnipeg in 1999. Upon graduation, she completed a four-year program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario. She is a member of the Manitoba (MNA) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She has completed advanced training in functional medicine and homeopathy. Dr. Hembroff has also completed training and been an instructor of Bowen Therapy ( Muscle Release Technique), as well as Mindfulness based Counselling.

During the last 10 years, Dr. Hembroff has managed and directed Nature Doctors – Naturopathic Family Medicine Inc. Prior to the move to Winnipeg, Mary Anne co-owned and operated Docere Clinic in North York, Ontario.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Registered to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Manitoba
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association, member
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member

Dr. Erin Wiebe, B.A., ND

Dr. Erin Wiebe, B.A., ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Wiebe is passionate about working along side other healthcare professionals to help her patients get the best care possible in order to help them along their journey to health and wellness.

Dr. Wiebe is a graduate of The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to completing her medical training, Dr. Wiebe obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, while doing her pre-medical sciences through the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba. Dr. Wiebe’s practice blends the art of traditional medicine with evidenced based approaches. She uses the full spectrum of modalities in the naturopathic toolbox including botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, orthomolecular medicine, hydrotherapy, and diet and lifestyle counseling to help address the root cause of her patients concerns. She also has additional training in biotherapeutic drainage and has an interest in the emerging field of genomic medicine, which allows a treatment plan to be made based on a patient’s individualized genetic make-up and biochemistry.

Types of Practice

Dr. Wiebe treats all health conditions with a particular interest in preconception and fertility, pregnancy, birth, post-partum care, women’s health (including regular PAP screening, hormone imbalances, and gynecological concerns), and pediatrics. In addition, she has an interest in treating digestive concerns, fatigue, thyroid issues, diabetes and auto-immune conditions as well as helping patients maintain a sense of well-being.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts, Canadian Mennonite University (with pre-medical studies done at the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba)
  • Registrant of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association
  • Registrant of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Dr. Cory Storm, ND

Dr. Storm obtained her Naturopathic Medical Registration in Manitoba and is a member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Dr. Storm currently practices family medicine with a focus on women’s health & gynecology, hormonal balance, digestive health, healthy immune function , addressing stress related conditions and mind-body medicine . Dr.Storm is passionate about supporting her patients on their journey towards improved health, and giving them the tools to realize their full potential. She has a deep respect and awe for what the human body, mind and spirit is capable of, and works with each patient to develop an individual approach to address their health concerns. Dr. Storm continues to raise awareness in her community about the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine through public speaking, and has previously appeared on numerous occasions on Breakfast Television.

Qualifications and Certifications

Dr. Storm B. Sc N.D. graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology . She completed the four year Naturopathic Medicine program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) in 2004. During her training, she completed a clinical rotation at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, providing naturopathic care in the Indigenous community. Upon graduation, Dr. Storm was the recipient of the Women’s Health Award for her contributions to Naturopathic Medicine and women’s health.

Dr. Storm has previously sat as a Board member for the Manitoba Naturopathic Association, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and as a member of the Canadian Naturopathic Coordinating Council.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Registered to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Manitoba
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association, member
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member

Dr. Aminder Singh ND

Dr. Aminder Singh, BSc., RH, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Manitoba and is a registered member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Singh completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba obtaining a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Nutrition. Upon graduating, he successfully completed his four-year medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, ON. While attending CCNM, Dr. Singh gained valuable practical experience treating patients during his one-year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic (Brampton Civic Hospital), and Sherbourne Community Clinic. He was also selected as 1 of 16 interns to complete a clinical rotation on the Adjunctive Cancer Care Shift. Dr. Singh is excited to be working at Nature Doctors providing naturopathic care in both English and Punjabi in his hometown of Winnipeg.

Dr. Singh has a general family practice supporting patients of all ages. He treats a multitude of conditions and values continuing education. Dr. Singh is passionate about addressing the root cause of disease with the utilization of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to regain balance in the body. Dr. Singh has developed a special interest in environmental medicine, chronic fatigue, immune support, adjunctive cancer support, musculoskeletal health, cardiopulmonary conditions, digestive health and skin disorders. He believes strongly in functional and preventative medicine to empower his patients to take control of their health and prevent illness.

To learn more about Dr. Singh, please visit his personal website at www.doctorsingh.ca

Summary of Qualifications

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Chartered Herbalist Diploma, Dominion Herbal College
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Manitoba
  • Registrant of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association
  • Registrant of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Member of The Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Registered Herbalist with the Ontario Herbalist Association

Dr. Janice Fyfe ND

Dr. Janice Fyfe, ND IBCLC is a licensed Naturopathic doctor with the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She maintains a general practice with a focus on women’s health, fertility, prenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding, menopause, cardiovascular and blood sugar regulation. She has experience working with patients including but not limited to anxiety, auto-immune disease, inflammatory bowel disorder, allergies, fatigue, migraines, muscle tension, digestive concerns, insomnia, PCOS, weight concerns, and thyroid disorders. Dr. Fyfe respects the importance of patients understanding their condition and course of treatment and encourages them to participate in their care. She is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their health goals and believes that collaborative care is the most effective and efficient way to achieve and maintain wellness.

Qualifications and Certifications

Dr. Fyfe obtained her degree in Naturopathic Medicine at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after receiving her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba Asper school of Business. During her time in Toronto she also studied for two years at the International Breastfeeding centre training alongside Dr. Jack Newman and his staff. During her naturopathic internship she worked at the Brampton civic hospital seeing a wide variety of conditions, at the Sherbourne health clinic working specifically with the LGBTTIQ community, and at the Robert Schad Naturopathic clinic where she trained with Dr. Jill Shainhouse ND FABNO on the adjunctive cancer shift working primarily with breast and ovarian cancer patients. During her internship at the International Breastfeeding Centre she worked with mothers and their infants to resolve issues including sore and damaged nipples, slow weight gain, not yet latching, refusing the breast, fussiness, burning and shooting breast pain, introduction of solids, inducing lactation for adoption or gestational carrier situations, and increasing the efficiency of feedings.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Registered to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Manitoba
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association, member
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member
  • Graduate of the International Breastfeeding Centre

Dr. Lori Mae Janzen ND

Dr. Lori Mae Janzen B.Sc., ND is a registered Naturopathic Doctor and member of both the Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA) as well as Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). After graduating from University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology / Biochemistry), Dr. Janzen went on to complete the 4 year naturopathic medical program at CCNM (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Toronto.

While growing up in rural southern Manitoba, and as she pursued her post-secondary studies, Dr. Janzen’s interest in health and the body’s ability to heal through natural means continued to grow. She always had a passion for plants & nutrition, and dreamed of ways to incorporate these interests with medical expertise. Discovering naturopathic medicine connected these areas of health and healing, botanicals, nutrition, traditional wisdom and forefront medical knowledge. Spending some time volunteering in standard health care settings, including a volunteer clinic in rural Haiti, further solidified her dream of bringing a more preventative, comprehensive and holistic approach of healing to others around her.

In 2009, Dr. Janzen completed Dr. Walter Crinnion’s Environmental Medicine training course. This area of medicine focuses on the impact of environmental toxins or pollutants (including everyday exposures) on our health and the short and long term impacts. Dr. Janzen works to minimize exposures and support natural detoxification processes to increase the excretion of these toxic “body burdens” that can accumulate over time. Immune, hormonal and neurological systems (in addition to others) are often most notably impacted when dealing with chemical body burdens and sensitivities. In addition to this area, Dr. Janzen works with a variety of health conditions including a special interest in: gastrointestinal and digestive concerns, adrenal, hormonal and immune balancing. In 2008, Dr. Janzen started her practice in the Wolseley area and joined the Nature Doctors team in the fall of 2015. Away from the office, she’s an active mom and enjoys a variety of athletics, outdoor activities (including time by the water), music, and especially being with her family.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Graduate of University of Winnipeg (2002)
  • Graduate of CCNM (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine) (2007)
  • Member of Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine (CAND)
  • Member of Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)
  • Certification in Dr. Crinnion’s Environmental Medicine Training (2009)

Dr. Janzen ND’s website: www.drlorimaejanzen.com

Dr. Eduardo Barreto, RMT HD Ac.

MD (Colombia,South America), Homeopath, Acupuncturist & Alternative Health Consultant at the Nature Doctors in Winnipeg

Eduardo is a licensed physician in South America. After graduating from medical school in Cali, Colombia, he completed three years residency in alternative medicine, followed by a year’s apprenticeship with an experienced physician and alternative medical practitioner. During the next fifteen years in Cali, his private practice combined traditional and complementary medicine that incorporated the best and most indicated treatments from various alternative modalities, including acupuncture techniques and homeopathy. During this time, he participated in teaching acupuncture techniques to other Colombian physicians. Now that he lives in Winnipeg with his family, he continues to use his skills as an alternative practitioner utilizing acupuncture and homeopathy in his private practice at the Nature Doctors Clinic.

Eduardo Barreto is a Remedial Massage Therapist having graduated from Wellington College. He has extensive training in various techniques and believes that wellness must be a daily routine; incorporating Qigong, Yoga and conventional exercise to integrate the physical, emotional and spiritual.

His services as an RMT are covered by most insurance companies.

Link for his personal website: www.drbarretointegralhealth.com

Ian Heartfield RMT

Life has been a winding road, taking predicted paths that also surprise, sometimes with some discomfort along the way but getting to a place of freedom, comfort, and happiness.  Massage is often not so different; whether the path is of strength and precision, or tranquility and harmony, the end goal is often the same: freedom, comfort, happiness.

I try to find that path, that balance, with every client.  An appreciation of the art of motion, of the intensity of sport, the demands of physical labour, and the rigors of a desk job, helps me find that path.  Having children with my amazing Wife (also a massage therapist) has helped me find that path for prenatal massage. Whatever needs you have, whatever stresses you experience, we can try to find that path together, and get to that place of freedom, comfort, and happiness.

A graduate of Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy, I have found that my skills are often appreciated most by people seeking a relaxing massage combined with targeted deep treatment.  Any concerns are welcome: stress, sports or recent accident/injury, chronic pain, desk-job tension, low back pain and numbness in arms or legs, neck tension and headaches, or assessing a complex situation that you can’t figure out. Although I was somewhat surprised at how popular my pregnancy massage has become, perhaps through getting great feedback from my Wife during her pregnancies, I have embraced this and offer a specialty pregnancy massage table.

I am registered in Manitoba and can issue receipts for insurance claims, and have a registered Blue Cross provider number, however I do not offer direct billing.

Hope to see you soon!

– Ian Heartfield

Dr. Melanie Leppelmann B.Sc., ND

Dr. Melanie Leppelmann B.Sc., ND began her post secondary education working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. It was during this time that she was introduced to naturopathic medicine and shortly thereafter knew she wanted to become a naturopathic doctor.  After she earned her Bachelor of Science she went on to graduate from the naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Dr. Leppelmann is passionate about the care and health of her patients. At the root of her treatments are the naturopathic principles, most importantly, to treat the cause of the illness rather than the symptoms. A personal family history of various types of cancer has lead her to have a special interest in the treatment of cancer, support of cancer patients as they go through radiation or chemotherapy and the prevention of cancer. She also has an interest and many years of experience treating fatigue, gastrointestinal, menstrual and skin disorders as well as fertility support and pediatric care. When she is not busy with her practice she enjoys spending time with her family and an active lifestyle including recreational sports, cross-country skiing, camping and gardening.

Certifications and Qualifications

Karen Palaniuk MMFT

Karen Palaniuk is a member of the Manitoba Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Karen obtained a 4-year BA (Hons) degree in Psychology and a 3-year BA in Criminal Justice Studies.  She then went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg.

Karen has had 7 years counselling experience, four of which she specialized in the addictions field, and has completed a number of courses at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.  She is also a qualified facilitator of Circle of Security parenting groups.

She currently works with individuals, couples and families with a focus on anxiety, anger, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship struggles.  Clients appreciate her authentic approach which is both gentle and challenging.

” I love empowering my clients by guiding them to develop self-awareness and to recognize their inner strengths and resources.  Clients will not only use these tools to navigate current challenges, but will carry these skills forward in dealing with future challenges. ”

Please email karen4therapy@gmail.com or phone 204-918-0621 to set up a free 10 minute phone consultation.

Available booking times are as follows:

Tuesday afternoon/early evenings and Wednesday evenings

Friday afternoons

Dr. Alexandra Lucyshen, B.Sc., ND

Dr. Alexandra Lucyshen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Manitoba and is a registered member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Lucyshen is passionate about empowering women to put themselves first and take charge of their hormonal health. She recognizes the importance of education and ensures her patients are equipped with the necessary tools and confidence needed as they move through their unique healing journey. She believes that an individualized approach to health care is important to identify the root cause of disease and dysfunction.

Dr. Lucyshen maintains a general family practice with a special interest in women’s health focusing on reproductive health (including PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, PMDD, fertility, preconception & perinatal care) and skin health (specifically, eczema, vitiligo, psoriasis, pro-aging & acne). In addition, she has an interest in treating digestive concerns, thyroid disorders, anxiety, stress, fatigue, and weight  management. Dr. Lucyshen believes that everyone deserves to feel their absolute best.

Having first received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Winnipeg she knew she wanted to further her passion for health. Dr. Lucyshen went on to obtain her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, ON.

She always strives to learn more and stay up to date on the latest research. As a result, she can ensure the best possible care and treatments for her patients. When necessary, she utilizes functional testing to dig deeper and find lasting solutions. When she is not with patients, you can find her spending time in nature, meditating or practicing yoga. Dr. Lucyshen also  enjoys sharing paleo treats with friends and family while sipping on matcha lattes.

Certifications and Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Winnipeg
  • Member of the Manitoba Naturopathic Association
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Naturopathic Doula (York Region Naturopathic Doulas)

Naomi Johnson RAc

Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness

Naomi believes every person’s wellbeing is a unique journey. Her client-centered approach will help you relax and enjoy your treatment, while she maintains the highest standards in treatment and care. Every acupuncture session works on all levels of health, so results go far beyond the skin.

Naomi Johnson is a Registered Acupuncturist (RAc), and owner of Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness in Winnipeg. In her clinical practice, she practices Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture, which is a whole-body approach to health. She treats a variety of health issues, including mental health, muscular and joint pain, eye health and women’s health.

Naomi Johnson is a graduate of the three-year Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Program at Hua Xia Acupuncture, Herb and Massage College of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Prior to this she was an ATPL rated pilot, flying in Manitoba and the Arctic, before retiring to raise a family and follow her other passion in health care