Dr. Carla Cashin, ND
Naturopathic Physician & Clinic Owner
In her family practice, Dr. Carla Cashin blends the traditions of naturopathy with the rigor of modern medicine. She works with people of all ages, from children to seniors. Her experience practicing in Berkeley, California led Dr. Cashin to develop expertise in women's health. She enjoys working with individuals to correct various hormone imbalances such as menopause, stress and burnout (adrenal dysfunction), hypothyroidism, menstrual complaints like heavy menses, painful cramps, and irregular cycles, as well as blood sugar issues including diabetes. She also treats digestive concerns, allergies, frequent infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disease, and skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
Dr. Cashin is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and is certified to prescribe pharmaceutical medication, including bio-identical hormones. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Cashin is a clinical faculty member at the Family Naturopathic Clinic, a non-profit teaching clinic serving young families. She holds professional membership in the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Meghan van Drimmelen, ND
Naturopathic Physician & Clinic Owner
Dr. Meghan van Drimmelen is an expert in the field of women's and children's health. She has dedicated her practice to the care of families, and provides comprehensive diagnostic work-up, patient education, and individualized treatment plans for a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns. Areas of specific interest include pediatric developmental milestone checks, treatment for infections, allergies, skin and digestive concerns, as well as support for mental health, fatigue, hormone balance, menopause, fertility, and pregnancy.
Dr. van Drimmelen holds certifications in pharmaceutical prescribing, acupuncture and intravenous nutrient therapy. She has also received advanced training in bioidentical hormone therapy, fertility acupuncture, naturopathic pediatrics, gynecology, and obstetrics. She is licensed with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, and is a member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Learn more about Dr. van Drimmelen on her website www.drmeghanvandrimmelen.com.
Dr. Preet Khangura, ND
Dr. Khangura provides a well rounded integrative naturopathic medical practice, and has a great affinity for treating gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmunity, and hormone imbalances. He is considered a leading expert in Canada for the condition of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) - which is the #1 cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Dr. Khangura also routinely treats other gastrointestinal disorders, such Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's disease, Diverticulosis, and GERD.
Autoimmunity and hormone imbalances are also a significant part of Dr. Khangura's practice due to the extensive connection between the gastrointestinal tract and both of our immune and hormonal systems.
Dr. Khangura has a passion for educating his peers. Since the beginning of 2016, he has educated over 250 doctors from across Canada on the topic of SIBO. He has also been a featured guest multiple times on the CFAX 1070 afternoon show and CFAX Weekend Wellness.
Dr. Khangura is licensed with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, and holds certifications in acupuncture, IV therapy, prolotherapy, and pharmaceutical prescribing rights.
Dr. Chelsea Cole, ND
As a primary care naturopathic physician, Dr. Cole utilizes the best available evidence to develop individualized treatment plans based on both traditional and modern healthcare practices. She is dedicated to working with patients to develop realistic health goals that consider their wants and needs, and enjoys helping families become happier and healthier.
Dr. Cole is particularly interested in women’s health, and has received additional training in the field of women’s health and pediatrics, so she can better provide family healthcare. Dr. Cole can help with hormone balancing, menstrual disorders, menopause, sexual health, and concerns during pregnancy. She also works with stress management, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, digestive health, and immune health, including allergies, and cold and flu prevention and treatment.
Dr. Cole is in good standing with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, and is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is board certified in acupuncture and intravenous therapy, carries her advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification, and has prescription authority.
Dr. Chelsea Cole is excited to be covering Dr. Meghan van Drimmelen’s practice while she is on maternity leave, beginning on January 8, 2018.
Dr. Dawn McElgunn, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Dawn McElgunn completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Berkeley and received her Doctor of Chiropractic in 2003 from Life Chiropractic College West. In addition to her chiropractic practice, Dr. McElgunn has additional training in active release technique (ART), Gua sha, corrective exercises, and integrative medicine.
She has a special interest in helping patients with spinal stenosis and has received advanced training in this area from Dr. Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD of Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. McElgunn’s unique treatment approach combines manual therapy, special exercises, body repositioning and self management strategies.
Dr. McElgunn holds chiropractic licenses in Hawaii, Colorado, Ontario, and British Columbia, and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. She brings over a decade of clinical experience to the Victoria community, and is fortunate to have practiced in several places including the beautiful island of Maui, where she treated many of the island’s top athletes.
Learn more about Dr. Dawn McElgunn on her website www.victoriachiropracticcare.com.
Hayley Stobbs, R.Ac
Hayley Stobbs is a registered acupuncturist with the CTCMA and a certified nutritional consultant. Treatments focus on gently awakening the individual’s innate healing force towards vibrant whole living through acupuncture, Chinese massage, cupping, gua sha, food as medicine, and self-care recommendations. These complementary modalities assist in improving circulation, hormone and nervous system balance, detoxification, and nutrient assimilation.
Therapeutic nutrition and recipe handouts along with take-home stretches and acupressure protocols are a part of the overall treatment plan. Hayley is especially interested in women’s health, fertility, menstrual irregularities, pain, mental-emotional health, insomnia, allergies, and digestive health. You can find out more about Hayley’s work through Instagram at Hayley_stobbs, and on her website www.innerpassacu.com.