Meet Dr. Susan Slipacoff, ND
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Dr. Slipacoff, ND is the Clinic Director and one of the Naturopathic Doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health. Throughout the last 15yrs of practice, Susan has cultivated a practice that focuses on working with patients on hormonal complaints (with both males as well as pre and post-menopausal women), digestive health concerns, weight loss, cardiovascular conditions including high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, chronic stress, anxiety, depression and other mood concerns as well as auto-immune conditions.
Her vision is to improve her patients health by empowering them to make important lifestyle changes required to achieve their overall goals. Dr. Slipacoff, ND uses the most up to date treatments to optimize her patients healing capacity including clinical nutrition, natural supplement and herbal medicine recommendations, IV vitamin drip treatments, bio-identical hormone therapy, acupuncture and lifestyle management counselling.
Prior to graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2005, Susan's undergraduate studies were in kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario and she is currently licensed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a professional member of both the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.
In 2015 Dr. Slipacoff, ND obtained her prescribing license which has enabled her to offer IV vitamin treatments along with the ability to precribe desiccated thyroid medication and bio-identical hormones as needed with her patients. These treatments and medications are especially effective in cases of fatigue and chronic stress, anxiety and other mood disorders, PMS or peri-post-menopausal symptoms, decrease immune function and malabsorption conditions such as celiac disease and inflammatory or irritable bowel disease.
Earlier in her career as a Naturopathic Doctor, Susan enjoyed giving back to her profession by teaching and supervising the 4th year clinicians at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. This is the teaching clinic at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She also worked as a teaching assistant for the soft tissue manipulation, physical medicine and acupuncture programs. Since then Dr. Slipacoff has focused on running Kleinburg Integrative Health Clinic and providing high quality care to her patients.
The top conditions addressed in her practice include:
Dr. Slipacoff, ND provides the following treatments:
Natural thyroid prescriptions
Dr. Slipacoff, ND helped to develop the following programs:
Life Outside Of Work
In addition to taking good care of her patients, Susan is the mother of 2 young children. In her spare time she likes to stay current by reading and attending health-related continuing education courses. She also loves being with her family including her dog "King", spending time in nature, travelling, snowboarding, hiking, playing the piano and horseback riding.
15 Minute "Meet-and-Greet":
This is optional for those who want to assess how Dr. Polina, ND can meet their needs, prior to booking a full appointment. Finding the right practitioner is key for your success with Naturopathy, and this is a good way to evaluate that.
The first Naturopathic visit consists of a complete and comprehensive assessment which will be about 85 minutes in length. During this visit your health concerns are thoroughly discussed along with a review of lifestyle variables such as diet and nutrition, stress management and exercise strategies. A complaint-specific physical exam may also be performed.
The second visit is normally 45 minutes in length. At this time any remaining information that is relevant to the diagnosis will be obtained and you will be given the primary components of your treatment plan.
Visits are later performed as needed to assess progress. These can last anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes.