Naturopath in Richmond Hill /​Oak Ridges

Dr. Misa Kawasaki, ND - Richmond_Hill / Oak Ridges Naturopath - Meridian Wellness

Why do I love being a Naturopathic Doctor? Because I get to practice medicine the way I believe it was meant to be. I still watch reruns of the TV shows “Doc” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” — programs which model doctors with knowledge, integrity, patience, caring, community-​focus and treat patients as people, not as a disease. As a Naturopath, I feel these characteristics are very important and strive to achieve this with every new patient I see in my Richmond Hill naturopathic practice.

I also believe in treating the cause of disease, instead of just its symptoms. The body functions as one unit, and each organ system depends on another to work and heal properly. Whether it is digestive problems, menstrual cramps, eczema, food sensitivities, infertility, migraines, or insomnia, I thoroughly research my patients’ cases, consult with their other doctors, and perform diagnostic tests when necessary in order to determine where the root of the disease began. From this research, I can recommend dietary changes, natural remedies, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to allow the body to heal itself.

In addition to my practice in Oak Ridges, I am also passionate about promoting wellness in the workplace because part of being healthy means a good balance between home and work. Since 2004, I have been the on-​site Naturopathic Doctor for over 1500 head office employees at the Canadian Tire Corporation at Yonge and Eglinton. I see patients one-​on-​one and also offer educational lunch seminars on a regular basis.

Choosing Naturopathic medicine means choosing a natural and lasting way towards health. When you are ready for this next part of life’s challenges, I will be there to guide you on your journey. The hard work will be yours, but it will all be worth it.

PROFESSIONAL BIO
Bachelor of Science (Honours Biochemistry) – University of Waterloo
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Assistant Professor – The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
FirstLine® Body Composition Therapy Certified Provider
Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Labour Certified Provider
Memberships: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute

Growing up in Waterloo, ON, Dr. Misa remembers safe and friendly neighbourhoods, children playing hockey on the street, local parks, farmer’s markets, nearby forests and walking trails. These are also what attracted her and husband Keith to choose to live in Oak Ridges/​Richmond Hill with their two daughters, Calleigh and Cara.

You may often spot Dr. Misa rollerblading in her Oak Ridges neighbourhood as it is her favourite form of exercise (that is, when she is not trying to beat Keith at a one-​on-​one game of basketball). Dr. Misa’s other love is sewing, and can spend many hours looking for deals at the local Fabricland.