Biography

Romi-aboutAs a long time resident of Whitby I am honored to practice in the community that has offered me so much.  After  obtained degrees in Life Science and Medical Anthropology I became inspired to learn a form of medicine that uses a holistic framework while still maintaining a scientific approach so I pursued a Naturopathic medical degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Currently I am licensed by the College of Naturopathy to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario as well I am a member of Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.  Additionally, I hold certifications in parenteral therapy and first line therapy.

Previous to my career in Naturopathic Medicine I worked in a community health center in Manaus, Brazil and alongside traditional healers in Q`eqchi, Gutemala.  And after working as a medic in the Canadian Forces for more than fifteen years I learned to appreciate the balance between modern medicine and traditional healing.   With my eclectic background in science, education, hands-on learning and practical application, I gained a deep understanding of health and wellbeing.  Now in my practice I am always drawing from my expertise to treat every individual with respect and develop treatment plans that seek to alleviate symptoms while improving overall health.  As a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine I see myself as a general practitioner in natural medicine suited to address a wide range of health concerns from the common cold to more complicated chronic health conditions.

In addition to my private practice I am an instructor for the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition,  clinical faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and a medic for the Canadian Forces. In my spare time I also enjoy listening to Indian classical music, spending time outdoors, camping, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and playing almost every racquet sport. Thank you for visiting my website and for taking time to read about Naturopathic Medicine.

Truly,
Romi Raina BSc, BA, ND

ND Training

Since Naturopathic Medicine is a registered health profession in Ontario the requirements to become a Naturopathic Doctor are quite rigorous.

After completing a four year university science degree you are eligible to apply for an accredited Naturopathic college.  If accepted, Naturopathic program requires four years or intensive study including a yearlong clinical internship.  After completing the program we must then pass a series of board exams.  Once the years of schooling and board examinations are successfully completed you are considered fully qualified as a Doctor of Naturopathic in Ontario.