Dr. Andrea Whelan, ND is a graduate of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (2015) and holds a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Andrea is known for her warm and inquisitive nature, and ability to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to anyone who walks through her door. She has been practicing in Victoria since 2016 and in that time has developed a keen interest and skillset in treating digestive issues and stress related symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, and burnout. She believes that how we think, how we feel and how we regulate ourselves can have a huge impact on our health. Dr. Andrea also views nutrition and digestion as critical components of health and by supporting these, along with the nervous system, her approach helps to improve the quality of life for many of her patients, no matter how simple or complex their issues are. Overall, she's passionate about helping her patients build resilience by uncovering and removing physical and mental/emotional stressors.
Dr. Andrea uses her patients’ symptoms, history and test results to connect the dots and guide an effective treatment plan that is geared towards her patients’ unique needs and desires. She uses a combination of counseling/emotional freedom technique (EFT), nutritional injection therapies, targeted supplementation, and diet and lifestyle advice that is intentionally chosen to address physiological imbalances and the root cause(s) of symptoms. Dr. Andrea also has advanced training in intravenous (IV) nutritional therapies and often incorporates it into her treatment plans as a jumpstart to health, especially in cases where there is insufficient nutritional intake, chronic digestive issues, and nutritional deficiencies from periods of increased stress on the body (ie. Illness, surgery, injury, etc). The high dose nutrients used in IV therapy can improve energy, mood and sleep, reduce pain and feelings of stress/overwhelm, improve physical and mental endurance and help support a strong immune system (preventively or as treatment for infections).
Outside of practice, Dr. Andrea loves outdoor adventures with her family, biking or rollerblading around town with her son in tow, sharing good conversation and laughs with friends, and her morning cup of coffee.