Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND, DOMP, DScO

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a doctor. As an only child I spent a lot of time by myself exploring and discovering. Childhood play usually involved caring for sick stuffed animals, trying to mend injured insects I found outside, playing midwife, and compounding potions from flowers, leaves, and roots.

When I discovered Naturopathic Medicine in high school, I knew this was my path. After graduating and practicing for a few years, I felt that something was missing. I was having success treating people, but they weren’t improving as quickly or as completely as I would like. Once I was introduced to Osteopathic Manual Practice, I found my true calling. As one of the first practitioners integrating Naturopathy and Osteopathy, I offer a unique perspective on health. I feel extremely fortunate to work in a profession that I love, with people who inspire me.

University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Health Sciences (2000)

My courses at UWO introduced me to the human body and this is where I discovered my love for anatomy and physiology. I was lucky enough to be one of the first graduates of the Health Sciences program, where in addition to traditional science courses such as biochemistry, genetics, and organic chemistry, we learned about the psychological and emotional impacts on health. It was here that my decision to pursue Naturopathic Medicine was solidified.

UWO Health Sciences
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctor (2004)

Throughout my four years of education here, I furthered my knowledge of and interest in the human body. We learn medical sciences, such as physiology, pathology, differential diagnosis, and pharmacology, in addition to the naturopathic modalities of homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I interned at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic treating a variety of patients under the supervision of established naturopaths as well as the Sherbourne Health Centre, treating patients with HIV/AIDS. It was during these internships that I really learned how to find and treat the root cause of disease.

The Canadian College of Osteopathy

Diploma of Osteopathy Manual Practitioner (2013)

Throughout 5 years of course work and 1 year writing my thesis, I honed my knowledge of anatomy and learned the fine art of gentle palpation. This was the missing piece of my education and it was here that everything fell into place for me. While strengthening my knowledge of anatomy and embryology, I discovered my intuition. My thesis, presented to an international jury, focused on The Effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Women with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.