About Dr.Nicole, ND
I'm a lover of nature - but I think that's a prerequisite for becoming a naturopathic doctor. There's something about the vibrant yet delicate planet we inhabit that makes me want to see and learn more. I have lived in Toronto my whole life but did most of my growing up and learning while at my cottage in the Kawarthas. I love my pets, coffee, chocolate, and live music, but my non-negotiable is to get out into nature every chance I get. I have spent many years developing what I hope to inspire in you - a trust in the healing power of nature, also known as the vis medicatrix naturae. I believe naturopathic medicine is about teaching you how to listen to & understand your body while re-teaching your body to heal & evolve.
The technical stuff
I have completed a Doctor of Naturopathy and Clinical Residency at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, with a focus in chronic pain and chronic fatigue management. I am a fully licensed ND with prescribing rights in Ontario and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and member of Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Medicine.
I started my education in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph, exploring the evolution and physiology of mammals and our environment. I went on to complete a Masters in Biomedical Sciences, to learn more about current medicine and scientific research. It was then that I discovered Naturopathic Medicine and decided to spend my life helping my environment and my community through naturopathy. I have a great appreciation for education and academic support. I was a recipient of several awards through my career at the University of Guelph, including the William and Nona Heaslip Scholarship and the Dr. John H. Lumsden Graduate Scholarship in Clinical Pathology, CCNM's AOR 3rd year bursary, and the Naturopathic Honour Award from my graduating class. I am forever grateful, reciprocating that generosity through my involvement in academia and the health of my community.
Be like a tree.
Connect with your roots.
Turn over a new leaf.
Bend before you break.
Enjoy your unique natural beauty.
- Joanne Raptis
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor ✧ College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)
Part-time Academic & Clinical Faculty ✧ Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine & Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic
Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) ✧ Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Masters in Biomedical Science (MBS) ✧ Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc.H) ✧ University of Guelph
Association Supporter ✧ Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
& Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Student Leader ✧ Naturopathic Students' Association (NSA), former President
Educator & Health Advocate.