The CCNM Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic will be open in the evenings from Tuesday through Friday, and will welcome residents from surrounding communities as well as Brampton Civic patients and staff. Dr. Jonathan Tokiwa, ND, is the clinic’s lead supervisor and clinic coordinator.  Joining him as supervisors are naturopathic doctors Rita Patel, ND, Romi Raina ND, and Rupi Mitha, ND.

“Being situated in the hospital helps CCNM meet its mission of working with conventional health-care providers to offer affordable, accessible and effective health care,” says Dr. Nick DeGroot, ND, CCNM’s Dean. “In the future, our location will allow us to work with William Osler Health System to implement a truly integrative model of care.”

CCNM will rigorously track the health outcomes for patients of the clinic.

“Based upon research studies we have conducted within non-hospital settings, we anticipate that we will see measurable improvement in health outcomes and significant cost savings,” says Bob Bernhardt, PhD, CCNM President and CEO. “If so, it would clearly position this clinic as the ‘proof of concept’ for a significant change in health-care delivery throughout the province.”

The CCNM Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic is operated by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine through collaboration with William Osler Health System and Central West LHIN. It is underwritten by the College and its partners as a community outreach project. As a result, the clinic is able to provide naturopathic care at no cost for patients while offering valuable clinical experience for CCNM interns.